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Could California Join China in Banning Gas Guzzlers?

Posted by on September 30, 2017 in Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Could California Join China in Banning Gas Guzzlers?

After China announced plans to ban new diesel and gasoline-powered cars, California Gov. Jerry Brown is said to be considering the same option.

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Sad: Humans Have Created 9 Billion Tons of Plastic in 67 Years

Posted by on September 30, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
Sad: Humans Have Created 9 Billion Tons of Plastic in 67 Years

Scientists recently calculated how much plastic humans have produced since 1950, and the conclusion is mind-boggling: 9 billion tons, or 8.3 billion metric tons.

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Richard Branson to Donald Trump: The Whole World Knows Climate Change is Real

Posted by on September 23, 2017 in Climate Change, Environment with 1 Comment
Richard Branson to Donald Trump: The Whole World Knows Climate Change is Real

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson called out President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the science of climate change.

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Plastic Straws, Utensils to Be Banned in Seattle Restaurants in 2018

Posted by on September 23, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Plastic Straws, Utensils to Be Banned in Seattle Restaurants in 2018

Seattle is making a push to allow only compostable or paper utensils and straws

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Now Is Exactly the Time to Have That Discussion About Climate Change

Posted by on September 16, 2017 in Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Now Is Exactly the Time to Have That Discussion About Climate Change

When EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says it’s insensitive to Floridians and Texans to talk about climate change during hurricane emergencies, I say he missed the boat as to what’s truly insensitive.

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Designer Creates Amazing Tents That Can Collect Water and Harvest Energy from the Sun

Posted by on September 14, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 30 Comments
Designer Creates Amazing Tents That Can Collect Water and Harvest Energy from the Sun

The shelters’ double-layered skin is hollow which allows cross ventilation, while also being able to seal up and huddle down during rainy months and frigid winters. The lightweight, portable, and flexible shelters for disaster zones are made of a structural woven fabric that can adapt to hot and cold climates.

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Hurricane Irma Turned the Caribbean Islands from Green to Brown

Posted by on September 13, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
Hurricane Irma Turned the Caribbean Islands from Green to Brown

The most obvious change is the widespread browning of the Caribbean landscape in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. There are a number of possible reasons for this. Lush green tropical vegetation can be ripped away by a storm’s strong winds, leaving the satellite with a view of more bare ground. Also, salt spray whipped up by the hurricane can coat and desiccate leaves while they are still on the trees.

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Enchanting Snowy White Giraffes Filmed In Kenya [Video]

Posted by on September 13, 2017 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Enchanting Snowy White Giraffes Filmed In Kenya [Video]

The mother and baby giraffes have a genetic condition called leucism, which is different than albinism yet causes them to appear white. The snowy-white giraffes appear almost otherworldly.

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Floating Skyscraper Concept Purifies the Air By Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Fresh Air

Posted by on September 12, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Floating Skyscraper Concept Purifies the Air By Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Fresh Air

The iceberg-shaped floating skyscraper, proposed to be unveiled in Antarctica in 2022, will function based on four concepts: purification, energy generation, innovative materials, and drone mobility. Purification will be performed using lasers developed at the University of California that zap carbon dioxide and transform it into oxygen.

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11 Surreal Scenes From Downtown Miami That Look Like a Real-Life Disaster Movie

Posted by on September 11, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
11 Surreal Scenes From Downtown Miami That Look Like a Real-Life Disaster Movie

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) expects Irma to continue overnight into Monday before finally losing hurricane strength status.

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LIVE Hurricane Irma Coverage From Multiple Livestream Channels

Posted by on September 10, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
LIVE Hurricane Irma Coverage From Multiple Livestream Channels

Hurricane Irma live coverage from multiple sources.

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Pruitt Evades Climate Change Discussion During Record-Breaking Storm

Posted by on September 9, 2017 in Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Pruitt Evades Climate Change Discussion During Record-Breaking Storm

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt called discussion of climate change during Hurricane Irma “misplaced” in a Thursday interview with CNN.

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WATCH: History Making 3 Hurricanes At The Same Time: Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia

Posted by on September 8, 2017 in Climate Change, Environment with 0 Comments
WATCH: History Making 3 Hurricanes At The Same Time: Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia

This is the first time that three hurricanes have the potential to make landfall at the same time. This satellite animation shows Category 4 Hurricane Irma approach the Bahamas, followed by Hurricane Jose approaching the Leeward Islands. And, hurricane Katia continues to spin in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

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Study: 83% of Tap Water Around the Globe Tested Positive for Tiny Plastic Fibers

Posted by on September 7, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Study: 83% of Tap Water Around the Globe Tested Positive for Tiny Plastic Fibers

The U.S. had the highest levels of contamination, with 94 percent of its 33 samples testing positive for plastic fibers. Sources of contaminated tap water in the U.S. included Congressional buildings, Trump Tower in New York City, and even the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters.

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Irma Hits Barbuda as Most Powerful Atlantic Hurricane Ever Recorded

Posted by on September 6, 2017 in Climate Change, Environment with 0 Comments
Irma Hits Barbuda as Most Powerful Atlantic Hurricane Ever Recorded

“Quite simply,” wrote Eric Holthaus for Grist overnight, “meteorologists never expected a storm like Irma. The storm appears to have exceeded (or is about to exceed) the maximum theoretical strength for a hurricane in its environment — an estimate based on current water temperature and other conditions.”

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