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U.S. Supreme Court Limits EPA’s Power to Regulate Emissions from Power Plants

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a Thursday opinion, limited the Environmental Protection Agency's(EPA) power to regulate emissions from power plants. Here's what that means for the environment and the fight against climate change.
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Greenhouse Gases Explained

Greenhouse gas emissions are gases that trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere. The most common greenhouse gases are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Greenhouse gas emissions come from a variety of sources, both natural and human-made. We'll explain what these gases are, present examples, and offer solutions to reduce particular greenhouse gases from your routine.
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How Much Could GHG Emissions Be Impacted by the Buy Clean Policy?

The Buy Clean policy aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the creation and distribution of construction materials. So, how effective is it in reducing the annual greenhouse emissions associated with the construction industry?

Own a Pet? The Environmental Impact Could be Worse Than You Think

However much adorable and lovable these animals are, research has shown that pets leave a significant carbon footprint in the environment mainly due to their eating habits. So, how do you mitigate the negative environmental impact of pet ownership? Consider these suggestions and alternatives.
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What You Probably Didn’t Know About Veganism and the Environment

While veganism is often spoken about in terms of animal rights, it is also a much greener alternative to a meat-based diet. For one, a vegan diet produces around 7x less greenhouse gas emissions than that of a meat-eater.
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Are Electric Cars Actually Better For The Environment?

With oil spills wreaking havoc on our waterways and global temperatures hitting record levels, it’s clear we need to start making some changes to the way we travel to...
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Plan B: Colonizing Mars When Earth is Uninhabitable

A recent poll found that 71% of Americans surveyed are confident that the U.S. will land a human on Mars within two decades. This recent wave of enthusiasm follows last...
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dip, Reuters Says

According to Reuters, there was a 0.7 percent dip in 2011 for greenhouse gas emissions from industrialized nations. Reuters shares: For many years it has been a mantra that rich nations,...
Food waste

Stomping out Foodprints

A study published last summer broadcast an alarming statistic: that nearly half of the total American food supply (approximately $165 BILLION annually) gets dumped in the trash. "As a country,...
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Eco-friendly refrigeration could be coming to a supermarket near you

Environmentalists can rejoice as climate friendly refrigeration systems for supermarkets are now legally available in the United States. Currently, the refrigeration systems supermarkets in America use 3,000 to 4,000 pounds of HFCs...

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The Latest Technology Trends To Reduce Your Eco Footprint

With new applications for smart devices being developed every day, ‘green’ apps are a dime a dozen. Here are a few worth checking out.
Fabric Scraps

20 Ways to Recycle & Upcycle Old Fabric

Before you toss any bits of material, try some of these recycling and upcycling ideas. You'll reduce your waste and give new life to an old fabric!
baking soda

51 Household Uses of Baking Soda

Here are 51 uses for baking soda in your home that can change your life for the better. This inexpensive pantry item has many applications!
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Are Vertical Farms the Future of Sustainable Agriculture?

Vertical farming could be an incredible asset for the future of sustainable agriculture. Keep reading to learn how this technology is revolutionizing how we produce food.

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The Latest Developments and Breakthroughs in Solar

The solar industry has come a long way in just the last few years. The latest developments and breakthroughs in solar technology include longer-lasting solar cells, solar cells that you can print onto flexible surfaces, solar panels that track the sun from east to west throughout the day, and solar power plants that work at night. Here's a breakdown of the breakthroughs we're most excited about.
Fabric Scraps

20 Ways to Recycle & Upcycle Old Fabric

Before you toss any bits of material, try some of these recycling and upcycling ideas. You'll reduce your waste and give new life to an old fabric!
vertical farm growing plants

Are Vertical Farms the Future of Sustainable Agriculture?

Vertical farming could be an incredible asset for the future of sustainable agriculture. Keep reading to learn how this technology is revolutionizing how we produce food.

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