Jun 22nd, 2018 | By Amy Leibrock
Planting pollinator gardens, avoiding pesticide use, and buying local honey are important actions you can take to support pollinators, but here’s another idea to add to the list: reducing light pollution.
Jun 13th, 2018 | By Kevin Stark, Energy News Network
What if instead of sitting idle for much of the summer, school buses had a seasonal job helping to balance the electric grid? The state of Illinois is about to test that potential.
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Jun 6th, 2018 | By Amy Leibrock
The designation “Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle” (PZEV) has many people perplexed. Certainly, childhood math would tell us there is no such thing as “partial-zero.” But while most of us are scratching our heads, PZEVs are quickly becoming the norm in gasoline vehicles. In fact, by 2025 all cars sold in America will be PZEVs. But what does this strange designation mean?
Food System, Eco Living
May 31st, 2018 | By Amy Leibrock
If you’ve wanted to start growing food but don’t have much space, the answer may be right in front of you — your front yard, that is. Front yard vegetable gardens are a growing trend. Nevertheless, some people don’t even consider growing food in the front yard because they think it might look messy or lead to neighbor complaints. Those folks should think again, says Natalie Carver, horticultural director for Love and Carrots, a company that designs, installs, and maintains urban vegetable gardens for homeowners throughout the Washington D.C. metro area.
May 9th, 2018 | By Amy Leibrock
Gas prices are starting to rise as we head into summer, and political uncertainty isn't helping matters. There’s only one way to escape fluctuating prices at the pump for good, and that’s to switch to an alternative fuel vehicle. Here are 10 of the most fuel-efficient vehicles to consider in 2018.
Apr 30th, 2018 | By Amy Leibrock
The city and town names may change, but the stories are strikingly similar. Every year, new tales of urban gardeners who are cited for “illegally” growing food in their yards or on vacant lots bubble up. Find out how some home gardeners are fighting these charges, and what you can do if your front yard garden get cited.
Apr 18th, 2018 | By Katrina Kazda
Despite recent fatal accidents, there is little question that self-driving cars are here to stay.
What is not yet clear is whether driverless cars represent an environmental boon or an unforeseen emissions nightmare. The answer is up to us.
Mar 27th, 2018 | By Elaina Tiller
I’m a junior at New Canaan High School, and I am grateful for the ways my schools have worked environmental lessons into my education. When environmental consciousness starts young, students can form green habits that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. While tight budgets may make it a challenge for schools to make big changes, here are some inexpensive ways to get started greening your school.