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Reese Halter

Dr. Reese Halter

 

"Dr. Reese Halter’s passion for the environment is lifelong. He is a powerful voice for bees, trees, seas, Nature’s wellness science and saving Nature now. Dr. Halter is a distinguished biologist, broadcaster and writer.

Dr. Halter has the unique talent of making current complex environmental issues accessible and compelling to any audience. He believes that human beings are exquisite problem solvers: that for every issue there are at least 3 solutions. His passion to protect our planet is contagious."

 

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Conservation biologist: Environmental consequences of Keystone ‘epic’ Last Updated on 2014-02-05 15:45:59                   Conservation biologist Dr. Reese Halter is asked by MSNBC host Craig Melvin to respond to House Speaker John Boehner's call to build the Keystone XL pipleline. Dr. Halter shares what he thinks would be the environmental dangers the Keystone XL pipeline.  Dr. Halter also responds to the water crisis caused by the West Virginia chemical spill.     More »
Food Choices Are A Key Strategy for Sustainable Tourism Last Updated on 2013-11-25 12:44:35 Most people agree that good tasting food is part of what makes our travels more enjoyable. Unfortunately, the food served at tourism resorts is often not very sustainable. Our food choices do impact tourism in several ways including the climate change impacts, higher energy costs, soil erosion and loss of agricultural land, and marine environment pollution from fertilizers. It is estimated that global food production contributes between 14 and and 22% of total CO2 the world produces every year. Food production is one of the greatest sources of greenhouse gas emissions including: emissions from animals fertilizer use transport of food deforestation to develop cropland The U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization reports that our diets, especially meats, may cause more CO2 than industry or transportation. Higher energy costs can make tourism operations less profitable. As... More »
Plastics Contaminating Lakes, Globally Last Updated on 2013-10-18 21:57:37 Toxic plastic pollution is filling up the Great Lakes, the European lakes and even the subalpine lakes in Europe's famed Alps. This insidious byproduct of petroleum has infiltrated marine food webs and humans are indeed in harms way. It wasn't until World War II that polyethylene (plastic single-use disposable bags, dispensable bottles), propylene (bottle caps, fishing gear) and polystyrene (take-away food containers) were invented, and by the late 1960s being mass-produced. By 1979, the production of plastics in the U.S. eclipsed that of steel. Today, globally, humans produce 280 million metric tons of plastic annually. Plastics are long chains of monomer hydrocarbon molecules, and one of the principle ingredients of all plastics is crude oil. How much? Four percent of the entire world supply, or about 3.4 million barrels of oil, are used to make them each day. Earth's... More »
Earth Day: A Reminder to the Tourism Industry for the Need for Education and New Planning, Policy and Management. Last Updated on 2013-04-18 16:16:45 The first Earth Day in 1970 took place in the form of educational activities across the nation. It was chaired, though, not by educators, but by two politicians, Democratic Senator Gaylord Nelson from WI and Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey from CA. The event united both political parties, labor and business, the rich and the poor, urban and rural populations, and student movements across the land. Remarkable results were achieved through this educational consciousness raising, including the creation of the U.S. EPA, passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Act, and it laid the foundation for many environmental initiatives still active today. That first Earth Day, Dave coordinated a week-long Earth Day program at California Lutheran University that provided intergenerational education for the entire city of Thousand Oaks, CA. It was a life-changing... More »
Lessons from Climate Change: Past & Present - Dr. Reese Halter Last Updated on 2013-04-18 00:00:00 Dr. Reese Halter presents lessons on climate change at the Sacred Lands Education & Preserve. Program was supported by a URI Environmental Seed Grant, the Blue Community initiative, Interfaith Power and Light, and Global Healing.           More »