Green Living & the Environment

Why does a leap year have 366 days?

Leap Day is coming. Marvin Samuel Tolentino Pineda/iStock, via Getty images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d …

Forest Service warns of budget cuts ahead of a risky wildfire season – what that means for safety

A wet winter and spring followed by a hot, dry summer can be a dangerous combination in the Western U.S. The rain fuels bountiful vegetation growth, and when summer heat dries out that vegetation, it can leave grasses and shrubs ready to burn.

These industries are responsible for the most greenhouse gas emissions

SmartAsset ranked 1,016 industries based on the estimated greenhouse gas emissions generated by individual supply chains, measured in equivalent kilograms of CO2 (CO2e) per dollar spent.
Environment matters
Potato plant radiation sensors could one day monitor radiation in areas surrounding power plants
While expanding nuclear energy production would provide carbon-free power and can help countries around the world meet their climate goals, nuclear energy could also come with some inherent risk. …
Wildlife selfies harm animals ? even when scientists share images with warnings in the captions
One of the biggest privileges of being a primatologist is spending time in remote locations with monkeys and apes, living near these animals in their habitats and experiencing their daily lives. …
Urban agriculture isn't as climate-friendly as it seems – but these best practices can transform gardens and city farms
Urban agriculture is expected to be an important feature of 21st century sustainability and can have many benefits for communities and cities, including providing fresh produce in neighborhoods with few other options. …
Tiny water-walking bugs provide scientists with insights on how microplastics are pushed underwater
Microplastics are tiny plastic particles that can cause big problems when they enter the water supply. One way my fluid dynamics lab explores microplastic movement is by studying how tiny water-walking insects are pushed underwater by raindrops. …
Iceland battles a lava flow: Countries have built barriers and tried explosives in the past, but it's hard to stop molten rock
Fountains of lava erupted from the Sundhnúkur volcanic system in southwest Iceland on Jan. 14, 2024. As the world watched on webcams and social media, lava flows cut off roads and bubbled …

National Grid: Improving Jobs with the Clean Energy Transition

Doing well by doing good: Many New Yorkers may soon find good jobs in the clean energy sector.
(NAPSI)—Addressing climate change is an all-hands-on-deck undertaking. It requires a smarter, stronger, and cleaner energy grid that provides affordable, reliable power when and where people need …

How to Build a Sustainable Home

(Family Features) If you're starting construction on the home of your dreams, consider the benefits of building with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind.

3 Reasons to Ditch Your Laundry Detergent for Eco Strips

3 Reasons to Ditch Your Laundry Detergent for Eco Strips
(NewsUSA) - The laundry industry would have you believe that in order to get brilliant, clean laundry, you need to use powders, liquids and pods that are diluted with water, and come in bulky, …

Natural Food Storage Containers Can Help Save Money

Natural Food Storage Containers Can Help Save Money
(TVA) - As food costs continue to rise, many people are seeking creative solutions to stretch their dollars and reduce wasted food. Buying and cooking food in bulk helps save money, as well as …
Lifestyle features

5 of the most influential interior designers working today

Lazzoni Modern Furniture spotlighted five influential interior designers using reports from design authorities such as Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and others.

The most common mental health diagnoses among teens in the US

Sandstone Care analyzed data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to examine mental health disorders in U.S. teens.

States where people own the most motorcycles

Cheap Insurance compiled a ranking of the states with the most motorcycle owners using data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

These 5 counties are most vulnerable to extreme winter weather

To determine which counties face the biggest risks from winter weather events like ice storms, blizzards, and cold waves, HVAC Gnome ranked 2024's most vulnerable counties for extreme winter weather.

When it comes to personal grooming, these hair and body landscaping habits are tops with Americans

LawnStarter surveyed more than 1,000 US adults to find out about their hair and body landscaping habits.

Some Texas counties struggle to meet new law's demand for more polling places

Votebeat's Texas Bureau looks into a law, passed unanimously by Republicans, that requires counties that offer countywide voting to increase the number of locations — a nearly impossible challenge in some areas.