Rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria bears down on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

September 18, 2017 by  
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Hurricane Maria , which is forecasted to slam into Puerto Rico and neighboring islands within hours, has officially strengthened into a Category 3 storm. This means that within the past 24 hours, it has doubled in strength and sustained winds of 120 mph. In preparation for the storm, Puerto Rico’s government has declared a “state of emergency” and is calling for citizens and to evacuate to safer locations. The hurricane is only expected to strengthen up to 150 mph until it makes landfall. CNN reports that as of 11 a.m. ET, the hurricane was approximately 60 miles east of Martinique. Maria is expected to make landfall at about 8 p.m. ET in the northeast Caribbean Leeward Islands — particularly St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, and Martinique. This is the first time in 85 years Puerto Rico is expected to suffer a direct landfall from a Category 4 hurricane . As a result, the country’s government has declared a “state of emergency” and governor Ricardo Rosselló has ordered evacuations. Said Rosselló, “Our call is for people to evacuate areas that are prone to floods and landslides, in addition to vulnerable structures. It is time to seek refuge with a family member, friend, or move to a state shelter because rescuers will not go out and risk their lives once winds reach 50 miles per hour.” The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned, “A dangerous storm surge accompanied by large and destructive waves will raise water levels by as much as 5 to 7 feet above normal tide levels near where the center of Maria moves across the Leeward Islands.” Some areas are expected to receive up to 20 inches of rain, others approximately 12 inches. “Rainfall on all of these islands could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides,” said the NHC. Related: New study shows a 1-in-20 chance climate change will cause a complete societal collapse Puerto Rico was the haven thousands fled to in preparation for Hurricane Irma . Now, those evacuees and native Puerto Ricans are preparing to be slammed by another devastating storm. If Maria is as damaging as forecasted, it will be “more dangerous than Hugo and Georges.” Hurricane Hugo took the lives of five people in Puerto Rico in 1989, and Hurricane Georges went down in the textbooks for causing more than $1.7 billion in damage to the island in 1998 . Via CNN Images via Pixabay , National Hurricane Center , NASA

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Innovation is the key to unlocking clean energy

August 14, 2017 by  
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Harness the fact that change is constant to create jobs, bolster our economy and improve our lives.

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Creating the Humane Economy

February 23, 2017 by  
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Humane Society President and CEO Wayne Pacelle shares his approach to “animal protection 2.0,” the role of corporate and consumer in tranforming the lives of animals worldwide, and how this disruption can actually be a driver of business value.

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Apple’s New Headphones Aren’t So Eco-Friendly

January 6, 2017 by  
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As electronics take over every part of our lives, the need for easy-to-recycle gadgets becomes more important. If an electronic device is too difficult to recycle, odds are it won’t be. It’s the responsibility of manufacturers to make this a…

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7 Ingenious Upcycling Ideas You’ll Fall In Love With!

September 9, 2016 by  
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There are so many amazing people in this world who have dedicated their lives to reducing waste and creating a better world for all of us to enjoy. Here are seven ways you can contribute, support or get involved by turning something old into…

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Why You Should Be Compartmentalizing Your Garden

August 16, 2016 by  
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Do this. Don’t do that. Be there. Be that.  It is a life skill — compartmentalizing our lives — that can be immensely helpful, detrimental or perhaps both depending on just how you play it.  One area where compartmentalizing your life…

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5 Essential Eco Tech Ideas You Should Consider

May 13, 2016 by  
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For many, technology represents our best hope for radically rethinking our lives to become more sustainable, more efficient, and more eco friendly. This technology, designed to revolutionize the way we live, work, commute, and play, offers a chance…

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Zero Waste Home Cleaning And Laundry Tips

March 18, 2016 by  
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Similar to a forest ecosystem, zero waste systems produce nothing that can’t be reused and repurposed. Waste to one system is food for another.  This concept is inspiring to many people wishing to make their lives more sustainable and is gaining…

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How to Buy an Eco-Friendly Roof

October 21, 2015 by  
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The roofs over our heads have long been neglected when it comes to sustainable living. They are such an essential, long-lasting part of our lives that it’s easy to forget about them. While advances in technology and thinking have produced some…

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Infographic: Ditch the clutter with this space-saving encyclopedia

July 1, 2015 by  
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It’s easy to get attached to the things in our lives, but clutter wastes more than just space. We spend nearly 2 years out of our lives dealing with clutter and 40% of cleaning time is spent dealing with stuff we don’t need or use. This infographic will set you on the path to clean, clutter-free home. Use the handy flowcharts to determine what to keep and what to ditch, and then use the storage tips to get your keeper pile in shape. Read the rest of Infographic: Ditch the clutter with this space-saving encyclopedia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cleaning tips , clutter tips , eliminating clutter , flexispace , home cleaning , how to clean , how to save space , infographic , reader submission , reducing clutter , saving space , space savers encyclopedia , space saving ideas

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