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NYC Mayor Takes Big Step to Cut City’s Carbon Footprint

NYC Mayor Takes Big Step to Cut City’s Carbon Footprint

motherearth September 15, 2017 Comments Off on NYC Mayor Takes Big Step to Cut City’s Carbon Footprint

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has announced major plans to curb greenhouse gases, setting his sights on the city’s historic skyline. His mandate — the first of its kind across the country

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Plant-Based Biofuels Are Completely Transforming Energy

Plant-Based Biofuels Are Completely Transforming Energy

motherearth September 14, 2017 Comments Off on Plant-Based Biofuels Are Completely Transforming Energy

Our ever-changing environment is affecting, among other things, the plant-based biofuels we produce; changes that will continue until something is done to counteract it. Biofuels — yet another alternative to fossil fuels — rely on renewable

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France Wants to Cease Fossil Fuel Production by 2040

France Wants to Cease Fossil Fuel Production by 2040

motherearth September 7, 2017 Comments Off on France Wants to Cease Fossil Fuel Production by 2040

On Wednesday, France made public its decision to do away with oil and gas production. For the home of the historic Paris Climate Agreement, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Indeed, the move was

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A Large Portion Of The Amazon Rainforest Has Just Been Saved From Mining Operations

A Large Portion Of The Amazon Rainforest Has Just Been Saved From Mining Operations

motherearth August 31, 2017 Comments Off on A Large Portion Of The Amazon Rainforest Has Just Been Saved From Mining Operations

Environmentalists are celebrating after a Brazilian court blocked an attempt by the country’s president to allow mining in a massive protected reserve in the Amazon rainforest. Brazilian president Michel Temer sparked outrage last week when he

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Australia Produces Enough Renewable Energy to Power 70% of Homes

Australia Produces Enough Renewable Energy to Power 70% of Homes

motherearth August 29, 2017 Comments Off on Australia Produces Enough Renewable Energy to Power 70% of Homes

Between July 2016 and July 2017, Australia generated enough energy from renewablesources to provide electricity to 7.1 million homes, roughly 70 percent of the country’s total households, according to a newly released report produced by Green

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Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

motherearth August 25, 2017 Comments Off on Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

The push for renewable energy in the U.S. often focuses on well-established sources of electricity: solar, wind and hydropower. Off the coast of California, a team of researchers is working on what they hope

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Most of The World Could Be 100% Powered With Renewables by 2050

Most of The World Could Be 100% Powered With Renewables by 2050

motherearth August 24, 2017 Comments Off on Most of The World Could Be 100% Powered With Renewables by 2050

Almost three quarters of the world’s countries could be powered entirely by renewable energy sources by 2050 – if we want it badly enough, that is. That’s according to an ambitious new 2050 roadmap that calculates

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Dakota Access Pipeline Firm Is Suing Environmentalists Who Protested Against It

Dakota Access Pipeline Firm Is Suing Environmentalists Who Protested Against It

motherearth August 24, 2017 Comments Off on Dakota Access Pipeline Firm Is Suing Environmentalists Who Protested Against It

Controversy around the Dakota Access Pipeline continues with the latest news that the company behind the oil pipeline is now suing Greenpeace and other environmental groups who were involved in extensive protests against the project.

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How To Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint

How To Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint

motherearth August 17, 2017 Comments Off on How To Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint

There’s an unfortunate truth when it comes to pets and the environment: The sweet dog or cat sleeping next to you on the couch is an eco-outcast. Well-loved pets and their owners contribute to

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World’s Biggest Solar Thermal Power Plant Just Got Approved in Australia

World’s Biggest Solar Thermal Power Plant Just Got Approved in Australia

motherearth August 16, 2017 Comments Off on World’s Biggest Solar Thermal Power Plant Just Got Approved in Australia

The onward march of renewables continues: an Australian state government has greenlit the biggest solar thermal power plant of its kind in the world, a 150-megawatt structure set to be built in Port Augusta in South Australia. As

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