“5 Essential Green Engineering Innovations”

“As recent Envision-designated projects have shown, the possibilities for sustainability in civil engineering are endless.” And sustainability in engineering is essential for sustainability elsewhere in our society. http://news.asce.org/5-green-engineering-innovations-to-consider-for-your-next-project/

“Plants and animals are in double trouble from global warming”

“The more genetically diverse the population is, the greater the chance that a species will be able to survive and adapt to changing conditions.” But the effects of climate change leads to a less genetically diverse population, making… Read More

“How smarter microgrids can boost clean energy”

“Enter microgrids. Microgrids are smaller grids that can operate independently. They can collect power from multiple sources, such as from all the rooftop solar panels in a single neighborhood. Then, that electricity can be fed into the main… Read More

“Alaska’s Big Problem With Warmer Winters”

Climate change is already being experienced by people in the United States. “As warmer winters arrive in Alaska, [Cook Inlet] offers a glimpse of the challenges to come. Precipitation that used to fall as snow lands as rain,… Read More

“This Battery Runs on the Hidden Power of Estuaries”

Maybe it could be used to recover energy as brine from desalination is discharged. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/this-battery-runs-on-the-hidden-power-of-estuaries/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_ENGYSUS_NEWS

“Doctors Warn Climate Change Threatens Public Health”

Due to a shifting climate, diseases that people may have never been exposed to before, or had only been exposed to for brief amounts of time, are becoming more abundant. This is yet another reason why we must… Read More

“Groundwater over-pumping is reducing San Joaquin Valley’s ability to store water”

Reliable water supply is necessary to provide food security. Groundwater overdraft to the point of causing significant subsidence permanently reduces capacity to store water in underground reservoirs and damages other infrastructure (like bridges and canals). From a water… Read More

“Chicago Commits to Renewable Energy for 900-Plus Government Buildings”

Commitment to clean energy is an important step towards sustainability. They more people, cities, and states that make this part of their plan help us edge closer to a sustainable society. http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/04/10/chicago-commits-renewable-energy-900-plus-government-buildings

“Study: ‘Urgent’ Action Against Global Warming Needed To Save Coral Reefs

“Now, a new study in Nature has concluded that securing a future for coral reefs ‘ultimately requires urgent and rapid action to reduce global warming.’” This action includes all of us and our individual actions and choices. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/16/520450521/study-urgent-action-against-global-warming-needed-to-save-coral-reefs?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170317

“Scientists are planning to march on Washington. Here’s why”

A look at why people are marching for science today on Earth Day:   The mission of We Make HASTE is to make people aware of their impacts on the environment and to encourage constructive discussions about how… Read More