Green Living & the Environment

How the US government is incentivizing greener manufacturing

Machinery Partner researched the U.S. government's efforts toward industrial decarbonization in the years since the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

La Niña is coming, raising the chances of a dangerous Atlantic hurricane season – an atmospheric scientist explains this climate phenomenon

One of the big contributors to the record-breaking global temperatures over the past year – El Niño – is nearly gone, and its opposite, La Niña, is on the way. Whether that’s a relief or not depends in part on where you live. …

Why US offshore wind power is struggling – the good, the bad and the opportunity

America’s first large-scale offshore wind farms began sending power to the Northeast in early 2024, but a wave of wind farm project cancellations and rising costs have left many people with doubts about the industry’s future in the U.S. ...

Houston area’s flood problems offer lessons for cities trying to adapt to a changing climate

Scenes from the Houston area looked like the aftermath of a hurricane in early May after a series of powerful storms flooded highways and neighborhoods and sent rivers over their banks north of the city. …

Defend your flock: 4 tips for backyard bird owners

(BPT) - Raising backyard chickens has become increasingly popular, and an estimated 10.6 million U.S. households — from city dwellers to rural residents — own poultry. However, many of …

5 simple ways to save 'green' by going green at home

(BPT) - With rising energy costs and an increasing awareness of homeowners' environmental impact, creating a greener home isn't just a trend — it's a responsible choice for both your wallet and …

Lawn and beyond: The powerful benefits of natural turfgrass

(BPT) - Healthy, natural turfgrass is more than just a pleasing addition to your yard and home’s curb appeal. Natural turfgrass is among the most resilient plant materials and provides many …

Why can’t we throw all our trash into a volcano and burn it up?

It’s true that lava is hot enough to burn up some of our trash. When Kilauea erupted on the Big island of Hawaii in 2018, the lava flows were hotter than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1,100 Celsius). That’s hotter than the surface of the planet Venus, and hot enough to melt many rocks. …
Environment matters
How bird flu virus fragments get into milk sold in stores, and what the spread of H5N1 in cows means for the dairy industry and milk drinkers
Cows typically get over avian flu in a couple of weeks, but it's an economic blow for farms. AP Photo/Charlie Litchfield The …
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During the 2024 eclipse, biologists like us want to find out how birds will respond to darkness in the middle of the day
Birds use light as a cue, so what happens when it gets dark during the day? AP Photo/Hassan Ammar The total solar eclipse on …
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America’s green manufacturing boom, from EV batteries to solar panel production, isn’t powered by renewable energy − yet
Renewable energy provides about 20% of U.S. electricity. AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez Panasonic’s new US$4 …
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Who are today’s climate activists? Dispelling 3 big myths for Earth Month
Climate rallies, like this one in New York City in 2022, draw activists of all ages. AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe As Earth …
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Female mosquitoes rely on one another to choose the best breeding sites − and with the arrival of spring, they’re already on the hunt
_Aedes aegypti_, found across much of the U.S., spread Zika, dengue, chikungunya and other viruses. Mailson Pignata/iStock via …
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National Grid: Improving Jobs with the Clean Energy Transition

(NAPSI)—Addressing climate change is an all-hands-on-deck undertaking. It requires a smarter, stronger, and cleaner energy grid that provides affordable, reliable power when and where people need …

100% Grass-Fed Organic Dairy Benefits Consumers, Environment, Cows and Family Farms

(Family Features) While the difference between dairy alternatives such as oat, almond and other nut milks is easier to decipher, choosing between organic dairy varieties can be more difficult.

3 Reasons to Ditch Your Laundry Detergent for Eco Strips

(NewsUSA) - The laundry industry would have you believe that in order to get brilliant, clean laundry, you need to use powders, liquids and pods that are diluted with water, and come in bulky, …

Transform Your Home and the Planet: Mercury Insurance Offers Eco-Friendly Home Solutions This Earth Month

(BPT) - In these economically and environmentally challenging times, the cost of running a home is rising just as swiftly as interest rates. The costs associated with maintaining our homes are …
Lifestyle features
Why does student mental health suffer during summer? Here's what the data says
Ground Picture // Shutterstock After the demands of the school year, many students eagerly await summer vacation. However, while …
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Which US cities are most popular for different age groups to settle down?
Tricia Daniel // Shutterstock The American dream of homeownership is changing, particularly for younger generations. According to …
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Myths about dog wellness, debunked
alexei_tm // Shutterstock A healthy pup means a happy companion for years to come, but it isn't always clear what guidance to …
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The ASPCA received calls about pets being exposed to more than 350,000 toxins in 2023. Here's how to keep yours safe.
Nehris // Shutterstock Most pet owners can relate to the dreaded moment their pet swallows the forbidden object in their mouth. …
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How to beat the summer heat — and boredom
(BPT) - Summer break can be wonderful for kids, as they are able to explore new activities, visit with friends or just have more free …
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