October 19th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
My neighbor is an NPR junkie and always has the radio on. Earlier this evening when I was visiting her, I listened in on their podcast. What grabbed my attention were the words "toxic chemical" and "found in 99% of humans' blood."
October 13th, 2019 | by The Beam
Since women are the primary users of energy, they are disproportionately vulnerable to climate change impacts. Energy policies failing to reach women are thus exacerbating potential climate risks for them. In addition, gender inequalities limit women’s access to finance streams, information or training for using sustainable energy sources. Taking a gender lens approach is thus crucial for minimizing such bias and ensuring equal access to energy for both women and men
October 11th, 2019 | by David Zarembka
CleanTechnica has been running a number of articles on little noted negative aspects of gas/diesel vehicles. These include hundreds of US deaths annually from carbon monoxide poisoning, oil refinery explosions, 137 US oil spills last year, what to do with old oil tankers, and the 150 gas/diesel car fires daily in the US. A common concept in Africa that is not noticed in the United States or other parts of the world is what in Africa is called “Africa’s Oil Curse.”
October 5th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Water goes everywhere. It reaches places and distances that other things can't with such flexibility and ingenuity. To attach pollutants to that ingenious reach is counter to intelligence and consciousness
September 19th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
The work of Ketos and the Authority continue to push back the dystopian future of The Water Knife so that Las Vegas gamblers and wedding parties will still be able to drink the water for years or decades to come
September 12th, 2019 | by Daryl Elliott
Greta Thunberg, the famous Swedish climate crisis activist, recently landed upon the American shore in a solar-powered boat. She did not want to fly due to the pollution caused by airplanes
September 5th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
The new Phyn Smart Water Assistant believes it can identify water leaks in the home with only a single connection to the water system. The new smart meter can be added to the home with a simple DIY installation under a single sink in the home, from which it is able to identify trends in the home's water usage including water leaks and water consumption tracking
September 1st, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
As I am writing this, 8 minutes ago, The Weather Channel reported that several counties in Florida have orders for evacuations. Hurricane Dorian is in the news and it has been upgraded to a Category
August 15th, 2019 | by The Beam
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is a major environmental problem, yet, in the context of the many warnings we’ve had over the last decade as to the damage we are doing to our planet, it seems perfectly in keeping with the times. Except, of course, that it’s not even new. Scientists have been officially monitoring its growth since the 1970s.
July 29th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Stormwater pollution is a major problem for all waters. The good news is that you can be part of the solution!
July 17th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Solar geoengineering is a bandaid on the symptoms, not a cure for the causes. It's like putting out the fires caused by an arsonist wandering around with a flamethrower instead of confiscating and shutting off the flamethrower itself. Global heating would slow and stabilize if we stopped forcing more CO2 into the system. But it's unclear if that's as true for oceanic carbon uptake
July 15th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
In an interview with Complex, Jaden Smith (son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith) declares, "I'm an inventor. And Elon Musk is my idol and I'm not gonna stop until I'm like Elon Musk."
July 15th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Climate change will have the greatest impact on those living in poverty but also threatens democracy and human rights
June 24th, 2019 | by David Zarembka
Decades ago, when I was in high school, I read Willy Ley’s book Engineer’s Dreams: Great Projects that Could Come True. I vividly remember one of these gigantic, pie-in-the-sky dream projects. If the Congo River were dammed at the right spot, a large lake would form. It would then overflow into a river feeding into Lake Chad. Lake Chad would fill up to its prehistoric level and would then overflow into an ancient river that once flowed through Algeria and Morocco into the Mediterranean Sea
June 19th, 2019 | by The Beam
For some time now, Ronald Guzmán and his family have been using rainwater to wash clothes, flush toilets, and clean the house
June 13th, 2019 | by NRDC
The Trump administration undermines an historic trail, tries desperately to save just one coal-fired power plant, and sells out the endangered delta smelt
May 21st, 2019 | by Nexus Media
Republicans are caught between oil industry donors, who want offshore drilling, and coastal voters, who fiercely oppose it
May 7th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute
It's creeping towards that time of year for Eastern and Gulf states in the U.S. to prepare for hurricane season. Having lived through many Florida hurricanes, experiencing the water (everywhere) and the wind clearing out stagnant energy, the atmosphere is refreshing — if houses remain and people are fine. Electricity can be knocked out for hours or days, which can be stressful but can also be relaxing. It depends on your situation, your needs, and your point of view
May 6th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
LA mayor Eric Garcetti has announced a new Green New Deal plan that will slash emissions and congestion while creating new job opportunities. The Sunrise Movement says it doesn't do enough soon enough.
May 6th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute
Every person on Earth should have access to reliable water supplies. Water is essential for sanitation, hygiene, and daily survival, but in some places, conflict over water is becoming more commonplace.To recognize the importance of water for everything we do, we compiled seven graphics that explain the state of the world’s vital water resources