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Frederic Beaudry

Updated Articles and Resources

By Frederic Beaudry

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • The Threat from the New Zealand Mudsnail Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 31, 2014
      Learn about invasive New Zealand mudsnails, their impact, and what you can do to slow down their spread.
    • The 10 Countries with the Least Healthy Environment Created: Sunday, August 31, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 31, 2014
      A list of the worst countries based on their Environmental Performance Index.
    • Top 10 Countries with the Healthiest Environment Created: Saturday, August 30, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
      A ranking of the best countries based on their Environmental Performance Index.
    • Deforestation in Indonesia Created: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
      Get an update on deforestation in Indonesia, with a review of the concerns, trends, and efforts to conserve what’s left.
    • Deforestation in the Amazon Created: Monday, August 25, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014
      Get an update on deforestation in the Amazon Basin, with a review of the concerns, trends, and efforts to conserve what’s left.
    • What Is Habitat Fragmentation? Created: Monday, May 12, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014
      Learn more about habitat fragmentation and its effects on wildlife.
    • State Department Reports on Keystone XL Pipeline Created: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      The State Department makes it easier for the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
    • An Update on Deforestation Created: Saturday, August 16, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      Learn the latest about deforestation, and discover an online tool that tracks changes in the world’s forests.
    • Top 14 Carbon-Emitting States Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      Find out which states are responsible for most of the United States carbon dioxide emissions.
    • The 15 Most Resilient Cities Created: Friday, May 30, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      The resilience of the world's cities was estimated and compared by assessing vulnerabilities and the ability to bounce back from disasters.
    • Global Water Supply Drying Up as Population Grows Created: Thursday, May 18, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Water covers 70 percent of the Earth's surface, yet billions of people lack access to clean water. Population growth in many water-stressed countries, plus excess water use in developed countries, ...
    • What Is the Izaak Walton League? Created: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Learn more about this venerable environmental organization devoted to the sustainable use of natural resources.
    • Who Were the Founders of America’s Public Lands? Created: Sunday, August 10, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Learn about some of the most important figures responsible for the conservation of the United States’ public lands.
    • Heroes of a New Environmental Ethic Created: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Learn about some of the most important figures responsible for the United States’ modern environmental ethic.
    • How to Stop Marine Invasive Species Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Learn important steps to prevent transferring invasive species to salt water ecosystems.
    • How to Stop Freshwater Invasive Species Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Learn important steps to prevent transferring invasive species to lakes, rivers, and streams.
    • How to Stop Terrestrial Invasive Species Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Learn important steps to prevent transferring invasive species to terrestrial habitats.
    • Deborah Seiler's Bio Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      Deborah Seiler is a guest contributor to About.com's Environmental Issues site.
    • The Control of Invasive Species Created: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      Invasive species can have significant ecological and economic consequences. Can they be controlled?
    • Carbon Dioxide Emissions: The 9 Best States Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014
      Find out which states have the lowest carbon dioxide emissions.
    • What is the Greenhouse Effect? Created: Thursday, August 25, 2005 Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014
      A good explanation of the greenhouse effect and its relationship to global warming, plus dissenting opinions from some scientists and what is being done to address the problem.
    • Water Quality: The Worst Beach States in the U.S. Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014
      Find out which states have the beaches with the worst water quality.
    • Reusing Plastic Bottles Can Pose Serious Health Hazards Created: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014
      Reduce, reuse and recycle is the mantra of environmentalists everywhere, but reusing plastic bottles may do more harm than good by releasing toxic chemicals that can cause a host of serious health problems. Learn the dangers of reusing plastic bottles as well as some safe alternatives.
    • Water Quality: The Best Beach States in the U.S. Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      Find out which states have the cleanest beaches.
    • White Nose Syndrome Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Find out what white nose syndrome is, where it is from, and how it is threatening North American bats.
    • Environmental Science Glossary Created: Sunday, July 27, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Definitions and examples for frequently used environmental science terms.
    • Invasive Species: What They Are, How They Got Here Created: Thursday, April 24, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Invasive species heavily colonize new areas. Learn more about how they can expand their range so dramatically.
    • Invasive Species Vectors Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Definition and examples of vectors responsible for accidental and intentional introductions of invasive species.
    • Top 6 Environmental Issues Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      What are the 6 top issues threatening our environment?
    • How Do Oil Spills Damage the Environment? Created: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      That oil spills are bad for the environment is a universal truth, but what makes them so bad? How do oil spills damage the environment, and how long do those damaging effects last?
    • Should Batteries Be Tossed or Recycled? Created: Friday, May 12, 2006 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      May batteries be safely discarded along with other household trash, or must they be recycled? While newer batteries contain less mercury and other toxic substances than older versions, they do include trace amounts that could potentially harm the environment.
    • The Pros and Cons of Biofuels Created: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel offer a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels. Derived from plants, biofuels are renewable and more environmentally friendly than petroleum products, but many environmental experts question whether producing biofuels requires too much energy and agricultural land to make biofuels viable.

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