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Turns Out A Road Made Of Solar Panels Was, In Fact, A Bad Idea

There will be some hiccups on our path to a more environmentally-friendly future. Some hiccups, like exploding electric cars, will be bigger than others. So, I’m willing to excuse France for the very, very predictable failure of their solar panel road.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Look at All These Celebrities Fighting Climate Change With Private Jets!

At the end of July, a fleet of private jets and luxury “super yachts” descended on Italy for Google Camp, a conference cum party to fight climate change. Guests in attendance—described as the brightest minds of our time—included billionaires and celebrities. I’d ask why we’d entrust the future of our planet to the…Read more… Continue […]

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See How Climate Change Has Affected Your Area With ‘Warming Stripes’

The earth has been warming for decades, but year-to-year changes are hard to watch in real time. Was this winter really less snowy than usual? Now there’s a handy way to see how your area’s average yearly temperature has varied over time.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Association of Independent Festivals aims to ban single-use tents

With bans of single-use plastics such as straws and bags becoming more common around the world, it only makes sense that this would extend into the festival and event sphere. With approximately 250,000 tents abandoned at UK festivals every year, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) is looking to take action with a ban on […]

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Bureau of Land Management threatens the future of Burning Man

Beloved desert festival, Burning Man faces yet another obstacle, this time in the form of an environmental impact statement from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Earlier in the year, Burning Man confronted its growing influencer culture with ticketing changes. However, the most recent issue proves a lot more challenging than just cutting down on […]

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How to Grow a Bug-Friendly Garden Absolutely Anywhere

Habitat loss is a major factor in the decline of insect populations around the world, a trend that one group of researchers has warned could bring about the “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems.” For instance, the monarch butterfly population has fallen 99.4 percent since the 1980s—a precipitous decline that…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Can You Be an Ecotourist Without Destroying the Environment?

The impulse behind ecotourism is a good one, in theory—who wouldn’t want to visit a beautiful place, bask in the wonders of nature, and come back home with an enhanced appreciation for delicate ecosystems around the globe (and the dire risks they face from climate change)?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What Exactly Is the Green New Deal?

In the months since the Green New Deal entered the public consciousness, it has been called many things: Zany. Unrealistic. Wildly popular. A socialist Christmas list. It has provoked strong reactions from both the right and ostensible left, and is already being regarded as a litmus test for the scrum of Democrats…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change

Of all the tough conversations we should be having with our kids as they grow up, I’ll admit that educating my son about climate change has not exactly been a priority. We’ve had conversations about death, disability, mental illness, racism, sexism, poverty and gun violence. All of those felt like important, pressing…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Create Less Waste This Holiday Season

The holidays are the most wonderful time of year, unless you are the planet. To get to actual holiday joy, you’ve got to tear through several layers of waste: disposable wrapping, frilly ribbons, packing tape, wads of plastic shopping bags, mountains of clamshell packaging, and crappy lights that didn’t even make it…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Report: Instead Of Slowing Down Global Warming, We Are Rapidly Speeding It Up

Whenever I sit down to write a post about global warming or the environment, I’m filled with a sense of sadness. Sadness because I know most people won’t read the article or share it. Sad because I know the industry I work in can’t report on it with the attention it deserves because it isn’t […]

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