Maryland Fracking Ban is Huge Win for People Power
It’s official: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed into law a statewide fracking ban. The bill was passed with bipartisan support in the state legislature, and Maryland is now the third state to ban fracking. This historic achievement is a
Block Island Now Powered by Nation's First Offshore Wind Farm
Lorraine Chow of Ecowatch is reporting that Block Island, the smallest town in the country's smallest state, is now powered by Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind, the nation's first offshore wind farm.
Block Island Power Company officially silenced its diesel generating plant
Huge Crowds Attend March for Science in NYC, Worldwide
Newsday is reporting that Tens of thousands of scientists and their allies marched through Manhattan Saturday to protest President Donald Trump’s approach to science, including his job picks for top regulatory posts and proposed funding cuts to research and enforcement.
Over half of the world’s population lives in cities, and with urban farms on the rise, researchers have begun examining how compatible modern cities are with large-scale food production. Could cities one day produce enough food locally to sustain whole communities?
Several US studies
Solar-powered water harvester could help in arid climates
As reported by Science magazine, a new spongelike, solar-powered device can collect water vapor from the air even in regions of low humidity, and can produce 2.8 liters of water a day for every kilogram of the spongy absorptive material it contains. Once improved,