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Top 3 Advantages of EVs

January 19th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

There are many electric vehicle (EV) advantages, but the top benefit according to EV drivers in survey after survey is the environmental benefit of driving electric. Our friends at Third Row Podcast recently broke that out into three distinct advantages. Those advantages are that they are energy efficient, reduce air pollution, and help prevent climate change


Delta Flight Dumps Fuel On School Children

January 15th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

A Delta flight bound for Shanghai had to make an emergency fuel dump earlier today. That fuel rained down upon Los Angeles near a school playground. Around 40 people were injured, the AJC reports


Study Shows Coal Kills People. Imagine That!

January 7th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

Over the past decade, hundreds of coal-fired generating plants have been shut down all across America, many of them replaced by facilities that burn natural gas instead. A new study explores the relationship between coal plant emissions and human mortality both nearby and downstream from those facilities


California Offers Up To $9,500 To Purchase Used Or New Electric Vehicle, Focus On Lower-Income Motorists

January 5th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

I understand income barriers. So, bravo to California for helping those who want to change afford to change. California's new electric vehicle (EV) incentives for the lower income help them improve air quality and fight climate change by going electric. They can now get $9,500 in EV incentives in certain regions, or even $14,000 if you add in state incentives and all requirements are met


A Guide To Disaster Preparedness — Part Two

December 31st, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

Due to climate change, 100-year, 500-year, and even 1000-year weather events are happening with alarming regularity. Unfortunately, we are still not at a mitigation level to avoid 1.5ºC or even 2ºC (2.7° F to 3.6° F) temperature rise


Green New Deals For The World Are Green Good Deals

December 29th, 2019 | by Mark Z. Jacobson

The Earth is rapidly approaching 1.5°C global warming, air pollution kills over 7 million people worldwide each year, and diminishing fossil fuel resources portend social instability. Yet, recently, world leaders at the United Nations Madrid climate talks failed to agree on a path forward. The core of the problem is the belief by some leaders that solving global warming will be expensive and drain the economy of their country. However, new research indicates that this belief is incorrect


Changing The World One Seed At A Time

December 24th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Big Green is changing the world one seed at a time. The idea is a seed bank with a collection of thousands of seeds. This is an investment into our future and gives students access to hands-on food education — educating our children about food is truly important for coming next generations. Big Green is raising funds for the seed bank


7 Challenges for Global Energy Transformation — Rocky Mountain Institute Report

December 19th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

"Seven Challenges for Energy Transformation 2019," a report by Rocky Mountain Institute, was launched during three connected international events in Delhi, Beijing, and New York that convened the world’s leading energy stakeholders and catalysts to kickstart a global effort to accelerate the energy transition and mitigate the climate crisis


Another Study Shows: Air Pollution Hurts Us — A Lot

December 16th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Another scientific article is out on the health effects of air pollution, and this one exposes both the long and the short of it. The comprehensive study proves what numerous other studies and common sense told us: air pollution hurts us. "Hospitalizations for several common diseases—including septicemia (serious bloodstream infection), fluid and electrolyte disorders, renal failure, urinary tract infections, and skin and tissue infections—have been linked for the first time with short-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5)."



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