Solar Power Becomes More Accessible

Solar energy companies have begun tapping into low- and middle-income communities. Source: Pixabay Thanks to an increased support from nonprofits and a drop in manufacturing costs, clean energy is becoming more available to everyone. A recent article by OZY highlights this increase in availability. The cost of solar panel manufacturing in 1975 was $101 per [...]

Procurement Tips for Fleet Management

A recent article by Fleet Financial focuses on helpful tips for procurement managers involved in fleet management. Photo courtesy of Air Force Global Strike Command via U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sahara L. Fales. One of the main things that Fleet Financial's "How to Reduce Costs and Maintain an Efficient Fleet" article points [...]

2018-11-15T11:00:37+00:00November 15th, 2018|Equipment and Components|

See How Climate Change Will Affect U.S. Cities by 2050

Climate change is going to increase every U.S. city's temperature by 2050. Source: Vox Vox's recent report on climate change predictions for 2050 focused specifically on U.S. cities. The report analyzed existing records of average summer high and winter low temperatures in 1,000 cities from 1865 to 2015. It then compared these averages [...]

2018-11-08T09:53:15+00:00November 8th, 2018|Environmental news, Reducing Environmental Impact|

New IPCC Study Gives Earth Just Over a Decade

A new IPCC report has given the planet just over a decade to get climate change under control. A recently published report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found that "the world stands on the brink of a failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels," according to [...]

Ozone Season Ends in Central Texas, But Air Pollution Could Still Pose a Threat

As Austin's "ozone season" comes to an end, residents still need to keep an eye out for high-ozone activities. A recent article by The Austin Community Impact Newspaper reported on Austin's ozone levels and the effect they could have on the Austin community.  the article explains that Austin's "ozone season" takes place between August and October every [...]

Idling Vehicles Waste Six Billion Gallons of Fuel a Year

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that vehicles burn approximately six billion gallons of fuel every year while idling. Source: Pixabay A recent opinion piece by Lisa Frusztajer in Cape Cod Times focused on vehicle idling nationwide and its effects. According to Frusztajer, the U.S. Department of Energy (USDE) estimates that the U.S. wastes [...]

What Effects Does Air Pollution Have on Your Body?

Air Pollution's Effects on Your Body and Brain. Air is all around us and unavoidably effects our health. We need air to live, but many human activities such as driving cars or working at power plants have an inverse effect on air quality. A recent article by Business Insider dived into the various effects air pollution [...]

NC Floodwater Breaches Coal Ash Dumps and Hog Farms

Floodwater from Hurrican Florence causes coal ash and hog farm pollution in N.C. to reach local rivers and lake. Drone photo released by Duke Energy showing flooding from their coal-fired plant into Sutton Lake As Hurricane Florence reached the Carolinas, floodwaters in Wilmington, N.C. caused coal ash and low-lying hog farms' wastes to [...]

2018-09-28T09:29:48+00:00September 28th, 2018|Environmental news, Reducing Environmental Impact|
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