Relieved you switched from plastic drinking bottles to plastic-free metal containers? A new study the Harvard School of Public Health announced May 21 will have you thanking yourself.
“Soda bottle”—the image you might first think of is a bottle of Coke. But the word “plant” probably conjures up far different thoughts, about trees, maybe a factory, or perhaps even your countertop flower pot,
The U.S. pavement industry is slowly starting down a more environmentally friendly road — and quite literally. Several companies have begun to switch over to green asphalt production in order to keep our country cooler. The newly adopted process keeps emissions down, though it is not as new an idea as many may think. And no, it’s not actually green, either.
Carbon dioxide is the most prevalent of the greenhouse gases. A by-product of coal plants, CO2 rises up into the atmosphere and traps heat from escaping our planet, thus contributing to global warming. The state of Pennsylvania is the third largest contributor to global warming in the U.S., and alone accounts for 1 percent of the world’s annual CO2 emissions.
Recent studies have determined that the state of Maine has been one of the worst contributors to global warming—not just nationally, but globally. Data taken from 1960 to 2005 indicate that Maine topped 114 of 184 countries in greenhouse gas production. International environmental group Greenpeace concluded that although Maine ranked just 30th among U.S.
Did you know the transportation sector contributes more carbon dioxide than any other sector? With the focus on “green” this and “green” that, you’d think that this area would benefit the most from new technologies.