Friday, September 4, 2015
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PNC Bank Will Cease Investments in Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

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Coal Mining Members of Earth Quaker Action Team protested outside a PNC Bank in 2012 to pressure the bank to end all financing to mountaintop removal coal mining companies. Bowing to pressure from Quaker environmentalists, PNC Bank announced yesterday that it will be restricting financing of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. The shift outlined in its 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report means ... Read More »

Tesla Hits New Milestone Installing 2,000 Tesla Superchargers Worldwide

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Tesla Superchargers There are now more than 2,000 Tesla superchargers worldwide, saving 3.9 million gallons of gas. Traveling around the world just got a little easier for Model S drivers. In a company milestone,Tesla Motors announced it has now installed more than 2,000 Superchargers in nearly 400 locations across four continents. These fast-charging, plug-in stations are dotted around North America, Europe, ... Read More »

Solar-Powered Airplane Prepares for Groundbreaking Around-the-World Flight

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Solar Powered Airplane When Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first sustained, powered, heavier-than-air flight at the turn of the 20th century, few people who weren’t science fiction enthusiasts envisioned that their small craft was the precursor of a major mode of international transportation. So it’s probably best not to scoff at Solar Impulse and Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), a ... Read More »

3 Connections Between Climate Change and Extreme Weather

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Climate scientists are now able to more accurately determine how climate change impacts the odds of an individual extreme event occurring, like the 98 inches of snow that has fallen in Boston this season. More than 98 inches of snow has fallen in Boston this season, while workers have spent about 170,000 hours plowing the streets and distributed more than ... Read More »

No, Climate Change Is Not Experiencing a Hiatus

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Climate Change No, climate change is not experiencing a hiatus. No, there is not currently a “pause” in global warming. Despite widespread such claims in contrarian circles, human-caused warming of the globe proceeds unabated. Indeed, the most recent year (2014) was likely the warmest year on record. It is true that Earth’s surface warmed a bit less than models predicted it ... Read More »

CLIMATE CHANGE AND PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ACTION PLAN

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President Obama’s Climate Action Plan   We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can ... Read More »

David Suzuki: We Have to Stop Killing Our Oceans With Plastic

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Plastic in the ocean Plastic is everywhere in our seas. It accumulates on the sea floor and in sediments, washes up on coastlines and is taken up by fish and other sea creatures. Eight million tonnes. That’s how much plastic we’re tossing into the oceans every year! University of Georgia environmental engineer Jenna Jambeck says it’s enough to line up ... Read More »

World’s First Plantable Coffee Cup to Replenish Forests

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Coffee Cup Unless you bring your own thermos or mug, paper cups are the de facto option for on-the-go coffee. But as we all know, producing these simple items mow down forests of trees and contributes to mountains of landfill waste. In fact, Starbucks alone goes through 4 billion paper cups a year globally and most of these plastic-lined menaces are never recycled. But a noble project from Reduce. ... Read More »

4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful as Drugs

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Natural Food Most supplements don’t really work, or at least haven’t been proven to work. However, there are some exceptions to this. In fact, a few supplements are so effective that they are comparable to pharmaceutical drugs. Here are four natural health boosting supplements that are as powerful as drugs (if not more): 1. Berberine Drastically Lowers Blood Sugar Levels and Improves Metabolic ... Read More »

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