Climate change is adversely affecting all parts of the earth. There have been dramatic increases in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) globally since the industrial revolution of the 19th century. The planet warms faster as more GHGs are added to the earth's atmosphere. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, expressing the global scientific consensus, warns that global net human-caused emissions of CO2 need to fall by about 45% from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching 'net zero' around 2050...
How Technology Can Help Cities Avoid Another Flint Water Crisis | Article by Jane Marsh | The green movement is influencing natural resource protection. As the global temperature rises, adverse effects limit individuals’ access to freshwater sources. In answer, ecologists are developing technologies that improve urban water supplies. Many engineers and scientists evaluate the Flint […]
5 Ways for SMART Cities to Implement Sustainable Waste Management | by Jane Marsh | As cities worldwide test new waste management ideas, they learn what does and does not work. Sharing these advances can help move global initiatives further forward.
Learning From California's Struggle to Balance Decarbonization With Energy Resilience | Since California passed the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, marking its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), the state has continued to align itself with ongoing climate change initiatives and policies. After the first decade of the initial policy's implementation, California boosted […]
Benefits of Sustainable Agriculture | Sustainable agriculture turns farms into thriving ecological lands that produce food crops, in addition to using plants that increase farms' biodiversity while sequestering atmospheric carbon. The health of ecosystems, including soil nutrition, on the farm, is a top priority when agriculture is managed sustainably. In most traditional farming of the […]
The United Nations (UN) has advised that a global shift towards plant-based food will counteract the worst effects of climate change. Is going vegan really going to help in global climate action, and help the world meet net zero emissions targets? Well, actually...the UN says that land-use practices that favor plant growth vs. a focus […]
Advanced li-ion batteries | Next-generation lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries are being developed, and varieties are already currently in the marketplace. These next-gen li-ion batteries have 2-7X the efficiency of current batteries, often while reducing costs. New varieties of advanced li-ion batteries maintain a stable capacity for 20+ years. Next-gen li-ion batteries can charge in minutes, are […]
Hydrogen and the Clean Energy Transition | Hydrogen is one of the most promising emerging energy technologies to fill the rising global demand for clean low carbon and emission-free energy sources. The recent global societal shift towards environmental sustainability, and the global imperative for climate action, have significantly altered energy consumption patterns. Clean and renewable […]
Both nuclear and renewable energy are needed in the global energy mix to help fight climate change. In order to cut down on the share of fossil fuels in the world energy mix, nuclear is necessary. A total of WELL OVER 40% of the world's energy mix for renewable and nuclear energies combined is needed […]
As the climate changes, global ecosystems experience debilitating effects. Resource depletion degrades the security of the global food supply. Society can adopt eco-conscious consumption strategies such as limiting waste and supporting agricultural stability. A significant portion of food waste derives from cities. Urbanites can use food waste reduction methods and technologies to maximize the supply […]