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Farm To Table

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Farm To Table New farmland-mapping research published, shows that up to 90 percent of Americans could be fed entirely by food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes. Professor Elliott Campbell, with the University of California, Merced, School of Engineering, discusses the possibilities in a study, “The Large Potential of Local Croplands to Meet Food Demand in the ... Read More »

Renewables Could Power Entire World by 2025

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Renewables The vision is simple, the cost would be eye-watering, and the result could stop the growing threat from burning fossil fuels in its tracks. The authors of an initiative called the Global Apollo Program say that, given the required high level of investment, it should be possible within 10 years to meet electricity demand with reliable wind and/or solar power ... Read More »

Electric Car, 10 Best Cities in U.S. to Own

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Electric Car Thinking about buying an electric car? While more people appear to be embracing these fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly rides, softening the financial investment in these cars is easier in certain cities. A recent analysis from personal finance technology company SmartAsset might help determine if buying an electric vehicle (EV) makes financial sense for you, especially if you live in ... Read More »

Dire Predictions, Guide On Climate Change

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  Dire Predictions If you find it difficult to fully grasp the concept of climate change, you’re not alone. But, thanks to esteemed climate scientists Michael E. Mann and Lee R. Kump at Pennsylvania State University, understanding the reality of climate change has never been easier. Mann and Kump’s new book, Dire Predictions, expands upon the essential findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 5th ... Read More »

Environmental Impact, 5 ways to Reduce

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Environmental Impact There are countless ways we negatively impact the environment—from the kinds of foods we eat, to the kinds of products we buy, to the kinds of things we throw away. Most of us can’t have zero impact on the environment, but there are so many ways to reduce our footprint and live more in harmony with the natural world. ... Read More »

Green Cities in North America

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Green Cities What’s the greenest city in North America? Electric-green cities such as Portland or San Francisco are usually given the title, but according to two new reports that have ranked metropolitan areas on green roofs and energy efficiency, the traditional favorites have not received top billing. With its installation of 1.2 million square feet of green roofs in 2014, ... Read More »

Antarctica Ice…..Melting or Growing?

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Antarctica You might have seen the news from NASA last week: Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf could disappear before the end of the decade. But even while the Antarctic land ice disintegrates down south, and Arctic ice contracts further up North, climate change deniers are touting the record extent of Antarctic ice and using that to claim that climate change ... Read More »

Salton Sea, Ca. Largest Lake, Is Drying Up

Salton Sea The Salton Sea, a huge, shallow manmade lake located in the Sonoran Desert in California’s Imperial and Coachella valleys, has had problems for years. Its increasing saltiness has killed off most of its once-abundant fish species. Its shrinking water level has caused a reduction in water available for agricultural use, along with many dramatic photos of exposed lakebed ... Read More »

Factory Farms Are a #LoadOfCrap

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Factory Farms Factory Farms have been expanding in the U.S. over the last two decades, and the size of those farms has increased dramatically—dominating the market, squeezing out smaller producers and setting the agenda for farming practices—to the detriment of food consumers. That’s the conclusion of a new study, Factory Farm Nation: 2015 Edition, released by Food & Water Watch. “Over ... Read More »

Wind Power, Largest Source of Energy, 2050

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Wind Power Wind power could become even more prevalent in the U.S. than previously expected, according to a new report released last week from the Department of Energy (DOE), Enabling Wind Power Nationwide. The new report, which was announced at the American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER Conference in Orlando, Florida, finds that there is wind power potential in nearly the ... Read More »

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