Environment

How Do Windmills Work and How Do They Compare

How do windmills * work, and how do they stack up against other renewable sources in terms of environmental impact? * Technically a windmill uses energy collected from the wind specifically to grind grain into flour. But, I’ll use this term interchangeably with wind turbine to mean anything that converts wind energy into electricity.Technically the first one is a windmill… Read More »How Do Windmills Work and How Do They Compare

Polar Bears Extinct by 2100 Due to Global Warming

A study published Monday in Nature Climate Change shows that polar bears could be nearly extinct by the year 2100. That is, if the current trajectory of global warming persists. Polar bears have long been the poster-animal for the fight against global warming. It makes sense that these beautiful creatures would be one of the most at-risk groups on the… Read More »Polar Bears Extinct by 2100 Due to Global Warming

How to Make Oat Milk at Home

Here’s a simple oat milk recipe you can make at home!  Oat milk is a great replacement for dairy milk because it’s better for the planet, more affordable, and you can make it on demand from long-lasting dry ingredients – which means no more worrying about when your milk is going to go bad. Affiliate Note: Some (but not all) of… Read More »How to Make Oat Milk at Home

When Will We Run Out of Oil

We all know that oil is a non-renewable resource, and we know we use a lot of it. So naturally, it makes sense to wonder when we’ll run out of oil. It seems like a simple calculation. First, figure out how much oil we have left. Second, figure out how much oil we’re using each year. Third, divide the oil… Read More »When Will We Run Out of Oil

The Forgotten R

We’ve all heard the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. These three R’s are supposed to be the holy trinity of saving the environment. Unfortunately, some of them get a little less attention than the others. “Recycle” is definitely the star of the show. If you went up to someone on the street and asked them if they reduce, reuse, and recycle,… Read More »The Forgotten R