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Earth News Headlines April 201704/26/2017 - BSB research data show continued melting of Arctic sea ice. Melted ice releases water without salt, so this water is changing the water chemistry of ocean water, changing its salinity. Salinity is one driver of Earth's ocean currents. Another impact: Less arctic ice will reflect less sunlight, causing higher ocean water temperatures, causing methane ice on the ocean floor to melt. Methane is 23 times more potent as greenhouse gas as carbon dioxide
04/19/2017 - Nature provides such a huge biodiversity, often we are amazed by the colors and shapes. Look how beautiful wildlife can be..
04/17/2017 - BSB research update on ocean temperatures: With record CO2 levels in the air, ocean water all over Earth is warmer than it was last year at this time, and the year before, and the year before... Results are higher evaporation rates, resulting in more flood events, leading to a strong variation of ocean salinity, resulting in changed Ocean currents and in more violent weather. Warmer ocean water also can store less CO2 carbon dioxide
04/10/2017 - Update on study Record ice melting: Antarctica and Greenland are loosing 310 billion tons of ice a year - fresh water that runs into the ocean, changing Earth's climate...
04/01/2017 - Sea food for humans is endangered!! Coral reefs are dying on an unprecedented scale due to warming oceans. Marine life, especially coral reefs cannot handle this fast increase in temperature and die rapidly. Higher water temperature results in lower oxygen levels. CO 2 has changed the acidity of our oceans.
Every human can change his and our future. Imagine if humans would act one these pollution solutions.
Earth News Headlines March 2017
03/30/2017 - ALL TIME HIGH - carbon dioxide reaches 409.28 ppm. Our children will face a grim future!
03/29/2017 - Japan continues to harvest methane ice in an offshore production facility. Methane ice is thawing all over Earth endangering Earth's atmosphere and air quality with this very potent greenhouse gas. Harvesting this vast source of energy is a win win situation, good for people and Earth's climate!
03/28/2017 - BSB got several reports from members in different countries on overgrazing. Properties have changed their looks, after erosion kicked in. Soil is washed away, nothing grows anymore. With a terrible look property values dropped.
03/23/2017 - New reports on deforestation worldwide explain why our weather becomes more and more violent. Less trees affect all life on Earth! Get informed about rain-forests. There a lot of things you can do!
03/21/2017 - In the last ice-age a lot of methane and CO2 was frozen in Siberia and along coast lines in Earth's oceans. Now this ice is melting pushing up thousands of huge methane- and CO2 filled bubbles. Methane is 23 times stronger as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
03/20/2017 - Do you like to do Quizzes and have your own thoughts looking at a problem from all directions? - Can living an ethical life help us, can it change our world to the better?
Philosophy cannot solve problems, but it can be a bandage for the soul, and often helps to feel more happiness. Laws should not be difficult to understand - variations of the Ten Commandments are found in all religions and believes. Many philosophers have believed that the Laws of Nature should be the basis of all laws!
03/16/2017 - RECORD
CO2 carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere!!!
Read BSB pollution solution
03/12/2017 - The Latin word Flora is used to categorize all plant life on Earth. The Latin word Fauna is used to categorize all animal life on Earth. Humans cannot survive without Flora and Fauna
03/09/2017 - Not-normal weather conditions force many insects to change their homeland and move to another one. Native Biodiversity is endangered. The Science of Biology explains why Native plants cannot handle invasive species, and are already threatened by unusual droughts, floods, heat waves, frost.
03/06/2017 - Many BSB members are teachers, professors, still educating in retirement. Part of our education, and it has proven to be helpful was to look at the thoughts of famous men! Read the thoughts of Archimedes and Aristotle, both from ancient Greece, or more modern philosophers as John Locke, Immanuel Kant. Very interesting ideas of two famous Americans: Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were published, and everybody knows a saying of Albert Einstein and Mahatma Gandhi. The education views of another famous American are also interesting to read
Do you know who said: I know that I know nothing
03/01/2017 - Every new study tells us the same: All life on Earth needs trees to survive! Humans will not survive without trees!!
Earth News Headlines Feb. 2017
02/28/2017 - Spring has sprung in the Texas Hill Country, but frost has destroyed many Springs blossoms. BSB Madrone trees are blooming, and our redbud trees amaze with their pink flowers. See a Youtube video Redbud trees in bloom at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve in Bandera County in the Texas Hill Country.
02/27/2017 - We are part of Earth's solar system. Life on Earth stays alive because of photosynthesis and chemo-synthesis.
02/26/2017 - Floods in many places, droughts in others, food scarcity pushes many towards terrorism. Many tasks lie in front of us. Only humans can change the many violent weather events we will face in 2017. BSB research: Weather disasters have cost the Americans ~$58 billion in the last 24 months. Other countries have to pay more and more, because deep freezes, blizzards, floods, drought and tornadoes, hurricanes, twisters killing hundreds. In the US the number of natural disasters has tripled in the last two decades. Thunderstorm damages have become five times more severe, on average, fires are causing much more damage.
There are a lot of things we can do!
How to Keep-Earth-Beautiful? - - Save Earth!
02/22/2017 - For ten-thousands of years gases like Oxygen - Hydrogen - Nitrogen - CO2 carbon dioxide - Greenhouse Gases were building a safe cover / protection for life on Earth.
02/20/2017 - The phrase Water Conservation is used more often nowadays. Only a tiny fraction of the water on Earth can be used as drinking water. Human activities have polluted more and more water.
Read our booklet how to conserve water
02/15/2017 - Highest mercury contamination of human sea food reported! Mercury causes a lot of damage to humans who eat contaminated sea food!
02/12/2017 - All honest scientists agree, that renewable energy sources are the only solution to lower the amount of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere
02/09/2017 - BSB research: Many countries on Earth are boosting the production of renewable energy. It is a great way to reduce air pollution .
Some call it green electricity when instead of coal, oil and gas, renewables are used.
But there are always thoughts about the backup of Renewable electricity.
More companies are using fuel cells - manufactured with renewable materials, producing energy when energy is needed, a great solution.
02/07/2017 - In the last 12 months energy usage around Earth has created a NEW RECORD. Never before humans have demanded so much energy, never before so much air pollution has been produced to deliver the demanded energy, never before so much water was used to produce electricity!
02/05/2017 - Many Humans get killed or suffer severely by the exposure to mercury. Mercury is mainly produced by coal-fired power-plants, and with more electricity-demand-records more people are harmed!
Over 24000 people died last year because of mercury filled pollution, many others have health problems from mercury contaminated fish and poisoned food.
02/03/2017 - All Humans need to drink water every day. Good unpolluted water and healthy drinking water becomes more scarce and more difficult for many. For example Mercury is a poison produced by burning coal, but many power-plants have no filters, and the poison is washed into our lakes, rivers, oceans.
Nature has provided its own protection with trees along rivers, but more riparian areas are destroyed every day, endangering the future of many!
02/01/2017 - Can living an ethical life help us, can it change our earth and our life to the better?
There was a time when a US president said the following words: "I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another."
Earth News Headlines Jan. 201701/28/2017 - We found a really good example for alternative facts
How these alternative facts can be used can be read in the book 1984 from George Orwell
And we want to add another quote: "No people can be both ignorant and free." This is a true quote from Thomas Jefferson, former president of the US
One last quote to think about: "This [the U.S. Constitution] is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism... when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other." said by former US president Benjamin Franklin
01/24/2017 - With warmer oceans more water is evaporating resulting in more storms and floods threatening and harming more people on Earth becoming a real global issue
01/19/2017 - Far over two billion people depend on drinking water from glaciers. Imagine what they will do when shrinking glaciers are melted away?
The huge amount of water running out of these glaciers is changing the pressure on Earth's tectonic plates,
and it is adding water to our oceans.
01/14/2017 - Using too much Nitrogen fertilizer does a lot of harm to Earth's atmosphere, to Earth's oceans, to rivers, lakes and our fresh water. 'Dead zones' in Earth's oceans (meaning areas where marine life = food out of the ocean cannot survive) are expanding.
01/12/2017 - Life on Earth is endangered
01/10/2017 - Volcanism all over Earth has increased. In the last years a new island appeared South of Japan, and South of El Hiero of the Canary island group, a new underwater volcano raises. The Etna in Sicily spew hot ashes lighting up the sky, on Iceland a volcano had threatened to melt a big glacier, in Asia many people had to flee from a volcano outbreak, earthquakes in California along the St. Andreas fault line. Changing pressure on Earth's tectonic plates is one of the reasons. - Geology explains whats happening and why. Burning huge amounts of fossil fuels raises the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere causing huge amounts of water changing positions, changing earthquake patterns.
01/04/2017 - Humans on Earth lives within borders, but weather, storms, poisonous materials affect people globally. Air pollution does not stop on border lines, water pollution moves with the ocean currents - Thermometers all over Earth show the rise in ocean water temperature.
01/02/2017 - The numbers are in: 2016 was the warmest year on record on Earth - record keeping started in 1880. The worst coral bleaching event ever happened, the ice cap in the Arctic is at its smallest area. Global temperatures for 2016 were about 1°C higher than longtime averages. See science-based graphics of Our Earth.
Temperature readings from all over Earth 1900 - 2016
01/01/2017 - Happy New Year to all our readers!!! Clean water, good air, safe food and happy thoughts!
Earth News Headlines Dec. 2016
12/28/2016 - All our records show that the year 2016 will break all temperature records, being the earth's warmest year on record, warmer than the last warmest years 2015 and 2014.
12/27/2016 - There is a big threat looming over the heads of billions of humans. Burning fossil fuels has brought the level of Carbon dioxide up to super high levels. CO2 acidifies Earth oceans , endangering marine life, reducing calcium in coral reefs , reducing the amount of marine food harvested and needed by humans. One third of Earth population depends on food out of Earths Oceans
12/26/2016 - BSB Health warning: When you burning your plastics it produces Dioxins, which is very harmful to a human body. PCB's + pesticides can harden arteries leading to Health problems , atherosclerosis + cardiovascular diseases, heart problems.
12/22/2016 - BSB research: When we look at the numbers we got for 2016, it looks like 2016 will set a new RECORD for the hottest year.
12/20/2016 - The gigantic trash pile in the Pacific ocean is over 100 times larger than in 1970, changing Earth greenhouse gases levels. Outcome is a changed Earth's climate, resulting in changed storm and weather patterns, endangering humans and killing marine life! Another "trash island" is building up in the Atlantic ocean...
12/18/2016 - The Atlantic ocean is home to one of the most important ocean currents lowering ocean levels at the US East coast, allowing fishermen to harvest more marine animals, providing Europe with warmth.
12/16/2016 - Water pollution is a big threat to humans. Coal fired power plants are the biggest air and water polluters, blowing toxic materials as mercury in the air. They waste huge amounts of water , often the coal ash is polluting our water poisoning the rivers, killing all life, endangering humans. Natural areas along our rivers were protecting our drinking water supply for eons, but irresponsible development destroyed many of these protecting areas.
12/09/2016 - Rising carbon dioxide levels are in part absorbed by Earth's oceans. The resulting chemical reaction leads to ocean acidification. Oyster producer had to learn that their bivalves are dying in RECORD numbers, because acid water eats the chalky shells of the oysters. Coral reefs are dissolved by the acid ocean water. Seafood harvester loose income, less seafood is available, consumers will pay higher prices for seafood.
12/07/2016 - Over 25000 people have listened to informative speeches given by BSB
12/06/2016 - The Human Brain, the Human heart, the human blood, and the Human skeleton are essential for the well being of humans. All mammals need these parts of the body to survive
12/04/2016 - All our records show that the year 2016 will break all temperature records, being the earth's warmest year on record, warmer than the last warmest years 2015 and 2014.
12/01/2016 - There is a big threat looming over the heads of billions of humans. Burning fossil fuels has brought the level of Carbon dioxide up to super high levels. CO2 acidifies Earth oceans, endangering marine life, reducing calcium in coral reefs , reducing the amount of marine food harvested and needed by humans. One third of Earth population depends on food out of Earths Oceans
Earth News Headlines Nov. 2016
11/24/2016 - Imagine producing electricity with our ocean tides. In Nova Scotia runs now a tidal generator which will produce electricity for 500 homes. It is using the energy of the high and low tides, NO burning fuel, NO emissions.
11/21/2016 - BSB research got the newest number on temperatures in the Arctic. Temperatures there have risen by 13 F = 7.2 C compared to last year. Imagine the changes humans have to face. Weather in the Northern regions will change dramatically. Earlier snowfall in Norway, Siberia. When ice is melting it cannot reflect the sun's energy back into space. The Arctic ocean with no ice cover can absorb the sunlight, warming up, releasing more water vapor. More clouds will form, and these clouds will act like a blanket keeping the warmth on Earth. The jet stream will change its path, changing the weather patterns all over Earth. Humans will have to adapt fast. Permafrost stabilizes the roads up there, now there will be mud. Transport of food and energy will become difficult. And as you all know, weather in the North influences weather in the rest of Earth.
11/17/2016 - More record numbers on global temperatures: A record warm year 2016, RECORDs broken every month, all caused by burning huge amounts of fossil fuels. CO2 carbon dioxide emissions have changed weather patterns, leading to more violent weather on Earth!
Outcome that is hurting Texans for quite a while is the drought in Texas
Earth's Atmosphere is changing and there is not enough Green Electricity used. The Backup of Renewable Energy is not reliable all the time causing the Electricity Grid to become unstable.
11/13/2016 - Methane ice that was stored there for eons becomes methane gas again. This strong greenhouse gas is feeding climate change!
Lowest sea ice extend for this time of the year in the Arctic. Less ice equals less reflection of sun light equals warmer ocean water equals warmer climate endangerment of all life on Earth.
11/07/2016 - Sometimes a quiz can put a smile on your face, or helps you to update your knowledge, giving you a better life..
Quiz about India
11/01/2016 - BSB data results: RECORD growth of ocean bacteria because of warmer ocean temperatures. Tiny little marine creatures multiply exuberantly because their habitat is unbalanced by human activities
Check your knowledge with the BSB ocean quiz
Earth News Headlines Oct. 2016|
10/29/2016 - Major RECORDS broken:
1) Since humans live on Earth the carbon dioxide level CO2 was never that high
2) Since the last ice-age when about 2 million humans lived on Earth, the ice caps on Earth were NOT that small
3) 500 year floods and storms in several US states.
4) Extreme weather events in Australia brought a small mammal to extinction.
10/17/2016 - New RECORD: Earth population has risen again: More people = more food, more energy, more water, more carbon dioxide ...
10/12/2016 - RECORD breaking 107,000 tons of methane gas leak is harming humans around the world. It was the largest known release of climate-changing methane in U.S. history
One of the reactions of Earth is a Record in sea level rise. Scientists measured an “acceleration” in sea level rise. The outcome: worsening flooding in coastlines around Earth.
10/01/2016 - Earth's climate is changing. Coal-bed methane gas seeps out of pores and cracks within coal. often causing fatal explosions. The US Four Corners area releases huge amounts of methane. NASA detected that emissions from established fossil fuel harvesting techniques are much greater than reported. Because of warmer ocean temperatures methane ice is now thawing on many ocean floors of Earth. Methane is 23 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide CO2
Environmental News Headlines Sept. 2016
09/03/2016 - In Nov. 2015 politicians at the Paris climate talks looked for a ways to stop the Earth from warming more than 2 degrees! Today the US and China have ratified the treaty.
SAD news: Every month temperature records are broken. North of the equator the temperatures rose above the 2 degree average temperature. Food production areas will shift, food prices will rise. When our children become fathers and mothers how will they feed their children?
09/02/2016 - 11 years ago, we published our research on how Earth's changing climate will affect the freedom and well-being of people around the Earth. All data indicated that social unrest, moving of many people, and the risk for new wars will increase with every year. Patient Earth is sick, has a strong fever...
Humans face floods, earthquakes and famine
Earth News Headlines Aug. 2016
08/16/2016 - AGAIN, a new temperature RECORD on Earth!! Burning fossil fuels for energy production led to highest concentrations in methane and carbon dioxide and made it possible to break all records since humans have recorded temperatures! What words will the next generation use to describe our criminal behavior?
08/03/2016 - Thermometers all over Earth show the rise in ocean water temperature. Marine life, especially coral reefs cannot handle this fast increase in temperature. Higher water temperature results in lower oxygen levels. Sea food for humans is endangered
High erosion rates, air contamination + unhealthy drinking water
Destroyed forests equal our destroyed future!
Less oxygen production, less carbon dioxide CO2 storage, Less chances for a healthy life, less chances for a secure future!!
08/01/2016 - For eons Nature is changing plant material = biomass into different kind of coal. But everywhere on Earth humans burn huge amounts of coal to produce electricity, changing the balance of Nature. Only the extensive use of renewable energy could reduce greenhouse gases avoiding more violent weather, floods, rising sea levels, fights and wars between humans because of to expensive food!
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Earth News Headlines July 2016
07/26/2016 Why Keep Earth beautiful is a question that many have in their mind.
Power producers worldwide report NEW RECORDs in Power demand equals in Air pollution RECORDs plus a high Water usage in electric power production.
02/19/2016 - BSB gets huge amounts of questions about global issues. - Storms, floods, ocean rise, polluted air and drinking water are no local issues. These problems affect people around Earth.
This is how a once beautiful forest looks like, after energy resources are ripped out of the Earth! Profit and greed = destruction + insecurity
High erosion rates, air contamination + unhealthy drinking water. Destroyed forests equal our destroyed future!
Less oxygen production, less carbon dioxide CO2 storage, Less chances for a healthy life!
Earth News Headlines June 2016
06/16/2016 - New Record: Rain-forest areas on a new low. Deforestation is changing Earth Climate . More violent weather, torrential rain, floods, storms are some of the result. Less trees equals less rainfall equals less flora, less CO2storage, less fauna, less humans in the future...
Earth News Headlines May 2016
05/25/2016 - Humpback whales are mammals who can adapt to changing ocean conditions, passing on new hunting techniques to each other. Whale mothers teach their babies new words every day
05/14/2016 - New research: Most of the corals of Australia's Great Barrier Reef will die within the next 2 decades because of sea level rise and ocean acidification. What will a growing Earth population eat when seafood becomes scarce?
05/06/2016 - New reports on deforestation worldwide are part of a very important global issue! Less trees affect all life on Earth! Get informed what to do!
05/01/2016 - BSB members like thoughts that are looking at a problem from different directions. Can living an ethical life help us, can it change our world to the better?
Philosophy often helps to feel more happiness. Laws are sometimes difficult to understand - are the Ten Commandments important to you or are the Laws of Nature better to understand?
Earth News Headlines April 2016
04/29/2016 - Warmer Atlantic ocean temperatures are to blame for several severe storms which have brought RECORD rainfall to some areas, while storms damaged homes, bringing chaos to people's life...
04/18/2016 - RECORD: March was the warmest March since the beginning of recording Earth temperatures. The 11th record in a row with record temperatures.
04/15/2016 - RECORD: On Greenland ice is thawing faster than ever. The water runs into the Atlantic ocean leading to ocean level rise, endangering the Gulf stream current, slowing down the spinning of Earth.
Earth News Headlines 2016
03/01/2016 - All-time RECORD: Worldwide temperature record broken in February 2016. Everyone should start to prepare for a changed living in the near future!
Environmental News Headlines Feb. 2016
02/19/2016 - 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded! January 2016 was the ninth straight month of record breaking global warmth! Earth's atmosphere warms up - many humans suffer!
02/05/2016 - There are so many energy sources out there. Why do the governments of Earth still rely on burning Coal ?? Power plants burning fossil fuels are the biggest air polluters, blowing toxic materials as mercury in the air. They use huge amounts of water to produce electricity, often the coal ash is poisoning the rivers, killing all life
Earth News Headlines Jan. 2016
01/29/2016 - NEW RECORD: Never before so many people have lived on Earth, asking for healthy air , fresh water, shelter and energy...
01/18/2016 - The Bible, the Q'ran, the Torah, all holy scripts require humans to care of Earth, to protect HIS creation. To rule like a good king over Earth, caring for other humans, caring for animals!
01/11/2016 - A leak in a Californian Gas company is causing many illnesses by people living in this area. Huge amounts of Methane are leaking out of old gas well for months. Methane is a greenhouse gas 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide CO2
01/08/2016 - RECORD 2015 hottest year. Average US-temperatures in 2015 were 54.4 degrees Fahrenheit (12.4 degrees Celsius), compared with 55.3 F (12.9 C) in 2012, the second warmest year recorded since US government started keeping records in 1895. Many people lost their livelihood...
01/07/2016 - Over 30000 milk cows froze to death in a blizzard in North Texas: less milk is produced - what company can handle so many dead bodies?
Earth News - international headlines Nov. 2015
11/19/2015 - BSB research: More freshwater and more marine animals have human medicine in their bodies because they swim in waters tainted by traces of drugs that people took. These animals get drugged, behave abnormally, but what happens to humans who eat these animals??
Conservation News Headlines October 2015
10/28/2015 - Deforestation in the Amazon rain-forest accelerates. More Soybeans are planted, too many cows are overgrazing the meadows because Earth's population is growing facing a very unsure future.
10/22/2015 - Satellites shown continued Deforestation on Earth is destroying climate stabilizing forests, releasing huge amounts of carbon dioxide in the air, acidifying Earth's oceans. Additionally man-made under-story forest fires burned huge areas of the Amazon and the equatorial rain-forests in the last years. As a consequence changing climate kills more and more people!
10/01/2015 - BSB research shows again NEW RECORD: Earth's energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose again to a record high of 39.8 billion tons.
CO2 reacts with the ocean water leading to ocean acidification, the pH level of the water gets lower. Less marine food can be harvested, more humans starve
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|Breaking News Headlines September 2015|
08/09/2015 - Warmer ocean water temperatures cause an increase of volume in Earth oceans. Moving ice water is changing earthquake patterns
09/03/2015 - China's government has reported: '2 percent of our land is too polluted to grow crops ...'. Most other countries refuse to test their polluted soil, do not inform their citizens. Do people like to be poisoned, to get cancer, and die early?
08/27/2015 - CO2 carbon dioxide levels continue to climb, RECORD high for the last 13000 years
Latest News Headlines August 2015
08/19/2015 - BSB data results: Record growth of ocean bacteria because of warmer ocean temperatures. Tiny little marine creatures multiply exuberantly because their habitat is unbalanced by human activities
08/16/2015 - More and more people are using recycling to save money and help Nature. In some countries the recycling rate is above 60 %, helping to lower air pollution and water pollution, helping to have a sustainable use of natural resources.
Earth News Headlines July 2015
07/29/2015 - 140 nations have agreed to reduce / avoid mercuryrelease, but how long will it take before the agreement shows real reduction rates? Mercury is a strong poison for humans, mammals, animals mainly emitted by coal fired power-plants burning fossil fuels
07/03/2015 - NASA Mars rover detected traces of Methane on Mars. BSB members report that Methane is bubbling up along the California and Canadian coastline, and around the Ant-Arctic. NASA also has published data on rising CO2 carbon dioxide emissions, leading to more violent weather on Earth!
Global News Headlines June 2015
06/29/2015 - Trees produce a lot of oxygen, store CO2 = carbon dioxide, but money + greed destroys trees endangering and killing human life. Millions of trees cut all over Earth - Brazil and Indonesia are lowering rain-forest protection. Humans + all life on Earth pay dearly for this irresponsible behavior.
Earth News Headlines May 2015
05/14/2015 - The greatest diversity of life on earth is found in Earth's oceans. BSB is working hard to protect the marine creatures that live in the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian, the Arctic, and Antarctic from threats such as over-fishing, climate change, trash piles, acidification, and man-made chemicals
05/09/2015 - Paying too much for electricity is still a common problem worldwide. People waste electricity with security lights, that provide no security at all, and they still use the heat producing, electricity wasting old light bulbs, instead of saving money on energy with efficient LED lightbulbs
05/05/2015 - More and more people know that BSB is the right organization to ask how to become a good Steward of the land - how to be prepared for the future, having a better life!
05/03/2015 - The phrase Water Conservation is used more often nowadays. Only a tiny fraction of the water on Earth can be used as drinking water. Human activities have polluted more and more water.
Read our booklet how to conserve water
Recycling helps to reduce pollution!
Earth News April 2015
04/11/2015 - New Record: United Nation reports over $400 billion damage from Climate Change - globally
- Thermometers all over Earth show the rise in ocean water temperature. Marine life, especially coral reefs cannot handle this fast increase in temperature. Higher water temperature results in lower oxygen levels. Sea food for humans is endangered!!
04/09/2015 - Water conservation tips can help to save water and save money on your water bill!
04/06/2015 - RECORD floods in Asia, RECORD drought in California. Earth's climate reacts on humans production of excessive air pollution, greenhouse gases, water pollution, and soil contamination.
04/05/2015 - Glaciers are melting fast on the South tip of South America. Several decades of warmer temperatures let the ice melt.
Earth News March 2015
03/14/2015 - Hydraulic fracturing = Fracking, has caused several environmental disasters. Tap water in many communities is contaminated with poisonous arsenic and other harmful chemicals. In several states aquifers contain high levels of cancer-causing compounds used in fracking!
03/13/2015 - Health Warning: Man-made chemicals: Cancer cells grow when fed by formaldehyde, a substance found in plastics, wood panels, cheap furniture.
03/11/2015 - Warming oceans have been changing food production.
03/10/2015 - Bird migration has started in Central Texas. The first V shaped formation of about 100 geese was flying North with a lot of noise of the BSB preserve.
The endangered bird Golden cheeked Warbler is back at our Nature reserve in Texas, and the Mexican free-tailed bats have been drinking at the pond of former Bear Springs Creek
03/02/2015 - NASA satellites show: Deforestation on Earth is destroying climate stabilizing forests, releasing huge amounts of carbon dioxide in the air, acidifying Earth's oceans. Additionally man-made understory forest fires burned more than 33,000 square miles = 86,000 square km of the Amazon rain-forest in the last decade. As a consequence Earth's climate kills more and more people!
02/25/2015 - Climate change caused by burning fossil fuels to fast, moves wildlife Northward BUT many animals cannot adapt fast enough, getting endangered, or dying off!
02/23/2015 - 140 nations have agreed to reduce / avoid mercury release, but how long will it take before the agreement shows real reduction rates? Mercury is a strong poison for humans, mammals, animals mainly emitted by coal fired power-plants burning fossil fuels, but when will these nations act on their promises?
02/18/2015 - Earth's oceans are changed. Pollution, acidified by carbon dioxide , covered with trash, warmed up by higher temperatures! The results are reduced amounts of sea food, less biodiversity in Earth's oceans. Over 1.6 billion humans who depend on sea food for survival, will starve, go violent.
02/17/2015 - Strong blizzards, several foot of snow, storm, and floods have become a problem for many nowadays. Changing climate is changing lives, kills more and more people!
02/13/2015 - BSB update: Divers in the Gulf of Mexico still see huge amounts of oil and dead marine life on the ocean floor, originating from the BP oil rig explosion.
02/05/2015 - BSB research shows that changing eating habits are attacking our body's body's pH levels. But as always required by Nature, a balance is needed to stay healthy. Earth oceans have the same problem. ph levels of water have dropped, attacking calcium in corals, and other marine life.
Earth News Headlines Jan 2015|
01/25/2015 - The last rain made many different Fossils visible at BSB Nature Preserve.They are witnesses to ancient times, telling us about Earth's changing history
01/21/2015 - Changed weather patterns have diverted the Gulf Stream 90 miles to the North. Marine life has to move with this very important ocean current. Finding sea food gets more difficult.
01/20/2015 - BSB gives tips how to reduce pollution.
BSB also promotes water conservation providing solutions!
01/14/2015 - BSB research: More companies are using
fuel cells - manufactured with renewable materials, producing
renewable energy where energy is needed, a great solution. Fuel cells to recharge cell phone are on the market now Fuel cells producing electricity using
hydrogen are in many new cars|
01/11/2015 - The sun is shining summer and winter. It provides us with free energy to warm up our water
01/08/2015 - The latest number count during whale migration show a slow recovery of these mammals of the sea
01/07/2015 - After looking through millions of temperature readings all over Earth BSB has to inform that 2014 was the hottest year on Earth in human history. In the new century eleven of the hottest years in the last 132 years have occurred. Scientists worldwide blame the extensive burning of fossil fuels leading to higher amounts of greenhouse gases
01/06/2015 - BSB is often asked: Why do you talk so much about global issues? BSB's 12 different topics show that everyone is threatened by irresponsible actions around the globe
01/02/2015 - BSB research on soil conservation clearly shows that the security of our food depends on fighting erosion. A lot of test show that mulch works best, reducing wash off and leveling the chemistry of your soil to a level where plants grow best
01/01/2015 - BSB members from all over Earth have reported their temperature readings: 2014 was the warmest year on record
01/01/2015 - Happy New Year to all our readers!!! Clean water, good air, safe food and happy thoughts!
Nature Conservation News Dec 2014
12/22/2014 - BSB research facts: Electricity harvested from renewable energy sources is still more expensive in the short run, but much cheaper when all cost, especially health costs, storm + ice damage + flood damage are included!
12/19/2014- Statement from UNO and US-Pentagon statement: Climate Change endangers peace on Earth!
12/18/2014 - The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline will transport a high-sulfur bitumen, a viscous black petroleum sludge rich in hydrocarbons, nicely called tar-sands from Canada to the United States. Read about tar-sand and look how it is 'produced'
12/16/2014 - Drinking water tests show: Record drinking water pollution in public and well drinking water: insect repellent DEET, ibuprofen, antibiotics, antiseptics, hormones, BPA, and herbicides. It is quite possible that you get a sip of man-made chemicals from you faucet. Be careful man-made poisons can affect your health changing your blood , damaging your heart , often changing the chemistry of your brain.
12/11/2014 - A fair share for all - or you could say Sustainability . Why did it become uncommon to care about our future, or the future of our children? When did Ethics die?
12/10/2014 - Warming oceans have changed methane ice that was stored there for over 10000 years to methane gas. Volcanoes are releasing water vapor (H2O), CO2 carbon dioxide CO2, sulfur either as sulfur dioxide (SO2) (high-temperature volcanic gases) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) (low-temperature volcanic gases), Nitrogen , argon, helium, neon, methane, carbon monoxide and Hydrogen, but humans are burning fossil fuels releasing more greenhouse gases than all volcanoes on Earth in the last ten thousand years
12/08/2014 - BSB research: Weather disasters have cost ~$157 billion in the last 24 months. deep freezes, floods, drought and violent weather killing ten-thousands. The number of natural disasters has tripled in the last two decades. Thunderstorm damages have become five times more severe, on average. NASA scientists published the facts about our warming planet. Last year was the seventh warmest year since 1880. Nine of the 10 warmest years on record all have occurred since 2000. By now all numbers hint to the statement that 2014 will be the hottest year on Earth since humans started to survive and have a better life on Earth
12/07/2014 - Record set for strongest storm 2014 with Typhoon Hagupit with 210 km/h = 131 mi/h. Many people killed, many homes destroyed
12/05/2014 - BSB research and NASA satellites clearly show: Ice and glacier surfaces are reflecting the electromagnetic spectrum of Earth's sun, lowering the warming of Earth's surface. Nowadays the reflecting ice areas are melting away, global warming does accelerate!
12/04/2014 - Exceptional Record Drought in the last years has caused damage above $50 billion. Farmers, ranchers loose income, wildfires have destroyed homes and the life-long work of many citizens. Water conservation tips can help to save water and save money on your water bill! Rainwater harvesting and storing rainwater in big tanks is done now by many
12/01/2014 - Vampire electricity is sucking a lot of money from your wallet! Save money Shut down unused electrical appliances: TV cable boxes, DVRs, computers use electricity even when turned off. People pay a higher electricity bill and with it they use huge amounts of water to produce electricity. Water that should be there for human consumption and not for producing electrical power!
Breaking Conservation News Headlines Nov. 2014|
11/30/2014 The cold front and the blizzards set NEW records the highest electricity usage. Huge amounts of water were used to produce electricity. Huge amounts of carbon dioxide CO2 were released from fossil fuels and with it air pollution was sent into the sky from electricity producing coal-fired power plants.
11/28/2014 - Earth's magnetic poles are moving. Earth's sun is sending out solar flares causing magnetic storms around earth - northern lights appear on the horizon
11/27/2014 - US Forest Service reports record: More than one billion trees died because of the drought! Think about the price tag, how much money we lost! Think about how much oxygen these trees have produced, now they are dead
Many unusual weather events have been damaging a lot of property, farmland, crops. High Erosion removes good soil, food prices will rise, humans suffer
11/25/2014 - Nature tries to adapt to rapid environmental changes caused by a rising Earth population. World-first hybrid shark seen in Australia, Polar bears are breading with brown bears, hummingbirds change migration routes, Lion fish invade Gulf of Mexico as illegal immigrants
11/24/2014 - Niijima is the name of a volcanic island on the coast of Japan. It is growing for one year now, connecting with another older island. BSB research shows that movements of Earth's tectonic plates have caused the birth out of the ocean.
11/19/2014 - Insurance payments and government records show: Never ever before so many BILLION-dollar weather disasters have happened! Blizzards, Hurricanes, Typhoons, Cyclones, floods, have destroyed many livelihoods!
11/12/2014 - Methane gas is bubbling up in huge plumes in many of Earth's oceans and is released from perma frost soils earth-wide. Methane is 23 times more potent as carbon dioxide as greenhouse gas!
11/11/2014 - Recycling of aluminum has many benefits for all of us!
11/07/2014 - The word greenhouse gases is used very often nowadays. But thoughts how different life is in a greenhouse compared with life outside a greenhouse don't come up very often. Greenhouse gases have changed biodiversity on Earth in the past, and will change our lives again
11/04/2014 - Huge forest areas on Earth are destroyed by humans, but we, and all life on Earth depends on trees to survive!
11/02/2014 - BSB Research clearly shows: New age of Enlightenment would solve many problems of mankind!
Breaking Conservation News Headlines October 2014
10/30/2014 - NEW RECORDS: Earth's atmosphere and Earth's oceans are changing because over 400 ppm of carbon dioxide were measured in Earth's air - the highest amount in the last 3 million years
10/22/2014 - January to September 2014 broke the all time heat record in the US
10/21/2014 - BSB research: International inaction on climate change will bring hunger and famine to over 1,6 billion humans! Our freedom and our security is at stake! US military declares climate change as the biggest threat to the US
10/10/2014 - Bats eat a lot of insects every night. They are flying mammals
10/08/2014 - Earthquake in China, floods in Italy, destructive storms: The new normal! Record Co2 carbon dioxide and methane amounts in Earth's atmosphere and record deforestation of Earth's forests have changed Earth's weather patterns
10/03/2014 - BSB has to report NEW Records all the time: Never before in human history wildfires destroyed so many homes - wildfires were burning, destroying property, killing people - how long will it take before conservation education eases the pain? Livelihoods were destroyed by torrential floods with river levels not seen before. Damages bigger than 100 billion Euro to houses and human property.
India, China, Europe, the US, reporting floods, destroyed the lives of many.
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Conservation = to maintain + to protect + to conserve + to keep alive! Humans are an important part of Nature! Everybody can help, can make a difference!
May 12, 2014 - A Texas court has ruled to give close to 3 million US Dollar to a property owner whose property and health was damaged by a company doing Hydraulic fracturing = Fracking near by. Fracking has caused many environmental disasters. Tap water in many communities is contaminated with poisonous arsenic and other harmful chemicals. In several states aquifers contain high levels of cancer-causing compounds used in fracking!
03/24/2014 - Oil-spills are published nowadays more often. There is a long history, and humans and animals have always paid a hefty price for these human mishaps. How much money will we pay for the latest oil-spills?
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