Environment

February 24, 2020

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Built a Solar Farm in His Hometown That Powers Half the City

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who was one of the earliest advocates for using renewable energy, installed water heating solar panels on the roof of the White House in 1979, during his administration. Unfortunately, the next President, Ronald Reagan, ordered them to be removed, as he had a different take on energy consumption. However, that didn’t hinder Carter’s dedication to providing clean, efficient energy to the public.

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January 24, 2020

China Is Banning Plastic Bags in All Its Major Cities by the End of 2020

China plays a large role in contributing to plastic waste pollution. From plastics wasting away in landfills to bags dangling from trees to single-use items in waterways, this dire environmental problem requires a drastic solution. The Chinese government recognizes this, and they’ve recently announced guidelines to cut down on the number of disposable plastics that litter the landscape.

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January 17, 2020

Australians Get Welcome Relief as Torrential Rain Helps Ease Bushfires

Embed from Getty Images There’s finally some relief for those battling against the Australian bushfires, which have been raging since last summer. Since Thursday, an incredible amount of rain has swept over the affected areas—some of which have been facing droughts for years. While the downpours didn’t put out all of the fires—82 are still burning—it did manage to extinguish a quarter of what was blazing.

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January 14, 2020

How 25 Artists Are Using Their Art to Express Their Sadness Over the Australian Bushfires

People around the world are in shock and saddened by the news of Australia’s bushfires. The blazes have been roaring for months and the effects have been devastating. Currently, the fires have taken more than 18 million acres of land, displaced thousands of people (and in some cases, caused their death), and injured or killed millions upon millions of wild animals.

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