How states compare by their commercial energy use

LED Lighting Supply compiled a list of the states that use the most commercial energy per building using data from the Building Performance Database from the Department of Energy.

Americans spend $179 on fuel each month—here's how to spend less

CoPilot looked into the Consumer Expenditure Surveys to see how much Americans spend on vehicle fuel and suggested ways to lower that expenditure.

How the cost of solar panels has fallen

Rocket Solar cited data from the Energy Information Administration to look at how the cost of solar panels has fallen and what that means for electric power in the U.S.  

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The side benefits of clean energy

Rocket Solar compiled a list of some of the side benefits of clean energy using a variety of government, nonprofit, and academic sources.  

Plumbing solutions for tiny houses and nontraditional spaces

(BPT) - Ignited by the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, alternative housing options continue to trend upward — even while the overall housing market has cooled. Remote work has opened possibilities …

4 ways to improve the air you breathe indoors

(BPT) - Especially in the winter months, most people spend the bulk of each day — up to 90%* — indoors, according to the U.S. EPA. Unfortunately, whether at home, in the car or at work, …

How much packaging we use (and what happens to it)

The Rounds examined historical data from the Environmental Protection Agency to see what happens to packaging after it's thrown away and how that's changed over time.

3 product labels help you do good while shopping

(BPT) - Did you know your dollars have the power to support positive change? Spending your money in ways that align with your values makes a difference for yourself and the causes close to your …

How the flood risk has changed in your state, according to FEMA

Stacker cited data from FEMA's revamped national flood insurance program, Risk Rating 2.0, to look at how flood insurance premiums will change across every state.  

US metro areas with the worst air pollution

Stacker compiled a list of the metro areas with the worst pollution in the U.S. using the 2022 American Lung Association State of the Air Report.  

Clean Energy Home Upgrades: Make dependable environmental improvements

(Family Features) Consider these environmentally friendly upgrades to diversify your home's energy sources, reduce energy consumption and ensure your home is well-prepared to withstand interruptions to power service if the electrical grid fails.

5 major mistakes people tend to make when recycling

The Rounds outlined five major recycling mistakes people should avoid to minimize their landfill footprints and make the most of local recycling streams.  

64% of Americans are now exposed to extreme heat. Here's why that's worrying

OhmConnect compiled a list of how heat waves in major U.S cities have changed over time, with data from sources including the EPA, the World Health Organization, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Globalchange.gov, and other scientific research.
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Biggest blown lead in every NFL team's history

When an NFL team takes a big lead only to have their opponent erase it, it's devastating for the loser and electrifying for the winner. OLBG gathered and ranked the biggest blown leads by every team in the NFL. Here are each team's biggest meltdowns.  

5 sustainable household upgrades that save money and energy

Enviro Friendly identified ways to upgrade your home to save money by compiling info from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  

People Protesting Predatory Pornography

(NAPSI)—Research suggests some 40 million Americans visit porn sites regularly. While watching consenting adults is perfectly legal, there are aspects of the porn industry that can be …

Most expensive US military weapons and programs

On Dec. 23, 2022, President Biden signed the Department of Defense's 2023 budget into law. Using data from the National Defense Authorization Act, Stacker analyzed which defense projects and programs are currently the most expensive.

Black history from the year you were born

Stacker examines just some of the struggles and triumphs African Americans have had each year over the last century.

Many In Primary Care Want Patients To Share Mental Health Concerns

(NAPSI)—Nurse practitioner Michele Long has been Beth’s primary care provider for years. So, when Beth started experiencing symptoms of depression, she scheduled an appointment with …

8 things to do right now in your community to prepare for climate change

Westfield compiled a list of eight ways people can prepare their communities for the impacts of climate change.

6 natural cleaning products you can make at home

The Rounds compiled a list of do-it-yourself cleaning products that can easily be made with everyday products from your pantry.

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