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Floating Solar Panels

Closeup of Solar Panel

Japan is an island country with over 125 million people and doesn’t have much land to spare. The country is largely mountainous and has no room for large-scale solar plants. It has long embraced solar power, but has to be creative about where to put the solar panels.



Threats To Corals

Threats to Corals

Coral reefs are some of the most spectacular sights in the world. People call them the “rainforests of the sea.”  These colorful otherworldly places are some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. Coral reefs provide a home for 25% of all marine species and they flourish even though ocean waters that provide few nutrients typically surround them.



Food Waste: Now Illegal In Seattle

Food Waste

Previous Earth Wise segments have explored the global problem of food waste. In developing nations, inefficient harvesting and poor storage result in less than half of produced crops making it to the marketplace. In the U.S., food waste tends to occur in grocery stores, homes, and restaurants.



Wind Power In Denmark

Copenhagen wind power

Denmark has been a world leader in wind power for a long time. Its wind energy policy had its origins in the 1970s oil crises.   The country first embraced nuclear power, but abandoned it in the 80s based on public opposition.



Let’s End Factory Farming!

organic milk

It’s quite clear that factory farms are only able to produce their cheap goods at the expense of the animals, the environment, and human health. And while it could be easy to feel powerless against the factory farming machine, there are several viable alternatives.


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