How can the world combat the climate crisis?
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by Inaara Thawer
2d ago
Climate change is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. With it comes threats like global warming, pollution, natural disasters, degraded landscapes and threats to biodiversity, to name a few. In order to avoid the risks brought about by climate change, we must control greenhouse gases (GHGs) from being released into the atmosphere and boost the means of sequestering them. This way, we can ensure that average global temperatures are limited to 1.5ºC (34.7ºF) above pre-industrial levels. This figure was chosen in the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world's first holistic climate-related treaty ..read more
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2023 is the year to buy an electric vehicle
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by Laura Cowan
4d ago
Despite low sales due to supply shortages and soaring vehicle prices in 2022, electric vehicle production is set to greatly expand in 2023. The U.S. government is aiming to phase out gas-powered cars and trucks within the next couple of decades, an ambitious, but necessary goal to curb climate change. In order to do that, new laws, including the Inflation Reduction Act, incentivize companies to produce EVs and all their components in the U.S. In 2023, that massive influx of new EVs in development finally arrived. Here are some highlights from the coming year of EVs you can purchase ..read more
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Octopuses throw things at each other for strange reasons
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by Mrigakshi Dixit
4d ago
Octopuses, which are remarkably intelligent marine creatures, generally avoid contact with other animals and are thought to live solitary lives ..read more
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Growing coconuts with dignity in the Philippines
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by Teresa Bergen
5d ago
Connie is a single mom of four in a rural area of the Philippines where 85% of the population is unemployed. Celso worked irregular construction jobs, but his passion is tending vegetables and houseplants. Angelita overcame a gambling problem and is now helping to bring medical care to Philippine villages ..read more
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Gravity batteries offer a better energy storage alternative
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by Bonface Landi
6d ago
Gravity batteries are a new technology that supports the generation and storage of renewable energy through regenerative braking and gravity. A recent study on this technology has proved that old mines could be pivotal in enhancing the use of gravity batteries since they provide an ideal landscape ..read more
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Expert thrifting tips for reducing, reusing and recycling
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by KC Morgan
6d ago
Kiera Jeuitt is an expert at the three r's: reducing, reusing and recycling. She is the founder of "I Love Thrifting" and an expert on how to use thrifting to live more sustainably by reusing what's old, reducing the waste produced by new items you might possibly buy instead and offering amazing tips on how to recycle what's already there. Jeuitt shared some of her tips with Inhabitat ..read more
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Two eco-focused higher education buildings in Utah
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by Dawn Hammon
1w ago
Architectural and design firm MHTN has a record of introducing sustainably-minded solutions that embrace the function of the building while reducing its environmental impact. Well-established as a brand experienced in higher education student life design, MHTN is currently developing eco-friendly buildings on two Utah campuses ..read more
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EPA attempts to mandate more biofuel use in the US
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by Laura Cowan
1w ago
The EPA has announced its intention to mandate more biofuel use as part of the U.S. reaching its climate change mitigation goals. In late December, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to increase the amount of ethanol and other biofuels that must be blended into the U.S. fuel supplies over the next three years. Renewable fuel providers and farm groups welcomed the move, but environmentalists and oil industry groups were not in favor ..read more
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Mercedes puts a paywall on your electric car performance
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by Laura Cowan
1w ago
Mercedes-Benz has put a paywall on EV performance, requiring extra cost to unlock the full potential of its all-electric sports cars. You can imagine this won't go over well with environmentalists pushing for automakers to give the push to switch to all EVs all they've got in time to mitigate climate change, and it's not going to impress auto enthusiasts much either ..read more
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Meet Great Wrap, the completely compostable cling wrap
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by Dawn Hammon
1w ago
It’s finally here — stretch wrap that’s made from food waste rather than petroleum-based plastic. It’s time to reset your vocabulary from “plastic wrap” to “Great Wrap.”  ..read more
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