Environmental Issues

Environmental issues focus on protecting what nature remains in the natural environment, or restoring or expanding the role of nature in this environment. While true wilderness is increasingly rare, wild nature (e.g., unmanaged forests, uncultivated grasslands, wildlife, wildflowers) can be found in many locations previously inhabited by humans. Major environmental issues and the goals related to improving these conditions are: Reduction and clean up of pollution, with future goals of zero pollution from non-degradable wastes, cardboard, bottles, etc.; Cleanly converting non-recyclable materials into energy through direct combustion or after conversion into secondary fuels; Reducing societal consumption of non-renewable fuels; Development of alternative, green, low-carbon or renewable energy sources; Conservation and sustainable use of scarce resources such as water, land, and air; Protection of representative or unique or pristine ecosystems; Preservation of threatened and endangered species extinction.

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"Save The World "

Song raising awareness for the increased damage done to our environment and the urgency to change our ways before our planet is destroyed.
"Save The World (Remix)"

Song raising awareness for the increased damage done to our environment.
"Our World (Environmental Poem)"

Poem raising awareness about environmental issues.

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Environmental Issues Initiatives You Can Support

These are HelpingHaven.com Initiatives that you can support related to Environmental Issues

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Clean Water Well in Haiti

The UN estimates that almost one-tenth of the global disease burden could be prevented by improving water supply, sanitation, hygiene, and management ... read more
Reducing Cardboard Sleeve Waste

It’s estimated that 14 billion cups of coffee are served every year wrapped in a single-use, cardboard coffee sleeve, which adds up to 2.8 billion pou... read more

Videos From Across the Web Related to Environmental Issues

These are videos from all over the web that are related to Environmental Issues

Video Description
Questions about Climate Change, Where's the proof? This video is based on content from a speech given by California Congressman Tom McClintock.
Pollution Video Pollution Video
Global Warming 101 Global Warming 101
Governments vs. Markets: Julian Morris on Environmental Protection "Which does a better job of protecting the environment: governments or markets? Reason Foundation's Vice President of Research Julian Morris spoke at Reason Foundation's annual Reason Weekend and challenged the idea that regulations and energy subsidies will save us from environmental disasters. In fact, they help cause them. When people are driven by profits and protected by property rights, Morris argues, environmentally friendly products will develop naturally.
The Majestic Plastic Bag - A Mockumentary The Majestic Plastic Bag - A Mockumentary
Environmental Tips - How to Go Green Some tips and suggestions for going green and doing your part to save the environment.
Jim Carrey - Environmental Guy In Living Color Skit
Green building goes high tech This year's Greenbuild conference in Boston showed off the latest innovations in sustainable construction.
Eco-Friendly & High-Tech Allstate now has one of Americas most energy-efficient and environmentally conscious data centers in Rochelle, IL. Take a behind-the-scenes tour...
News Wrap: EPA Unveils New Power Plant Pollutants Rule The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule that power plants must install technology to reduce two pollutants -- sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides.
EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson - Pick 5 for the Environment Start at http://www.epa.gov/pick5 . Commit to at least 5 actions for the environment, then share on our Facebook page and Flickr group.
Fuel Economy Label Take a tour of the proposed labels with Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy. Learn about the labels, and tell us what you think at http://www.epa.gov/fueleconomy/
Science to Protect the Air We Breathe The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 12-minute documentary, Science to Protect the Air We Breathe, tells the history of air pollution in the United States and the important discoveries by EPA researchers and collaborators that provided the information needed to reduce and control air pollution. EPA research continues to address new challenges to air quality, including mixtures from difference sources and climate change.
Racial Discrimination And Environmental Justice Camden has the second highest cancer rate in New Jersey, and the eighth highest in the nation thanks to over 100 toxic waste sites. When the St. Lawrence Cement Company tried to build yet another polluting factory in Camden, citizens banded together and convinced a district court to halt construction. Then the Supreme Court ruled in Alexander v Sandoval that citizens could not sue based on discriminatory effect. In order to block the construction of yet another polluter, citizens would need to show that there was intentional discrimination. This clip is part of a video made by award-winning documentarian Stanley Nelson, which exposes the negative consequences of a federal judiciary that is increasingly opposed to civil rights protections. Mr. Nelson puts a human face on what has come to be known as the "rollback" of civil rights. The full film is 22 minutes and is an excellent teaching tool for those interested in educating friends, family, and neighbors about these issues.
EPA chief on environmental justice, working for Obama, and more Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, talks to Grist about environmental justice in a new era, the best part about her job, and what it's like to be at the EPA now.
Sesame Street - Ronnie Trash "It's Yours and Mine" A great environmental song with a parody of two of Johnny Cash's hits "I Walk The Line" and "RIng of Fire."
Toxic Hotspots in L.A. County Los Angeles County is one of the most polluted counties in the U.S. Recent studies identify particular L.A. neighborhoods as toxic hotspots because of heavy pollution and other environmental hazards compared to other areas in the county. In L.A. County, several communities are in close proximity to polluting sites. Studies demonstrate that many of these heavily polluted communities are also low-income communities of color. Some environmental groups, such as Pacoima Beautiful and the California Environmental Justice Alliance, call this neglectful city planning as well as environmental racism. Now, local non-profit environmental groups and the L.A. City Council are advocating for businesses to use cleaner technology. About two months ago, the L.A. City Council launched a campaign, called Clean Up Green Up, to encourage local businesses to implement greener technology.
What is Environmental Racism Professor Danny Faber from the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative in Boston defines environmental racism
Robert Bullard - Environmental Justice Robert Bullard (Director - Environmental Justice Resource Center, Clark Atlanta University) speaks on Environmental Justice.
Earth Day (HQ) The Tiniest Things Matter
Earth- Official Movie Trailer [HD] Movie Trailer about the Disney movie "Earth"
Oceans - Disney Nature Official Trailer 2010 Disneynature, the studio that presented the recored breaking film EARTH brings OCEANS to the big screen on Earth Day 2010. Nearly three-quarters of the Earths surface is covered by water and Oceans boldly chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath. Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud duve deep into the harsh reality of the weird and wonderful mankind exploring the playful splendor and the harsh reality of the weird and wonderful creatures that live within. Featuring spectacular never before seen imagery captured by the latest underwater technologies, OCEANS offers and unprecedented look beneath the sea in a powerful yet enchanting motion picture that unfolds on April 22, 2010
SHAYTARDS TAKE JAMES BLUNT FOR A RIDE!! Hey guys this is the SIXTH episode in the Tag Your Green Road Trip series I am doing with GE & Howcast. Come back every Wednesday for the premiere of a new episode, and go check out the Tag Your Green Map at http://www.Facebook.com/ecomagination . Be sure to add yourself to the map and I could be coming to visit you next!
Unveiling the Green Electric Chopper The Siemens Smart Chopper was built by the custom motorcycle manufacturer Orange County Choppers in collaboration with Siemens. It will be featured on the TV show American Chopper.
How To Identify Eco-Friendly Products You want to help the environment, but how do you identify "green" products outside a health food store? Here's how.
3 Eco-Labels You Can Trust GreenovationTV's Matt Grocoff joins The Environment Report's Lester Graham at a big box store to find eco-labels you can trust. Matt shows us three labels you can really count on
Home Depot Eco Options Eco Options featuring Brian Mandigo, Sr. Mgr. Pro Products HOME DEPOT, Green Sustainable Bldg. Merchandising Program
Big Green Lies: Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality Join Scienceman Martin Wolfe as he measures indoor and outdoor air quality, and discusses what contributes to each.
How to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home A healthy home starts with the air we breathe—and air filters in our homes can help clean the air. But having air filters is only half the answer to better air quality. The other half is keeping those filters working efficiently. With these tips you can help improve the air quality in your home so that your family can breathe easier.
How To Save with ENERGY STAR Appliances - The Home Depot ENERGY STAR was created to help consumers easily identify products that save energy and help protect the environment. Learn how switching to ENERGY STAR qualified dishwashers, clothes washers, dehumidifiers and refrigerators can help reduce your water and energy usage. For more energy saving tips, visit http://www.homedepot.com/energy
The Benefits of Going Green for Companies by GreenProfit Solutions In this moving video, set to the music of Rascal Flats, GreenProfit Solutions illustrates how any size organization or business can help their company, employees, members/customers, community, and planet by "Balancing Business and Sustainability" utilizing their Approved Green Business program.
10 ways to "GO GREEN" Here are the 10 top ways to go green. hope you enjoy! rate comment and subscribe, help the world. GO GREEN!
10 Ways to go green! 10 Ways to go green!
Surrey Central City Go Green Flash mob HD Surrey's Chimney Hill Elementary is hoping to spread a positive message about preserving our planet, the fragility of our planet and our personal responsibility in conserving her precious resources. Having 580 students work together for one common cause, and demonstrate an incredible amount of enthusiasm and teamwork was a testament to our society's future. This event showed that many different components of a society can work together to send a message in a creative, well-organized and child-centred manner. Way to light up the fireworks!
Formaldehyde - Dangers to Your Indoor Air Quality.wmv Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used by industry to manufacture building materials and numerous household products. It is also used as a preservative in laboratories, as embalming fluid, and as a sterilizer.
Indoor Air Pollution Indoor air pollutants can be even more problematic that outdoor air pollution. Dr. Stephen Hays, California Pacific Medical Center, talks about indoor air pollution such as mildew, dust and daner to radon, carbon monoxide and some household cleaners. Dr Hays give some helpful tips to protect yourself and your family.
Ryan Reynolds: The Price of a Gallon of Gas Actor Ryan Reynolds discusses the true cost of a gallon of gas. Join him in calling on the Senate to address the BP oil disaster and to get back to work on climate change.
The Muppets Environmental PSA Environmental PSA staring the Muppets
Apps for the Environment Take the Challenge! Design an App for the Environment: http://www.epa.gov/appsfortheenvironment/ We accept comments according to our comment policy: http://blog.epa.gov/blog/comment-policy/ Disclaimer: The U.S. Government does not promote or endorse any non-Government or commercial contents appearing on this page.
Oprah Shines Light On Great Pacific Garbage Patch Oprah Shines Light On Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Great Pacific Garbage Patch http://www.coastal.ca.gov/. Visit for an opportunity to volunteer and learn more about the effects of trash in our ocean. Project by Zach Henderson, Eddie Apodaca, Will Ryan, and Freddy Eberhardt. Mr. Adams. Marine Biology. Period 4. Comment! Song: Waiting On the World To Change, John Mayer. All rights go to him for the song.
Pacific Garbage Dump- Nightline Great Pacific Garbage Dump is a graveyard of toxic plastic
Planet 100: The Pacific Trash Vortex Explained You've heard about it on the news. You've read about it in blogs, What exactly is the Pacific Trash Vortex? Planet 100 is here to give you the facts. For More Planet 100: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/feature/planet-100/
Charles Moore: Sailing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.
Oprah Earth Day: Do You Know Where Your Garbage Goes? - part 2 of 6 Oprah Earth Day: Do You Know Where Your Garbage Goes? - part 2 of 6
Oprah Earth Day: Do You Know Where Your Garbage Goes? - part 3 of 6 Oprah Earth Day: Do You Know Where Your Garbage Goes? - part 3 of 6
Oprah Earth Day: Do You Know Where Your Garbage Goes? - part 6 of 6 Oprah Earth Day: Do You Know Where Your Garbage Goes? - part 6 of 6
Plastic Bags..."The Harsh Facts" License # 2008-203 issued by Canyon Records from Kirsten Butler, Director of Licenses and Permissions. Thank you for granting me permission to use this beautiful music from the album "Inner Voices" by R.Carlos Nakai. This is a photo slideshow depicting the danger of plastic bags worldwide......and what you can do to reduce this growing problem to our environment.
24 Hours of Reality 24 Hours of Reality - brought to you by The Climate Reality Project. Learn more at http://climaterealityproject.org.
Clinton Global Initiative Live Stream Clinton Global Initiative Live Stream
Behind the Video: Wheat Grass Behind the Video: Wheat Grass
"A New Sound: Green For All" The dirty-energy economy has brought pollution and poverty to too many. But a clean-energy economy can bring opportunity, health, and wealth to struggling communities. Clean-energy jobs such as weatherizing homes, installing solar panels, and manufacturing wind turbines will put people to work in their own communities. A new green economy will provide opportunity to people who have been left out of the old economy. That is the promise of Green For All. Watch the video. Take Action. Share A New Sound with your friends and family.
Growing Home: Stories from the Green Collar Economy One in a series of videos, produced by Free Range Studios for Green For All, which highlights the stories of individuals whose lives have been changed through opportunities in the green economy. These stories and more are told in The Green Collar Economy, a new book by Van Jones (President and Founder of Green For All). The book proposes elegant solutions for our economic and environmental crises.
Exclusive Interview: Drake partners with Green The Block When Green The Block joined Hip Hop artist Drake on Reverb's Campus Consciousness Tour, we got to experience firsthand his commitment to green, and to making his tour more sustainable. Now, in exclusive video footage, you can hear him talk about why he's committed to going - and staying - green.
Wiz Khalifa on going Green For All For his Campus Consciousness Green Carpet Tour, Wiz promoted environmental sustainability through his actions (his bus ran on bio-diesel, he's using reusable water bottles and compostable forks and plates, and he's recycling at each venue) and through education. Learn more at www.greenforall.org
Green For All Fellowship Class 5 Green For All Fellowship Class 5
Hip-Hop is goin Green... For All Hip-Hop is goin Green... For All
Earthday in Atlanta with Green For All and the Ludacris Foundation Green For All with The Ludacris Foundation and special guests, Keshia Knight Pulliam and Rashan Ali to celebrate Earth Day.Under the guidance of the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA), students from Dobbs Elementary served together by planting a rain garden (aids in water treatment) and completing a frog and turtle pond. The service day also included educational sessions around water treatment and water conservation from local Green For All Fellows and Ambassadors, that will provide participants with kits and information that can help them save water at home and at school

News / Press on Environmental Issues

News and Press Related to Environmental Issues

Date Headline
4/3/2008 12:00:00 AM Starbucks contradictions irk caffeine addict
5/1/2009 12:00:00 AM How Green Is Your Morning Coffee?
5/13/2009 12:00:00 AM Starbucks Brings Thought Leaders Together to Develop a Comprehensive Recyclable Cup Solution
5/20/2009 12:00:00 AM Global warming may be twice as bad as previously expected
5/20/2009 12:00:00 AM Hundreds Tell EPA to Regulate Global Warming Pollution
8/13/2009 12:00:00 AM Eco-Friendly Choppers
12/15/2009 12:00:00 AM Five Tips for Going Green
6/1/2010 12:00:00 AM New Eco-Friendly Cigarettes Kill Destructive Human Beings Over Time
9/1/2010 12:00:00 AM Pitt: NOLA eco-friendly homes 'exceeded my expectations'
3/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 10 Ways to Improve the Environment
4/1/2011 12:00:00 AM Talking to children about environmental issues
5/3/2011 12:00:00 AM Social, Environmental Concerns Dominate Shareholder Resolutions
5/5/2011 12:00:00 AM Looming Issues with EPA Budget Cuts
5/8/2011 12:00:00 AM The Political Power of Environmental Protection
5/8/2011 12:00:00 AM Environmental Leaders Call on President Obama to Deliver Real Gas Saving Solutions
5/8/2011 12:00:00 AM Environmental Suits Threaten Gulf Drilling
5/8/2011 12:00:00 AM Tips on What to do When Wildlife Issues Arise
5/10/2011 12:00:00 AM Trash costs encourage residents to recycle
5/11/2011 12:00:00 AM No, Global Warming Is Not Causing the Mississippi Floods
5/11/2011 12:00:00 AM Growing number of mega-fires may contribute to global warming
5/11/2011 12:00:00 AM Gas drilling would be a boon to economy
5/11/2011 12:00:00 AM Renewable energy industry claims feds pose problem
5/13/2011 12:00:00 AM Jet Pollution Can Penetrate Brain and Lungs, Study Finds
5/13/2011 12:00:00 AM Study: Pollution higher near schools for state's black, Hispanic students
5/13/2011 12:00:00 AM Can't put solar on your roof? Try your parking lot
5/16/2011 12:00:00 AM Would Legalizing Pot be Good for the Environment?
5/17/2011 12:00:00 AM Viewpoint: Sand extraction raises environmental concerns
5/17/2011 12:00:00 AM Faith communities wrestle with environmental issues
5/17/2011 12:00:00 AM Plastic Grocery Bags May Be Banned In Long Beach
5/18/2011 12:00:00 AM Court: reaffirms that muddy water is pollution
5/18/2011 12:00:00 AM Global middle class: More money, more pollution?
5/23/2011 12:00:00 AM How to Rid the Seas of ‘Plastic Soup’?
6/12/2011 12:00:00 AM Climate Change Affects Biodiversity
6/13/2011 12:00:00 AM 5 iPhone Apps for Green Living
6/16/2011 12:00:00 AM Going green? There's an app for that
6/20/2011 12:00:00 AM Must Have Apps for Anyone Eco-Friendly
6/23/2011 12:00:00 AM Five apps in green
6/27/2011 12:00:00 AM TripSketch mobile apps fill green travel gap
6/28/2011 12:00:00 AM Packaged goods companies under pressure to boost recycling
6/29/2011 12:00:00 AM North Carolina’s 2011 legislative session and its hostility toward Mother Earth
6/29/2011 12:00:00 AM 3 Simple Ways Tech Can Grow Greener Cities
7/1/2011 12:00:00 AM Paperless Receipts
7/1/2011 12:00:00 AM How Power Plants Contaminate Our Air and States
7/1/2011 12:00:00 AM Environment: Worlds Of Water
7/6/2011 12:00:00 AM Apps help reduce, reuse, recycle
7/18/2011 12:00:00 AM Can government make us go green?
7/19/2011 12:00:00 AM Health Impacts of Climate Change
7/20/2011 12:00:00 AM NC's air among worst in US, environmental group says
7/20/2011 12:00:00 AM Feds to push e-recycling, energy-efficient electronics
7/20/2011 12:00:00 AM Rise of Energy-Saving LEDs in Lighting Market Seen as Unstoppable
7/20/2011 12:00:00 AM US funding for clean energy projects
7/20/2011 12:00:00 AM 'Most Efficient' Energy Star rating introduced
7/20/2011 12:00:00 AM Coal pollution killing poor, people of color, NAACP charges
7/21/2011 12:00:00 AM Why Carry Reusable Shopping Bags?
7/25/2011 12:00:00 AM INSIDE Your Home: The Ugly Invaders Which Can Make You Sick
7/28/2011 12:00:00 AM Obama and Automakers Forge New Plan for Better Fuel Efficiency and Fewer Emissions
7/31/2011 12:00:00 AM Debt and Spending Compromise Threatens Environment
7/31/2011 12:00:00 AM MIT Unveils Solar Power System That Doesn’t Need Sunlight
8/1/2011 12:00:00 AM 'Eco-friendly' cigarette ads anger anti-smoking activists
8/1/2011 12:00:00 AM Bridgestone India all set to launch its Eco-Friendly range of tyres in India
8/1/2011 12:00:00 AM 10 Fabulous Houseplants that Work as Living Air Purifiers
8/1/2011 12:00:00 AM NASA Study House Plants Clean Air
8/4/2011 12:00:00 AM Researchers: Fungus can break down plastics
8/5/2011 12:00:00 AM Move To The City, Save The Rainforest
8/10/2011 12:00:00 AM Ban on plastic cups, plates from Sept
8/10/2011 12:00:00 AM Plastic bags and garbage compound oil spill woes
8/10/2011 12:00:00 AM Towns likely to team up on bag fees
8/11/2011 12:00:00 AM Better options for plastic bag ban
8/12/2011 12:00:00 AM Huntington Beach considers plastic bag ban tonight
8/15/2011 12:00:00 AM Now Scotland plans to charge for plastic bags – will England follow?
8/15/2011 12:00:00 AM Plastic bag ban not likely to cross Columbia River
8/15/2011 12:00:00 AM Urge Your City to Ban Plastic Grocery Bags
8/15/2011 12:00:00 AM Environmental Engineering and Science program goes online
8/15/2011 12:00:00 AM 'Green' Jobs Sector Still Has Growing Pains
8/15/2011 12:00:00 AM EarthTalk® for the Week of August 15, 2011 - Ocean dead zones...
8/15/2011 12:00:00 AM Life without polythene
8/22/2011 12:00:00 AM Retrofitting: The Future of Employment?
8/23/2011 12:00:00 AM Sustainability in the Workplace is Everyone's Business
8/24/2011 12:00:00 AM Who is leading the Green Movement at HBCUs?
8/29/2011 12:00:00 AM Top Climate Scientist Arrested in White House Oil Pipeline Protest
9/7/2011 12:00:00 AM Al Gore Criticizes Obama on the Environment
9/8/2011 12:00:00 AM Does a healthy environment harm jobs?
9/9/2011 12:00:00 AM Duke Energy, Progress Energy to merge in $26B deal
9/9/2011 12:00:00 AM Duke Energy and Progress Energy to Merge
9/9/2011 12:00:00 AM Clean energy advocates challenge Duke-Progress merger
9/12/2011 12:00:00 AM Obama Retreats On Environment
9/12/2011 12:00:00 AM 20 Human Hands Transformed Into Animal Faces
9/14/2011 12:00:00 AM Solyndra: House committee grills officials over failed solar firm
9/15/2011 12:00:00 AM Hydration stations sweep colleges to promote tap water
9/15/2011 12:00:00 AM Colleges moving away from plastic water bottles
9/15/2011 12:00:00 AM Water Facts
9/19/2011 12:00:00 AM Guatemalan Schools Built from Bottles, Not Bricks
9/19/2011 12:00:00 AM University of Bradford's Green Dorm Receives Highest BREEAM Score For Sustainable Building
9/21/2011 12:00:00 AM White House Threatens To Veto TRAIN Act
10/12/2011 12:00:00 AM How School Lunch Packaging Waste Adds Up
10/18/2011 12:00:00 AM Environment board recommends 5-cent bag fee
10/18/2011 12:00:00 AM Electronic Recycling: Responsible Ways to Help the Environment
10/18/2011 12:00:00 AM Ecology and Environment, Inc., Awarded $21.5 Million Contract With U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
10/18/2011 12:00:00 AM Women's role key to saving environment

Resources Related to Environmental Issues

Online Resources w/ Information about Environmental Issues

Resource Name Resource Description
Environmental Defense Fund Founded in 1967 as the Environmental Defense Fund, we tackle the most serious environmental problems.
Wikipedia Wikipedia article on environmentalism
GlobalIssues.com General social, political, and environmental issues resource
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
Environmental Protection Agency
Green For All
Environmental News Network
Energy Saving

Statistics / Data Related to Environmental Issues

Statistics and market data related to Environmental Issues

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Over 2 billion pounds of trash per year is created by using cardboard coffee sleeves for your morning mojo.