Hurricanes, also known as cyclones or typhoons, are immense weather situations characterized by powerful winds, heavy rains, and relentless storm surge flooding. Making them one of the most formidable natural phenomena on Earth. Because of these characteristics, hurricanes have traditionally been seen as a dreadful and destructive force, leaving behind nothing but a trail of devastation in its wake. After all, their ability to disrupt the supply chains, foment accidents, and destroy property has cost communities billions. Flooding, fallen trees, and wind damage individually can cause extensive losses, especially regarding power generation.
August is in full swing, and if you happen to find yourself in Texas, you know this means the heat is at an all-time high. In a state where daily temperatures can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and hesitate to drop below 80 at night, things can get exceptionally sweaty and discomforting very quickly. Once you combine these circumstances with increasing energy costs, keeping your home comfortable without sacrificing your hard-earned savings can seem like an impossible feat. Thankfully, we have just the right tips and tricks for you to beat the heat without breaking the bank. Keep reading to learn more!
In a world full of unpredictable circumstances, there is nothing more refreshing than the consistency mother nature has to offer. We may not be able to predict the future, but in the end, we can rest assured that the sun, moon, and stars will rise and fall in their usual pattern each day and night. As will the tides. When it comes to energy, regularity is an indispensable advantage. After all, solar energy is harnessed most effectively when sunny days are guaranteed, and oil and gas are most reliable when access to fossil fuels is abundant. Unfortunately, neither case is certain.
In a world, ever more attuned to the pressing need for environmentally conscious solutions, the realm of energy policy and advocacy emerges as a game changing arena of action. This exciting domain has the potential to not only shape the trajectory of energy systems—it has the power to manipulate the very fabric of our global commitment to a greener future.
Sustainability and environmental consciousness are becoming increasingly paramount in our modern environment, augmenting the need to maximize our renewable energy resources. Since the Industrial Revolution, energy has demonstrated a pattern of highlighting the birth of new eras, catapulting new technology into existence, and often improving our quality of life. However, it has also become evident that today’s solutions often prove to be tomorrow’s problems.
The era of rapid technological advancements and ever-increasing consumer culture is in full swing. Thanks to energy and innovation, our lives have rapidly become intertwined with smartphones, computers, cars, and other forms of personal technology. They have allowed people to access a level of convenience, comfort, and communication never before seen.
People have been fighting, experimenting, and inventing in the name of food and access to natural resources since the beginning of humanity. Thanks to the Industrial Revolution, advancements in technology and innovation skyrocketed. The constant improvements experienced in industrial productivity were mirrored, thanks to new technology, by the agriculture industry and resulted in the ability […]
Scientists estimate that 35% of the world’s food production and 75% of its flowering plants rely on bees and other pollinators. These insects and animals were once a flourishing part of the ecosystem. Many even considered them pests. However, as the planet began to experience the effects of climate change, and pollution, the delicate ecosystems […]
Concrete is one of the most commonly consumed products on the planet, second only to water. 4.4 billion tons are produced annually and is projected to increase to 5.5 billion by 2050. Its durability, strength, and cost-effectiveness have made it a go-to for builders for centuries. Structures made from concrete can last for generations. But at what cost? If you’ve read our blog on The Truth About Concrete and The Environment, you know there are plenty of reasons to make the switch to more eco-friendly alternatives. From the excessive carbon emissions produced throughout the manufacturing process to its water intensity, the obstacles created by concrete production are beginning to outweigh the benefits of the end product. So what else can builders use? Keep reading to find out!
Humanity has used concrete to build, protect and fortify communities for centuries. Made from a mixture of cement, water, sand, and gravel, its durability and cost-effectiveness have made it one of the most popular mediums for everything from the world’s largest construction projects to homemade decorative vases. As time has passed and new building techniques and technologies have been invented, the recipe for concrete has been tweaked and modified to fit the needs of different projects. This has allowed concrete to become one of the most versatile and commonly used building materials available.