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Court Rules in Favor of Youth Plaintiffs

Youth plaintiffs (Robin Loznak | Our Childrens Trust)

By George Harvey

In 2015, a group of youthful plaintiffs aged eight to nineteen filed a lawsuit against the United States claiming that the federal government was “deliberately allow[ing] atmospheric CO2 concentrations to escalate to levels unprecedented in human history.” They further claimed that […]

Rising Seas: “Florida is About to be Wiped Off the Map”

Many of our cities are at the water’s edge, as Miami is. Image: Wikimedia Commons.

By Casey Coates Danson

Sea level rises are not some distant threat; for many Americans they are very real. In an extract from her chilling new book, Rising, Elizabeth Rush details how the U.S. coastline will be […]

Cover Crops Help Farmers Stand Up for Clean Water

Farm along the Connecticut River. Runoff from chemicals like Round-Up®, with known carcinogens, run off into the river wreaking havoc on the environment and are threats to human and wildlife health as well as to the health of our waterways. Image: Flickr.

By Jessie Haas

This spring I watched a beautiful cover crop of […]

Royal Sustainability…They G.E.T. It!

By Randy Bryan with contributions from George Harvey

I watched the news highlights of Prince Harry and Megan (now Duke and Duchess of Sussex), their wedding, and their drive off from the wedding to the first reception in the Jaguar E-type convertible. Beautiful car. Wow! Never even noticed Megan.

The Duke and […]

The Disruption has Begun

Batteries are starting to wreck the hopes of fossil fuels

By George Harvey

The Hornsdale Power Reserve (HPR) is a big battery in South Australia. At any given instant, it can provide 100 megawatts (MW) of power. It can keep up a discharge of 70 MW for about ten minutes, and 30 MW […]

Will climate change, pollution, and invasive species kill off fishing?

Fly fishing for trout. Photo by Bryan Ledgard, Wikimedia Commons.

By George Harvey

Pity the poor brook trout. During the nineteenth century, it was one of the most popular fish with American anglers. In fact, it is the state fish of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and six other states. But it […]

There’s CARBON in that Soil!

The Solution Beneath Our Feet

Image: en.wikipedia.org

By Jessie Haas

Suppose someone told you there was a natural way to pull CO2 out of the atmosphere and store it underground—a process that could simultaneously protect waterways from pollution, control flooding, mitigate drought, and produce more, and more healthful food. A process that works […]

World’s Second Largest Amusement Park Goes Solar

Six Flags Great Adventure’s award-winning rollercoasters, El Toro (foreground) and Kingda Ka (back). Photo courtesy of Wikimedia user Paulm27.

By Chris Gillespie

Soon Superman won’t be the only one getting his power from the sun at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey.

In a recent press release, Six Flags Great Adventure announced […]

The Business Case for Solar Power

The Upper Valley Aquatic Center’s 500 kW off-site, net-metered solar powers this local business. Courtesy Image.

By George Harvey

“We can help any business save money through solar,” Jim Merriam, the CEO of Norwich Solar Technologies asserted. Some business operators have the idea that solar power would not work for them, but […]

Who’s Really the Winner of the Super Games?

Welcome to the 2018 Sustainability Super Bowl!

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady drops back to pass in the second half of Super Bowl LII. Image: Brian Allen/Voice of America.

By Chris Gillespie

Since both the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles have impressive records when it […]