Climate change: Greater risk for older adults

By John Muscedere and George Heckman Canadian Frailty Network TroyMedia.com We need to plan better to protect vulnerable seniors from the impact of climate change An elderly man in Ottawa spent most of last winter snowed in, unable to leave his home, surviving on canned food. Last summer, 54 people died as a result of 

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EARTHTALK: Artificial Intelligence (AI): The Answer to Our Environmental Prayers?

By Lindsey Blomberg Dear EarthTalk: What are some ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used to fight climate change and otherwise protect the environment? — David James, Chico, CA Artificial Intelligence (AI), defined as the capability of machines to imitate intelligent human behavior and learn from data, is considered by many to be the final 

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Your coffee habit is likely contributing to deforestation and the loss of biodiversity in the tropics. 
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EARTHTALK: Greening your coffee habit

By Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer Dear EarthTalk: I drink a lot of coffee and I’m wondering how bad this is for the environment? And how I can make sure I’m feeding my 3-cup-a-day habit in the greenest way possible? – Denny Mahon, Worcester, MA About half of Americans over age 18 (some 150 million of 

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Greenpeace moves to shrink Coke’s growing plastic footprint

Today Greenpeace launches a global campaign spanning five continents to shrink Coca-Cola’s plastic footprint. Earlier this year, a Greenpeace UK report revealed the scale of plastic pollution from the biggest soft drinks company in the world. Despite plastic bottles forming a major source of ocean plastic pollution, Coca-Cola failed to disclose key information for Greenpeace’s 

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The coffee industry is getting roasted by climate change

By Sylvain Charlebois Troy Media Fall is always a good time to create new habits, including coffee consumption. And coffee chains are always looking for ways to get you to drink their java. But the coffee industry faces big changes. For restaurant operators, there’s no better hook than coffee to get repeat business. Most recently, 

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DENR’s Cimatu ‘the right man for polluters’

By Mart D. Sambalud DavaoToday.com DAVAO CITY–The speedy confirmation of Roy Cimatu as the secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) only confirms that he is “the right man for big business plunderers and polluters,” an environmental group said. Clemente Bautista, national coordinator of the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan 

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Vegan health and beauty products

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: Do you have any recommendations for vegan health and beauty products?– Janice T., Brooklyn, NY The problem with many common personal care items is the toxic load they bear. According to researchers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), one in eight of the 50,000+ ingredients used in many of our favorite lotions, 

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Gov’t urged to stop large-scale mining, junk destructive mining policy

WORLD EARTH DAY Number of operating metallic mines increased significantly from 28 to 41 from 2010 to 2013, increasing even further to 46 within the first 9 months of 2014 On World Earth Day, research group IBON called on government to stop large-scale mining and junk its export-oriented mining policy to ensure the welfare of 

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Aquino Resign: Isang Sangandaan

Nang lumabas ang panawagan na mag-resign si Aquino pagkatapos ng masaklap na pangyayari sa Mamasapano, isa ang Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment sa sumama at nagtambol ng makasaysayang hamong ito. Noong ika-3 ng Marso, sa ika-20 anibersaryo ng subok na anti-mamamayan at anti-kalikasan patakarang Mining Act of 1995, malakas na isinigaw ng Kalikasan PNE, 

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f we don’t get our carbon emissions in check soon, it could be too late for the polar bear and many other species impacted by global warming.                           Credit: Gregory “Slobirdr” Smith, FlickrCC

CLIMATE CHANGE: Are we past the point of no return?

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: What is the best way to measure how close we are to the dreaded “point of no return” with climate change? In other words, when do we think we will have gone too far? –David Johnston, via EarthTalk.org While we may not yet have reached the “point of no return”—when no amount 

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