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Toxic Exposure At Military Bases: A Civilian Perspective

Toxic Exposure At Military Bases: A Civilian Perspective

The military is built to keep citizens safe, but often, the environmental hazards associated with military operations pose unseen risks, not only to service members but also to civilians who live on base and in the vicinity. One of the many concerns is the prevalence of toxic substances discarded in these facilities. The health risks for those working on a […]

Automotive Start-Stop Systems: Environmental Savior or Mechanical Burden?

Automotive Start-Stop Systems: Environmental Savior or Mechanical Burden?

In the face of escalating urban pollution and the urgent need to conserve fuel, recent years have seen the rise of automotive start-stop systems as a new feature in vehicles. These systems, which automatically turn off a vehicle’s engine at stoplights or during idling, promise a future of reduced emissions, quieter streets, and a more sustainable relationship with our environment. […]

Do start-stop systems reduce emissions over the life of a car?

Do start-stop systems reduce emissions over the life of a car?

In the face of escalating urban pollution and the urgent need to conserve fuel, automotive start-stop systems have emerged as a beacon of green technology. These systems, which automatically turn off a vehicle’s engine at stoplights or during idling, promise a future of reduced emissions, quieter streets, and a more sustainable relationship with our environment. The allure of start-stop systems lies […]

Earth911 Podcast: Dandelion Energy CEO Kathy Hannon on the Promise of Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

Earth911 Podcast: Dandelion Energy CEO Kathy Hannon on the Promise of Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

Kathy Hannun, president and cofounder of Dandelion Energy, introduces an untapped heating and cooling capacity source for homes — geothermal energy. Typically associated with high temperatures and geologically active areas such as hot springs or locations at the intersections of tectonic plates, geothermal heat pumps tap into the consistent year-round temperature of Earth’s outer crust to maintain a comfortable home […]

Earth911 Podcast: Dandelion Energy’s Kathy Hannun on the Promise of Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

Earth911 Podcast: Dandelion Energy’s Kathy Hannun on the Promise of Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

Kathy Hannun, president and cofounder of Dandelion Energy, introduces an untapped heating and cooling capacity source for homes — geothermal energy. Typically associated with high temperatures and geologically active areas such as hot springs or locations at the intersections of tectonic plates, geothermal heat pumps tap into the consistent year-round temperature of Earth’s outer crust to maintain a comfortable home […]

Regenerative Fashion: Cultivating a Positive Impact on the Planet

Regenerative Fashion: Cultivating a Positive Impact on the Planet

Having altered ecosystems drastically over the past two centuries, humans are witnessing substantial losses in biodiversity. The impact is not limited to the health of the planet, but also human well-being. The fashion and textile industries are major contributors to this degradation. About half of the environmental damage from fashion happens during fiber production. Cotton, which is heavily used, is […]

How SWEEP Key Performance Indicators Can Change Local Recycling Outcomes

How SWEEP Key Performance Indicators Can Change Local Recycling Outcomes

Have you ever wondered how your waste management and recycling program performance compares with other municipalities? Have you tried to find a set of objective criteria that can consistently evaluate the performance of these programs and found no basis for comparison? After a program has achieved initial goals, have you ever wondered what your city or town could do next […]

How To Use Earth911 To Improve Your Community’s Recycling & Reuse Results

How To Use Earth911 To Improve Your Community’s Recycling & Reuse Results

“Recyclable” labels are popping up everywhere, but companies seldom provide the information needed to actually recycle or reuse a product or its packaging in our communities. Join Earth911’s more than 2,000 volunteer curators to help your community identify what materials every local option, from the blue bin and transfer stations to private recycling and nonprofit reuse programs — we need […]

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