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Natural Gas Battles Local Climate Efforts – NPR

Tyler Hollon, who works for a construction company in Utah, says eliminating natural gas from apartment buildings can reduce costs. Hollon’s company now shares its designs and budgets with other builders. “The reason we’re giving it away is to clean…

The Myth (And Fake Math) Of ‘Green’ Jobs

“Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of green jobs. During the 2020…

Who Misses The Energy Crisis? Biden Does

The regulatory and policy changes of the Trump administration led to unparalleled job growth and national prosperity. We suffered through the dark Carter years of interrupted energy supplies, higher fuel costs, and long lines at gas stations, at the mercy of oil-rich…

Honoring The Black Astrophysicist at NASA Whose Innovative Space Telescope is On The Moon (1939-2020)

George Robert Carruthers did big things with his life: One of the first Black astrophysicists at NASA—he’s known for pioneering the first ultraviolet telescope that went to the Moon. Midway through Black History Month, it’s worth taking a look at this inspirational man who passed away, aged 81, in December 2020. Winning a basket-full of […]

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‘See through soil’ could help farmers deal with future droughts

(Princeton University, Engineering School) In research that may eventually help crops survive drought, scientists at Princeton University have uncovered a key reason that mixing material called hydrogels with soil has sometimes proven disappointing for farmers.

New study reveals biodiversity important at regional scales

(Virginia Institute of Marine Science) New research shows that biodiversity is important not just at the traditional scale of short-term plot experiments–in which ecologists monitor the health of a single meadow, forest grove, or pond after manipulating its species counts–but when measured over decades and across regional landscapes as well. The findings can help guide conservation planning and enhance efforts to make human communities more sustainable.

Energy Politics

Less than 5% of green homes grant budget paid out, Labour reveals

Labour is calling for the government’s green homes grant scheme to be extended by at least a year after revealing that less than 5% of the allocated budget has been given to householders. Nearly five months in, only £71m of…

Recycling

How Are Bed in the Box Mattresses Recycled?

According to the non-profit Mattress Recycling Council, every year Americans dispose of more than 1.5 million mattresses. Some of the components in a mattress can be recycled, yet few states actually have laws in place.Take a look back at mattresses over the centuries. People used to sleep on piles of straw, leaves, wool, or hay […]