Emily Folk

Will DIY Solar Panels Become the Next Trend in Renewable Energy?

DIY solar panels make communities stronger

Futurists have long seen the sun as the cleanest and most convenient solution to humanity’s skyrocketing energy needs. Building something like a Dyson Sphere may be beyond our reach for another thousand years, but the advent of flexible and even printable solar panels means that soon nearly any surface could become an instrument for harnessing solar energy. In the meantime, residential and commercial solar installations …

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What the Green New Deal Could Mean for Our Planet

The Green New Deal - a chance to change the future

It seems everyone is talking about the Green New Deal, a potential solution to climate change freshmen Democrats are pushing through the House and Senate. Massachusetts representative Ed Markey and New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the deal on Feb. 7, but what does it mean for the future of our planet? Let’s take a closer look at the Green New Deal and how …

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5 Ways Drones Are Impacting Climate Change

Drones are now an important technology used to help tackle climate change

Drones have come a long way from being used primarily for recreation. They’ve become one of the most important technologies of our time, and they’re making an impact in many different sectors. They are even having a substantial effect on how we study and mitigate climate change. Here are six examples.

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Developing Emissions Solutions in Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture and solutions for reducing emissions

Agriculture is one of the most vital industries in the world and always has been. But one drawback of being one of the oldest and largest human endeavors is that change can be hard-won and slow to come. The attempt to pivot toward more sustainable agricultural technologies and techniques lays bare how resistant to change agriculture can be. Nevertheless, real-world solutions to the emissions …

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Is the Agriculture Industry Ready to Combat Climate Change?

Agriculture is a key component to combat climate change

The agriculture industry is a large contributor to climate change. In the last 50 years, greenhouse gas emissions from fisheries, livestock and agriculture nearly doubled and could continue to rise in the future. Agriculture will also be one of the industries hardest hit by climate change, as global temperatures rise and weather patterns become more erratic. With a growing world population, it’s more important …

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