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Best of the Web 6/26

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Our favorite stories for the week of June 22nd

We’re at the end of another work week, so take a break and check out EV’s picks for the week’s best news stories, articles, and videos!

1) What’s really warming the world? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise.

Skeptics of anthropogenic climate change offer various natural causes to explain why the Earth has warmed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. But can these account for the planet’s rising temperature? Scroll down to see how different factors, both natural and industrial, contribute to global warming based on findings from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. View the interactive graph here

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2) U.S. households trash $640 in food a year, per household.

American households throw away about $640 each worth of food every year, and consumers don’t really care about the environmental impact of trashed leftovers piling up in landfills, according to a survey out Wednesday from the American Chemistry Council. Find out more of what the survey revealed here

A new survey finds Americans waste $640 a year on food that gets thrown away.(Photo: Eileen Blass, USA TODAY)
A new survey finds Americans waste $640 a year on food that gets thrown away.(Photo: Eileen Blass, USA TODAY)

3) A body of evidence: What climate change implies for global food security and trade.

Global warming will have profound consequences on where and how food is produced, and also lead to a reduction in the nutritional properties of some crops, all of which has policy implications for the fight against hunger and poverty and for the global food trade, experts say in a new book. Find out more in this article by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.


4) New York Energy Entrepreneurs: Top Ten

Matt Tomich, Vice President of Energy Vision, has been named one of New York’s Top Ten Energy Entrepreneurs by the energy industry news site Breaking Energy. The Top Ten list was compiled as part of Breaking Energy’s media partnership with New York Energy Week, which took place June 15 – 19, 2015. Read the full list here

 

EV Vice President Matt Tomich
EV Vice President Matt Tomich

5) Engineering around extreme events.

Extreme events, such as super floods and hurricanes, are becoming more common, so civil engineers are trying to adapt civil infrastructure such as bridges to these unpredictable and sometimes devastating meteorological events. Check out the video below.

 

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