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The Standing Rock Sioux Step Out onto the Global Stage

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With protesters up in arms about the catastrophic impact of the Dakota Access Pipeline, how much longer can the US government afford to plough ahead with its construction? Not only is the pipeline obliterating ancient Sioux land at Standing Rock, but it will expedite climate change, facilitating the burning of fossil fuels. Surely there must…

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Donald Trump, Corporate Corruption and the Paris Climate Agreement

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What is the Paris Climate Agreement? The Paris Climate Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance starting in the year 2020. The language of the agreement was negotiated by representatives of 196 parties at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in Paris and adopted by…

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What is Vertical Farming?

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What is Vertical Farming? The term vertical farming was coined by Gilbert Ellis Bailey in 1915 in his book of the same name. He wrote about farming with a special interest in soil origin, its nutrient content, and the view of plant life as vertical life forms, specifically relating to their underground root structures. His use of the…

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The Reality of Not Investing in Renewable Energy

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Let’s look at some of the effects of humanity’s inability to adapt to the use of Renewable Energy, so far. Poor air quality can kill. Ozone pollution can cause respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, throat inflammation, chest pain, and congestion, which results in innumerable deaths each year. Water pollution is purely genocidal. On average, it accounts…

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The Role of Hydroelectric Power

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What is Hydroelectric Power? Flowing water creates energy that can be captured and turned into electricity. This is called hydroelectric power. The most common type of hydroelectric power plant uses a dam on a river to store water in a reservoir. Water released from the reservoir flows through a turbine, spinning it, which in turn activates…

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Electricity Can Be Harnessed from Your Recycled Waste

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Recycled Waste Can Be Turned into Renewable Energy When most people consider renewable energy, they think mostly along the lines of solar, wind and geothermal energy. However, there is another very important source of potential renewable energy that is produced daily, around the globe – garbage. The consumption habits of the modern consumer lifestyle are…

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The Limitless Power of Geothermal Energy

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What is Geothermal Energy? Geothermal energy is the thermal energy that is generated by, and stored within, the Earth itself. In fact, it is the primary source of energy that determines the mean temperature of all matter on Earth. The innermost core of the Earth is a fairly heated, but solid, ball of iron and…

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The Benefits of Harvesting Biomass Energy

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What is Biomass Energy? Biomass energy is organic matter harvested from living, or only very recently deceased, organisms. This can include logs or leafy matter fallen from trees. Biomass can also be the leftover waste materials from any number of human activities. This, depending on the source of the energy, can be converted into a…

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What Can Wave Energy Do?

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What is Wave Energy? Wave energy is the harvesting of the naturally occurring kinetic energy produced by the impact of land and water. Like tidal power, this source of energy is not in as wide use as it really should be, but the concept has been around since the 1890s. The most effective example of…

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