Green Living & the Environment

EPA has tightened its target for deadly particle pollution − states need more tools to reach it

Tens of millions of Americans, including many Texans like me, live in counties that will soon be violating air pollution particle standards for the first time. It’s not that our air is getting …

The best states for going solar in 2024

The ConsumerAffairs Research Team analyzed data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Energy Information Administration, and the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency to determine which states are the best for solar energy.

Potato plant radiation sensors could one day monitor radiation in areas surrounding power plants

While expanding nuclear energy production would provide carbon-free power and can help countries around the world meet their climate goals, nuclear energy could also come with some inherent risk. …

Forest Service warns of budget cuts ahead of a risky wildfire season – what that means for safety

A wet winter and spring followed by a hot, dry summer can be a dangerous combination in the Western U.S. The rain fuels bountiful vegetation growth, and when summer heat dries out that vegetation, it can leave grasses and shrubs ready to burn.

These industries are responsible for the most greenhouse gas emissions

SmartAsset ranked 1,016 industries based on the estimated greenhouse gas emissions generated by individual supply chains, measured in equivalent kilograms of CO2 (CO2e) per dollar spent.

Clean electricity is most prevalent in these 20 US states

To find where clean electricity is most prevalent, SmartAsset compared the amount of solar, wind, geothermal, and nuclear operations as a percentage of each state's entire electricity production capacity to determine the 20 with the 'cleanest' electricity.
Environment matters
Wildlife selfies harm animals − even when scientists share images with warnings in the captions
The right way to photograph wildlife: from a distance, in the animal's natural habitat. Jim Peaco, Yellowstone National …
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Urban agriculture isn't as climate-friendly as it seems – but these best practices can transform gardens and city farms
Recycling construction materials and water can make urban agriculture more sustainable. Lauren Moore/USDA Urban agriculture …
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Tiny water-walking bugs provide scientists with insights on how microplastics are pushed underwater
You may hardly feel a raindrop, but for some tiny insects, one drop can have an intense impact. Mendowong Photography/Moment via …
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Iceland battles a lava flow: Countries have built barriers and tried explosives in the past, but it's hard to stop molten rock
Lava flows from a fissure near Grindavik, Iceland, on Jan. 14, 2024. Iceland Department of Civil Protection Fountains of …
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How to prevent America's aging buildings from collapsing – 4 high-profile disasters send a warning
This six-story apartment building in Davenport, Iowa, had clear signs of trouble before it partially collapsed in May 2023. AP …
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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 …

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.

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, …

Natural Food Storage Containers Can Help Save Money

(TVA) - As food costs continue to rise, many people are seeking creative solutions to stretch their dollars and reduce wasted food. Buying and cooking food in bulk helps save money, as well as …
Lifestyle features

Travel nurses: What they do and how to become one

Study.com researched ways people can prepare for a career in travel nursing, including skills beyond that of a typical RN.

These 10 states have issued the most speeding tickets

Insurify turned to its database of more than 97 million quotes from partner companies to determine which states had the speediest drivers.

These 5 counties are most vulnerable to extreme winter weather

To determine which counties face the biggest risks from winter weather events like ice storms, blizzards, and cold waves, HVAC Gnome ranked 2024's most vulnerable counties for extreme winter weather.

Some Texas counties struggle to meet new law's demand for more polling places

Votebeat's Texas Bureau looks into a law, passed unanimously by Republicans, that requires counties that offer countywide voting to increase the number of locations — a nearly impossible challenge in some areas.

Most surprising March Madness winners of all time

ATS.io compiled a ranking of the most surprising men's March Madness national champions of the last 40 years using Sports Reference data.

Why there's growing momentum for paid leave policies

The 19th talked to experts about why the U.S. has lagged when it comes to paid leave policies, who typically benefits and what states are doing to address the issue.