The States Lead On Climate Change Action

With the Trump administration inactive when it comes to climate change, the onus falls on states to enact good policies. The good news is the one in three Americans now live in a state or city committed to 100 percent clean energy. Since 2008, local and statement commitments have resulted in nearly doubling renewable energy generation in the U.S. Since 2000, state renewable portfolio …

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How You Can Still Be a Climate Activist During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has put many goals on hold. Many countries intended to introduce new climate initiatives, conferences and more. But our attention isn’t currently directed toward those concerns — and rightly so. How can we make time for coronavirus and activism? With some dedication, it’s still possible to progress. Here are a few ways to fight as a climate activist despite COVID-19. Contribute …

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Endangered Species Around The World

Currently more than 31,000 animal species are threatened with extinction which means 27% of all assessed species. There are many causes why these beautiful creatures are at risk, some of them being habitat loss, poaching, climate change or loss of genetic variation. At the moment the main cause of extinction is habitat loss. Some of the most common industries created by humans are causing …

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Microplastics In the American Diet

Do you know that you likely consume plastics every day? Researchers found that Americans eat from 39,000 to 52,000 particles of plastic a year. Those who drink bottled water may ingest an additional 90,000 microplastics. Recent studies found microplastics, tiny pieces of plastic smaller than five millimeters in size, in food. One study published in the August issue of Environmental Research looked at vegetable …

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Will No-Till Farming Transform Agriculture’s Impact on Climate Change?

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, agriculture contributes over 23% of greenhouse gas emissions. The way we grow food matters a great deal when it comes to environmental impact, especially in the face of climate change. No-till farming may be a viable solution to save water, prevent soil erosion, and increase crop yields worldwide. However, many of these farms rely on spraying …

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Renewable Energy Provides Over a Quarter of US Electricity

As the rest of the economy falters due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the renewable energy sector continues its long term growth trend. Renewable sources of energy hit a new record, providing more than one-quarter of U.S. electricity. Solar and wind energy grow 14 percent, producing one-eighth of all electricity and expanding their lead over coal and nuclear power. Following is the latest press …

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The Environmental Movement Needs to Join the Fight Against Racism

The environmental movement needs to join with those fighting racism. The fact that people of color are more likely to breathe polluted air underscores just how important it is for environmentalists to combat racism. 350.org points out that confronting white supremacy is necessary to build a climate movement rooted in justice for all. “Building a movement rooted in the needs of those most oppressed …

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