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The Causes Of Air Pollution And How To Prevent Them

The Causes Of Air Pollution And How To Prevent Them

Air pollution occurs when an unwanted gas or particle (or too much of a wanted gas or particle) pollutes the gaseous mixture we all know as air. This has been…

Do You Want to Change the World?

Do You Want to Change the World?

“The purpose of life is not to be happy— but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.”…

Scientists Discover a 3,700 Mile Long River 13,000 Feet Beneath the Amazon

Scientists Discover a 3,700 Mile Long River 13,000 Feet Beneath the Amazon

Researchers at Brazil’s National Observatory have discovered evidence of a massive underground river flowing deep beneath the Amazon River, reports the AFP. Presenting at the 12th International Congress of the…

Hunger Pains: 6 Million Americans Struggle To Eat

Hunger Pains: 6 Million Americans Struggle To Eat

There are more people on Food Stamps, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), than ever before in the United States. As of May, 45,753,078 Americans were enrolled in SNAP, an…

Want to Save Money? Start Carpooling

Want to Save Money? Start Carpooling

According to Goodhousekeeping.com Americans can save $650-$1,000 a year if they just carpooled to work. Here is the math: The average American commutes to work 16 miles each way, and…

Columbia University’s New Campus Gets LEED-Platinum

Columbia University’s New Campus Gets LEED-Platinum

The first LEED for Neighborhood Development-Platinum in NYC has been awarded to Columbia University’s plan for its 17-acre Manhattanville campus in West Harlem. It’s also the first Platinum certification for a university campus…

Overpopulation And The Environment: The Responsibilities Of 7 Billion

Overpopulation And The Environment: The Responsibilities Of 7 Billion

I have been keenly aware of the population crisis all my life. I was only fourteen when the world population surpassed six billion, and now, just twelve years later, we…

Climate Shift Means More Frequent & More Intense Extreme Storms Are On The Horizon

Climate Shift Means More Frequent & More Intense Extreme Storms Are On The Horizon

Recently, NRDC published a report explaining the potential water-related impacts of climate change on U.S. cities.  The projected impacts include, among other things, more frequent and intense storm events.  Now,…

F-22 Raptor Hits Supersonic Speeds on Synthetic Biofuel

F-22 Raptor Hits Supersonic Speeds on Synthetic Biofuel

On March 18th 2011, an F-22 Raptor took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California. The Raptor hit supersonic speeds on a 50/50 fuel blend of conventional petroleum-based JP-8…

The 20 States With The Most Toxic Air

The 20 States With The Most Toxic Air

A new analysis ranks states by the levels of air pollution produced by power plants. Coal- and oil-fired power plants produce almost half the toxic air pollution in the U.S.,…