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2018

The huge carbon footprint of cement (and what we can do about it)

When you manufacture cement, you heat up limestone and other clay-like materials to an astounding 2,552 degrees Fahrenheit (1,400 Celsius). Creating temperatures that high requires an awful lot of energy and (usually) a large amount of fossil fuels. Not only…

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Trash collecting device returned to Pacific garbage patch

A giant floating,
trash collecting boom is en-route to return to the Pacific ocean after
necessary repairs. Initially places between California and Hawaii in 2018, the
boom broke apart due to constant wind and wave pressure and had to be brought
back to mainland for service. The 2,000 foot device is now ready to return to
the high seas and expected to collect five tons of plastic trash every month. The C-shaped
boom mimics a natural coastline and uses the currents to collect plastic garbage.
It…

Gov. Inslee: Global Warming Made Parts Of Central America ‘Uninhabitable’

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told MSNBC that man-made global warming made Central America “uninhabitable,” forcing thousands to seek asylum at the U.S. southern border. Inslee, who’s running for president on a climate change-focused platform, told MSNBC anchors Tuesday that he…

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Why I’m climate striking against Fox News on Friday | Alexandria Villaseñor

This past Saturday, I was among hundreds of activists with the group Extinction Rebellion NYC who protested outside the New York Times headquarters in midtown Manhattan to demand better coverage of the climate crisis. Protesters lay down on Eighth Avenue,…

Guest blog – The (new) M4 is no more! by Ian Rappel

Ian Rappel is a conservationist and activist of 25 years. He’s currently Chief Executive for Gwent Wildlife Trust, and lives in Talgarth on the northern fringes of the Black Mountains. In March 2017 he wrote a guest blog here entitled…

Everything you want to know about Lyme disease

You may want to be a bit more wary when walking in the woods this summer. The rate of Lyme disease cases have been climbing in the last two decades, but you can’t allow the terror of ticks to keep…