“Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report”

““Evidence for a changing climate abounds, from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans,” a draft of the report states.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/climate/climate-change-drastic-warming-trump.html

“Does ‘Sustainability’ Help The Environment Or Just Agriculture’s Public Image?”

“The problems with nitrogen fertilizer start at its creation, which involves burning lots of fossil fuels. Then, when farmers spread it on their fields, it tends not to stay where it belongs. Rainfall washes some of it into… Read More

“This is why when you talk about climate change, you can’t ignore agriculture”

“‘Historically, I think we’ve underestimated the amount of emissions from soils due to land use change,’ said lead study author Jonathan Sanderman.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/08/23/this-is-why-when-you-talk-about-climate-change-you-cant-ignore-agriculture/?utm_term=.117d6cb0adf3

“Why Jason McLennan is optimistic about regenerative buildings”

“When we build a green ‘hub of activity,’ it encourages students and also the faculty and university staff facility to change the way they look at things,” McLennan said. “It proves that it’s possible, not different or strange.”… Read More

“A Tiny Fraction of Oceans Could Satisfy The World’s Fish Demand”

“Farmed fish operations have often come with environmental degradation and problems with diseases and parasites. In recent years, however, the science and industry best practices have been refined. Now it’s a matter of putting it into action in… Read More

“Green Roofs Are Getting a Big Trial in Hoboken”

“Still, daunting as the climate threat may be, the environmental benefits of green building and stormwater management are clear. Green roofs in particular have been shown to reduce rainwater runoff, filter pollutants, reduce energy usage and cool cities… Read More

“UK University creates solar generating glass bricks”

“Researchers from England’s University of Exeter have created a new technology they say “could revolutionise the construction industry”. Academics from the Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Science department have developed a solar power technology that fits into glass blocks.”… Read More

“Massive Wind Farm in Oklahoma Set to Become Nation’s Largest, Second Biggest in the World”

“American Electric Power (AEP) will invest $4.5 billion in a wind energy project in Oklahoma that could become the largest wind farm in the U.S., the utility announced Wednesday.” https://www.ecowatch.com/oklahoma-wind-farm-2466156733.html

“A school district goes solar”

“Back home, our seventh grader James suggested that we hold fundraisers to put up solar panels on our schools. Julia, 17 at the time, loved the idea and started a campaign to get solar up on her high… Read More

“Scotland sets renewable energy record as wind power provides equivalent of 118% of nation’s electricity”

“Renewable energy figures show the power generated last month was enough to supply the electrical needs equivalent to 118 per cent of Scottish households or nearly three million homes.” http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/scotland-renewable-wind-energy-power-electricity-three-million-homes-118-per-cent-of-households-a7855846.html