From green business and new environmental legislation to how nature impacts our environment in ways never before considered, Earth Wise offers a look at our changing environment.

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Aug20

Waiting to feel climate change

weather above oklahoma

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Even though the scientific evidence for the dangers of human-made climate change is overwhelming at this point, there is still plenty of skepticism about it among ordinary people and, unfortunately, among policy makers.  An important factor in this situation is that we don’t experience climate; we experience weather and weather is highly variable. (more…)

Aug19

Save the frogs

Frog

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Since the 1980s, there has been a worldwide decline in the population of amphibians – frogs, toads, and salamanders.  For a while, biologists were skeptical that these declines were anything more than natural variations.  However, study after study has revealed that the amphibian decline is a real and severe threat to biodiversity. (more…)

Aug18

Urban mining

Old Phones

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Mining precious metals like gold, silver and these days copper is extremely costly as well as being energy-intensive, environmentally harmful, and dangerous.  We continue to seek precious metals because they are not just used for ornamentation; they are essential parts of modern electronic devices. (more…)

Aug15

No energy bills

Passive House in Colorado

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A net-zero energy house is one that creates as much energy as it uses over the course of the year.  It is a home that doesn’t pay any energy bills. (more…)

Aug14

Tracking fishing boats

Fishing boat

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The Global Ocean Commission has released an eight-point plan aimed at protecting the high seas. Two-thirds of the ocean is considered ‘high seas,’ meaning it lies outside of a national territory. The goal of the GOC is to ensure effective management of these areas, safeguarding them from threats like overfishing. (more…)

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