As I write this, much of the world is adapting to life during the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. New concepts like “social distancing” are being introduced to prevent further spread of the virus. People are staying at home and “self-quarantining,” doing as much business online as possible.
Some businesses can readily adapt to employees working from home rather than gathering in an office. Here at GreenGeeks, the majority of our teams already work remotely, not in traditional office spaces.
But what about businesses that don’t have experience with a remote workforce? Or those, like restaurants and retail stores, that can’t transition to stay-at-home work? What if your local or state government implements a “lockdown,” and you’re forced to remain at home? Or you work for a business that has had to close temporarily?
The EPA announced in a memo on March 26th that it will no longer enforce regulations during the COVID-19 outbreak. While this move is to keep both officials and employees from work, it has a very harmful side effect.
Businesses will get a free pass on pollution and emission until this is over.
The Trump administration is continuing to roll back guidelines set by the EPA and it is now targeting fuel efficiency standards. The previous standards required car manufacturers to increase fuel economy and emission standards by 5% annually.
The new standards will only require a 1.5% improvement each year.
According to a new report, marine life could recover their populations by 2050, if drastic action is taken. The report found that even with all of the damage humanity has caused life in the ocean, it is resilient and can make a comeback.
If you own a website, or are in the process of building one, then you must already be aware of the different digital marketing channels you can use to promote the site. Each of these has unique traits and a different return on investment (ROI). Mastering as many of these platforms as possible will benefit your website and brand greatly.
COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill, and there have been many reports sighting the environmental benefits this has brought in the fight against climate change. And they are true, the world’s biggest emitters, China and the United States have cut emissions sharply.
However, it is important to remember that once this pandemic has passed, our emissions will come back. And they are likely to do so stronger than before.
The Denman Glacier in East Antarctica has almost lost 3 miles worth of ice in the last 22 years. However, conditions are starting to worsen for this part of Antarctica, and that can prove disastrous for coastal regions around the world.
Skeptics of electric vehicles have made the claim that the electricity used in the production and charging of these vehicles is just as impactful as fossil fuel cars. This myth has been completely debunked in a new report from the Universities of Exeter, Nijmegen, and Cambridge.