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Greta Sails Home, + Common “Net-Zero Emissions” Questions & Answers

November 16th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

This week, Greta Thunberg, the well known empowered climate activist from Northern Europe, continued her net-zero-emissions journey by returning home. Greta is working to educate the world. She spreads hope and addresses concerns. Avoiding the use of fossil fuels, she once again took to the seas rather than flying in order to reach Europe with her father


Turning Landfill Gas Into Renewable Natural Gas

November 2nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Landfill gas is created by landfills, which account for 16% of the human-caused (anthropogenic) methane emissions in America. This is not what many people worry about when they think of greenhouse gases, it's important. Thanks to the work of many nonprofits, government programs, and corporations that work in the transportation industry, though, we have a way to use this gas to help lower emissions


Toxic Chemical In 99% Of Americans’ Blood

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."


From Rajasthan To Mexico: Why Gender Matters At The Heart Of The Energy Transition

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


Africa’s Oil Curse, the Example of Nigeria

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.”


The Right To A Future

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


The Phyn Smart Water Assistant Offers Deep Insights Into Your Home’s Water System

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


How Are We Dealing With The Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

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.


Oceans Need Geoengineering, Not The Atmosphere

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


Refilling Lake Chad With Water From The Congo River Using Solar Power

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



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