2018 hurricane season may be worse than last year

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In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Puerto Rico devastated communities in the American South and Puerto Rico; those three storms resulted in around $265 billion in damage, according to The Guardian. Will the United States and Caribbean face another brutal season this year? Forecasts of 2018′s looming hurricane season say it could be more active than normal — and you can start getting ready now. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



World’s first ocean trash recon mission is complete – and the results are way worse than we thought

 

Between September 26 and October 7, Ocean Cleanup has been surveying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch from high up in the sky to assess how serious the problem of plastic waste has become. Today, after CEO and founder Boyan Slat gave a press conference to members of the scientific community and media in Mountain View, California, the organization released the initial findings of its Aerial Expedition. The findings show the amount of plastic debris in the accumulation zone to be worse than… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

World’s leading sea ice expert warns the “Arctic death spiral” will make global warming even worse

The terrifyingly ominous phrase “Arctic death spiral” refers to the chart that measures the continual melt laying waste to the ice in the Arctic Circle over the last 30 years. Climate scientists have issued repeated warnings that the Arctic death spiral is the Earth’s “canary in a coalmine,” and that greenhouse gas emissions must be curbed in order to fend off certain destruction. As time passes and global temperatures continue to rise, many conservationists are arguing that the point of… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

How corn sweat is making this weeks heat wave even worse

How ‘corn sweat’ is making this week’s heat wave even worse

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Right now, there is one burning question on your mind, and I know it’s “What the heck is corn sweat?” The week’s extreme heat wave is blistering the middle section of the United States, where excess moisture from corn fields will evaporate and add an unwanted boost of humidity (called ‘corn sweat’) to the already uncomfortable levels. With temperatures… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building