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Here's how much of the world would need to be covered in solar panels to power Earth

Solar energy is a seriously underrated resource.<p>More power from the sun hits the Earth in a single hour than humanity uses in an entire year, yet …

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How should we calculate the CO2 impact of the Keystone pipeline proposal?

Big energy infrastructure projects – power plants, coal mines, long distance transmission lines – take time, resources and, typically, some political …

Every City Needs Vancouver's Ban on Food Scraps

To kick off 2015, Vancouver has resolved to eliminate food products from its waste stream entirely.<p>Food rotting away in landfills is the second largest source of methane emissions produced by people.* In the U.S., landfills may account for more than 20 percent of anthropogenic methane, according to …

The World's Urban Future: It's Not All Bad for Nature

What's today's most unprecedented impact of people on the planet? Climate change? Maybe, though the planet has witnessed massive swings in climate through geologic time. The loss of species? Tragic, but species have been going extinct as long as they have been evolving. Today, we are living through …

Gorgeous Norwegian Eco-Friendly House Produces More Than 3 Times The Energy It Needs

It was designed to be 100% zero emission, and incorporates a ridiculous number of clever tricks and gadgets to truly make it a friend to the environment, according to The Daily Mail.<p>Norway's Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and renowned international architecture firm Snøhetta teamed up …

Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, according to a new analysis. Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers, while polluting or destroying their habitats, the research by scientists at WWF and …

Better Know A Plague: Palmer Amaranth

If you’ve seen headlines in the agriculture news lately—or even mainstream sources like the New York Times and local papers—you may have seen that “superweeds” are taking over American farmland. The superweed du jour is palmar amaranth, aka pigweed or carelessweed. But what is it? Why is it …

Agriculture

Join the grassroots environmental revolution

The UK is thriving with eco community projects. In September we will be profiling 17 – vote for your favourite and win a prize<p>There is a grassroots environmental revolution going on across the UK that gets little or no recognition. We hear about examples individually – a project here, a green group …

As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?

New projections of escalating growth increase the tension between humanity’s expanding needs and what the planet can provide.<p><b>There are more than 7 billion people on Earth now, and roughly one in eight of us doesn't have enough to eat. The question of how many people the Earth can support is a</b> …

Huge Wind Farm Proposed for Wyoming Would Store Energy in Utah Caves

Four energy companies proposed an $8 billion project Tuesday that within a decade could send power generated by wind on Wyoming's plains to power-thirsty households in Southern California. The sprawling venture would create one of the country's largest wind farms on land north of Cheyenne, a huge …

Louisiana's coastline is disappearing at the rate of a football field an hour

Dramatic erosion and sinking land along the southeastern coast of Louisiana could lead to “the largest forced migration for environmental reasons in the history of the country,” a new report says.<p>According to the report, called Losing Ground, changes in the Mississippi delta that were designed to …

How Ocean Philanthropy Can Change the Tide

By Catharine Cooper and Mark Spalding<p>It’s hard to imagine anyone who has not been changed by an experience of the sea. Whether it is to walk by her side, swim in her cooling waters, or float on her surface, the vast expanse of our ocean is transformative. We stand in awe of her majesty.<p>We are …

I Have a Dream: That People Will View a Picture Like This and Not Think It's a Big Deal

• shares<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p><i>The only thing Doyin Richards wanted to do was get his daughter ready</i> …

Green Energy Scheme To Burn Beetle-Infested Trees For Electricity

A U.S. Forest Service program tries to make lemons into lemonade.<p>Aldo Leopold described the burning of wood as re-releasing the sunshine the tree depended upon to grow. In his poetry, he touched on a bit of scientific truth: Plants pack in plenty of energy, about half as much as coal. People don’t …

Forests

There Are Huge Reserves of Live-Saving Fresh Water Below the Oceans

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in Australia have identified vast meteoric groundwater reserves (VMGRs) of freshwater …