America now has more solar energy workers than coal miners
April 26, 2013, 2:09 p.m. by Michael Graham Richard
Some might dismiss the solar energy industry because it’s small compared to the oil & gas industry, but more solar projects means hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Fact: Air pollution kills more people than AIDS and malaria combined
April 26, 2013, 1:52 p.m. by Michael Graham Richard
According to the U.N., about 3.5 million deaths a year are caused by indoor air pollution while another 3.3 million are caused by outdoor air pollution.
Think air quality doesn't matter? Look at Pittsburgh in the 1940s
April 25, 2013, 12:22 p.m. by Michael Graham Richard
Before clean air laws were passed in Pittsburgh, smoke left buildings in a nighttime shroud — even in the morning.
Has the Mafia infiltrated the renewable energy industry?
February 25, 2013, 3:57 p.m. by Michael Graham Richard
Certain people are looking for the same kind of green they’ve always sought — the green of dollar bills.
Say hello to your 100 trillion invisible friends (aka friendly bacteria)
January 4, 2013, 5:57 p.m. by Michael Graham Richard
Many of the bacteria an average person carries with them are friendly and even symbiotic because they have co-evolved with humans.
How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s?
December 26, 2012, 11:48 a.m. by Michael Graham Richard
Today, we shrug off the convenience of long-distance travel as part of life, but it wasn't that long ago that simply getting there required a huge investment of time and money.