Stella S Dominguez

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Drinking Coffee in a Styrofoam Cup? Pour It Out

Coffee cup chemicals may threaten your health, and should carry warning labels, says the state of California. Cue lawyers.<p>Cup full of trouble: …

Apple’s greed is killing the planet (and screwing you, too)

Your iPhone won't last forever, even if you want it to. You'll crack the screen, or its battery will crap out, and if the physical flaws don't get …

Sustainability

Renewable energy is becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris commitments even if Trump withdraws

Research analysts at Morgan Stanley believe that renewable energy like solar and wind power are hurtling towards a level of ubiquity where not even politics can hinder them. Renewable energy is simply becoming the cheapest option, fast. Basic economics, the analysts say, suggest that the US will …

Renewable Energy

Trump cutting the EPA WaterSense program makes no sense at all

President Trump promised clean water for all Americans while preserving our natural resources. Yet his recently announced 2018 budget seeks to …

5 sobering charts that show how many resources Americans use and waste

Americans enjoy practically unlimited access to food, water, energy, and other resources that power a modern society. This makes US residents some of the most resource-intensive human beings on Earth.<p>The average person born in the US creates 13 times as much damage to the environment as someone …

Earth Day

Environmental Impact by Source

All energy sources affect the environment. There is no such thing as a completely “clean” energy source.<p>Getting the energy we need affects our …

Nuclear Energy

21 Reasons Why Plastic Bottles Ruin Everything: Recycling Won't Fix It, Zero Waste Will.

<b>Drinking from plastic bottles has become such an everyday way of life that many people don't even think about what they are made from, or where they really go after we're done with them.</b><p>Each American throws out an average of 21 lbs (9.5kg) of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles per …

Pollution

Searching for and Maintaining Peace

Searching for and Maintaining Peace<p>by Jacques Philippe<p>238 customer reviews<p>This classic work is a short treatise on peace of heart in a world where …

100% Renewable Energy? Here's Why It's Not Happening Anytime Soon

In an earlier post, I established that, with massive effort, it would be possible to generate all electricity and a substantial fraction of transportation energy with renewable fuels. The pace of conversion is said to depend upon political will.<p>“Will” is not the correct term. Will implies both …

Fossil Fuels

19 easy ways to save energy (and money) this winter

The summer was a lovely respite from the hell of high heating bills and wasted energy, but don't think that you can't save a lot of money during the …

Sustainability

Inside Songdo, The City Designed From Scratch To Be Sustainable

Can this Korean development outside of Seoul be the standard for how we build new cities in the future?<p>There aren’t any garbage trucks in Songdo, South Korea. Instead, trash is sucked through pneumatic pipes to a central sorting facility–in seconds–where it’s either recycled or turned into energy. …

The Serious Price We're Paying For 'Fast Fashion'

It’s no secret that Americans <i>love</i> to shop. But when it comes to buying cheap clothing, the environment may be paying the biggest price.<p>In our final episode of “Sustainable Self,” a HuffPost Originals series where we recommend small ways to reduce our impact on the environment, we take a look at …

Clothing

Save the Frogs!

Here's how oil is formed

Does the oil we use today originate from the remains of dead dinosaurs?<p>No, but the actual answer is just as interesting.<p>The generally accepted theory is that today's oil reserves come from organic materials that existed millions of years before dinosaurs roamed the earth. About 300 million years …

Oil

Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim’s Tale

Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim’s Tale<p>by Zondervan<p>360 customer reviews<p>What happens when the pastor of a mega church loses his faith?<br>Pastor Chase Falson …

ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard | Department of Energy

The ISO 50001 energy management standard is a proven framework for industrial facilities, commercial facilities, or entire organizations to manage …

Green Living

Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative Partnerships | Department of Energy

The Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) engages in partnerships to improve U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness.<p>Growing U.S. …

Insulation

Costa Rica runs 100% renewable for 113 days in a row

Costa Rica just ran its electricity grid for 113 days in a row entirely on renewable energy. Using a mix of wind, solar and its abundant supply of …

Energy Department Announces $137 Million Investment in Commercial and Passenger Vehicle Efficiency

SuperTruck II, Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Selections to Accelerate the Development of Innovative Technologies

U.S. Dept. of Energy

The Ecological Footprint Explained

Learn About Green Vehicles

What Makes a Vehicle Green?<p>EPA developed the Green Vehicle Guide to help you find information on vehicles that are <b>more efficient</b> and <b>less polluting</b>. …

Document Display

11 'Green' Habits (That Aren't Actually Green at All)

Despite the surfeit of so-called “eco-friendly” options that exist today, it isn’t easy being green. Even products boasting “all natural” or “green” …

Sustainability