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Climate Change Could Cost The U.S. 10.5% Of Its Gross Domestic Product Over Next 80 Years

Global climate change will take a gigantic bite out of the United States economy over the next several decades, according to a new report from the Washington Post, and is predicted to cost at least 10.5 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the year 2100: “Extreme weather events, cuts to worker productivity and other […]

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Regenerative Agriculture Could Help Solve The Problems Of Climate Crisis And Food Shortages

Though many of us may not be familiar with the term “regenerative agriculture,” it could well be instrumental in helping to solve the problems of climate change and global food shortages. Regenerative agriculture is defined by Terra Genesis International as: “A system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and […]

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Clean energy generates billions of dollars in health benefits, study finds

It turns out that not only does using clean energy benefit the planet, it also helps save billions of dollars in the places that invest in renewable sources of power such as solar and wind, according to a new study from MIT. The Verge reports that several Midwestern states are already seeing dramatic economic savings […]

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Fracking boom in U.S. and Canada leads to massive spike in global methane levels

Hydraulic fracturing — also known as fracking — has become virtually ubiquitous across the United States and Canada, as energy companies look for new sources of natural gas and other fossil fuels, as well as large profits. But a new study has some alarming news suggesting that fracking is the major culprit when it comes […]

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Hemp Is The New Oak — America’s First Hemp ‘Wood’ Factory

When most people hear the word “hemp,” they automatically think of marijuana. But a new business venture in Kentucky is aiming to make hemp known as a sustainable alternative to wood from oak and other hardwood trees. A $5.8 million hemp wood plant was constructed in Murray, Kentucky, and will employ 25 full-time workers, according […]

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Startup up company has novel solution to garbage in overflowing landfills: Vaporize it

Around the world, landfills are stretched to overflowing, barely able to keep up with the garbage produced by society. But the waste in landfills doesn’t just take up space. It also produces methane — a greenhouse gas — which is considered to be 82 times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2), What can be done […]

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