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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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Tesla Vies to Build World’s Largest Battery Again

Posted by on March 17, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Tesla Vies to Build World’s Largest Battery Again

This Elon Musk-headed venture is vying to build another massive Powerpack system in Colorado for Xcel Energy Inc., an electric utility operating in eight Western and Midwestern states.

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EPA Considers Allowing Bee-Killing Pesticide to Be Sprayed on 165 Million Acres of U.S. Farmland

Posted by on March 10, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
EPA Considers Allowing Bee-Killing Pesticide to Be Sprayed on 165 Million Acres of U.S. Farmland

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will consider allowing the bee-killing pesticide thiamethoxam to be sprayed on the most widely grown crops in the U.S.

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Dutch Grocery Store Unveils The World’s First Plastic-Free Aisle

Posted by on March 8, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Dutch Grocery Store Unveils The World’s First Plastic-Free Aisle

Ekoplaza unveiled the aisle at its Jan Pieter Heijestraat location last Wednesday. As GoodNewsNetwork reports, the aisle includes over 700 products, such as fruits, vegetables, cereals, condiments, beverages, snacks, meats, and non-perishables. Every single item can be recycled or is biodegradable. By the end of this year, the company’s 70 other branches should roll out similar aisles.

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Teen Health Has Deteriorated Over the Past Five Years, and Smartphones May be the Culprit

Posted by on March 7, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Teen Health Has Deteriorated Over the Past Five Years, and Smartphones May be the Culprit

According to the Pew Research Center, smartphone ownership passed the 50 percent threshold in late 2012. That’s about the same time teen depression and suicide skyrocketed. Five years later, 73 percent of teens had access to a smartphone.

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Former Military Meteorologist Admits Military Aircraft Spray Aluminum Into The Atmosphere

Posted by on March 7, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Former Military Meteorologist Admits Military Aircraft Spray Aluminum Into The Atmosphere

What is most striking is how the meteorologists talk about chemtrails so casually, as if it were the most natural thing in the world.

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Ethiopia is Building Africa’s First Energy Plant That Converts Trash Into Electricity

Posted by on March 5, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Ethiopia is Building Africa’s First Energy Plant That Converts Trash Into Electricity

For nearly fifty years, Ethiopia’s largest trash dump, Koshe, was home to hundreds of people. Those who lived nearby would collect and resell rubbish trucked in. Last year, however, 114 people were killed after a massive landslide. Now, Koshe is being turned into a waste-to-energy plant.

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Plans Unveiled for World’s Largest, Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine

Posted by on March 3, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Plans Unveiled for World’s Largest, Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine

GE Renewable Energy has unveiled plans to develop the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine.

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You Won’t Believe How Much Water In America Is Contaminated With A Group 1 Heavy Metal Carcinogen

Posted by on March 3, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
You Won’t Believe How Much Water In America Is Contaminated With A Group 1 Heavy Metal Carcinogen

Water is an often overlooked and under appreciated natural resource.

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