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From Cars to Roofs: Tesla’s New Solar Roofs

Tesla: electric-powered cars. But Tesla isn’t just cars anymore: it’s roofs too! Tesla’s new solar roof tiles have been officially installed on various homes. These tempered glass tiles are part of Tesla’s renewable energy home solution, allowing citizens with solar roof tiles installed to save on their electricity bills and global carbon emissions produced by […]

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Hydrogen-Powered Trains: Alternative to High Carbon Emission

Public transportation: key in lessening individual carbon footprints. But what if there was a way to reduce carbon emission even less? Like many other cities, Ottawa public transit will soon have a large train circuit, called the Light Rail Transit (LRT). Various other cities have these transit systems to be modelled after, including Toronto. The […]

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Chocolate Companies: Standing Against Deforestation

Chocolate: a highly sought-after, delectable good. Some even jokingly call it a “sin,” for its appeal had led astray many into the realm of gluttony. But we think there’s a bigger sin at play than just indulging in endless bars of chocolate. And that’s the number of forests that are destroyed and cleared in order to […]

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Edible Water: An Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Hydration

People are slowly becoming more and more aware of the harmful impacts water bottles pose to the environment. But water is essential to the human’s diet, so what are alternative methods to getting the hydration we need with minimal harm to the environment? The answer is yes. “Edible Water Bubbles” may sound like things of […]

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Green Roofs on Canadian Grocery Stores: Immediate Locally Fresh Produce!

It’s a growing fact: local foods are better for the environment, the economy, and overall health. The less distance food travels to get to the grocery store, less emissions are emitted into the environment, and the fresher and healthier the produce for the citizens buying them. But what if produce were grown directly from the […]

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Trees for Toilet Paper: Good or Bad?

Sanitation: essential for developed countries, and a fast-growing priority for developing countries. Included with clean water and food includes access to clean lavatories. And with clean lavatories comes toilet paper. But where does toilet paper actually come from? The name itself, “toilet paper,” implies that it is being derived from trees. Each day, 27,000 worth […]

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Doctor’s Orders: Prescription Visits to Parks!

Common doctor prescriptions include painkillers, ointments, sometimes specific medical instruments. But what about actual visits to parks? Nicknamed “ParkRx,” doctors in South Dakota are now legally entitled to write park prescriptions, which instruct patients to take “one free day at any South Dakota state park or recreational area.” South Dakota’s Department of Health and South […]

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An Alternative Google that Plants Trees for Each Search!

It’s a known fact: Google is an essential part of our lives. But did you know there’s another Google that let you plant trees at the same time? The answer to that is Ecosia.   Ecosia works just like Google–except the website plants a tree for every item you enter into the search bar. Essentially, […]

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Plant Self-Defense: Avoiding Becoming Caterpillar Food

Plants, as one of the lowest species of the food web, are often eaten. By everyone. That doesn’t mean they like it. In a new study published in the Natural Ecology and Evolution Journal, it was discovered that in order to avoid being eaten, some plants release a chemical that makes them extremely foul-tasting to caterpillars. […]

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Wildlife Havens in Urban Spaces!

How can concrete, industrial spaces have any room for nature? It’s possible. New York’s High Lane was transformed into a wildlife haven. So it’s very much possible to transform small pockets of free space into a flourishing haven as well! Forest glades are popping up everywhere. They’re slices of forest space in urban landscapes. Places […]

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