Environmental News Nugget: May 15, 2012

Austin Stahl | as506610@ohiou.edu | @AustinStahl24

1. “Don’t call me an environmentalist

The term “environmentalist” gets a bad rap, and the word “environment” is often a loaded word. People often think “environmentalists” care more about nature than humans, but this is not the case. Really, “environmentalists” are more concerned about protecting the environment to make sure humans do not suffer consequences like resource shortages and an unstable climate, both now and in the future.

2. “I Call the Vote: A Farm Bill Litmus Test for the Food Movement

Agriculture has a lot to do with the environment and our health. The Farm Bill has a lot to do with what we eat, and has typically favored big, industrial commodity crops used to make cheap, unhealthy junk food. Check out how the farm bill could include more funding for fruits and vegetables and encourage healthy eating for kids.

3. “Poll: Americans Will Pay for Clean Energy

Clean energy is growing and will be essential in the future if we are to meet our energy needs without taxing the environment. Right now, renewable energies are not cost effective compared to fossil fuels, which is one of the biggest factors holding them back. However, a new poll shows many Americans may we willing to pay the extra amount for clean energy.

  1. Nancy from Cincinnati said:

    The first and third link don’t work. Is this a problem on my end or in your article?????

  2. The links work fine here. Perhaps it is your internet browser. Firefox is used to post these articles

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