Impact 2018-01-16T22:52:04+00:00

Impact

The Consequences of Civilization

The way we generate and consume electricity has enormous implications for our environment. Emissions from fossil-fueled power plants are contributing to severe climate impacts such as unbreathable air, rising sea levels, devastating storms, record-setting temperatures, forest fires and prolonged droughts. The price of pollution, habitat loss and climate change is one we all pay.

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Why air conditioning is a vicious cycle

July 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Why air conditioning is a vicious cycle

Air conditioners consume huge amounts of energy and that’s adding to climate change. And as the global climate grows hotter, there’s even more need to stay cool.

The costly environmental impact of fast fashion

March 21st, 2018|Comments Off on The costly environmental impact of fast fashion

Clothing and textiles production releases 1.2 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases every year – that's more than the combined emissions for all international flights and shipping.

China is winning its war on pollution

March 13th, 2018|Comments Off on China is winning its war on pollution

Four years after declaring war on air pollution, China is winning. And at a record pace.

2017 hottest year on record for world’s oceans

February 5th, 2018|Comments Off on 2017 hottest year on record for world’s oceans

According to a new study by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2017 was the hottest year ever recorded for the world's oceans.

Carbon dioxide is approaching a level not seen in 50 million years

April 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Carbon dioxide is approaching a level not seen in 50 million years

Continuing to burn fossil fuels at the current rate could bring atmospheric carbon dioxide to its highest concentration in 50 million years, a new study warns.

Earth sets a temperature record for the third straight year

January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Earth sets a temperature record for the third straight year

Surface temperatures are heading toward levels that many scientists believe will pose a threat to both the natural world and to human civilization. It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row.

Greenpeace pushes Netflix to embrace renewable energy

January 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Greenpeace pushes Netflix to embrace renewable energy

BREAKING BAD: Netflix accounts for more than one-third of Internet traffic in North America alone. Would you feel better about binge watching if all that bandwidth was fueled by clean energy?

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