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Mobile phone apps that keep users connected to their impact on the environment

Mobile phone apps that keep users connected to their impact on the environment

Apr. 2 | By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   Not surprisingly, there are thousands of “green” apps out there that make it easier for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment. The...

Can a high-tech thermostat save money and energy?

Can a high-tech thermostat save money and energy?

Mar. 5 | By Roddy Scheer  and Doug Moss Contributing Writers     Spending $200 or more to replace that older, still functioning thermostat with a new whiz-bang “smart” variety might seem like a waste of money, but it can be one of the best small...

Wind energy commands a larger piece of the renewable energy pie

Wind energy commands a larger piece of the renewable energy pie

Feb. 19 | By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   Hydroelectric sources of power dwarf other forms of renewable energy, but wind power has been a dominant second for years, and continues to show “hockey stick” growth moving forward. According...

Does bitter cold and heavy snowfall mean no global warming?

Does bitter cold and heavy snowfall mean no global warming?

Feb. 5 | By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers     It’s tempting to think that the cold air and snow outside augur the end of global warming, but don’t rejoice yet. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), weather and...

America’s Great Outdoors initiative connects kids  and vets to environmental jobs

America’s Great Outdoors initiative connects kids and vets to environmental jobs

Jan. 22 |             By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum in April 2010 establishing the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative to promote and support innovative...

Resources that help kids understand environmental problems

Resources that help kids understand environmental problems

Jan. 8 |                     By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   Kids today may be more eco-savvy than we were at their age, but complex topics like global warming may still mystify them....

Is earlier puberty in today’s American kids linked to environmental issues?

Is earlier puberty in today’s American kids linked to environmental issues?

Oct. 16 | By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers    Research indicates that indeed Americans girls and boys are going through puberty earlier than ever, though the reasons are unclear. Many believe our widespread exposure to synthetic chemicals...

Sugar versus other sweeteners

Sugar versus other sweeteners

Oct. 2 | What effect do they have on the environment?    By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   The production of sugar has indeed taken a huge environmental toll. “Sugar has arguably had as great an impact on the environment as any...

Why environmentalists are upset about the Monsanto Protection Act

Why environmentalists are upset about the Monsanto Protection Act

Jul. 24 |       By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers    The so-called Monsanto Protection Act is actually a provision (officially known as Section 735) within a recently passed congressional spending bill, H.R. 933, which...

Parents can lead by example in getting kids outside — Encourage children to appreciate nature, have fun outside

Parents can lead by example in getting kids outside — Encourage children to appreciate nature, have fun outside

May. 21 |       By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers  Getting kids away from computer and TV screens and outside into the fresh air is an increasing challenge for parents everywhere. Researchers have found that U.S. children...