Earth Day 2017: how are we doing?

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Happy (late) Earth Day! For the occasion, The Pew Research Center conducted a survey last year and published it last week to show how our country is doing and how Americans view environmental issues. This is what they reported:

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The future of wind energy: The Vortex

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If you know me personally, you’ll know that I love wind energy. I love everything about it. I love that it’s taking something that is easily available and using it to produce energy- and it’s super powerful. With wind energy you’re not digging anything up, it’s the definition of clean.

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You must be made of copper and tellurium: the Polymet Mine Proposal

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In January, the U.S. Forest Service signed off on a proposed land swap with PolyMet Mining. The deal exchanges 6,650 acres of private land from Polymet to become part of the Superior National Forest in Duluth, Minnesota with federal land of the same amount that covers the mineral deposit PolyMet already controls.

What seems like a simple exchange has been met with an uproar from Minnesota citizens.

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Electric and gasoline vehicles: a comparison

Something that has been bothering me lately is the idea of electric cars. I mean, in theory we get most of our electricity from burning coal right? So what makes it better than gasoline? Or when we decide to get electric cars are we deciding to use solar powered chargers?

I decided to do a little digging.

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The Water Bottle Conspiracy

This week I want to talk about what I think is one of the biggest ripoffs in our world’s history- bottled water. The New York Times recently published a story on how big of an impact a single person has on the environment by choosing either bottled or tap water.

The consensus is to pretty much always use tap water. 1,500 plastic water bottles are consumed EVERY SECOND. …..3,000 were consumed by the time you finished that last sentence.

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