Will the Climate Really Benefit from Natural Gas Fueled Trucks and Buses?

In light of recent criticism, companies are trying to “go green” by switching the fuel their trucks and buses use from diesel to natural gas. Although this seems like a good idea in theory, some environmentalists are realizing that while diesel emits a large amount of carbon dioxide, natural gas emits a larger amount of methane which is thought to be more harmful to the environment. Regardless, scientists and companies alike are trying to find a solution to cut costs as well as reduce their carbon footprint. Read the article below published by the Environmental Defense Fund to learn more:

https://www.edf.org/blog/2015/08/13/natural-gas-fueled-buses-and-trucks-will-climate-really-benefit

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Methane and Carbon Dioxide: Why Climate Action Means Addressing Both

Do you ever wonder which gases impose a negative impact to our plant? Well, two of them are methane and carbon dioxide. They both vary in their levels of harm, but one thing is for sure, both have damaging effects, but both can be reduced. Read the article posted by the Environmental Defense Fund on how we, as a society, need to combat the levels of methane and carbon dioxide in order to better our future:

https://www.edf.org/blog/2015/08/12/methane-and-co2-why-climate-action-means-addressing-both

 

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Hey Bearcats! Take a quick two minutes and read through this slide show to learn how you can lead a more sustainable lifestyle

 

 

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Why Solar Panels are Becoming a Middle-Class Commodity

Solar panels have been prevalent in the news for several years now and were first thought out to be an expensive investment, but, with technology advances and a lot of research, solar panels are now affordable and accessible to virtually everyone. Not only do solar panels create more jobs and create a cleaner environment, they are ideal for homes, universities, hospitals and many other facilities that use an abundant amount of electricity. Please check out the article below from the Environmental Defense Fund to find out more about solar panels:

http://www.edf.org/blog/2015/03/04/why-solar-panels-are-becoming-middle-class-commodity

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Four Ways Climate Change can Ground the Airline Industry

Now that it is finally summertime, many of us will be enjoying the warm weather and the perk of being off from school. Airplanes, for the most part, are the transportation of choice for their speed, convenience, and ease, but there are also several factors that may make some of us reconsider this option. Read the article below published by the Environmental Defense Fund on July 9th to learn more about the hazards of airports and airplanes:

http://www.edf.org/blog/2015/07/09/4-ways-climate-change-could-ground-airline-industry

 

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