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These Floating Homes are Designed to Withstand Hurricanes

These Floating Homes are Designed to Withstand Hurricanes

motherearth February 16, 2018 0

It’s no secret that it was a devastating hurricane season. As people regroup in the hardest hit areas, they are starting to look forward to the future. How can they combat the next barrage

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Polar Bears Starving As Arctic Ice Vanishes

Polar Bears Starving As Arctic Ice Vanishes

motherearth February 4, 2018 0

Polar bears live in a remote and inhospitable environment far from most human settlements. For most biologists, opportunities to observe these animals are fleeting. In fact, scientists’ main resources for understanding basic behaviors of

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Trump Says U.S. Could Re-Enter Paris Climate Deal

Trump Says U.S. Could Re-Enter Paris Climate Deal

motherearth January 28, 2018 0

Last year, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would be leaving the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation, much to the horror of other world leaders. Trump said that the Paris accord “will undermine

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New Data Shows Solar Energy Creates More Jobs in America Than Any Other Industry

New Data Shows Solar Energy Creates More Jobs in America Than Any Other Industry

motherearth January 24, 2018 0

Solar energy isn’t just a tool to reduce emissions and help slow climate change — it’s a job creator. According to the most recent National Solar Jobs Census published by The Solar Foundation, the industry creates more jobs

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Nike Targets 100% Renewable Energy in North America

Nike Targets 100% Renewable Energy in North America

motherearth January 19, 2018 Comments Off on Nike Targets 100% Renewable Energy in North America

Nike has this week announced the signing of its second major wind contract with Avangrid Renewables. The virtual power purchase agreement (PPA) is good for 86 megawatts of Texas wind power. “This agreement enables us

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Tesla’s Solar Roofing Tiles Have Officially Begun Production in Its Factory

Tesla’s Solar Roofing Tiles Have Officially Begun Production in Its Factory

motherearth January 11, 2018 Comments Off on Tesla’s Solar Roofing Tiles Have Officially Begun Production in Its Factory

Tesla’s much anticipated (and long-delayed) solar roofing tiles have finally begun production out of the company’s factory in Buffalo, New York, according to Reuters. Tesla has also begun surveying the homes of those who put down

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New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Was The Second-Coldest Place on Earth on Saturday

New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Was The Second-Coldest Place on Earth on Saturday

motherearth January 8, 2018 Comments Off on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Was The Second-Coldest Place on Earth on Saturday

2018 is already a year for extremes. While Sydney, Australia, was sweltering through one of its hottest days on record on Sunday (a blistering 47.3 degrees C or 117 degrees F), on Saturday, the

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How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets?

How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets?

motherearth January 3, 2018 Comments Off on How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets?

Many pet owners are aware of the dangers to dogs and cats in extreme heat, but the risks can be even greater during a cold snap. With record low temperatures across the nation, and

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It’s So Cold in Canada a Zoo Had to Bring Its Penguins Inside

It’s So Cold in Canada a Zoo Had to Bring Its Penguins Inside

motherearth January 3, 2018 1

Thanks to the recent deep freeze in North America, Calgary Zoo had to take extreme measures to protect its animals from the weather – including even the most naturally cold resistant, the zoo’s king

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East Coast Braces For ‘Bombogenesis’

East Coast Braces For ‘Bombogenesis’

motherearth January 3, 2018 Comments Off on East Coast Braces For ‘Bombogenesis’

The word “bombogenesis” is not only a potentially great name for your next band, but also a cool weather term you may have heard being thrown around by meteorologists. But what exactly is it

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