Fed money starts flowing for EV charging

The U.S. government is kicking off its plan to spend billions of dollars building out hundreds of thousands of public electric vehicle chargers across America. Last week, the Biden administration opened up applications for cities, states, tribes and other public entities to try to tap into the first round of $700 million in grant funding to deploy EV chargers, and other alternative fueling infrastructure, within communities and alongside highways. This first round of applications is due in a … [Read more...]

Bottlecap Art: Mixed Media Assemblage by Leigh Kirkland

I spotted this awesome bottlecap fish at Sweet Melissa's, a breakfast place in downtown Decatur, GA. Isn't it awesome? Atlanta artist Leigh Kirkland made this bottlecap fish, and it looks like just one of many in her collection. She works in a variety of media, from watercolors to mixed media art featuring found objects. Her found object assemblages are by far my favorite pieces though. There's a great bottlecap flounder on her website that uses old hinges as the fins. I just love how she uses … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right School for Childhood Education: What You Need to Know

There are over 49 million children in public schools and over 4 million in private schools. As the population grows, that number will continue to rise. Is your child getting ready to join all of those other students? Choosing a perfect school for childhood education (from pre-k through the end of high school) isn’t easy. There are pros and cons to every school, so how can you make the right decision for your child? We’re here to help. Read on to learn all about how to find the right school for … [Read more...]

Microplastics are filling the skies. Will they affect the climate?

Plastic has become an obvious pollutant over recent decades, choking turtles and seabirds, clogging up our landfills and waterways. But in just the past few years, a less-obvious problem has emerged. Researchers are starting to get concerned about how tiny bits of plastic in the air, lofted into the skies from seafoam bubbles or spinning tires on the highway, might potentially change our future climate.“Here’s something that people just didn’t think about — another aspect of plastic pollution,” … [Read more...]

Experts see hope in gloomy climate report

Humanity is set to blow past 1.5°C (2.7°F) of planetary warming by the early 2030s, according to a new report released today. The report, issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, warns of a future in which adapting to climate change will become increasingly difficult as the risk of deadly heat waves and flooding increases substantially with each additional half-degree of warming. The report is spawning legions of gloomy news headlines, but not all climate experts shared in the … [Read more...]

Why Do We Need rainforests?

No matter where you live, you need rainforests. Why? They help purify the air we breathe. They send vapor into the air, making it rain—not just locally but thousands of miles away. Rainforests are great allies in the fight to slow climate change, too, as they absorb vast quantities of human-made carbon emissions. Rainforest plants provide the basis for medicines that treat everything from toothaches to childhood leukemia. Rainforests are also home to millions of Indigenous and local peoples who … [Read more...]

How to Test VOC Levels in Your Home: Home Air Check Review

Are you worried about off gassing in your home? Wondering how do you test VOC levels in your home? It’s something I’ve always wondered about and just assumed that it would require a professional appointment and a LOT of money. Boy, was I wrong. Long story short – I found Home Air Check and couldn’t be happier about how easy it is to test VOC levels and relatively affordable in the grand scheme of things. Plus, it can take as little as 20 minutes to test VOC levels, it’s SUPER easy, and I can do … [Read more...]

How Long Do I Air Fry Mushrooms

How Long Do I Air Fry Mushrooms 380°F / 193°C for 12 minutes  General Air Frying Tips If using an air fryer with a basket, pause a once mid-way to toss/flip to make sure they cook evenly. If using an air fryer with “shelves” or racks you don’t necessarily need to bother but it often […] The post How Long Do I Air Fry Mushrooms appeared first on The Eco-Friendly Family. Source link … [Read more...]

Microsoft’s $1B Climate Innovation Fund

In January 2020, Brad Smith, the President of Microsoft, announced that the company had set a target of becoming carbon negative by 2030. How does the company plan to do it? What does going carbon negative actually entail? Brandon Middaugh, the Director of Microsoft’s $1B Climate Innovation Fund, comes on the show to explain. The fund invests in various climate technologies as a part of the company’s overall climate efforts. Investments in its portfolio cover carbon removal, carbon marketplace … [Read more...]

Techno-fixs or 'solidaristic commoning'

Techno-fixs or 'solidaristic commoning' Channel Comment brendan 20th March 2023 Teaser Media Source link … [Read more...]

Making a Difference in the Galapagos | Blog Posts

Roberto Plaza always dreamed of living in the Galapagos. Three years ago he finally made the leap and moved his family from the city of Quito to the Enchanted Isles. And they did it in a big way: Roberto and his family live totally off the grid. They use solar energy to power their home and rainwater to drink and bathe; waste water is treated and reused for agriculture needs, and their entire house was built using materials that leave the lightest ecological footprint. Living this way comes … [Read more...]

ExxonMobil’s $2 Billion Refinery Expansion Now Processes Over 630,000 Barrels Per Day

(Credit: ExxonMobil)ExxonMobil is a multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas, with operations in over 50 countries worldwide. The company was formed in 1999 through the merger of Exxon and Mobil. As of today, ExxonMobil is one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy companies. With an estimated market capitalization of over $413 billion.Completion of the Beaumont Refinery ExpansionThe successful completion of the Beaumont refinery expansion project is a … [Read more...]

Infographic: Are You Benefitting From Solar Energy?

Read the full article at JK MechanicalElena White is the founder and editor of  Life The Green Way, clean water advocate, and a "rurban" wife and mother.  Learn more about her here and follow her on Twitter at @Lifethegreenway. Source link … [Read more...]

The 4 Best Ways Every Mom is Keeping Her Kids Healthy

Taking care of your kids is one of your number one priorities and their health is probably a huge concern to you – you’re not alone! When your little ones naturally gravitate towards chocolate ice cream and hours in front of the TV, it can feel a little like their health is slipping from your fingers. But don’t worry – they’re not that fragile and it’s totally normal for kids to lean into those behaviors, just as long as they learn balance. If you’re looking to change up the flow of health in … [Read more...]

2023 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #11

Latest Posts Archives 2023 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #11 Posted on 18 March 2023 by John Hartz Story of the Week Guest post: What 13,500 citations reveal about the IPCC’s climate science report   IPCC WG1 AR6 SPM Report Cover - Changing by Alisa Singer. Credit: Alisa Singer / IPCC. In August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published their long-anticipated report on the “physical science … [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons of Fixed Prices for Sustainable Energy – Blue & Green Tomorrow

The Pros and Cons of Fixed Prices for Sustainable Energy  Blue & Green Tomorrow Source link … [Read more...]

The 7 best road trips in Jamaica

It's no secret that Jamaica excels at white sand beaches and sensual, apricot-colored sunsets. What travelers often overlook is the island's road trip appeal.  Whether you’re after mountain views, a ride along the coast or a cruise through quaint neighborhoods, the largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean can be slowly and comfortably traversed by car within a week. Here are the seven best road trips to take in Jamaica. Make the most out of every adventure with help from our weekly … [Read more...]

Lundberg Family Farms Launches First US-Grown Regenerative Organic Certified Rice

The California rice producer has helped establish the first standards for regenerative rice and set a goal for its entire crop to be ROC by 2027. With four generations of roots in California rice farming, Lundberg Family Farms has a reputation as environmental stewards in its portion of the Sacramento Valley, near Chico. Lundberg was an early adopter of organic farming and now counts 60-65 percent of its total crop as USDA-certified organic. The brand is one of the more easily recognizable … [Read more...]

Sleep On Latex: A Healthier Mattress to Sleep Better

  Could your mattress be the culprit to your sleep deprivation? Do you toss and turn and wake up with a sore back? This was me.   As a gardener, I abuse my body with my constant twisting and bending. But not any mattress will do. I only wanted a nontoxic healthier mattress since my mattress should meet the same requirements as my organic garden–pure, healthy, and made with care. Sleep On Latex mattress fit the bill.  I was given a mattress to review and I only review products that align with my … [Read more...]

4 Gifts for Your Religious Friend

If you know people who are passionate about their religious beliefs, finding great ways to celebrate their religion is important. Even if you don’t share the same beliefs, it’s always nice to bond over something that they love. When your friend or relative has an upcoming birthday or special occasion, you can think of great religious-related items to gift them. By doing so, you can show them that you acknowledge their beliefs and care about supporting them. If you’re not religious or if you hold … [Read more...]

Some new CMIP6 MSU comparisons

We add some of the CMIP6 models to the updateable MSU comparisons. After my annual update, I was pointed to some MSU-related diagnostics for many of the CMIP6 models (24 of them at least) from Po-Chedley et al. (2022) courtesy of Ben Santer. These are slightly different to what we have shown for CMIP5 in that the diagnostic is the tropical corrected-TMT (following Fu et al., 2004) which is a better representation of the mid-troposphere than the classic TMT diagnostic through an adjustment … [Read more...]

6 Cities on 5 Continents That Are Reimagining Urban Life

What makes a city great? Whether you’re living in Durban, South Africa, or Medellín, Colombia, perhaps no two people living in one place will have the same answer. But ask residents across different cultures and regions about challenges facing their own cities, and common issues will emerge, like the need for more affordable housing, better public transportation and access to resources and services. Far too often, city initiatives don’t actually address the needs of residents — and sometimes … [Read more...]

2GO Travel revitalizes interest for sea travel in the Philippines through young advocates

2GO Invites budding content creators to 2GOKada Creators Cruise2GO Travel, an advocate for Philippines tourism via sea travel, opens the opportunity to spark the same passion and interest in a new breed of creatives and content creators. As the government ramps up initiatives to invigorate tourism and modernize travel infrastructure, 2GO capitalizes on the perfect time to inspire the younger generation to experience the best of the Philippines by sea.2GOKada Creators CruiseIn partnership with … [Read more...]