The GREAT MYTH “Bottled Water is Better”

San Francisco’s water comes from Yosemite National Park. The melted snowpack in the park fills the large Hetch Hetchy reservoir and is transported via pipes to the City The water is delicious, however there are millions of people who prefer bottle water over tap water because they believe it is safer than tap water. TheContinue reading “The GREAT MYTH “Bottled Water is Better””

Russia: Peat Fires Smolder in Siberia Despite Bone-Chilling Temperatures

Siberian peat fires have continued to burn after a year of record-setting wildfires in and around the Arctic Circle despite temperatures below minus 50 degrees Celsius, The Siberian Times reported. Footage showing smoke rising from the snow in January and November offers physical evidence of the “zombie fire” phenomenon, which describes summertime blazes that continue smoldering through theContinue reading “Russia: Peat Fires Smolder in Siberia Despite Bone-Chilling Temperatures”

2020 was a terrible year. But the world’s in better shape than you might think

By: Rob Pichete/CNN London ,In 2020, a devastating virus officially disappeared from the continent it had once ravaged — a remarkable public health achievement that followed decades of work. But you may have missed it. The eradication of wild polio from Africa in August was hailed as a “great day” by the World Health Organization and celebratedContinue reading “2020 was a terrible year. But the world’s in better shape than you might think”

The Amazon’s Burning Libraries

By: Ciecero Pedrosa Neto, Adriana Abreu and Sam Schramski/Latino USA The arrival of the novel coronavirus in Munduruku territory —the heart of the Brazilian Amazon— has threatened the lives of the group and its entire culture. COVID-19 took the life of an important Munduruku leader, bringing both sadness to an embattled people and hampering languageContinue reading “The Amazon’s Burning Libraries”

Poison Water: Flint Michigan “Enviromental Racism”

Flint, Michigan is located seventy miles northwest of Detroit Michigan. Flint,Michigan is located 70 miles northwest of Detroit. The city has a population of 100,000. General Motors, was founded in Flint in 1908. Flint’s Nickname is “Vehicle City” and was a manufacturing powerhouse for General Motors. At its peak, nearly ninty thousand people worked forContinue reading “Poison Water: Flint Michigan “Enviromental Racism””

California Plans to Ban Petrol Cars by 2035

California is the first state in the United States to ban new Gasoline and Diesel cars by 2035. Governor Gavin Newsom of California issued an executive order today, directing that state to require that all new vehicles sold in 2015 to have zero emissions. This executive order targets private passenger cars and trucks, as wellContinue reading “California Plans to Ban Petrol Cars by 2035”

GERMANY: To ban disposable plastics by mid-2021

Photo: DPAGerman lawmakers approved legislation Thursday banning disposable plastic products such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds that are polluting the world’s oceans. The new law passed by Germany’s lower house of parliament will halt the sale of certain single-use plastics by July 2021. The move brings Germany in line with its European commitments afterContinue reading “GERMANY: To ban disposable plastics by mid-2021”

“Million-Mile” Batteries Are Coming. Are They a Revolution?

  An employee of Volkswagen Sachsen in Zwickau wires the battery on a line for the new VW ID.3, which is fully electric.Hendrik Schmidt/Zuma By: Maddie Stone\Mother Jones Electric vehicles (EVs) have a clear environmental advantage over their gas-guzzling counterparts, but when it comes to longevity, the two are in a dead heat. Two hundredContinue reading ““Million-Mile” Batteries Are Coming. Are They a Revolution?”

A mayor in Mexico put down his own money to reserve 15 Cybertrucks, and he’s hoping for a discount from Elon Musk

   Mexican mayor put down his own money to reserve 15 Cybertrucks From: The Business Insider The mayor of a town in central Mexico has put deposits down on 15 of Telsa’s new Cybertruck and said he’ll send a picture of the order to Elon Musk in hopes of a discount. The trucks cost between $49,900Continue reading “A mayor in Mexico put down his own money to reserve 15 Cybertrucks, and he’s hoping for a discount from Elon Musk”

ICELAND: Majority of Icelanders Seriously Concerned About Global Warming

By: Larissa Kyzer/ Iceland Review   Just under 70% of Icelanders are seriously concerned about global warming, RÚV reports. Individuals level of concern about climate issues is, perhaps not unexpectedly, closely related to their political affiliations. These are among the findings of a recent survey on the matter conducted by the firm MMR. Thirty-five percent of respondentsContinue reading “ICELAND: Majority of Icelanders Seriously Concerned About Global Warming”