Green Living & the Environment

We used AI and satellite imagery to map ocean activities that take place out of sight, including fishing, shipping and energy development

Humans are racing to harness the ocean’s vast potential to power global economic growth. Worldwide, ocean-based industries such as fishing, shipping and energy production generate at least US$1.5 trillion in economic activity each year and support 31 million jobs. …

In Michigan, not-so-sunny prospects for solar farms

Grist visits some rural areas in Michigan, where residents are concerned that solar installations could compromise their small-town vibes. 
Environment matters
Coast redwood trees are enduring, adaptable marvels in a warming world
Looking up toward redwoods' crowns in Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, Calif. Gado/Getty Images Coast redwoods – enormous, spectacular trees, some reaching nearly 400 feet, the tallest plants on …
'Zombie fires' in the Arctic: Canada's extreme wildfire season offers a glimpse of new risks in a warmer, drier future
Thick smoke rises from a peat bog fire in June 2023. Bernd Wüstneck/picture alliance via Getty Images The blanket of wildfire smoke that spread across large parts of the U.S. and Canada in 2023 was …
Why the COP28 climate summit mattered, and what to watch for in 2024
Reading down the lengthy final agreement of the COP28 United Nations climate conference held in December 2023, you’ll go a long way before finding a strong, active verb. The lengthy recitation …
Volcanic eruption lights up Iceland after weeks of earthquake warnings − a geologist explains what's happening
Lava erupted through a fissure in Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula on Dec. 18, 2023, shooting almost 100 feet (30 meters) in the air in its early hours. Icelanders had been anticipating an …
2023's extreme storms, heat and wildfires broke records – a scientist explains how global warming fuels climate disasters
Extreme downpours filled downtown Montpelier, Vt., with water in July 2023. John Tully for The Washington Post via Getty Images The year 2023 was marked by extraordinary heat, wildfires and weather …

Clean Energy Made Easier In New York

(NAPSI)—Reliance on electricity is growing as communities across the state transition away from pollution-producing fossil fuels to clean, sustainable power sources to combat climate change.   …

How to Build a Sustainable Home

(Family Features) If you're starting construction on the home of your dreams, consider the benefits of building with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind.

Climate hub project in West Virginia draws bipartisan support from Senator Joe Manchin

(NewsUSA) - Washington, D.C.—The Center for Research in Environmental and Sustainable Technologies (CREST Foundation), a leading non-profit based in Washington, D.C., has received important local …

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, …

Grow Like a Pro: 11 Award-Winning Plants and Products for Foolproof Gardens

(BPT) - A new year means a new garden! It's time to start thinking of what you’ll cultivate indoors and outdoors in 2024. Whether large or small, in sun or shade, there are many choices of …
Lifestyle features

11 simple New Year's resolutions to help you feel happier and healthier in 2024 offers 11 attainable resolutions to reduce stress and make you feel more connected to friends and family.

"Girl math" vs. "boy math": Math teachers weigh in on the viral meme—and how to talk about it in classrooms talks with classroom teachers to find out whether meme culture is making math more fun and accessible—or more stereotyped and discouraging—for students.

Countries with the most active NFL players

OLBG compiled a ranking of the countries outside the United States with the most active NFL players using data from Pro Football Reference.

From the Roman Empire to your therapist's office: The history of the chaise lounge

Living Spaces researched the lengthy life span of the chaise lounge, gathering information from various sources to compile a comprehensive history.

From battlefields to bedsides: The evolution of modern EMTs

Medical Technology Schools used historical and medical sources to delve into the five biggest moments in the evolution of modern emergency medical technicians.

How religion and politics will mix in 2024 – three trends to track

Attendees at evangelist Franklin Graham's 'Decision America' tour in Turlock, Calif., in 2018. The tour was to encourage Christians to vote. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Religion is likely to play a …

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