Renewables

  • Ravenswood
    Renewables

    New York Power Plant to Be Repurposed for Renewable Energy Storage

    Although Ravenswood Power Plant manufactured fossil fuels for many years, the New York structure will now be used to store renewable energy.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Willow Project
    News

    The Willow Project’s Looming Approval Would Violate Biden’s Climate Promises

    What is the Willow project? Though the Biden administration had pledged to quit fossil fuels, an Alaskan drilling project is on its way to approval.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Tesla Controversy
    Community

    Tesla Is in Hot Water After Underreporting Environmental Data

    What is Tesla's 2022 controversy about? Environmentalists are furious with the sustainable car company 2022 for underreporting environmental data.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Climeworks
    Renewables

    Direct Air Capture Project in Iceland Is the Biggest of Its Kind

    Direct air capture projects remove CO2 directly from the atmosphere, and the largest project of its kind, Mammoth, is being erected in Iceland.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • RV
    Renewables

    Electric RVs Will Let You Take a Next-Level Road Trip, Sans the Emissions

    Do electric RVs actually exist? While taking a road trip in a mobile home would be incredible, many of them have incredibly poor gas mileage.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • EV
    News

    Seattle to Install EV Chargers Along Utility Poles, for Residents Without Home Chargers

    To better accommodate electric vehicle drivers, the city of Seattle has installed electric vehicle chargers along utility poles across the city.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • IKEA solar panels
    Clean Energy

    IKEA Customers Will Soon Be Able to Buy SunPower Solar Panels

    Soon, eco-conscious IKEA customers will be able to buy solar panels in the U.S.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • E-Waste
    Technology

    Mining E-Waste for Precious Metals: Could It Save the Planet?

    Even though e-waste recycling is becoming more commonplace, we need to reuse precious metals in old electronics, to preserve Mother Earth.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Charging an Electric Car
    Clean Energy

    An Electric Car Doesn't Have to Come With a Huge Price Tag — Here Are the Best Affordable Options

    Are you looking to upgrade to an electric vehicle? There are more affordable options than you might realize. Here are some of the best from 2022.
    By Kori Williams
  • Mountain Valley Pipeline
    Renewables

    Here’s What You Need to Know About the Mountain Valley Pipeline

    What is going on with the Mountain Valley Pipeline? Here's what you need to know about the operation that runs through West Virginia.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Canada Gas Pipeline
    News

    Will Russian Oil Ban Reinvigorate the U.S.’ Reliance on Canadian Oil?

    Earlier this week, the Biden Administration announced a ban on importing Russian oil. But does this mean Canada's pipeline will see a revival?
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Favorite Super Bowl Ads
    Business

    6 Super Bowl Commercials That Highlighted Sustainability

    Check out six of our favorite Super Bowl ads from 2022, each of which hopefully inspired viewers to consider sustainability.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Postal Service Overhaul
    News

    The USPS Proposes New Vehicles With Worse Gas Mileage Than Hummers

    The Postal Service overhaul bill just passed in the House, angering environmentalists, as it would give the USPS a massive amount of gas-guzzling delivery vehicles.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Oil Spill
    News

    Thailand’s Latest Oil Spill Has Been Attributed to a Leaky Pipeline

    An oil pipeline in Thailand evidently caused a major spill off the Southeast Asian country's east coast, though cleanup efforts are underway.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • China Methane Cloud
    Clean Energy

    China’s Methane Cloud Serves as a Daunting Reminder of the Country’s Reliance on Coal

    A large methane cloud has formed over China's coal producing region, which is releasing an inordinate amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • E-Bike
    Renewables

    9 Eco-Friendly E-Bikes and Motorcycles That Will Make Your Commute 10x More Fun

    Whether you're looking to sell your car, or if you're looking for a green mode of transportation, check out these eco-friendly e-bikes and motorcycles.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Pipeline New Orleans
    News

    300,000 Gallons of Diesel Were Spilled in New Orleans, Killing Thousands of Birds and Fish

    Just outside of New Orleans, La., about 300,000 gallons of diesel were spilled, killing thousands of birds and fish — but what caused all of this?
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Gaza Electricity
    News

    Upwards of 25,000 Tons of Discarded Home Batteries Are Scattered Across Gaza

    Gaza had endured relentless power outages, so home batteries seemed like a good solution. But it turns out they pose serious environmental risks.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Electric Airplane Startups
    Renewables

    These Electric Airplane Startups Hope to Decarbonize the Aviation Industry

    To help reduce the environmental impact of aviation, a number of electric airplane startups have hit the tarmac running in recent years.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Fisker Ocean SUV
    Community

    Will the Fisker Ocean SUV Revolutionize the Electric Auto Industry?

    The Fisker Ocean SUV is the newest electric car on the market, but is it as eco-friendly as the company claims?
    By Andrew Krosofsky
  • Salton Sea Drilling
    Big Impact

    How Drilling for Lithium in the Salton Sea Is Making For a More Sustainable Future

    Clean energy companies are currently drilling for white gold, aka lithium, in California's Salton Sea — which is win for environmentalists nationwide.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Floating Wind Farm
    Renewables

    The State of California Will Soon Derive Clean Energy From Floating Wind Farms

    What is a floating wind farm? The state of California will soon be deriving clean energy from the ocean, with incredible offshore floating wind farms.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Free Crocs
    Style

    Crocs Is Encouraging You to Donate Clothes for a Free Pair of Kicks

    Comfort shoe company, Crocs, established a new program with online thrift store, thredUP, which encourages you to donate old clothes for store credit.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Thermal Coal Canada
    Renewables

    Canada Has Officially Banned Coal Shipments From the U.S.

    Although travel between U.S. and Canada is allowed again, the northernmost North American country is banning coal shipments.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Home Upgrades
    Home

    Looking to Add Value to Your Home? These Eco Upgrades Should Come in Handy

    If you're looking to add value to your home before you decide to sell it, these eco-friendly upgrades will definitely come in handy.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Beijing, China
    News

    China's Power Outages May Be Caused By Environmental Factors and Coal Shortages

    What is causing China's power outages? Experts attribute recent outages across the country to various environmental and political factors.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Leaded Gas Ban
    News

    Leaded Gas Has Been Banned Around the World — but What Does That Mean?

    After 99 years, officials have finally banned the use of leaded gas in cars worldwide — but what does this mean for the planet?
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Climate change tech
    Renewables

    These Climate Change Technologies Will Be Key in Slashing Emissions

    New climate change tech is changing has the potential of lowering global emissions, but is it too little, too late?
    By Andrew Krosofsky
  • Solar Carport
    Renewables

    More Homeowners and Car Owners Alike Are Getting Solar Carports — Should You?

    What are solar carports? More and more homeowners and car owners alike are getting them installed on their properties as a renewable energy source.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Tesla Berlin
    News

    Tesla's Lawsuit in Berlin Was Dropped — but Here's Why It Started

    Tesla's factory just outside of Berlin went through a major lawsuit that was eventually dropped — here's everything you need to know about it.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Do solar panels increase the value of your home?
    Renewables

    Solar Panels Can Increase Your Home's Value By Thousands

    Solar panels have been shown to add value to your home, but there are a couple catches that go along with them.
    By Andrew Krosofsky
  • Space Station
    News

    China's Solar Panel Space Station Will Be Useful — But Is It Dangerous?

    Some believe China's solar panel space station could endanger life on planet Earth — before you panic, here's what you need to know about it.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Solar panels made in the USA
    Renewables

    These Solar Panel Companies Manufacture in the U.S., So You Can Power Your Home Sustainably

    Solar technology has come a long way in recent years and many U.S. manufacturers are leading the way in terms of energy efficiency.
    By Andrew Krosofsky
  • Will solar panels work on cloudy days or at night?
    Renewables

    Do Solar Panels Collect Energy When the Sun Isn't Out?

    Solar panels are perhaps the most successful form of renewable energy for the home, but do they work on cloudy days?
    By Andrew Krosofsky
  • What Is Regenerative Braking?
    Living

    What Is Regenerative Braking? Here’s Why It’s So Important to EV Drivers

    There are many things that set electric vehicles apart from driving a standard gas car, but regenerative braking is one of the greatest EV features.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Space Travel Impact
    Renewables

    Billionaire "Space Race" Is Doing Irreparable Harm to the Planet

    What is the impact of space travel? Although exploring space is important for science, the recreational billionaire "space race" is doing damage.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Memphis
    News

    What to Know About the Now-Canceled Byhalia Connection Pipeline

    Earlier this month, Mississippi residents celebrated the cancellation of the Byhalia Connection Pipeline — here's what you should know about its history.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Subway Floods
    News

    New York City Subway Floods Attributed to Filibuster and Climate Change

    Why is the New York City subway flooding? Some blame the filibuster, while others look at New York's inability to combat the effects of climate change.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Vegan Spider Silk
    News

    University of Cambridge Funds Vegan Spider Silk to Replace Single-Use Plastic Packaging

    What is vegan spider silk? Packaging is one of the leading contributors to planet Earth's waste, so scientists are looking to this sustainable material.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Lorde Solar Power
    Renewables

    Lorde’s New Environment-Inspired Song ‘Solar Power’ Is Renewable Energy for the Soul

    Lorde has released the first single off her upcoming album of the same name, “Solar Power” — and it's inspired by the environment.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • CO2 Atmosphere
    Community

    Earth’s Carbon Levels Are Highest Since Measurements Began

    Although less human activity during the pandemic did wonders for the environment, carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere are now at its highest.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Recycle Coach
    News

    The Biggest Problem In Recycling, According to Recycle Coach (Exclusive)

    What is the Recycle Coach App? The app informs consumers of local recycling policies, and we spoke with a rep about the problems with recycling.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Shell Emissions
    News

    Court Orders Shell to Halve CO2 Emissions by 2030 in Historic Ruling

    A Dutch court has ordered Shell to almost halve its carbon emissions in the next nine years.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • DAPL
    News

    Despite Tribe's Pleas, Judge Allows DAPL to Continue Running Without Permits

    Who is Judge James Boasberg? The U.S. District Judge is has allowed the Dakota Access Pipeline to keep running despite missing key federal permits.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • California Fracking Ban
    News

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom Expresses Support to Ban Fracking

    Is the state of California officially going to impose a fracking ban? A new bill was recently proposed, that could completely ban drilling by 2027.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Reduce Methane Emissions
    News

    Slashing Methane Emissions by 45 Percent Is Crucial to Avoid Climate Catastrophe — and Easy, Says UN Report

    Cutting our methane emissions by at least 40 percent could massively help the planet avoid climate catastrophe.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Alexandra Richards Project Zero
    News

    Alexandra Richards' Love for Nature Was Inspired by Her Rockstar Dad

    Green Matters spoke with Alexandra Richards on her involvement with Project Zero, motherhood, and how she learned to love nature from her rockstar dad.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Indian Flag
    Renewables

    India on Track to Reach Key Climate Goal a Decade Ahead of Deadline

    India is on track to achieve 40 percent non-fossil fuel capacity a decade ahead of its self-imposed deadline.
    By Carly Sitzer
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