How to Protect Coastal Regions from Flooding Risks

Combating climate change requires battling threats on multiple fronts, especially when it comes to flooding. Coastal residents have a unique waterborne threat that destroys livelihoods numerous times each year. We should consider ways to protect these regions from flooding and advocate for long-term solutions.

Inspiring Ways Microgrids are Used Around the World

A microgrid is a small power grid with its own control capabilities, meaning it can operate independently from large traditional grids. They act as energy-efficient alternatives to primary sources that power large land areas throughout the world and help give underprivileged populations access to electricity, air conditioning, and other utilities. How do microgrids work, and …

Is Individual Action Enough to Fight Climate Change?

The issue of climate change has gained more attention over the last few years. In fact, the earth’s average surface temperature has risen about 2.12°F since the late 19th century. The problem continues as we rely on fossil fuels, which raise greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, there is the debate about who is to blame: individuals …

7 Simple Lifestyle Changes You Can Make for the Planet Today

It can be overwhelming to think of how quickly the environment is changing and how much human activity is impacting the natural world. However, focusing on this eco-anxiety isn’t a productive way to care for the planet. Changing your personal habits is one of the most practical ways you can have a positive impact on …

How to Save and Revive Dying Trees

Just like other living organisms, trees can get sick and die of disease if they’re not cared for properly. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to relieve the stress your trees are experiencing and protect their long-term health. Injured trees exist on a spectrum from stressed to dying. Unfortunately, once your tree is dying, …

The Environmental Impact of Electric Cars

As more companies develop electric vehicles (EVs), controversy has grown over whether they are better for the environment than gas-run vehicles. Although some experts disagree, most have concluded that electric cars are better for the environment. Here’s the nitty-gritty of how electric cars really impact the environment.

Urban Density in the Fight Against Climate Change

It’s no secret that climate change has brought about a wide and serious impact on the health of our planet, and will continue to do so if our practices go unchanged. One of the ways that cities tend to contribute to climate change is by utilizing poor urban planning practices that go on to impact …

Designing for Water Conservation in Arid Climates

Climate changes are making pre-existing water shortages in dry climates even more severe. Drought conditions make life challenging for all beings, but as humans, we can take action to ensure the homes and buildings we construct are designed to conserve water for all plants, animals, and people that need it. Of course, massive action is …