Over the past 15 years the noise level in cities has increased sixfold; urban noise doubles every eight to ten years. Even in the country, we can't escape the sound of airplanes and engines. What can you do?
Different noise we must adjust to living in a remote area.
If you're pondering a move to the country and think your life will suddenly get blissfully silent, think again.
Are you air aware? Learn how air quality affects your health during Air Quality Awareness Week.
Pollution isn't just hurting our environment. It is a bigger cause of death in Southern California than motorized vehicles!
When one of her goats starts looking for love for the first time, and hollering her little head off, Angela has to do some quick thinking to keep her precious pets from becoming that night's dinner!
Studies show air pollution in China can reduce a life span by up to 5.5 years.
United Nations Climate Week invokes memories of first Earth Day and how far we have yet to go to clean up our environment.
Tips on how to improve lakeshore habitat conditions by reducing nutrient pollution.
Tips on how to help save fuel and money while driving.
This Friday, Beijing will show off its green improvements when the Olympics begin.
Tips on how saving energy this fall and winter can help reduce nutrient pollution in water bodies.
Tips on how to protect water quality with phosphate-free cleaning projects during spring cleaning.
Tips on what to do with all the fallen leaves this autumn.
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been in the news constantly for the past two months, and all the new developments can be a bit overwhelming. Here's a comprehensive update to help you keep everything straight.
Tips on how to be smart about salt this winter and protect water quality.
Ben Cartwright of Lawrence, Kan., is working on a book project about the city of Tianjin, China, where he worked and lived for several months, and he needs your help.
Tips on how to calculate your nitrogen footprint.
May is American Wetlands Month. Find out the many environmental benefits of wetlands and find out how you can help protect them!
Natural cleanup methods for the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, such as using hair and hay to absorb oil on the water surface, are beginning to spark interest in the United States.
Tips for saving energy at home while trying to stay cool.
Tips on how to prevent soil compaction on your lawn and reduce water pollution!
World Car Free Day is an annual international event to raise awareness about alternative transportation. Every Sept. 22, cities and towns around the globe recognize the negative impacts of car pollution and encourage walking or biking as ways to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Tips on how to properly maintain your home's septic system.
An explosion at a British Petroleum oil rig has caused a massive and growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico just off the Lousiana coast. Here is an account of where the spill stands at the moment.
This summer, the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone is estimated to be the largest yet since records began back in 1985.
Tips on how to dispose of pet waste properly for National Dog Day!
Hundreds of Gulf Coast oil spill workers have fallen ill with flu-like symptoms related to oil exposure. News reports claim that BP is not allowing workers to wear respirators, despite the potential long-term respiratory and neurological consequences workers could face.
Tips on how to protect naturally-beneficial estuaries.
Tips for limiting your exposure to pollen to help manage allergy symptoms.
Tips on how to save water at home and protect water quality during National Water Quality Month.
In this video, learn how the production and consumption of stuff affects the environment and community health.
Tips on how to protect yourself form harmful algal blooms.
June is National Rivers Month! Help protect your local waterways with these simple tips.
Tips on how green roofs can benefit your wallet and the environment!
Crushing a truck, harvesting garlic, and fixing a broken flywheel shaft key are just a few of the things that got done over the last week at WaldenEffect.org complete with photos of all the juicy stuff.
Tiny plastic beads in cosmetics are found in the Great Lakes, putting fish and human health at risk.
People living near massive livestock operations may be at risk from the pollution they generate--which is higher in some cases than the nation's most polluted cities.
The bad news? Coal-fired power plants are our biggest source of industrial pollution. The good news? Solar grew by 67 percent last year, making it our fastest-growing energy sector.
I am especially concerned with the electricity hogs that keep us burning coal.