Science & Technology

Wind Energy and the Texas Blackouts: Here’s What Really Happened

Wind Energy and the Texas Blackouts: Here’s What Really Happened

We all know Texas as a state that’s all about bigger and better. And when it comes to generating and consuming energy, it’s no exception. In addition to holding dual-titles as both America’s largest producer and user of energy, the lone star state is also the nation’s...

More Than a Getaway Compliment: Oceans Reduce CO2

More Than a Getaway Compliment: Oceans Reduce CO2

On June 8th, we celebrate World Oceans Day. It is an important occasion for everyone because oceans create many of the elements we need to survive. Everything from seafood delicacies to medicine ingredients – it all comes from the deep blue. Similar to our forests,...

Do energy-efficient electronics reduce energy use, really?

Do energy-efficient electronics reduce energy use, really?

By Erin Craig A colleague lamented recently that while she’s working hard to make her company’s data centers more energy efficient, the people who drive energy consumption within the company seem to be less inclined. This surprised me because at a company as large and...

Zero waste is not zero waste emissions

Even if we divert or eliminate all new waste, landfills will emit greenhouse gas for decades. By Mark Mondik According to the EPA, U.S. landfills emit about 100 million metric tons of CO2-equivalent (or about 21 million cars) of greenhouse gas annually[1]. Thus it’s...

New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map released

By Kathryn Sarkis In January the USDA released an updated Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM). The PHZM splits the county in multiple climate zones and is used by gardeners to determine what plants will thrive in their location. The new map represents the first update...