20 of the biggest environmental disasters in history

Stacker compiled a list of 20 of the biggest environmental disasters in history.  
How B Corps produce eco-friendly products and support sustainability
(BPT) - For today’s consumers, buying environmentally friendly products is a critical consideration for everyday essentials. In fact, a recent survey covered by Forbes found that consumers, …
Corporate sustainability helps consumers save money and the planet
(BPT) - A whopping 92% of homeowners incorporate sustainable features during a kitchen renovation, according to a recent Houzz survey. But there are simpler ways for anyone to make their kitchen a …
Biden greenlights Alaska drilling project and extends new protections to the state's North Slope
After a multi-year battle in and out of courts, President Biden has approved the controversial Willow drilling project in Alaska

Guide to different types of bike lanes

Velotric compiled a list of some of the most common types of bike lanes in the U.S. and sorted them by how much separation and protection they provide from vehicles.

How lifetime emissions of different energy sources stack up

Rocket Solar analyzed data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to see how greenhouse gas emissions differ among energy sources throughout their life cycle.  

Could 2023 be the year offshore wind energy takes off in the US?

Offshore wind energy represents a fraction of U.S. electricity generation. That could soon change.  

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Visualizing solar power capacity across the US

Rocket Solar cited data from the Energy Information Administration to analyze solar utility use and development and how it's grown over the past 30 years.  

20% of carbon emissions from the food creation chain come from shipping

Analyzing a 2022 paper on greenhouse gas emissions, Thistle broke down findings about carbon emissions in the food supply chain and supporting data about the global impact of food systems.  

Big Oil’s trade group allies outspent clean energy groups by a whopping 27x, with billions in ads and lobbying to keep fossil fuels flowing

You’ve probably seen ads promoting gas and oil companies as the solutions to climate change. They’re meant to be inspiring and hopeful, with scenes of a green, clean future. But shiny ads are not all these companies ...

4 factors that show the environmental benefits of plant-based meat

Thistle compiled data on four markers that show how consuming plant-based meat instead of conventional meat is better for the planet using research by the Good Food Institute.

How states compare by their commercial energy use

LED Lighting Supply compiled a list of the states that use the most commercial energy per building using data from the Building Performance Database from the Department of Energy.

Americans spend $179 on fuel each month—here's how to spend less

CoPilot looked into the Consumer Expenditure Surveys to see how much Americans spend on vehicle fuel and suggested ways to lower that expenditure.

How the cost of solar panels has fallen

Rocket Solar cited data from the Energy Information Administration to look at how the cost of solar panels has fallen and what that means for electric power in the U.S.  
The side benefits of clean energy
Rocket Solar compiled a list of some of the side benefits of clean energy using a variety of government, nonprofit, and academic sources.  
Plumbing solutions for tiny houses and nontraditional spaces
(BPT) - Ignited by the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, alternative housing options continue to trend upward — even while the overall housing market has cooled. Remote work has opened possibilities …
4 ways to improve the air you breathe indoors
(BPT) - Especially in the winter months, most people spend the bulk of each day — up to 90%* — indoors, according to the U.S. EPA. Unfortunately, whether at home, in the car or at work, …
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Beyond catnip: 7 safe, cat-friendly plants to have at home

Wag! compiled a list of seven plants that are nontoxic and fun for cats to chew and play with, especially if they don't react well to catnip.   

How online and sports betting transformed after COVID-19

OLBG highlights how sports gambling has changed since the pandemic.

Gun control legislation that passed and failed over the last 20 years

Stacker compiled 23 pieces of gun control legislation that either passed or failed over the last 20 years, using information from government reports and political news sources.

25 terms you should know to understand the gun control debate

Gun control is one of the most heated political topics in the United States. Stacker has compiled a list of 25 terms to help you understand the news, debate, and public conversation.

Here's how legislation in every state affects trans youth

Stacker took a look at data from the Movement Advancement Project on sexual orientation and gender identity policies that affect transgender youth and ranked all 50 states and Washington D.C.  

Something New For Florida Science Classrooms

(NAPSI)—For students to learn best, their resources need to be tailored to them. That means by both learning standards—such as the Florida learning standards—and by content that’s put into a …