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Earthships: DIY Fully Sustainable Off Grid Living

For those looking to go off grid and venture into full sustainable living, building your own “earthship” house is a great option. As our modern world brings non-renewable resources to the brink of depletion, more and more homeowners are considering making a change in their lifestyle. However, with big change comes big commitment. Building an […]

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Rooftop Gardens: Benefits for Energy Consumption

In cities all around the world, forgotten rooftops can change the way we conserve energy. These vast and underutilized spaces have the power to reduce energy consumption and produce food. They also have the power to provide homes for vulnerable wildlife. All that’s required is a simple rooftop garden. By creating more green spaces in […]

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Veganism: Really the Answer to Global Warming?

If you’ve been on social media in the past few years, there’s a good chance you’ve come across content promoting veganism as way to end global warming. Environmental veganism is the act of cutting animal products out of one’s diet. Its purpose is to reduce human impact on the environment. This theory is based on […]

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Advantages & Disadvantages of Recycling

It seems that no clean energy discussion is complete without everybody’s favorite pastime: recycling. In its simplest definition, recycling is converting waste product into reusable material. Instead of being taken to a landfill to sit and rot the Earth for years to come, it gets singled out and repurposed for another use. This might seem […]

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Causes & Effects of Pollution

Environmental pollution is currently the biggest challenge facing the word today. In the United States 40% of rivers and 46% of lakes are too polluted for fishing, swimming, and aquatic life. Not surprising though when 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated storm water, industrial waste, and untreated sewage are being discharge annually into American waters. One-third […]

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The Benefits of Recycling

Recycling is the process of turning old used materials into new ones. Through recycling and reusing waste, energy and raw materials are saved. With the continuously increasing population and use of disposable products and packaging, our finite natural resources are being depleted at an alarming rate. Currently less that 25% of our waste is being […]

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Air Pollution Causes, Effects & Solutions

When people think of air pollution, most immediately picture heavy smog drifting over cities and industrial plants. This is the first and most evident form of air pollution, but it’s not the only one. Let’s begin today’s discussion by defining the term air pollution at a broader level. Air pollution in its most basic definition […]

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Overpopulation: The Causes, Effects and Potential Solutions

Over the last half century the population of the world has exploded. At the time of writing there are seven billion people on the planet and this number is projected to grow in a short period of time. Of all of the environmental challenges facing the planet today overpopulation is one that sometimes slips under […]

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Top 17 Environmental Problems

The effect that humanity is having on the environment is becoming ever-more important. Through our actions we are destroying habitats and endangering the lives of future generations. At this point there is no denying the fact that our environment is changing. Hundreds of studies have been conducted to demonstrate that this is happening and it […]

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What Is El Niño?

El Niño is one of the most interesting weather spectacles that occurs on the planet Earth. While it is a source of a great deal of fascination in the scientific community, its effects can be devastating. Despite the fact that people have observed El Niño since the 1600s, very little is known about what actually […]