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California to Become First US State to Mandate Solar on New Homes

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
California to Become First US State to Mandate Solar on New Homes

If the new California initiative passes, which is expected, solar installations on new homes will dramatically increase. Said Bob Raymer, technical director for the California Building Industry Association: “California is about to take a quantum leap in energy standards. No other state in the nation mandates solar, and we are about to take that leap.”

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Norway to Become First Country to Only Allow Electric Ships Into Their Fjords

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Norway to Become First Country to Only Allow Electric Ships Into Their Fjords

Norway’s parliament adopted a resolution that would require all vessels, ships, and liners entering their world heritage fjords to produce zero carbon emissions. The ban is set to be enforced “as soon as technically possible,” but will go into full effect in 2026. This is a major step for Norway, which receives hundreds of thousands of tourists visiting the country’s 1,160 fjords every year. Officials believe the resolution will not only benefit the environment, but support the health of the tourists and local communities.

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6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World — A Short and Powerful Presentation

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World — A Short and Powerful Presentation

If someone found a way to assure a clean environment and the restoration of the biosphere, surely you’d know about it, right? In not, you’re in luck. Watch this incredible TED video with pioneering mycologist Paul Stamets, whose presentation should be spread far and wide.

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Affordable ‘Plant Pod’ Grows More Lettuce In One Room Than A Half-Acre Plot

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Affordable ‘Plant Pod’ Grows More Lettuce In One Room Than A Half-Acre Plot

The Plant Pod micro-gardening system is capable of growing more lettuce in a 10-foot room than on a half-acre of farmland. This is possible, thanks to hydroponic technology.

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5 Tricks Professionals Don’t Tell You About Getting Pests Out of Your Home

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Environment with 1 Comment
5 Tricks Professionals Don’t Tell You About Getting Pests Out of Your Home

Dealing with pest problems is nobody’s idea of a good time. Insects and rodents often seem to pop up from nowhere, and getting rid of them can be a real head-scratcher. Here are five ways to get rid of pests.

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In ‘Huge Win for Pollinators, People, and the Planet,’ EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

Posted by on April 29, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
In ‘Huge Win for Pollinators, People, and the Planet,’ EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

Faced with mounting scientific evidence that bee-poisoning neonicotinoids, or neonics, could cause an “ecological armageddon,” European regulators on Friday approved a “groundbreaking” and “historic” ban on the widely-used class of pesticides—an announcement met with immediate applause by campaigners.

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A Giant Crowdfunded Machine Is About to Begin Cleaning up the Pacific Garbage Patch

Posted by on April 25, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
A Giant Crowdfunded Machine Is About to Begin Cleaning up the Pacific Garbage Patch

Using a device designed by 23-year-old inventor Boyan Slat, who dropped out of an aerospace engineering program in college to focus on developing technology to clean up the world’s oceans, the Ocean Cleanup company will actually employ plastic pipes to suck up much of the plastic waste.

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Going, Going, Gone. Soon the Largest Creature On Earth Will Be A Cow

Posted by on April 24, 2018 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Going, Going, Gone. Soon the Largest Creature On Earth Will Be A Cow

A paper published in the journal Science uncovers for the first time a startling correlation between human migration and the extinction of large animals. With no indication that the trend is abating, the team predicts that all currently endangered large terrestrial species will pass within the next couple of centuries, leaving cows, at an average weight of 900 kilograms, the biggest things left.

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100% Renewable Energy is Within Our Reach

Posted by on April 23, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
100% Renewable Energy is Within Our Reach

America’s twisted politics may slow the transition to renewables, but other countries are now pushing the pace. In July of 2017, for instance, the Chinese announced that Qinghai Province—a territory the size of Texas—had gone a week relying on 100% renewable energy, a test of grid reliability designed to show that the country could continue its record-breaking pace of wind and solar installation.

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7 Things We’ve Learned About Earth Since the Last Earth Day

Posted by on April 22, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
7 Things We’ve Learned About Earth Since the Last Earth Day

When Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisc.) founded Earth Day in 1970, his hope was to make the environment a political issue in an era where US rivers caught on fire and thick smog choked cities. In many ways, it worked. Since then, major environmental laws have helped clean up much of the vivid toxic detritus in the soil, air, and water in the US. But our challenges today are no less daunting. The accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the loss of wilderness and species, and the acidification and pollution of the oceans have all become more acute — and more destabilizing. Here are some things we’ve learned about our amazing planet since the last Earth Day.

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Sweden Launches World’s First Electric Road That Charges Cars As They Drive

Posted by on April 16, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Sweden Launches World’s First Electric Road That Charges Cars As They Drive

By 2030, Sweden aims to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels by 70 percent. Days ago, the country took a big step toward achieving its goal. Electric rail has been embedded into the nearly 2 km (1.2 miles) of public road which is located near Stockholm. This is just the first stretch of electric rail road intended to be built. The government’s roads agency has already drafted a national map which outlines future expansion.

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Farmer Converts 40,000 Acres Into Largest Organic Farm In Canada

Posted by on March 29, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Farmer Converts 40,000 Acres Into Largest Organic Farm In Canada

Travis Heide’s farm is large enough to produce 2,200,000 bushels of wheat per year. Although he has been mostly quiet about his transition to organic, his company Organics Canada Ltd. is set to boom as he will begin producing oats, lentils, peas, wheat and hemp all organically.

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Norway Aims for Electric Planes to Help Slow Climate Change

Posted by on March 24, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Norway Aims for Electric Planes to Help Slow Climate Change

Norway—home to the world’s highest per capita number of all-electric cars—is also planning to go emission-free in the friendly skies.

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The Amount Of Plastic In Oceans Will Triple by 2025, Says Major Report

Posted by on March 22, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
The Amount Of Plastic In Oceans Will Triple by 2025, Says Major Report

In a recent report by the UK Government Office for Science titled “Future of the Sea,” a grim scenario is painted with regards to ocean pollution by plastics. The report states that total plastic in the oceans will increase from 50 million metric tons in 2015 to 150 million metric tons by 2025, and since there is little to no political action or orchestrated effort to reduce the usage and dependency on plastics, this number will continue to climb from there.

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20,000 Scientists Sign “Warning To Humanity” Letter About Environmental Destruction

Posted by on March 19, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
20,000 Scientists Sign “Warning To Humanity” Letter About Environmental Destruction

The fact that scientists are trying to drill into our heads is that time is running out to prevent catastrophe, and if we continue on our current pace for even a few more years, the damage will be irreversible.

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