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Hemp Supercapacitors and the Future of Carbon-Negative Energy Storage

New research shows that hemp supercapacitors have the potential to fight climate change by improving how we store renewable energy, while also sequestering carbon from the atmosphere back into the soil and hemp biomass. As the world continues to expel 33.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, scientists are searching for […]

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Fossil Fuel bailout? Why the Coronavirus is a crossroads for climate action

As the United States becomes the epicenter of pandemic brought on by the novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, lawmakers have already begun a fossil fuel bailout — a move that could set back efforts to reign in corporate emissions. The U.S. Congress recently passed the CARES Act, a $2.2 Trillion stimulus bill to boost businesses that […]

Playing with fire: the vicious cycle of deforestation

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‘It’s not worth it:’ Petrochemical pollution burns across Houston

The city of Houston, Texas is often referred to as ‘the energy capital of the world.’ In addition to being home to oil and gas giants like BP America, ConocoPhillips and Shell, the Houston metropolitan area is dotted with petrochemical plants. Roughly 400 chemical plants employ 36,000 people, generating 40% of the nation’s chemicals and […]

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Christmas Valley in July

As record heatwaves have swept the Pacific Northwest this Summer, Branch Out has been on the ground in Central Oregon involved in drought and wildfire resistance projects for both immediate relief and long-term resilience in the face of future disasters. Following the guidance of our Elders, we will be making biochar to convert flammable brush […]

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9 Ways You Can Help Save the Amazon Rainforest from Imminent Destruction by Boycotting Brazil

Scientists are now warning that the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest is on the verge of reaching an irreversible tipping point, which would have staggeringly catastrophic impacts for the region and the planet. This deforestation follows an economic scheme, in which Indigenous Sovereignty is denied, Land is seized, Forest is destroyed, and large corporations profit […]

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Growing Sovereignty (#2): Decolonization & Regenerating Sacred Water

Introduction In Part One of Growing Sovereignty, I drew upon conversations I had with four individuals Indigenous to various areas across Turtle Island. During these discussions, I felt very grateful to be given the opportunity to not only learn from them but to also be in a unique position to amplify their voices while simultaneously […]

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Urban Earthship: A holistic healthcare solution for poverty, climate change

What is an Earthship? At the corner of 41st Street and Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia, Rashida Ali-Campbell is pioneering the world’s first urban Earthship.  An Earthship is a type of sustainable housing structure first developed in Taos, New Mexico by architect Michael Reynolds. The autonomous, off-grid house takes care of human’s six basic needs […]

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Melting Ice: The Real Reason Behind Trump’s Shocking Greenland Purchase Proposal

The August 2019 headline that Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland shocked many of both country’s people before being eclipsed by the next outrage and eventually, the impeachment saga. Both impeachment and the Greenland story are indicative of foreign policy designed to make headlines and ultimately benefit Trump himself and the special interest elites staffing his […]

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Lightbulbs, straws and cheeseburgers: “Oh My”

Due to a few industries pumping millions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere, climate change is a crisis we are just seeing the beginning of. Yet for the past thirty years, also due to these industries pumping misinformation into the political atmosphere, climate change has been a paltry sidestep for presidential candidates as they […]