Washington (ONGC) Analysis | May 15, 2023 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Our New Green Culture; Image Credit: AdobeStock
As the sun rose on Puerto Rico September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall in the southeastern coastal city of Yabucoa. The devastating Category 4 superstorm brought pounding rains, massive storm surge, and ferocious winds with sustained gusts of 155 mph. Maria thrashed and pounded the beleaguered island for hours until all that remained was a shattered mass of destruction.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | April 11, 2023 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Our New Green Culture
The world’s finance chiefs will be addressing the economic impact of climate change this week when they gather in Washington, D.C. to discuss the looming economic challenges that many countries around the world are facing as global warming continues to climb.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | April 6, 2023 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Our New Green Culture
Protestors from a Coalition of climate justice and environmental organizations poured into DC on Tuesday in response to Chesapeake Climate Action Network’s (CCAN) call to action, chanting their demand for Environmental Protection Agency’s new Power Plant Rules. “EPA, don’t wait. Regulate.”
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | January 11, 2023 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Our New Green Culture; Image Credit: AdobeStock
Anecdotal examples across the United States suggest that daily surface wind speeds are strengthening, with wind gusts reaching the gale force level on a regular basis in some regions.
Is this troublesome trend being monitored? How will the higher wind speeds impact highway safety, air travel, and building integrity?
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | November 15, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Our New Green Culture; Image Credit: AdobeStock
Food waste in schools is epidemic. Elementary schools in particular have become food waste overachievers. From stuffed lunch bags and trays — which usually include fresh fruit, packaged applesauce, trail mix and similar snacks that health-conscious parents and school administrators endorse but can’t control — the daily mountain of nourishing food landing in school waste bins, headed for landfills, has reached crisis level.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | October 4, 2022 by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Our New Green Culture; Image Credit: Leonardo DiCaprio
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is more than 80 times as strong as carbon dioxide over a 20 year period. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), methane accounts for nearly 30 percent of the rise in the average global temperature since the industrial age began in 1760.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | August 31, 2022 by Sarah J. Kings, Reprinted from April 18, 2021 publication; Image Credit AdobeStock
Now more than ever, keeping a clean home is rising to the top of the priority list. As a parent, you are diligent in wiping down surfaces, disinfecting door-knobs, and beating back dust bunnies. But as you recycle container after container of Clorox Wipes and Febreze, you may be starting to wonder what impact this is having on the planet. You might even be thinking about making some eco-friendly swaps to your cleaning routine.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | August 31, 2022 by Sarah J. Kings; Reprinted from April 18, 2021; Image credit AdobeStock
You love your precious pug like a family member. But as you tiptoe towards greener choices, you may be wondering what effect dog ownership has on the planet. According to researchers at the University of California, an estimated 80 million dogs live in US homes today. On an annual basis, these animal companions consume as much meat and grain as nearly 40 million Americans. This alone packs a pretty big punch to the planet.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | August 24, 2022, by Noreen Wise, Founder & CEO of Our New Green Culture, and author ; Photo credit AdobeStock
Schools are quickly becoming climate action role models. Their success is rooted in the power and effectiveness of collective action in achieving targeted results. Using a lens focused on the top 10 most critical climate actions, which are in essence the basic requirements for reducing carbon emissions, boosting biodiversity, and drawing down legacy load carbon, US schools have become the bright beacon on top of the torturous greenhouse gas reduction hill. Additionally, schools are climate action accelerators that transmit vigorous energy through a very powerful national network.
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Washington (ONGC) Analysis | August 22, 2022 by author and climate journalist Noreen Wise; Updated from original article, July 13, 2021
Climate change is impacting everything about our weather, down to the small details. From the heat of a forest fire, to the strength of a hurricane, the amount of moisture in clouds, and the force of rain microbursts, down to the size and intensity of a lightning strike.
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