Environment

Bowl-Shaped Roofs Harvest Rainwater To Naturally Cool Homes In Arid Environments

Posted by on February 1, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Bowl-Shaped Roofs Harvest Rainwater To Naturally Cool Homes In Arid Environments

The architects explain that the system is designed to “help [make] even the smallest quantities of rain [flow down] the roof and eventually coalesce into bigger drops, just right for harvesting before they evaporate.” Considering hot, dry climates can be almost unbearable for residents during the summer, this intriguing concept has a variety of positive implications.

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Magical ‘Light Pillar’ Phenomenon Spotted Across Russian Skies

Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Environment with 1 Comment
Magical ‘Light Pillar’ Phenomenon Spotted Across Russian Skies

‘Light pillars’ in the central city of Rostov stirred controversy with some people coming up with mystical explanations for the occurrence. Experts were quick enough to dispel those myths though, saying it’s nothing but an atmospheric optical illusion.

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New Administration Renders Government Scientists Terrified to Speak to the Press

Posted by on January 27, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
New Administration Renders Government Scientists Terrified to Speak to the Press

Are we in the information age? Or the age of silencing scientists? Read this and decide.

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Trump Administration Silences the EPA – Denies Contact with Media and Use of Social Media

Posted by on January 26, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
Trump Administration Silences the EPA – Denies Contact with Media and Use of Social Media

The Trump Administration is limiting the EPAs access to both regular media and social media. Read this!

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Beware: This Toxic Chemical May Be Lurking In Your Household Products

Posted by on January 25, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Beware: This Toxic Chemical May Be Lurking In Your Household Products

If you think that the FDA keeps us safe, think again. Many dangerous chemicals are sold in common household products. Read about triclosan be safe.

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Canadian Schools Promote ‘Litterless Lunches’ To Reduce Waste And Increase Health

Posted by on January 24, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Canadian Schools Promote ‘Litterless Lunches’ To Reduce Waste And Increase Health

When Canadian schools began to track how much waste their students were producing just by bringing disposable items to school (such as napkins, lunch bags, and all packaging surrounding processed food items), they found that EACH CHILD was adding 67 pounds to the landfill each school year. The schools sought to change this and decided to open up a dialogue with parents and students about employing waste-free practices when packing lunches at home.

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Build This Do-It-Yourself Wind Turbine for Just $30 and Generate Some Clean, Free Energy

Posted by on January 23, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
Build This Do-It-Yourself Wind Turbine for Just $30 and Generate Some Clean, Free Energy

Do you like DIY projects? Try making this simple wind turbine for $30 – and you’ll generate some free, sustainable electricity.

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Outdoor Industry “Competitors” Band Together to Protect Public Lands from Government Abuse

Posted by on January 23, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Outdoor Industry “Competitors” Band Together to Protect Public Lands from Government Abuse

Feeling depressed about the un-eco-friendly agenda of the current government? Read this and learn about how so-called business “competitors” are teaming up to fight harmful policies.

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It’s Official: 2016 Was the Hottest Year Ever (Marking 3 Consecutive Years of Record Heat)

Posted by on January 22, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
It’s Official: 2016 Was the Hottest Year Ever (Marking 3 Consecutive Years of Record Heat)

While there may be lots of different opinions as to why the globe is warming up, there is certainly no question that it is. Read this!

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Washington State Sues Monsanto over PCB Pollution

Posted by on January 21, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Washington State Sues Monsanto over PCB Pollution

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit against Monsanto over toxic PCB chemicals polluting “every waterway in the state.” It marks the first time a state has ever sued the biotech giant.

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Australian Desert Farm Grows 17,000 Metric Tons Of Veggies Using Seawater And Sun

Posted by on January 17, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Australian Desert Farm Grows 17,000 Metric Tons Of Veggies Using Seawater And Sun

Crops are grown at Australia’s Sundance Farm in a hydroponic greenhouse lined with water-drenched cardboard, which means there is no need for soil, fossil fuels, groundwater, or pesticides.

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WTF?! Coal-Loving Wyoming Introduces New Bill That FINES Folks for Using Renewable Energy!

Posted by on January 17, 2017 in Environment with 1 Comment
WTF?! Coal-Loving Wyoming Introduces New Bill That FINES Folks for Using Renewable Energy!

You’re NOT going to believe this – Wyoming senators have proposed a new bill that will FINE for using renewable energy! Read this!

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New Small Wind Generators Mimic Nature’s Most Efficient Bird, But Can They Produce Enough Power?

Posted by on January 15, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
New Small Wind Generators Mimic Nature’s Most Efficient Bird, But Can They Produce Enough Power?

If your interested in sustainable energy, take a look at this cool new wind turbine from Tyler Wind.

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All Electric Trains In Netherlands Now Run On 100% Wind Power

Posted by on January 13, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
All Electric Trains In Netherlands Now Run On 100% Wind Power

According to Dutch electric company Eneco, which signed a 10-year deal with Dutch railway company NS two years ago, 600,000 passengers are now “the first in the world” to travel by wind energy. On an average day, 5,500 trains are operated by NS, which is one of the largest railway companies in the Netherlands.

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Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley Asks the World For Assistance To Save His Garden

Posted by on January 11, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley Asks the World For Assistance To Save His Garden

The Gangsta Garden has evolved into more than a symbol of healthy change for urban communities including an educational site, a propagation station for more edible landscapes and the formal headquarters for The Ron Finley Project (RFP). Currently, RFP is fighting for their headquarters. The only solution they have been offered is to purchase the property, otherwise… they face eviction. RFP needs to raise $500,000 to #savethegangstagarden. This is not a call for handouts, it is a call to support an idea whose time is long overdue.

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