Humanity is celebrating its 47th annual Earth Day! Did you know that this is among the most celebrated holidays in many schools around the United States? This global recognition of our planet started in 1970 and involves more than 190 countries. Which makes this one of the most globally celebrated times of the year as well. Continue reading “10 Interesting Environmental Facts To Know for a Happy Earth Day”
Top environmental issues are centered on climate change these days. Greenhouse gas emissions, which accelerate global warming, are at a level that significantly exceeds the highest concentrations in ice cores ever recorded, according to Business Insider. The U.S. was already spending a billion dollars on climate disruption in 2013, including drought- and storm- related costs, according to the National Resources Defense Council.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, NOAA, July of 2016 was the hottest month in recorded history. These records span across more than 130 years as they go back to 1880. It’s the 15th consecutive monthly heat record that has been set. While some areas near the polar regions have experienced record lows, it’s the majority of the land mass of the planet that has been establishing warmest periods on record. Continue reading “July 2016 Sets The Record For The Hottest Month Ever In Recorded History!”
Green technology does more for the business dynamic than merely helping the environment. While this may be an honorable cause, eco-friendly technology could be used to enhance the workplace. From financial boosts to productivity, you may find a lot of benefits by adopting a “green” platform. Read our recent article on 5 must-have products to go green at work. Here are several of the most prolific changes that could be made in the business that could impact your success. Continue reading “11 Benefits of Adopting Green Technology For Your Business”
Climate change is a big deal for a number of reasons, and one of the biggest is its impact on human health. Warming temperatures, wildfires, rising sea levels and droughts all cause or exacerbate debilitating health conditions that threaten not only at-risk sectors of society but also you and me. The health risks certainly are greater among vulnerable groups of people, such as the elderly, infants, the poor and the ill, but as temperatures continue to climb, increasing numbers of the general population are at risk as well. The most serious health threats we face include the following. Continue reading “8 Unmistakable Ways Climate Change Threatens Human Health”
Emissions from fossil fuel account for 65 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases, according to EPA. That makes transportation by gas or diesel vehicles something we should minimize, combine or eliminate if we want to slow climate change. Cities around the world are promoting some successful programs that people can utilize for their work commutes and weekend errands without burning gasoline. Continue reading “Top Seven Cities Around The World with Sustainable Alternatives for the Daily Commute”
When many of us think about climate change, we place responsibility squarely on the shoulders of big industry. While it is true that our world’s fossil fuel power plants, manufacturing and transportation industries are the top greenhouse gas (GHG) contributors, it stands to reason that each individual is also contributing on some scale. Continue reading “6 Things You Might Be Doing Daily That Contribute to Climate Change”
Complacency is easier than action, but according to experts at NASA, the Pentagon and the Department of Agriculture, complacency is no longer an option in regard to climate change. The actual effects of a warming planet are already validating some of the scientific community’s direst forecasts. With Earth Day quickly approaching on April 22, we should make 2016 the year for confronting manmade climate change head on.
The two largest carbon-emitting nations — China and the U.S. — opted into the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, making the Paris Agreement the strongest international mandate ever for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Although 196 conference participants signed the climate change agreement, it will not be legally binding until a minimum of 55 nations that together contribute more than 55 percent of total global GHG emissions have signed on. The deadline is April 21, 2017. The ratified agreement would go into effect in 2020.
Hot on the heels of the Paris Climate Summit, the small North African nation of Morocco set an unprecedented example for the rest of the world. King Mohammed VI unveiled Noor I in February 2016, the first phase of a massive concentrated solar power complex in the Sahara Desert. With the completion of the remaining phases of the project, planned for 2018, the parabolic solar installation will supply more than one million people with all the power they need. It will also significantly reduce Morocco’s carbon emissions, a task critical to slowing climate change. Continue reading “Moroccans Take the Lead in Reducing Carbon Emissions with a Big Move Toward Clean Energy”