Environmental Education
A mother sperm whale and her calf off the coast of Mauritius. (Gabriel Barathieu/Flickr/Wikimedia Commons)

How Whale Feces Help You Breathe

Half of the world’s oxygen is provided by phytoplankton, an aquatic organism that functions as a carbon sink and whose name means “wandering plants” in Greek. All fish depend on phytoplankton, whether directly…

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NYC Marine Life Bolstered by Israeli Technology

NEW YORK—An Israeli company specialized in ecologically friendly solutions for coastal and marine infrastructure is making its mark on New York City. Tel Aviv-based ECOncrete is engaged in two waterfront projects in Brooklyn…

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Fracking and the Affect on Food

Last week Mario Batali and Bill Telepan submitted an Op-Ed piece to the New York Daily News on the topic of fracking. You may recall an article we did last year breaking down…

Planetary Perspective

Let’s Put It In Perspective..

We hope these help you realize how precious life is–whether it’s enjoying the small things in life or being awed at the sheer size of our universe. Enjoy!   The Smallest Movie Ever…

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Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice is a feature-length documentary chronicling the remarkably quick disappearance of the Arctic glaciers coming out in theaters this month. What’s really remarkable about the film – besides the environmental phenomen, of…

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We Heard You Sandy!

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we are reminded just how fragile and precarious life can be on our beautiful blue planet. When Mother Nature sets out to give us a warning, we…

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Putting a Price Tag on Nature

Image Courtesy of Kayla Schulte Putting a Price Tag on Nature Value is highly subjective and therefore nearly impossible to quantify. Yet our economic system does just this by attempting to represent value…

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Our Review of 5 Popular Environmental Documentaries

Our Review of 5 Popular Environmental Documentaries Over the past ten years, documentaries that focus on the various environmental issues that plague our planet have become increasingly popular. These films have both educational…

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Healthy Soil makes for Healthy Plants makes for Healthy People

Healthy Soil makes for Healthy Plants makes for Healthy People Nutrition begins at the source. When Bob bites into a peach today he can taste the evolution of agriculture in America – on…

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Keepers of the Hudson River at the Clearwater Festival 2012

Keepers of the Hudson River at the Clearwater Festival 2012 Eco18’s Intern, Kayla Schulte got the chance to attend the 46th annual Clearwater Festival in Croton, NY to benefit the historic Hudson river….

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