Environmental News Roundup – September 30, 2015

Nature Works Everywhere Garden Grants  During the 2015-2016 school year, The Nature Works Everywhere program is accepting applications for green garden grants. $1,000-$2,000 would be awarded, depending on what is needed for the project. Schools must be public or charter. Furthermore, … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup

I love permaculture! It has changed my life on so many levels. Over spring break, I took a Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course with instructor Wayne Wiseman. This course has opened my eyes and debunked some myths about gardening and … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – May 20, 2015

Cleanup of 21,000-gallon oil spill resumes off Santa Barbara County coast The rupture on an 11-mile-long underground pipe, part of a larger oil transport network centered in Kern County, was first reported about noon Tuesday after a woman at Refugio … Continue reading

Women on Wheels

Science, physics, math, engineering, automotive. What do all of these fields have in common? They are all dominated by MEN. Two UCLA physics students, Elizabeth Case and Rachel Woods-Robinson are encouraging more women to be involved in these fields with … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – May 13, 2015

Alaska’s tricky intersection of Obama’s energy and climate legacies President Obama’s move to open up vast, untouched Arctic waters to oil and gas drilling as he pursues an ambitious plan to fight climate change illustrates the inherent tensions in his environmental and energy agenda. … Continue reading

GMU Bike Events Wrap-Up

The bike events at George Mason University (GMU) during the month of April was a success! Despite the rainy day, Gearin’ Up Bicycles were at Sandy Creek, jamming some awesome music while answering any questions about bike maintenance, and provided free … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – May 6, 2015

Tesla ventures into solar power storage for home and business In recent years, the fast-growing popularity of solar panels has intensified a central challenge: how to use the sun’s energy when it isn’t shining. Now, Tesla Motors, the maker of luxury electric … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Apr. 29, 2015

Did Nepal Earthquake Change Mount Everest’s Height? The massive earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday likely caused permanent changes in the Earth’s surface and may have made Everest a little taller—or shorter, scientists say. A team of geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Earth Day 2015

Earth Day’s Importance and Evolution Since 1970 Decades later, we find the issue of environmental protection has evolved in a number of important ways. Environmental pollution is widely seen as a public health issue and broad public support for a … Continue reading