Environment

Solar Roadways

Solar Roadways Could Power Tomorrow

by: Blaine Skrainka


These glass-covered solar panels are strong enough to handle the weight of trucks up to 250,000 pounds.

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Environment, Green, Indiegogo, Solar Roadways, sustainability, WILD Wire, world
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Surf & Turf

by: The WILD


Surfing photographer Zak Nolye captures the complete spectrum of interconnectedness between man and ocean.   Read more about our trashed seas here, and donate to the Ocean Foundation

Tags: Environment, oceans, Picture of the day, Pollution, surfing, The Wild Magazine, world, Zak Noyle
Oil spill in Thailand WILD world

Slicks Ashore

by: The WILD


Thai officials continue cleanup efforts as 50 tons of oil washes ashore on the popular tourist beaches of Samet Island. The spill came as a result of a leaky pipeline operated by PIT Global Chemical, […]

Tags: Environment, environmental disaster, European Pressphoto Agency, Green, oil spill, PIT Global Chemical, Samet Island, Thailand, The Wild Magazine
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Atmospheric Juxstaposition, Beijing

by: Blaine Skrainka


Feng Li/Getty Images When picturing the smog filled air of Beijing, it’s so not difficult to imagine the deadening of one’s senses. The haze appears to create an atmosphere of cinematic dystopia. In the above […]

Tags: Beijing, Blaine Skrainka, China, dystopia, dystopian, Ed Jones, Environment, Feng Li, Green, photography, Picture of the day, Pollution, smog, The Atlantic, The Wild Magazine
orange haze pollution China

Orange Haze, Hefei

by: The WILD


Zuma Press Smog in urban China remains unyielding.  Last week, the Chinese government issued their first-ever “orange” fog warning. Today, the newly added color code seems tragically ironic.     Related: Suffocating, Beijing    

Tags: China, Environment, Hefei, orange fog, photography, Picture of the day, Pollution, smog
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Suffocating, Beijing

by: Blaine Skrainka


ChinaFotoPress/Zuma Press Pangu Plaza office building in Beijing amidst a dreary haze of smog. Air pollution in Beijing has reached a never-before-seen level this past week, leading the government to issue the city’s first ever […]

Tags: Beijing, Blaine Skrainka, China, Economy, Environment, photography, Picture of the day, Pollution, public health, smog
Tundra Vision WILD mag picture of the day

Tundra Vision

by: Abigail Doan


Photographer Sergey Anisimov documents the youngest adventurers of Russia’s Yamal Peninsula reindeer herding community. While others around the globe are contending with drought, torrential flooding, and fluctuating temperatures, members of this community can be assured […]

Tags: Abigail Doan, Environment, malitsas, photography, Picture of the day, reindeer, Russia, Sergey Anisimov, Yamal Peninsula
COP17 Climate Talks in Durban, South Africa

DURBAN ADJOURNMENT

by: Blaine Skrainka


A so-called last minute deal at the COP17 Climate Talks in Durban, South Africa has led politicians and some media outlets to laud the cooperation of diplomats to come to an agreement to ultimately curb […]

Tags: 1, 99%, American Exceptionalism, Blaine Skrainka, Canada, Cancun, Carbon Emissions, China, COP17, Copenhagen, Durban Adjournment, Durban Climate Talks, Environment, India, International Energy Agency, Japan, Kyoto Protocol, Politics, Pollution, Russia, South Africa, The Wild Magazine, United States, world
Sasol

NEGOTIATING THE FUTURE

by: Diana Cenat


A recently released case study from Friends of the Earth International, the world’s leading grassroots environmental organization, has exposed energy giant Sasol as having done much to undermine the recent climate talks in South Africa. […]

Tags: Climate Change, Climate Talks, Diana Cenat, Durban, Environment, Friends of the Earth International, Global Warming, International Emissions Trading Association, Negotiating The Future, Politics, Sasol, South Africa, The Wild Magazine, UN, world
$3 Holler, Village Beat

A COLLECTIVE VOICE

by: Blaine Skrainka


In an effort to protect the indigenous people of northern Kenya, a collective of artists and activists have turned to the unifying global medium that is music. Slumchella will be the stage to raise awareness […]

Tags: $3 Holler, Blaine Skrainka, Dead Prez, Environment, GIBE 3 Dam, Kenya, music, Nairobi, Politics, Shabazz Palace, Slumchella, The Wild Magazine, Three Gorges Dam, Village Beat, world
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Energy and the Environment

by: Blaine Skrainka


Two major energy policy issues have been garnering attention recently, and they may serve to test the Obama administration’s commitment to the environment and sustainability. The simultaneous debates over the failure of Solyndra and the […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Canada, Capitalism, Cronyism, Energy and the Environment, Environment, EPA, Keystone pipeline, Politics, Solyndra, State Department, The Wild Magazine, world
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Ryan’s Well

by: Blaine Skrainka


Despite political stagnation, everyday people continue to seek solutions to our climate crisis. Ryan Hrejac, of Ontario, Canada, began his mission to battle global water shortages in developing nations through direct action, education, and inspiration, […]

Tags: Activism, Blaine Skrainka, China, Developing Nations, Environment, Global Water Shortage, Health, Horn of Africa, Ryan Hrejac, Ryan's Well, The Wild Magazine, Water, Water Crisis, world
shepshep

A Political Climate

by: Blaine Skrainka


Timely solutions to the climate change crisis at times appear overwhelmingly difficult given our modern political arena and public discourse. Steady streams of misinformation have provided fodder for deniers to reinforce their entrenched views on […]

Tags: A Political Climate, ALEC, Blaine Skrainka, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Conservatives, Environment, Global Warming, Hydrologic Cycle, John Boehner, Michigan State, Mitt Romney, Oklahoma State, Politics, Republican Party, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, Tea Party, The Economist, The Wild Magazine, world, Yale
climate-reality

CHOOSE REALITY

by: Blaine Skrainka


As attention in recent years has shifted towards economic recovery, special interest groups from multinational energy corporations have worked quietly yet tirelessly to distort the climate change debate. Despite being the largest energy consumers and […]

Tags: 24 Hours of Reality, Al Gore, Blaine Skrainka, Choose Reality, Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, New York City, The Wild Magazine, world
Africa

SUPPORT SOMALIA

by: Blaine Skrainka


AVAAZ.org is compiling a petition to voice concern over the response to the crisis in Somalia. Currently, a geopolitical quagmire hangs over the heads of Western leaders. © Brendan Bannon/MSF “More than 2000 people are […]

Tags: AVAAZ.org, Blaine Skrainka, Climate Change, Drought, Environment, Support Somalia, The Horn of Africa, The Wild Magazine, world
Arctic Melt

CLIMATE CHANGE UPDATE

by: Blaine Skrainka


News coverage has been completely overwhelmed during the month of July over the synthetic debt ceiling crisis, yielding little time for coverage of other stories. For the environmentally conscious WILD community, we want to highlight […]

Tags: Arctic, Birth Defects, Blaine Skrainka, Cancer, Climate Change Update, Climate Skeptics, Conservatives, DDT, Debt Ceiling Crisis, Drought, East Africa, Environment, Horn of Africa, Pestacides, Politics, Somalia, Tea Party, The Wild Magazine, world
ALEC

DEMOCRACY?

by: Blaine Skrainka


Last week, Bloomberg News exposed one of the worst aspects of our supposed democracy. The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, is a Washington-based policy organization that goes beyond lobbying. Rather, representatives from corporations including […]

Tags: ALEC, Blaine Skrainka, Bloomberg News, BP, Climate Change, Corporate Lobbying, Democracy, Energy Policy, Environment, Exxon, Global Warming, Koch, Politics, Republicans, The Wild Magazine, world
Drought in Somalia

THE EPICENTER OF CLIMATE CHANGE

by: Blaine Skrainka


The Horn of Africa on the continent’s east coast is experiencing the worst drought in more than 60 years.  Climate scientists believe that the extreme weather patterns are a direct result of human carbon emissions. […]

Tags: Africa, Blaine Skrainka, Climate Change, Daphne Wysham, Djibouti, Drought, Environment, Ethiopia, Famine, Horn of Africa, Kenya, Piracy, Somalia, The Epicenter of Climate Change, The Wild Magazine, world
Yellowstone Oil Slick

AN INCONVENIENT SPILL

by: Blaine Skrainka


In the midst of perpetual domestic media saturation of tabloidworthy issues, environmental degradation continues to fly under the radar of the public. This weekend, an Exxon Mobil pipeline burst, spilling around 42,000 gallons of crude […]

Tags: An Inconvenient Spill, Blaine Skrainka, Deepwater Horizon, Environment, Exxon Mobil, Gulf Oil Spill, Media, Montana, Politics, The Wild Magazine, world, Yellowstone River
To Die For

FASHION FORWARD OR BACKWARD?

by: Mia Kim


As the Ethical Living columnist for the Observer and author of Green Living in the Urban Jungle, Lucy Siegle knows a thing or two about caring for a cause. She exposes the current state of […]

Tags: Environment, Green Living in the Urban Jungle, Lucy Siegle, Mia Kim, The Wild Magazine, To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out The World?, world
Loong Foong Chinese Restuarant Bangkok

SHARK FIN SOUP, SOON ILLEGAL IN CALI?

by: Garance Wilkens


Scientists, marine biologists and conservation experts have stated time and time again: Sharks are apex predators and therefore mature and reproduce slowly. Humans are killing upwards of 78 million sharks every year — a rate […]

Tags: AB376, Environment, Fiona Ma, Jaymi Heimbuch, Paul Fong, Shark Fin Soup, Treehugger
Gas Flaring Nigeria

VANISHING IN FLAMES

by: Garance Wilkens


Every year, millions of dollars are literally going up in smoke in Nigeria, Africa’s top crude oil-exporting nation, as companies burn off unwanted natural gas released during oil production. If collected this natural gas would […]

Tags: Environment, gas flaring, Nigeria, shell
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URGENT ATTENTION

by: Nicole Casanova


Farms that produce good, clean and fair food have nothing to hide. Well apparently some have… America’s powerful agribusiness lobby is pushing legislators in Minnesota, Florida, and Iowa to make taking photos or videos of […]

Tags: agriculture, Environment, farming, Nicole Casanova, Slow Food USA
Oil Refinery CA

CAN WE HALT THE POWER OF OIL LOBBIES?

by: Garance Wilkens


Earth Day is 6 days away and counting… Despite astronomical profits during what have been lean years for most, the Oil & Gas Industry continues to benefit from massive, multi-billion dollar taxpayer subsidies. But when […]

Tags: API, Clean Air Act, Environment, FRAC act, gasland, hydraulic fracturing, Oil Lobby, Tax break, Taxpayer subsidies, The Wild Magazine, World Wildlife Foundation, WWF
VANDANA SHIVA

NAVDANYA BIODIVERSITY FARM

by: Garance Wilkens


Follow our count down towards International Earth Day, coming up on April 22nd, with the most innovative and deep rooted initiatives for environmental improvements : Today, get wiser with Doctor Vandana Shiva, one of the […]

Tags: anti-GM activist, anti-GMO activist, ecofarming, Environment, environmentalist, Monsanto, Navdanya Biodiversity Farm, saving seeds, The Wild Magazine, Vandana Shiva

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