From green business and new environmental legislation to how nature impacts our environment in ways never before considered, Earth Wise offers a look at our changing environment.

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Nov21

Will Natural Gas Help Reduce Carbon Emissions?

Natural Gas Operation in PA 

The US is in the midst of a transition from depending upon coal for generating electricity to the use of natural gas instead. This has been driven in great part by the boom in shale gas and the widespread use of fracking technology.

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Nov20

Safe Seafood

Sushi

A new tool can help shoppers choose seafood that’s higher in omega-3 fatty acids, lower in mercury, and sustainably produced. This ‘seafood calculator,’ produced by the Environmental Working Group, takes into account a person’s age, weight, gender, whether they have heart disease and, for women, whether they are pregnant or nursing.

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Nov19

Caves full of energy

Wind power 

Wind power is getting cheaper all the time and wind farms are getting bigger. In southeast Wyoming, there is a plan to build a 2.1 gigawatt wind farm, the largest yet in the US. California, which has mandated that at least 1/3 of its power come from renewable sources, represents a huge market for the output of the wind farm.

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Nov18

Schumer and flame retardants

upholstered furniture

New York’s U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer recently proposed legislation to ban the use of ten toxic flame retardants in children’s products and home furniture.

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Nov17

Lionfish

Lionfish

Since lionfish first appeared on the eastern seaboard in the 1980s, the invasive predators have wreaked havoc on local ecosystems. The venomous, striped fish have voracious appetites. And they spawn at a mind-boggling rate, producing two million eggs per year. Lionfish now dominate Atlantic waters from North Carolina to Venezuela.

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