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The Environmental Impact COVID-19 Had On National Parks

The COVID-19 pandemic caused nearly everyone to make changes and choices over the last year. With many events canceled and indoor gatherings limited, many people flocked to the country’s national parks for some “normalcy” and to de-stress.  The National Park Service reports 237 million Americans visited parks last year throughout the pandemic. While the number […]

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Climate Change and Its Impact on Our Weather

While global warming used to be the so-called phrase of day, climate change tends to be a little more accurate. Yes, it’s true, we’ve had some pretty hot days here in California. Then, with the rash of fires we had in 2020, the term “warming” isn’t too far-fetched. In fact, a Stanford study found the […]

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Top 5 Jobs and Career Paths for People Who Want to Save the Planet

You might think you are not able to make any significant impact or save the planet in your lifetime, but in reality, your contribution is the only thing that truly matters. Each and every one of us has a responsibility to care for the only home we have, but also for our fellow human beings. […]

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Electric Vehicles and Their Importance in the 21st Century

It’s fair to say climate change is the defining problem of the 21st century (so far, at least). CO2, while not the most dangerous greenhouse gas, is the one we produce in quantity—and with transportation responsible for 28% of CO2 emissions in the US, it’s also one we can significantly reduce by transitioning to electric […]

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Light and Noise Pollution and Its Effects on Human Health

Modern society has certainly come a long way from our ancestral caves, but the modern lifestyle has become painfully detrimental to our health as well. The speed of technological progress has far outpaced our ability to adapt. One of the many consequences of this disharmony is pollution of the kind we’ve never faced before. That’s […]

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The Good Earth: How Rollbacks on Environmental Regulations Will Impact the World

As devastating as the COVID-19 pandemic has been, there is, at least, something good to have come from it. When the world went into lockdown, for just a little while, our Earth got a bit of a reprieve from the abuses we humans heap upon it. In China, carbon emissions fell by more than 25% […]

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Environmental Effects of Home Isolation

While the Coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly everyone in one way or another, the silver lining seems to be the required social distancing practices have given our environment a much-needed break. As a result of entire countries following home isolation protocols, put in place to help flatten the curve, the positive changes in the environment […]

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How to Talk to Children About Environmental Issues

A lot is happening in the world. Forests are burning, ice caps are melting, wildlife is being threatened and a virus is endangering humanity. On the other side of the coin, as much of mankind is currently under stay at home orders, air pollution levels have dropped dramatically, wildlife has been able to roam unhindered […]

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Sustainable Building to Help Homes Endure Severe Weather

The issues the environment faces will continue growing in upcoming years — severe weather is one of those problems. Severe weather like hurricanes, floods, blizzards and earthquakes can easily topple buildings or structures. Better preparation and planning, though, can introduce practical construction techniques that become preventative measures. With new strategies for construction, communities can better […]

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6 Principles for Re-Designing the Sustainable Suburbs for the Future

There seems to be no drop in interest for suburbs. After the back-to-the-city movement of 2009-2012, people seem to be favoring suburban neighborhoods again, so they need to be redesigned to accommodate the new generation of homeowners. Unfortunately, our perception of living has become somewhat binary – you either live in Brooklyn high-rise or in […]