How far is the US from a 100% renewable energy future?

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Renewable energy in the United States nearly quadrupled in the last decade. Solar power production today is 23 times greater than in 2011, while wind energy has tripled. This rapid expansion can be credited to technological improvements and economies of scale. State-level policies and incentives have also played a role in subsidizing renewable infrastructure. With […]

Worried about climate change? Here are the US cities least affected by it

With record-breaking heat, sea levels rising, and a surge in devastating storms and wildfires, there’s no denying climate change is here. It’s likely to only get worse in coming decades, and that can affect the decisions you make today. Thirty-year mortgages are the norm when buying a home, so where you decide to settle down […]

Undeterred by Climate Change, U.S. Homeowners Are Moving to Climate-Vulnerable Areas

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Some of the most highly prized real estate in the U.S. exists in areas considered high risk for wildfires, flooding, or drought. Despite this present and growing danger, many Americans are still moving to climate-vulnerable regions. This may be because some people are willing to take the risk if it means living in their dream […]

Most Popular Small Dog Breeds

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Dogs are the most popular pet in America with 63.4 million U.S. households owning one, according a 2019–2020 survey by the American Pet Products Association. They’re also the most abandoned pets. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports that approximately 3.3 million dogs end up in shelters each year—a considerable number of animals […]

Pink Princess Philodendron: The Ultimate Care Guide for This (In)Famous Houseplant

Pink Princess Philodendron plant

Philodendron Pink Princess — sometimes affectionately shortened to “PPP,” is a tropical houseplant that’s achieved royalty status among collectors. Due to its intense, pink variegation.  However, it is an actual plant, and although it doesn’t grow in the wild, its unique coloring is 100% natural. This guide will take a close look at the growing […]

States With the Biggest Solar Economies

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Solar panels have become normalized among landscapes, spotted everywhere from the open spaces of deserts to rooflines of dense residential areas. Installed on covered carports, parking lots, open fields, and even closed landfills, solar accounted for  3% of America’s electricity in 2020, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). That number may seem small […]

Forest Bathing: What It Is & How It Can Help You Sleep Better

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Research has repeatedly proven that being out in nature can help you sleep better. This is something certified forest bathers have known for quite some time. With its origins in Japan, forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, emerged in the 1980s as a mindfulness practice in which devotees spent uninterrupted, quiet moments among trees, resulting in improved mental […]

Climate Change Is the Driving Force Behind These Growing Wine Regions

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Wine is first and foremost an agricultural product. As such, it is susceptible to the whims of Mother Nature and the lashings of climate change. Global warming of 2 degrees Celsius, or 35.6 degrees Fahrenheit, could result in a loss of more than half the world’s current wine grape-growing land. An increase of 4 degrees […]

How to Grow Potatoes: Essential Care Guide + 5 Alternative Growing Methods

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Potatoes are some of the most rewarding plants to grow in your vegetable garden. They are filling, rich in vitamins, minerals, and oxidants, and are a delicious crowd-pleaser on any dinner table. Provide them with full sun, loose soil, compost, and regular watering, and they will produce a large crop that will last you throughout […]

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