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Are Solar Covered Canals California’s Best Solution to Drought?

Across the globe, drought has become one of the most prevalent and critical issues of our times. In the western US, it’s a growing disaster – with California’s 37.1 million people, the largest state population in the country, facing severe drought conditions. In 2022, fifty-eight California counties were given USDA disaster designations. There is no […]

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Renewable Energy: Is Space-based Solar On the Horizon?

Solar panel installations are some of the most environmentally-friendly sources of energy. They have zero emissions, making them sustainable for humans on Earth and possibly in space. Yes, that’s right. Solar panels could make it to space because agencies like the European Space Agency (ESA) are planning to launch space-based solar power in the future. […]

Flexible Solar On Every Surface with Phil Layton

This week we have a guest interview with Phil Layton, CEO of Pi Energy, which is a company developing thin, flexible, solar nanofilms that make it possible to install solar on almost any surface. We chat with Phil about new solar possibilities, how scientists are working to capture more power from the sun, why Noel and Jacob are dressed in America.

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How College Campuses Can Increase Energy Efficiency

College campuses are physically widespread and have far-reaching effects on people’s development, serving as a launchpad from adolescence to adulthood for many students. Therefore, they must prioritize energy efficiency. Here are a few ways universities can go green and lower their energy bill simultaneously. Add Extra Insulation to Buildings A building with thick insulation in […]

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Home Heating: Is Gas More Sustainable Than Oil?

In response to the global climate crisis, practicing sustainability is more important than ever. There are many myths associated with how sustainable gas is compared to oil. Both advantages and disadvantages exist, but which is the better option when it comes to home heating? Let’s explore which is better for the environment and how it […]

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7 Commons Myths About Making a Sustainable Home Debunked

If you’re considering building a sustainable home, or renovating your current home for greater energy efficiency, you might wonder if it’s worth it. After all, maybe you’ve read about green building or heard stories countering its benefits and complaining about the costs. Crafting a sustainable home should still account for design and aesthetics, but reap […]

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How to Plan Short-term and Long-term Sustainability Goals

Adopting sustainable practices is clearly a responsibility for everyone. We all interact with the environment and, as such, we need to protect it. This is something we’ve known for a long time and yet the fact remains we’re teetering on the precipice edge of a climate emergency. One thing we need to accept is we […]

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15 Ways Construction Is Gradually Getting Greener

Construction produces 39% of all the carbon emissions in the world. The industry is making strides toward sustainability, but it still faces challenges. Some of the issues include the higher price of green technology and the lack of concrete action. Companies struggle to efficiently monitor sustainable practices. For example, some contractors don’t know the full […]

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Greener Offices: How Eco-Friendly Innovation is Changing HVAC

Many businesses are interested in the things they can do to become more eco-friendly and benefit the environment. With climate change increasingly impacting individuals and companies across the globe, there is an onus on doing more in this area. Given companies can have significant carbon footprints, it is not surprising to realize they can do […]

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Making Your Research More Sustainable

Research is a vital tool in helping our society progress. Through this process, we have the chance to learn more about the world and establish applications for new knowledge. If you’re a research professional, this is likely to be one of the reasons you’re so committed to your work. You have the opportunity to make […]