How do you think the Obama Administration fared on environmental causes? Read this to get a look at some of the missteps.
Portland has spent more than $1 billion cleaning up PCB pollution in the Willamette River, and now it wants the agrochemical giant it deems responsible for the contamination to pay for the damages.
Though trainers will have you believe that their big cats are only trained through positive-reinforcement, it’s clear that their training actually consists of fear-based training. Even when the tigers aren’t being whipped or beaten, they often bear scars caused by fighting from being in such close quarters behind-the-scenes. They are never allowed to have enrichment nor are they allowed to swim or roam freely in an open space, all of which are important parts of a tiger’s life.
One of the reasons that we humans tend to repeat mistakes is that after they’re over, we tend to forget. Here’s a little reminder of what our obsession with oil is doing to our environment.
New statistics from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released show that solar has become a cheaper form of electricity production than wind power, and is also out-competing coal and natural gas for the first time. It appears that global energy markets are set to undergo a major transformation as the world begins to finally shift to energy that is both affordable and renewable.
Hopefully what happens in Vegas doesn’t just stay in Vegas, because the gambling capitol now runs entirely on renewable energy. Here’s how…
Norway’s biggest oil company will be developing an offshore wind farm outside of New York. Statoil submitted the winning bid of $42.5 million to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management last Friday to lease nearly 80,000 acres of federal waters roughly 14 miles off the coast of Long Island
Among the contents of the dead whale’s stomach were plastic products, fish hooks, rope and steel wires. This is just one more stunning example of why humans need to curb unsustainable habits and cut down on single-use materials, especially plastic.
If you supported protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline, you’ll want to support the fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline in West Virginia. Read this and get involved NOW!
Earlier this year, Studio Roosegaarde installed a smog-sucking vacuum tower in Beijing, a Chinese city renowned for its air pollution. The Smog Free Tower works to combat air pollution by sucking 75% of PM10 and PM2.5 particles from the air. It runs on a small amount of electricity and is powered by wind energy.
The world has also seen solar energy continue to gain momentum as just last month, the Tesla company announced that they will begin selling solar roof panels in 2017 that will likely be more cost effective than a “regular roof.” Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk said of the announcement: “It’s looking quite promising that a solar roof will actually cost less than a normal roof before you even take in the value of electricity into account.”
You may be able to use solar – even if you don’t own your home – with this new “plug-and-play” solar technology.
BLEAK (at least for Mother Earth) – that’s the way it looks with this leaked memo about the Trump administration energy priorities. Read the list now.