The Problem With Air Conditioning
Air conditioning is a glaring contradiction of the modern era. By cooling ourselves off, we make the world hotter. It’s most egregious in dense urban areas, where AC units pull hot air out of homes and into the streets, raising local temperatures and causing other units to work harder(also called the Urban Heat Island Effect). This energy consumption, heating, and re-cooling, creates a vicious cycle that contributes to long-term warming — and ridiculous electric bills.
WDFW Acquires 650 Acres for Pygmy Rabbit Habitat
Special Wildlife Committee virtual meeting to be held on Oct. 9. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced on Monday it has acquired 650 acres of Douglas County wildlands to support the native habitat of the pygmy rabbit.
Hampshire Entrepreneur Neville Voss Leading Renewable Energy Revolution
Neville Voss, a Hampshire-based green tech innovator, is making waves in the renewable energy sector. With an unwavering passion for sustainable technologies, he's swiftly emerging as a luminary in the global green tech revolution. Not only has Voss's entrepreneurial journey made Hampshire proud, but his endeavors are also steadily imprinting a global footprint in sustainable innovation. His early tryst with entrepreneurship was ignited by a fervor to combat climate change, signaling his dedication from the outset.
What If Waste Didn’t Exist?
In a society that doesn’t think twice when it comes to throwing something away, even if it is still in good condition, the mountains of trash should be a surprise to no one. However, this system can only go on for so long as the consequences of excessive waste production are already here and will only continue to get worse without great change. Zero waste is a system designed to inspire that great change by replacing throwaway culture with the three R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
80% of Coal Plants Could Become Nuclear
Concerns surrounding a global climate emergency have brought into sharp focus the need to mobilize increased investment flows towards clean energy. Such flows are needed to fund incremental power generating capacities that are non-polluting.
Dr. Jane Goodall Visits Plymouth Students
(PLYMOUTH, MA) Plymouth South High School (PSHS) had the honor of hosting renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall for a memorable visit on Monday, September 25, 2023. After her visit, PSHS revealed the exciting news via social media with photos and details of her visit.
Illinois Alters Trump Tower Lawsuit Saying It Significantly Underreports Water Dumped Into River
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul takes legal action against Trump Tower, filing amended lawsuit alleging ongoing violations of environmental laws related to discharge of heated water into Chicago River.
New Jersey Authorities Crack Down on Environmental Violations, Secure $8 Million in Penalties
Attorney General Matthew Platkin and DEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announce the resolution of high-profile lawsuits, targeting illegal dumping and contamination in vulnerable communities.
Commerce approves $35.4M for Solar Power Backup Systems
The grants will support 39 installation projects that will provide backup power for community buildings and emergency services statewide. Local, state, and tribal governments will receive $35.4 million in state grants to install solar power in community buildings Washington Department of Commerce announced on Wednesday.
Japan’s Problem, and Controversial Solution, to Radioactive Water
Why some types of radioactive water are much worse than others. Japan has a problem: it has too much stored water. Specifically, it has too much water that is contaminated with radioactive material, left over from when the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami hit its nuclear power plant.
Do Household Cleaners Pose Health Risks? An Examination
Every day, millions of households worldwide trust cleaning products to maintain hygiene and cleanliness. These products promise a germ-free environment, sparkling surfaces, and fresh fragrances. However, recent revelations by toxicologists have unveiled a concerning aspect of these household staples. Beneath the shine and scent, some of these products harbor chemicals that could be detrimental to our health. The irony is palpable: products meant to ensure our well-being might be silently compromising it. As consumers, it becomes imperative to delve deeper, understand these risks, and make informed choices. This article aims to shed light on these hidden dangers and guide readers towards safer alternatives.
Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Poses Threat in Illinois
The Spotted Lanternfly, a visually stunning bug with red, white, and black markings, poses a serious threat to agriculture in addition to being a thing of beauty. This invasive species, which is originally from China, first appeared in the United States in southeastern Pennsylvania in 2014. Since its introduction, it has spread quickly over the eastern United States, alarming farmers and agricultural specialists. Because there are no natural predators of this insect in the United States, it can live and grow unchecked, which has led to its fast spread.
Insurance Commissioner Urges Fire Debris Removal
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is demanding insurance companies and adjusters working with communities hit hard by the Gray and Oregon Road fires, his office reported on Thursday.
Massive Bee Die Off at San Diego Bee Sanctuary
SAN DIEGO - "We work so hard, you want to cry. We are just exhausted. We are in shock," expressed Paul Gunn. Gunn, employed as a beekeeper at the San Diego Bee Sanctuary, diligently rescues and relocates bees across the county. The ordeal began last Wednesday, when Gunn uncovered deceased bees at one of his hives in Escondido.
How the Hogfish Changes Color — Brainlessly
Faster than the brain, different from the octopus. A common reef fish in the western Atlantic Ocean has an amazing ability; it can change the color of its skin, from light to dark to patterned. It’s not the only creature in the ocean that can change color — the octopus, for example, also has color shifting abilities — but this fish has a nifty shortcut: it doesn’t use its brain at all.
$4.76M Grants for Rural Wa Renewables
Department of Commerce awards millions in grants for dairy bioenergy, other projects in rural Washington. Five rural Washington counties will receive $4.76 million in renewable energy investments to improve air quality and soil health, the Washington Department of Commerce reported on Tuesday.
Lego drops ambitious 'green' initiative that was terrible for the environment
In 1932, Оlе Kirk Chriѕtiаnѕеn, а cаrpеntеr frоm Billund, Dеnmаrk, ѕtаrtеd crаfting wооdеn tоyѕ. Thiѕ initiаtivе еvеntuаlly lеd tо thе crеаtiоn оf "Lеgо," а nаmе dеrivеd frоm а Dаniѕh phrаѕе mеаning "plаy wеll." Thе cоmpаny аdоptеd thе mоttо "Оnly thе Bеѕt iѕ Gооd Еnоugh" аnd trаnѕitiоnеd tо prоducing plаѕtic tоyѕ in 1947. Оvеr thе yеаrѕ, Lеgо hаѕ еvоlvеd intо а glоbаl phеnоmеnоn.
Illinois' Environmental Goals: Current Status and Progress
The groundbreaking Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, which Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law, marked a turning point in Illinois' commitment to environmental sustainability. The law was more than just a declaration of policy; it represented a promise to future generations in the fight against the mounting worries brought on by climate change. With a clear vision of moving away from dirty, fossil fuel-based energy sources, the legislation sought to position Illinois in the forefront of the green revolution. The law sought to establish a more equal energy landscape for all citizens, including socioeconomic goals in addition to environmental ones.
California's Emissions Battle: Will Newsom Sign These Game-Changing Bills?
California Governor Gavin Newsom is facing important decisions regarding reducing emissions in the state after attending a climate summit. The California Legislature has sent several bills to Newsom's desk aimed at mitigating and adapting to climate change. These bills cover a wide range of areas, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, addressing the cleanup of abandoned oil and gas wells, and implementing emissions reporting mandates for large companies. Newsom has until October 14th to decide whether to sign these bills into law.
Sweet Deception? Artificial Sweeteners vs. Sugar in South Carolina
This article was written with the help of AI. In South Carolina, where sweet tea reigns supreme, the debate between using sugar and artificial sweeteners is ever-evolving. As residents continue their quest for healthier lifestyles, many find themselves questioning – are artificial sweeteners truly the lesser of two evils?