Green Living & the Environment

A Catalyst For Change: Gen Z And The Climate Movement

(BPT) - In recent years, Gen Z has emerged as a pivotal force in the climate industry, significantly influencing the way climate change is addressed in our local and regional communities across the …

How to clean your home and live more sustainably

(BPT) - Do you want to live more sustainably but don’t know where to start? Leading a sustainable life doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, you can make a difference right at home. …

Why Wild Bird Lovers Should Choose Top-of-the-Crop Natural Feed: If you can't read it, don't feed it

(Family Features) People who feed wild birds also want to know they're feeding the most natural and nutritious options. It's hard to be confident when reading the mystifying ingredient list on feed bags makes you feel like a bird brain.

What every homeowner should know about the new clean energy tax credit

(BPT) - Whether you are in the market for a new home or ready to upgrade your current residence, investing in energy-efficient home improvements could help you save money thanks to the Inflation …

During the 2024 eclipse, biologists like us want to find out how birds will respond to darkness in the middle of the day

The total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, coincides with an exciting time for wild birds. Local birds are singing for mates and fighting for territories as they gear up for their once-a-year chance to breed. …

America’s green manufacturing boom, from EV batteries to solar panel production, isn’t powered by renewable energy − yet

Renewable energy provides about 20% of U.S. electricity. AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez Panasonic’s new US$4 billion battery factory in De Soto, Kansas, is designed to be a model of sustainability …

Who are today’s climate activists? Dispelling 3 big myths for Earth Month

Climate rallies, like this one in New York City in 2022, draw activists of all ages. AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe As Earth Month 2024 gets underway, climate activists around the world are planning …

Washers and dryers are about to get a whole lot more efficient

Grist reports on new governmental guidelines that will save people $2.2 billion a year in utility costs and eliminate 71 million tons of planet-warming CO2 emissions.

Sanctuary, self-care and sustainability top outdoor living trends

(BPT) - Over the past several years, our backyards have become much more than spaces for weekend barbecues. They’re sanctuaries where we go to decompress from our increasingly hectic lives and …
Environment matters
Female mosquitoes rely on one another to choose the best breeding sites − and with the arrival of spring, they’re already on the hunt
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, one of the most common species in the U.S., love everything about humans. They love our body heat and odors, which enable them to find us. They love to feed on our blood to make their eggs mature. …
City mouse or country mouse? I collect mice from Philly homes to study how they got so good at urban living
Dusty barns, gleaming stables and damp basements. These are all places where you might find a house mouse – or a member of my research team. I’m an evolutionary biologist, and my lab at Drexel University studies wild house mice. …
National parks teach students about environmental issues in this course
The University of Tennessee is a natural fit for this course, with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and all the learning opportunities it offers being only a one-hour drive away. ... Uncommon Courses is an occasional series from The Conversation U.S. highlighting unconventional approaches to teaching. …
Solar power occupies a lot of space – here’s how to make it more ecologically beneficial to the land it sits on
As societies look for ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change, large-scale solar power is playing a central role. Climate scientists view it as the tool with the greatest potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. …
Detroiters more likely to support local solar power development if they think it reduces energy prices for their community
Michigan residents overwhelmingly want more solar power. In the spring of 2023, nearly two-thirds of 1,000 state residents surveyed supported additional large-scale solar development. …

National Grid: Improving Jobs with the Clean Energy Transition

Doing well by doing good: Many New Yorkers may soon find good jobs in the clean energy sector.
(NAPSI)—Addressing climate change is an all-hands-on-deck undertaking. It requires a smarter, stronger, and cleaner energy grid that provides affordable, reliable power when and where people need …

Gone Viral: 'Miniclover' is a top trending grass alternative for yards across America

(Family Features) If you're looking to renovate your yard, there's a sustainable, drought-tolerant alternative to high-maintenance, water-guzzling grass that also reduces your environmental footprint.

3 Reasons to Ditch Your Laundry Detergent for Eco Strips

3 Reasons to Ditch Your Laundry Detergent for Eco Strips
(NewsUSA) - The laundry industry would have you believe that in order to get brilliant, clean laundry, you need to use powders, liquids and pods that are diluted with water, and come in bulky, …

New HVAC trends increase sustainability and savings for homeowners

(BPT) - Like many sectors, the HVAC industry is no stranger to new challenges, technological advancements and regulatory shifts which in turn can impact homeowners. Today, the sector is buzzing with …
Lifestyle features
As storm season approaches, is your county a target for hail damage in 2024?
Roof Gnome ranked U.S. counties that are most at risk of hail damage in 2024 according to data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Taylor Swift’s homage to Clara Bow
One track on Taylor Swift’s new album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” honors a long-celebrated, oft-miscast heroine of American feminism: actress Clara Bow. As historians of the 1920s, we’ve studied Bow’s fame and her cultural legacy.
Not ready to jump into a hybrid or electric car? Here's everything you need to know about partial zero emission vehicles
Edmunds explains how partial zero emission vehicles may help put more zero emissions vehicles on the road.
Only half of Gen Z say they are thriving, less than millennials at the same age
Wysa analyzed data from Gallup to see how Americans of different generations are faring when it comes to their mental health.
Glow Forward with a Laser and RF Microneedling Treatment
(BPT) - It’s no surprise that one of the hottest beauty trends comes from a viral TikTok sensation.‘Glass skin,’ as beauty experts call it, refers to a smooth, dewy, and …