Guaranteed basic income demonstration projects

28-year-old Mayor Michael Tubbs is building the first city-led guaranteed income demonstration in the U.S, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration. The combination of innovative government action and provocative concept drew the national spotlight to Stockton, which Mayor Tubbs proudly describes as “a city on the rise.” Over the course of 2018, SEED grew from an idea to a full-fledged study …

Toyota and Honda owners switching to Tesla

December 17th, 2018 by Zachary Shahan in Clean Technica  Before the modern electric car era, if you needed a car and wanted something fuel efficient, your best options were generally Toyotas and Hondas, the two companies that led on hybrids and fuel-efficient non-hybrids. There are generations of drivers who still love Toyota and Honda as a result of those cars and these two …

Most apartment buildings have really terrible air quality

By Lloyd Alter December 17, 2018  CC BY 2.0 A really ugly pressurized corridor/ Lloyd Alter And if you live on the lower floors, it’s even worse, according to a study by RDH. Building more multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) is critical for reducing transportation and for increasing affordability. But one of the big problems with most buildings in North America is …

The scientists who revealed what caused the “greatest crisis in the history of life of Earth”, have called for immediate action to halt the further warming of the planet through human caused climate change.

The Independent, Dec 2018 The scientists who revealed what caused the “greatest crisis in the history of life of Earth”, have called for immediate action to halt the further warming of the planet through human caused climate change. Oceanographers based in Seattle said the largest mass extinction in the planet’s history – what has been termed the “great dying” – was …

The Game-Changing Promise of a Green New Deal

The Game-Changing Promise of a Green New Deal, by Naomi Klein, November 27 2018 in The Intercept  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to activists with the Sunrise Movement protesting in the offices of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Washington D.C., on Nov. 13, 2018.  hoto: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times via Redux LIKE SO MANY others, I’ve been energized by the bold moral leadership coming …

Capturing carbon in concrete

Concrete is the most abundant man-made material on earth. There’s a good chance you’re standing on it right now, and it’s holding up the buildings around you. But concrete has an emissions problem. Its essential ingredient, cement, has a huge carbon footprint. Cement is the glue that makes concrete strong, but the process of making cement requires superheating calcium carbonate, or …

2018 Lancet report on health and climate: India’s workforce output loses 75 billion man hours (7% decline) due to heatwave conditions.

LaCroix, Dec 2018 Climate change hits Indian farmers, Caritas helps the most vulnerable face challenges such as higher temperatures, drought and unseasonal rains Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar, India, December 18, 2018 A farmer in Kerala, India. (Photo from Pixabay) It was mid-April when Ishwar Ram decided to end his life. He swallowed rat poison in an attempt to get his debt-stricken family out …