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The history of geothermal energy

The History of Geothermal Energy in America

Geothermal systems offer an efficient, low-carbon way to generate electricity and provide heating and cooling for homes. They use the naturally occurring heat in the rock and fluids in the Earth to accomplish their objective. Today, we have numerous technologies that enable us to access geothermal energy. We have geothermal power plants and geothermal heat pumps. We also use the…

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Resilience in a world of stronger hurricanes

How Countries Can Prepare for the Environmental Impacts of Hurricane Season

Category four and five hurricanes have increased in frequency, intensity, and duration since the early 1980s, according to the National Climate Assessment. Hurricanes above a category three are estimated to now be twice as likely as they were about a century ago. Many scientists attribute this increase to global warming. These changes mean that hurricanes may continue to cause rising…

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The path to sustainability. How Business can meet their CSR goals

How Businesses Can Keep Sustainability Goals

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important business objective, and growing numbers of companies are setting sustainability goals. Making commitments is one thing, but actually keeping them has proven to be a challenge. A recent survey found that a disappointing two percent of companies meet or achieve their corporate sustainability goals, as compared to 12 percent for other company objectives. What…

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What Can Realistically Be Done to Fight Climate Change?

The environmental issues plaguing the planet seem like insurmountable problems, but everyone can do their part to help the Earth. It’s no secret that our lifestyle has had an impact on the environment. Our dependency on fossil fuels to power our lives and transport us to every corner of the world has been detrimental to our health. The increasing population…

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The UK Shows How Governments Can Reduce Emissions

By 2040, the UK could see an end to the production of new diesel and gas vehicles. This ambitious new step comes on the heels of continued calls for air pollution reform all across the UK, but particularly within urban areas. It also marks the arguably largest single step the UK government has taken toward securing a greener and fresher…

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Everyday Actions That Are Hurting Our Planet

We all love casual conservation. Taking out the recycling, carpooling to work; small lifestyle modifications can help us feel like we’re contributing to the cause without sacrificing anything important. However, every day we also participate in activities that are hurting our planet beyond driving cars and burning fossil fuels for home heating. Small, nondescript actions that we do unconsciously can…

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Can Solar Energy Improve Water Quality?

Solar energy is everywhere. Solar-powered sunglasses can be used to charge your cell phone, you can get solar powered book bags, lights on roads are solar powered, and even showers now can get their power from the sun. The rise in both the portability and the availability of solar has helped the price to drop pretty sharply. The price drop…

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