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Report: Greenest Cities in Texas

It’s easy to label certain Texas cities as either green-leaning communities or oil-guzzling metropolises. But you might still be surprised by our list of the Greenest Cities in Texas. That’s because we dug deep, using greenhouse gas emissions, LEED building certification, and public transportation data to rank Texas cities, which resulted in some intriguing findings.…

Indoor Air Pollution: Sources and Effects

Indoor Air Pollution: Sources and Effects Whether it’s in school, the office, on the subway or simply at home, most people spend about 90% of their time indoors. And while we often talk about the amount of pollution in our atmosphere, we rarely consider the quality of the air that we’re breathing when we are…

The Impacts of Climate Change

The Impacts of Climate Change The devastating effects of climate are being felt all over the world. Discover the immediate impacts of climate change, its long term consequences if we don’t act soon to address it. What Is Climate Change? The earth’s temperature is not a static thing. It changes over time and can be…

Health Effects of Air Pollution

Health Effects of Air Pollution and Solutions You can live a few weeks without food and a couple of days without water, but you’ll only make it a matter of minutes without air. Our air quality is declining all over the world due to increased particulate pollution from industry, transport, and energy usage— and some…

15 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

15 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Climate change is the result of increasing levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, primarily referenced in terms of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The longer we delay action on climate change, the worse its effects will be. Every person, business, organization, and government can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions,…

8 Climate Change Facts and Myths

8 Climate Change Facts and Myths Climate change is the greatest threat humankind faces today. We’ve already seen significant glacial melting, rising sea levels, raging wildfires, the migration of dangerous parasites and disease vectors like mosquitos and ticks, and—most notably—extreme and devastating weather events. All signs show that the problem is only going to get…

Winter Energy Saving Tips

13 Winter Energy Saving Tips Your heating and cooling system is the biggest energy hog in your home, accounting for almost half your total energy costs.[1] The money you spend on utilities rises dramatically in the summer and winter months when temperature control sees the highest use. Winter can be especially problematic, as heating costs…