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Climate Change and Renewable Energy: Saving Our Planet for Future Generations

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Urban Heat Islands: Their Effects and Solutions

“As urban areas grow a person’s health will be connected to the build up of heat and pollution in the city… will become essential to build green.” By Linn Smith April 20, 2017—–If you live in a city you probably … Continue reading

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Cities: Combating Climate Change and Pollution

“Innovative thinking must solve our current and future climate and pollution problems as cities grow, and individuals must do their part in leaving a planet that future generations can comfortably occupy!” By Linn Smith January 26, 2019—I live part of … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico: Rebuilding Sustainably

“Building sustainably in Puerto Rico can take many different forms.”  By Linn Smith October 19, 2017—Even though Puerto Rico is going through a devastating time after the hurricane, it is essential that we not only meet the current needs of … Continue reading

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Gothenburg Sweden: Providing Sustainability through Green Bonds

“Local governments wield significant influence and authority that can drive environmental sustainability within their jurisdictions.” By Linn Smith August 6, 2017—–In the late 19th century Gothenburg developed into an industrial city. In 1987 the Minister of the Environment called parts … Continue reading

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Technology Turns Plastic Back to Oil

The technical name for turning plastic back to oil is Thermal depolymerization or TDP, which is a process that uses waste products, such as plastics, to turn into crude oil. According to Wikepedia, “It mimics the natural geological processes thought to be involved in the production of fossil fuels. Under pressure and heat, long chain ploymers of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon decompose into short-chain pretroleum hydorcarbons.” Continue reading

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Arctic warming and Sea Ice

By John J. Hidore Early forecasting of Arctic warming suggested a possible ice free path through the North West Passage in the summer months perhaps between 2050 and 2100.  The Arctic: Rapid Changes in Temperature November 1, 2013—Earth’s two polar … Continue reading