Washington (GGM) Analysis | April 23, 2021 by Michael Wells
Biomass sounds like a living blob slithering its way towards New York City in a bad sci-fi movie. The reality may be worse. Proponents of the biomass industry will call this fearmongering and argue biomasses are carbon neutral and “green.” But the biomass industry involves chopping down vast swaths of trees, turning them into pellets, and shipping them to Europe where they are burned for energy. In other words, it is deforestation on a massive scale, and anyone who knows anything about climate change knows deforestation is one of the major causes of climate change. So how can a practice which is so harmful to the planet — more harmful than the coal industry which releases less carbon than burning trees — be at the same time beneficial? It cannot be whatever anyone claims to the contrary.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | April 20, 2021 by Sarah J. Kings
For five straight years, United States birth rates have been steadily declining. Many speculate as to why people have been choosing to have fewer children. Back in July of 2019, Miley Cyrus told Elle Magazine that she was not interested in having children because of environmental concerns, and she’s not the only one. Despite the 1%-2% annual decline, there are still over 3.7 million babies born in the U.S each year. Unfortunately, bringing a sweet-faced love-bug into your life does tend to impact the environment negatively. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, 4.2 million tons of disposable diapers make their way to landfills each year.
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Washington (GGM) Analysis | April 3, 2021 by author & journalist Noreen Wise
Earth Month is finally here… again. Hurray! Let’s get our ducks in a row so that we can maximize the enthusiasm and excitement that comes from so many of us in our communities focused on making progress with the aggressive habitat restoration goals we’ve set for ourselves and our towns.
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