How to calculate your carbon footprint -- and why you should care
Think about all the food you eat in a day. Some people track their calories, which measure the energy you’re getting from the things you consume. A lot of adults likely know a rough daily estimate of what they eat, in terms of calories. But what about your carbon footprint? Do you know what your number is?
This deadly disease thrives in warmer waters, creating an uncertain future for marine life
A deadly disease is thriving in warmer waters, creating an uncertain future for the Florida coast. Now, the government is putting aside differences to effect change. Volunteers are making a huge impact, as well.
Want to be a ‘street scientist?’ Volunteering might be easier than you think
Environmental groups in cities are often looking for volunteers, which also can be known as “street scientists,” to collect data that can help a city deal with urban heat islands, and such data is easier than you think to collect.
How environmentally friendly are you? Take these quick polls to help determine exactly that
When it comes to climate change and environmental issues, it might feel like a lot to wrap your head around: The problems are so widespread and complex -- so if you’ve ever thought to yourself, “What can one person even DO?”, you’re likely not alone.
Live updates Big Oil CEOs set to testify before House Oversight Committee
Executives from Chevron, Exxon, Shell, BP, the American Petroleum Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will speak for the first time about reports that they tried to mislead the public about climate change.washingtonpost.com
Marijuana farms contributing to climate change, research shows
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Growing cannabis indoors is racking up energy production, resulting in large amounts of damaging gases that warm Earth. Electric usage is the highest across the southeast leading to increased CO2 emissions from indoor cannabis cultivation. In Jacksonville, the need for dehumidifiers and air conditioning adds about 1,500 kilograms of emissions to every kilogram of product. The island relies primarily on burning oil for electricity, boosting emissions to over 5,000 kilograms per kilogram of product. As it turns out, Southern California’s moderate climate and renewable power makes it a prime location for the lowest emissions.
Bill Gates says climate change is biggest challenge ever faced by humanity
Bill Gates says climate change is biggest challenge ever faced by humanity "The amount of change, new ideas. It's way greater than the pandemic. And it needs a level of cooperation that would be unprecedented," Gates tells Anderson Cooper about combating climate change. See the interview, Sunday on "60 Minutes."cbsnews.com
Obama nixes Keystone Pipeline, says leadership needed on Climate Change
After seven years of debate, President Obama has handed environmentalists a victory. He denied permission to move forward on the Keystone XL Pipeline. According to the president, his decision was based on his belief the 1,100 mile pipeline between Canada and the Gulf of Mexico would undermine American leadership on climate change.cbsnews.com