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CO2 Is Legally a Pollutant Now

CO2 Is Legally a Pollutant Now

Inflation Reduction Act doesn’t sound like the name of a bill to curb greenhouse gas emissions. But the economy is linked to the environment, and the IRA aims to make that link a more sustainable one. Buried in this money bill is a clause that lays the legal foundation for stronger federal oversight of the emissions most significant to climate […]

How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits

How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits

Carroll Muffett began wondering in 2008 when the world’s biggest oil companies had first understood the science of climate change and their product’s role in causing it. A lawyer then working as a consultant to environmental groups, he started researching the question at night and on weekends, ordering decades-old reports, books, and magazines off Amazon and eBay, or from academic […]

Fix-It Guy: 3 Easy 5-Minute DIY Appliance Fixes

Fix-It Guy: 3 Easy 5-Minute DIY Appliance Fixes

After 30 years of being an appliance technician, I have found three quick and easy home appliance fixes that anyone can do in under five minutes. They require very few tools and will save you hundreds of dollars and extend the life of your appliances. 1. Gas Stove Burner That Clicks but Won’t Light On a gas stove, it’s very […]

Earth911 Interview: Urvashi Bhatnagar on The Sustainability Scorecard

Earth911 Interview: Urvashi Bhatnagar on The Sustainability Scorecard

Urvashi Bhatnagar, co-author with Paul Anastas of The Sustainability Scorecard: How to Implement and Profit from Unexpected Solutions, explains the four principles for managing and scaling sustainability. These ideas can be applied to build a sustainable business at a startup or large company to accelerate progress toward low- and no-waste products and services. Urvashi discusses reframing business decisions to emphasize […]

Lakes Growing Globally as Ice Melts and Reservoirs Expand

Over the last four decades, the area covered by lakes globally has grown by close to 18,000 square miles, an expanse nearly twice the size of Lake Erie. Scientists used satellite imagery and artificial intelligence to map 3.4 million lakes around the world between 1984 and 2019, finding that lake area grew as reservoirs expanded and rising temperatures melted glaciers […]

Scrap University Kids Makes Recycling Fun & Easy

Scrap University Kids Makes Recycling Fun & Easy

We have a big problem with metal recycling in the United States. Metal is easy to recycle, but so many people don’t know where to recycle it. So instead, metal ends up in garbage cans, on the side of the road, and in the ocean.  Did you know that only 45% of aluminum beverage cans are recycled in the United […]

Green Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Green Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Here’s the scenario. You promise yourself — you pinky-swear promise — that you won’t go overboard buying holiday gifts. You want to have a simpler, more meaningful holiday. Slowly, though, you find yourself caught up in the hubbub of the holidays. Before you know it, you’re running out at the last minute to buy one more gift. It’s hard to […]

We Earthlings: CO2 Footprint of One Bottle of Wine

We Earthlings: CO2 Footprint of One Bottle of Wine

Earth911 is a universal resource that helps you find your own shade of green. We educate and inform consumers, businesses and communities to inspire thought and facilitate earth-positive consumer decisions. Small changes by thousands of individuals will have a lasting, positive impact. More ideas make less waste!

Covid Lockdowns Helped Fuel a Methane Surge, Study Finds

When pandemic-related lockdowns grounded planes and brought car traffic to a near standstill in early 2020, transport emissions plummeted, leading to a drop in levels of a short-lived gas that scrubs methane from the atmosphere. The slump in traffic helped fuel a spike in methane, a new study finds. Nitrogen oxides, common pollutants from cars and planes, combine with water […]

Making the Holidays More Sustainable

Making the Holidays More Sustainable

The holidays may be a cheery time of year for you and your family and friends, but all those gift swaps, feasts, and other festivities aren’t a party for the planet. Americans generate an additional 5.8 million tons of waste every December. The fossil fuels, trees, and other natural resources that go into producing plastic toys, fast fashion, novelty gifts, […]

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