Reduce food waste dramatically with simple acts, says UN

Author: Rebecca SmithersSource: The GuardianDate: 22 January, 2013 Small but simple actions by consumers and food retailers could dramatically cut the 1.3bn tonnes of food lost or wasted across the world each year, according to an unprecedented global campaign launched on Tuesday. Requesting sm...

Interview With Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer

Author: Anne A. McCormackSource: National Geographic Kids Ever since she was knocked over by a wave as a little girl, oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle has been fascinated by the ocean. One of the world's best known marine scientists and a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Earle loves to div...

Drinking Water: Bottled or From the Tap?

Author: Catherine Clarke Fox Source: National Geographic Kids If your family is like many, unloading the week’s groceries includes hauling a case or two of bottled water into your home. On your way to a soccer game or activity, it’s easy to grab a cold one right out of the fridge, right? ...

Who wants to prepare for the future?

Author: Liese CoulterSource: The ConversationDate: 28 December, 2012 For most of us, preparing for the future means having a retirement fund and health coverage, choosing our preferred tree change or sea change option and keeping on the good side of the relatives who will eventually pick out our nu...

Skeptical Guide to Climate Change

Author: John Cook (skepticalscience.com) What does it mean to be skeptical? Scientific skepticism is healthy. In fact, science by its very nature is skeptical. Genuine skepticism means considering the full body of evidence before coming to a conclusion. However, when you take a close look at argum...

How can anything rival the threat of climate change?

Author: Jonathan Green Source: ABC News Date: 6 December, 2012 In order to tackle the looming catastrophe of climate change, we must first change the way information flows. Social media can help, writes Jonathan Green. It could be that we don't quite have the mechanism to deal with this yet, the...

‘Big shift’ seen in US position at Doha climate talks

Source: The Brisbane Times (Bloomberg)Date: 6 December, 2012 President Barack Obama's envoy to UN global warming talks signaled flexibility on paving the way for a new treaty by 2015, saying he's open to a discussion on the issue of fairness over how nations tackle climate change. Todd Stern, the ...