Are Drones the Newest Beneficial Technology for Farmers?

As we all know, running a farm is hard work; tending to the many animals, monitoring the crops, and maintaining hundreds of acres are not easy tasks. Farms are not only labor intensive, they are also incredibly expensive. If we refer to farmers who specialize in growing crops, almost half of their income goes to purchasing fertilizers. This is just one example of how much time and effort is put in to running this type of operation. With that being said, farmers are constantly looking for ways to run their business more efficiently. The newest trend: drones. Read the article below published by the Environmental Defense Fund to find out 4 ways drones are making a farmer’s day-to-day tasks less cumbersome.

https://www.edf.org/blog/2015/09/17/80-americas-drones-may-soon-be-toiling-farms-and-environment

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Upcoming Climate Change Panel!

Hey Bearcats! Come out to the CUNY School of Law next Friday, September 25th to support the CUNY Law Green Coalition and the CUNY Center for Urban Environmental Reform to discuss climate change and overconsumption. There will be three amazing guest speakers, with refreshments provided. Please RSVP to the link below:
https://www.facebook.com/events/582795641861432/
We hope to see you there!

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Three Technologies That Will Keep Energy Costs in Check

Check out the article below posted by the Environmental Defense Fund to find out how you as an individual can make a difference in your energy costs at home and at work:

https://www.edf.org/blog/2015/09/02/3-technologies-will-keep-energy-costs-check

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Internship Opportunities!

Hey Bearcats! Hope you are all having a great start to the Fall semester! If you are interested in sustainability and climate and energy solutions, check out the link below for some amazing internship opportunities available starting in Spring 2016. There are several different positions open for all majors including: communications, marketing, policy and analysis, and science and resilience. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to ask!

http://www.c2es.org/about/career-opportunities

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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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