Obama will tout America’s fight against climate change at the UN summit

Obama will tout America’s fight against climate change at the UN summit

The Obama administration intends to strongly emphasize its efforts to combat climate change at the United Nations climate summit in New York next week, said government officials. About 120 world leaders will be attending the United Nations General Assembly session on climate change on Tuesday, which will be hosted by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. "We are taking this summit seriously both to show the world that the U.S. is leading on climate change, and to call on other leaders to step up to the plate," John Podesta, who … [Read More...]

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Comprehensive analysis finds GMOs to be safe

Comprehensive analysis finds GMOs to be safe

Genetically modified crops have been used to feed livestock since the mid 1990’s, and now it accounts for around 90% if all the animal feed in the United States. Ever since its introduction, there has been massive controversy surrounding the safety of this practice. Unfortunately, the … [Read More...]

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Fungus could be the key to protecting agriculture from climate change

Fungus could be the key to protecting agriculture from climate change

As the global population continues to grow at a rapid pace, so too does the need for food. You would think that food production would simply rise to meet the growing demands, and in an ideal world you’d be correct, but according to a new report from the United Nations, climate change is expected to … [Read More...]

Earth’s ozone layer is finally starting to show signs of recovery

Earth’s ozone layer is finally starting to show signs of recovery

For once there seems to actually be good news about the environment. According to a new report that was released by United Nations scientists on Wednesday, the Aarth’s protective ozone layer, which has been growing thinner since the late 1970’s, has finally started to show signs of recovery. The … [Read More...]

Nevada has granted Tesla $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives

Nevada has granted Tesla $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a collection of bills on Thursday that will provide Tesla Motors with around $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives. This is part of Nevada’s deal with the electric car manufacturer to build its massive lithium-ion battery factory in the … [Read More...]

Google is investing $145 million into a new California solar power plant

Google is investing $145 million into a new California solar power plant

Google has announced that it will be investing $145 million in order to convert a one-time oil field into a new solar power plant. The internet giant acknowledged the irony of turning a former oil and gas field into a source of renewable energy in a blog post on Wednesday. "There's something a … [Read More...]

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached record levels

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached record levels

Fueled in large part by the emissions from automobiles and fossil fuel-burning power plants, concentrations of almost all of the major heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere rose tor record levels last year. The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in particular rose by the largest … [Read More...]

California’s blue whale population has reached near historic levels

California’s blue whale population has reached near historic levels

Blue whales have historically been targeted by whalers from across the globe, and as a result have nearly been hunted into extinction. However, according to uplifting new research from the University of Washington, the population of blue whales living off of the coast of California has risen to near … [Read More...]

Global warming could be causing sudden deep freezes

Global warming could be causing sudden deep freezes

As most of you probably remember, much of the United States and Canada was hit with a sudden, extreme drop in temperature earlier this year. This deep freeze was caused by an atmospheric phenomenon known as the Polar Vortex, which keeps super-chilled air trapped in the Arctic, but occasionally … [Read More...]

Sweden recycles over 99% of its household waste

Sweden recycles over 99% of its household waste

Humans produce an astonishingly massive amount of trash, which itself isn’t bad for the environment. What is bad for the environment is how we tend to dispose of this trash, such as throwing it all into landfills. Not only are landfills smelly, noisy, and a breeding ground for disease-spreading … [Read More...]

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Because gas prices are up and keep going up and don’t seem to have any point where they will start to come back down its important when shopping for a vehicle to look for the best gas mileage you can get. With advanced technology many larger vehicles are offering gas mileage that would have put … [Read More...]

The UK is investing £5 million into creating more green vehicles

The UK is investing £5 million into creating more green vehicles

The British government is looking to convert a wide range of public service vehicles – such as buses, taxis, ambulances, and fire engines – into much more environmentally friendly vehicles with the new £5 million Clean Vehicle Technology Fund. The fund will be distributed between seventeen local … [Read More...]