Hear Your Pollution

We all talk about the many different avenues for visible pollution. But there is another form of pollution just as harmful and invasive, yet is invisible, noise pollution. Noise is defined by the EPA as any unwanted or disagreeable sound and is often dismissed simply as a “nuisance.” The air around us is constantly filled […]

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CIG-UH-DONT

Cigarettes have become an extremely popular subject when it comes to the health of individuals, but what role do they play in the environment?

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The Environmental Impact of Varying Diets

With the food industry requiring around 30% of total soil available on Earth and 20% of all fossil fuels consumed, the food that humans eat drastically impacts the environment. These environmental impacts include climate change, deforestation, decline of freshwater, eutrophication, and mass extinction. With an exponentially increasing human population, the future of Earth’s well-being will […]

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Life After Coal

Coal has been the dominant fuel source for electricity generation in the United States for decades, until just last year. In 2016, natural gas hit the historic mark of 1,378 TWhrs of annual generation, for the first time out producing coal at 1,239 TWhrs (EIA). The rise of natural gas can be traced back to […]

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Big Shoes to Fill: The Ecological Footprint and Sustainable Development

How many earths would it take for everyone to live like an American? That’s the question answered by the Ecological Footprint, a method of measurement coined in 1990 by Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees of the University of British Columbia. Ecological Footprint accounting essentially pits the productivity of natural capital against the consumption of human […]

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Life is a Wave – Harness It

In a world where climate change is becoming a more important and pressing issue every day, we are actively trying to diversify our energy portfolios by increasing power generation from renewable energy sources.  In the United States, wind and solar energy as well as nuclear are the hot topics in discussions, but what if we […]

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Sprouting up in the Concrete Jungle: Urban Agriculture Innovations

Traditional farming methods are productive, but are they sustainable? Urban agriculture could be the future of sustainable farming as it can turn previously unproductive landscapes into productive gardens and habitats for animals in an otherwise uninhabitable environment. Empty lots, rooftops, side yards adjacent to buildings and even window sills are all examples of transformable landscapes. […]

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