Air Conditioners: Which Are The Greenest?
If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, there’s never been a better time to find an energy-efficient model….
Kinetic Energy To The Rescue?
Harnessing energy from movement — kinetic energy — is promising as one way to keep our carbon footprints down….
Why Are Environmentalists Against Cryptocurrency?
How is it that cryptocurrency, a virtual commodity with no real world hard goods, can be such a drain on the environment?
Does nature have any rights according to the law?
Whether or not plants and animals have legal rights like humans depends on who you ask.
Gas Car To EV Conversion: Is It Even Possible?
Converting an old gas car to an EV is certainly possible, but definitely complicated and probably expensive.
Why No “Right To Roam” In The United States?
The “right to roam” concept may be big in parts of Europe, but Americans are typically too skittish about giving up their property rights.
No Mow May: Let It Grow!
The No Mow May campaign encourages people to refrain from mowing their lawns during the month of May — so let it grow!
Maine Lobster Industry: Culpable For Right Whale’s Decline?
Whether the Maine lobster industry’s fishing practices are harmful to the endangered North Atlantic right whale is debatable.
Forever Chemicals = Forever Harmful
Forever chemicals do not break down easily in the environment and can persist for centuries, accumulating in soil, water and air.
Elon Musk: Short Term Water Shortages No Problem
Elon Musk thinks we can bring the costs of desalination so low that water shortages will be a thing of the past within decades.
A New Generation of Inspiring Environmental Documentaries
Here are a few recent environmental documentaries filled with incredible footage and a wealth of information.
What Is Slow Design And What Makes It Green?
The goal of slow design is counteracting the fast-paced disposable nature of our culture by prioritizing thoughtful, intentional design…
TikTok Environmental: Sustainability Social Media Stars Are Born…
Carissa Cabrera, a marine biologist and activist and educator from Hawaii, has more 250,000 followers on TikTok.
Citizen Science Key To Monitoring, Combatting Climate Change
Citizen science—involving the general public in collecting data to support scientific research—has become key n monitoring climate change.
Saving The Planet With Refurbished Electronics
Given the buildup of e-waste these days, environmentalists are increasingly looking at refurbished items when shopping for new electronics.
Tesla: World’s Greenest Large Company?
Given its electric vehicles (EVs) and renewable energy solutions, Tesla is one of the greenest big companies in the world…
Red Tide: Why Does It Happen & Are We Causing It?
Red tide may be a naturally occurring phenomenon, but it is likely exacerbated by all the pollution and fertilizer flowing off our land.
Show Me The Proof: Is Climate Change Definitively Causing Extreme Weather?
Some scientists say there can never be 100% certainty, but others say they can prove links between climate change and extreme weather.
How Many Solar Panels Do I Need On My Roof?
How many solar panels you’ll need to install on your roof depends on a variety of factors including latitude and hours of direct sun per day.
Permanent + Agriculture = Permaculture
Permaculture describes ecologically-conscious farming to create sustainable ecosystems for future generations…
Last Chance To See The Joshua Tree?
The Joshua tree is unique in its unusual anatomy and adaptable ecology, but its future looks bleak in the face of increasing global warming.
Gas Appliances = Bad Indoor Air Quality
Sure your gas stove pollutes your indoor environment, but what about your other gas-powered appliances?
Wild Tigers: Time To Say Goodbye?
Don’t expect to see a tiger in the wild anytime soon, as their numbers plummeted during the 20th C. from 100,000 worldwide to just 4,500.
Are Coral Reefs Still Dying & How Can We Save Them?
Our coral reefs are still dying at an alarming rate due mostly to warming-induced rising water temperatures…
De-Extinction: Lost Species Coming Soon To A Wildland Near You?
Recent advances in genetic engineering means resurrecting extinct species—deextinction—is more feasible than ever.
Jimmy Carter: Ushered In Solar Age, Introduced U.S. To Energy Conservation & Protected Alaska
Jimmy Carter introduced Americans to energy conservation, ushered in the solar age, & protected more land at once than anyone before or after.
Why We Should Plant More Urban Trees
Trees reduce air pollution, conserve energy, mitigate the urban heat island effect & reduce stormwater runoff.
Is It Bad For The Planet To Upgrade My Phone Every Two Years?
Keeping a smartphone for more than two years could yield dividends for the environment…
Ski Resorts Fight Global Warming
With warming winters & increasingly unpredictable snow, the ski industry, like the white winters it relies upon, is slowly being nudged towards extinction.
Cloud Seeding: Risky For The Environment?
Cloud seeding (AKA “blueskying”) involves releasing chemicals into the atmosphere to enhance precipitation or suppress rain as desired…
Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) Our Magic Bullet Against Runaway Climate Change?
Optimizing for efficiency & tracking biodiversity are two ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used to fight climate change.
30×30 Initiative Hopes To Save 30% Of Wildlife Habitat Worldwide By 2030
190 countries have signed onto the 30×30 Initiative, which aims to conserve 30% of terrestrial and marine habitat across the globe by 2030.
Is It Unhealthy To Live Near An Airport?
Living near an airport can have negative effects on health and quality of life due to noise pollution and air pollution from aircrafts.
How Tiger King Has Helped Reduce Wildlife Trafficking
Since Tiger King first aired in March of 2020, a number of animal rights and wildlife trafficking justices have been served.
A Greener NFL: American Football Marches Downfield Toward Net Zero
The NFL has made great strides in the last few years to green up its operations, and will soon become a net zero emissions league.
Dawn Of The EV Age Spawns New Environmental Justice Issues
As the Age of the EV dawns in America, the same disenfranchised communities are still the ones getting left behind and paying the price.
How Much Is Google Really Doing Regarding Sustainability?
Google has several sustainability initiatives underway, but environmentalists wonder if the company is doing enough…
Tire Wear A Major Contributor To Automotive Particulate Emissions
Tire particles & other non-exhaust emissions constitute the majority of fine particulate emissions as a result of auto travel on U.S. roads.
Insecticide-Resistant Mosquitoes’ Evolution Jeopardizing Public Health Progress On Malaria
Doctors & health experts worry about an increasing malaria risk now that mosquitoes are evolving immunity against common insecticides.
Mountains of Solar Waste: What Can Be Done?
We sure do love our solar panels, but in 10-20 years a lot of them will be heading for landfills if we don’t figure out how to recycle them.
The Endangered Species Act Turns 50: Assessing Successes & Failures
The Endangered Species Act has saved hundreds of species from extinction in its 50 years of existence so far…
EVs For Everyone? Best Bang-For-The-Buck Models Ease Transition From Gas Guzzlers
Increased consumer demand, competition among carmakers and financial incentives mean electric vehicles are more affordable than ever.
Best Apps For Identifying Plants & Wildlife
Several apps are now available for Android and iPhone that can help you identify what plants and animals are around you.
How About A Global Treaty Banning Plastics?
Only time will tell if a 2019 agreement signed by 170 countries to “significantly reduce” their use of plastic by 2030 will hold water…
Supreme Court & Environment: Tipping Justice’s Scales For Nature?
While the Supreme Court has not been consistent on environmental rulings over the years, lately it has skewed conservative.
Still Surging Human Population Numbers Worry Environmentalists
The environmental consequences of global human population numbers cresting four decades from now are anybody’s guess.
Can Houseplants Really Improve Indoor Air Quality?
Some plants are better than others when it comes to filtering pollutants out of your indoor air, so choose carefully…
Can Google Do Anything To Combat All Climate Disinformation Swirling Around The Internet?
After pressure from advertisers. Google pledged to halt the display of ads that promoted climate disinformation. But is that enough?
EPA’s Green Bank Leverages Power Of Financial Markets For Sustainability
EPA recently proposed the creation of a green bank to help leverage the power of traditional financial markets in solving the climate crisis.
Better Air Quality Monitoring = Better Air Quality
Have recent advances in air quality monitoring and the widespread sharing of the results materially reduced air pollution?