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A New Device Produces Electricity at Night Using the Thermoelectric Effect

September 19th, 2019|Climate Change, Efficiency, Energy, Energy News, Environment, News, News, Smart Energy, Sustainability, Technology|

Photo: Aaswath Raman/UCLA Researchers at UCLA have invented a new device that makes electricity at night by using the thermoelectric effect. Thermoelectricity is not a new concept, but this team of researchers have come up with an idea that could be immensely beneficial to the 1 billion people who currently do [...]

10,000 Farmers Just Announced Their Support For a Green New Deal

September 19th, 2019|Agriculture, Climate Change, Efficiency, Environment, Global Warming, Green New Deal, News, News, Policy|

A coalition of around 10,000 farmers and ranchers announced they will be supporting a Green New Deal. According to Regeneration International, the coalition is a bipartisan national coalition of rural and urban farmers and ranchers. Agriculture practices could play a key role in the climate change fight. Currently the industry accounts for 9% [...]

The Youth Climate Strike is on 9/20

September 18th, 2019|Climate Change, Environment, event, Events, Global Warming, Green New Deal, News, News, United States|

The Youth Climate Strike is happening on Friday, September 20th. Events are planned throughout the United States throughout the week to demand transformative action to address climate change. Demands from the strike are a Green New Deal, respect of indigenous land and sovereignty, environmental justice, protection and restoration of biodiversity, and implementation of [...]

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One Year left for Vermont Composting Goal

September 16th, 2019|feature, featured, Food waste, News, Policy, Recycling, Vermont, Waste|

One Year Left for Vermont Composting Goal Vermont Commercial Composting facility Vermont has always been a national leader of environmentally friendly policy and public tendencies, but the state is planning to take another big step one year from now; this time to reduce household waste. In Vermont’s quest to reach the [...]

Tongass National Forest is in Jeopardy Once Again

September 15th, 2019|Climate Change, Conservation, Environment, News, News, United States|

The Trump administration has proposed lifting logging restrictions on Tongass National Forest. The proposal would allow for roads to be built in an area that had been previously designated as part of Alaska’s roadless rule. The roadless rule is currently in effect for 9.2 million acres of the total 16.8 million. This doesn’t [...]

Study: Seaweed Farming May Offset Carbon Emissions

September 10th, 2019|Agriculture, Carbon Footprint, Climate Change, Environment, feature, featured, News, Ocean, Permaculture|

Cultivating seaweed along the coast could offset the carbon produced by the aquaculture industry, as well as potentially fight climate change at local levels, according to a new study in “Current Biology,” published in August, 2019. The researchers did not find seaweed cultivation to be a viable solution to offset all of global [...]