Environment & Energy

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Making Science Accessible to Everyone

chThe world can be explained by science. And depending on science can help decision-makers and individuals come up with ways to better the future. However, it is worth acknowledging the truth that a lot of people shy away from this very discipline. They have this impression that science is only for the intellectuals and for …

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Is Renewable Energy Worth It During a Pandemic?

Renewable energy has been growing steadily over the past decade, and with the unprecedented spread of COVID-19, experts expect that some renewable energy projects to be temporarily suspended. Governments on state and federal levels are concentrating on immediate concerns to stop the spread of the virus. And with unemployment rates of the solar and wind …

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What You Need to Know About Your Home’s Heat Pumps

If you want a more efficient system of providing hot water to your household, air source heat pumps are the way to go. The way this machine works is that it sucks in air from outside and then takes the heat from the floating air. As it takes the heat, it compresses the air particles, which …

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The Environmental Effects of Smartphone Creation and Disposal

For some people, buying a new smartphone is a treat. They get to keep up with the latest digital trend, experience the wonders of the newest technologies, and showcase their delightful digital purchase. Thanks to the ever-advancing field of information technology, smartphones are becoming a necessity rather than an accessory in today’s society. New technology …

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Harness the Weather for Better Business

Extreme weather changes are happening more frequently in recent years as we experience global climate change. This affects not only our daily lives but the nation’s economy as well, as businesses – big or small – are affected in many ways. Weather events bring unique challenges to every business. They directly impact the geography, and …

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Physical Methods of Hazardous Wastewater Treatment

Hazardous waste comprises all types of waste with the potential to cause a harmful effect on the environment and pet and human health. It is generated from multiple sources, including industries, commercial properties and households and comes in solid, liquid and gaseous forms. There are different local and state laws regarding the management of hazardous …

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Getting the Most Out of Your Solar Hot Water System

Solar panels and hot water systems are great ways to save some serious cash when it comes to your energy bills. You make good use of the sun, which means that you are helping with maximizing the use of natural resources rather than creating unnatural ones, which can usually harm the Earth in the long …

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Nature Drive: Is an Electric Car Worth Buying?

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are seen as the future of the automotive industry. With sales projected at $30 million by 2030, electric cars are slowly but surely taking over their market. The EV poster boy, The Tesla Model S, is a consistent frontrunner in luxury car sales. However, there are still doubts about the electric car’s …

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The Key to Green Energy is Putting it into People’s Smartphones.

A Nonequilibrium Energy and Environment Special Part 2: The Key to Green Energy is Putting it into People’s Smartphones.

“This is the first of a two-part series detailing the possibility of small-scale energy production to help curb the use of fossil fuels and ultimately – global warming. Explored here are two promising technologies – even if they are at their infancy stage – can make everyone a contributor to the goal of reducing our …

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