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Jerico Espinas

Jerico is an English and Creative Writing student at the University of Toronto. He believes strongly in technology’s potential to reverse the damage that’s been done to the environment – if we can only cooperate as a global community! He hopes that, by writing progressive and informed articles, he too can make a difference in his community.
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Tech Companies Building Greener Data Centres

The tech industry is known for its large-scale competitions, whether it's with intelligent smartphones, powerful chips, or popular gaming consoles. Most of these are...
olympia oyster

Olympia Oyster Restoration Successful

Human overconsumption and rampant environmental pollution has been the leading cause of many species to become extinct. However, public awareness of these unsustainable issues...
solar panels in Australia

Australia’s Utility Companies Struggling To Stop Solar PVs

Australia’s major electricity utilities are trying to stop the rapid installation and use of solar photovoltaic cells (solar PVs). Due to its sunny climate,...

Study: Warming Ocean Hides Climate Change

It has been known for some time that local bodies of water play a crucial role in moderating a region’s climate. The water is...
alfalfa field

Alfalfa Contamination Sparks GMO Regulation Debate

A Washington farmer recently got his crop of GMO-free alfalfa rejected by an overseas exporter due to issues of contamination. More specifically, test on...
plastic bags

England to Introduce Plastic Bag Tax in 2015

England is setting up the groundwork for an expansive new levy on plastic bags that will affect supermarkets and larger stores nationwide. The 5p...
energy conservation

UK Study Shows Public Acceptance Helps Decrease Energy Consumption

Global climate change can be affected by even the smallest of changes, when applied on a grand scale. Indeed, the way a society frames...
wind turbines

Debunked: Wind Turbines Don’t Affect Property Values

“Conventional" wisdom, often covered in press reports concerning the latest anti-wind turbine protest, states that wind turbines significantly impact property value. Some say the...

Japan To Stop Fukushima Leak With “Ice Wall”

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) recently admitted that 300 tons (nearly 72,000 gallons) of contaminated water are leaking from Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant...
President Obama in front of solar panels

Obama’s Solar PV Installation Part of a Growing Trend

President Obama’s decision to install American-made solar panels on the first family’s residence was heralded as groundbreaking by many environmentalists. One reason it was...