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From Guest Blogger Brooke Chaplan: Four Technologically-Advanced Ways to Reduce Your Family’s Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted every day as a result of human beings’ activities. Emission of carbon dioxide pollutes the environment. Driving, cooking, manufacturing of various products, and heating are some of the common activities

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Next-Gen Concepts in Offshore Wind

When it comes to offshore wind, there are a number of important ideas afloat, if you’ll pardon the pun.  Most of the concepts that will be implemented in the near-term are based on seabed mounting, and likely, most of them

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Free Speech Issues Offer Real-World Challenges

Since the free-speech movement that began at Berkeley in 1967, academia has been beset by the complexities of free expression, namely, the limits past which free speech has no place in a civilization society.  This topic, of course, has come

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Integrating Renewable Energy Resources Requires Some Careful Thought

We can learn a great deal from the European Investment Bank’s recent decision to pump $5 billion to renewables in the Eastern Hemisphere.  Principally, greening up the energy landscape in Europe and Asia is a bit more complicated than dumping

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Feeling Betrayed by Sessions, Trump Taps Soon-to-be-Released, O. J. Simpson To Head DoJ

Ok, that’s fake news. But would anything surprise you at this point?

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Can We Get To 100% Renewables?

This sounds like an important question, doesn’t it?  After all, we know that the consumption of fossil fuels is causing a huge amount of damage to our environment and our physical health.  No one with any sense denies that we

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From Guest Blogger Dimitris Vlachos: Five Reasons We Should Talk About Environmentalism In Classrooms

Do you know the meaning of the word Tao? Don’t worry if you’ve never even heard about it. I first got familiar with the concept when I moved from the US to teach English in China. Tao broadly means ‘a

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Where Trump Is Taking the Country; Where the Country Is Taking Trump

A commenter suggests that Trump may be sincere about a great number of issues, and that he’s willing to be persuaded by new points of view.  He concluded by asking what happened to the 2GE Alerts (newsletters).

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Hemp Is a Sustainable Building Material with Dozens of Incredible Characteristics–But, Of Course, There’s a Catch

Anyway one looks at it, hemp is a wonder substance.  As a building material, it is easily and inexpensively grown with organic farming methods.  Hemp can be formed in blocks, much like concrete that are naturally terrific insulators, and fire-

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The Tragic Consequences of America’s Frittering Away Its Leadership Position in Renewable Energy

Donald Trump’s dwindling support base clings tight to the notion that the president’s policies will bring back jobs into the rust-belt, even though the spokespeople for the dinosaur industries (like coal) have consistently cautioned that this is impossible.  At the

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