Pittsburgh’s Microgrids Technology Could Lead The Way For Green Energy

Read the full story from NPR. When President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, he said he represented "Pittsburgh, not Paris." Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto disagreed. He traveled to Germany this week as part of an unofficial delegation of more than 100 Americans, American officials and business owners who …

Instagram is loving nature to death

Read the full story from The Outline. Five years ago, Horseshoe Bend saw only a thousand visitors in a year. But this year, over 4,000 people a day have come to see the bend, take selfies at the rim, and dangle their feet over the exposed edge. All this traffic has put a lot of strain on …

This solar-powered Dutch poultry farm specializes in ‘carbon-neutral’ eggs

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. Kipster eggs, available at Dutch outposts of German discount supermarket chain Lidl, are marketed as being “carbon-neutral.” And unlike organic eggs and eggs from free-range chickens, these carbon-neutral eggs sell at a price point comparable to eggs from conventional farms.

New Jersey DEP sets nation’s strictest limits on PFOA in drinking water

Read the full story at NJ Spotlight. New Jersey’s efforts to clean up public drinking water took a step forward on Wednesday when the Department of Environmental Protection said it would impose the nation’s toughest limit on a chemical that has been linked to cancer, high cholesterol, and developmental problems in young children. The DEP …

How toxic air clouds mental health

Read the full story in Science Daily. Researchers have found a link between air pollution and psychological distress. The higher the level of particulates in the air, the study showed, the greater the impact on mental health. The study is believed to be the first to use a nationally representative survey pool, cross-referenced with pollution …

A Framework for Local Action on Climate Change

Download the document. While climate change affects us all, it hits families living paycheck to paycheck the hardest. In a world of growing inequities, it is not mere coincidence that the poorest among us not only live and work in areas most prone to flooding, heat waves, and other climate change effects but are also …