First went plastic bags. Now, California cities are increasingly banning that constant companion to hot lunches and coffee: polystyrene, a type of plastic better known by its household name Styrofoam.
Electric cars require heavy duty batteries that will need to be replaced in a car’s lifespan, but with battery recycling programs, electric vehicles are still a greener choice than gas-fueled ones.
High-speed rail is one of President Obama’s priorities, but Northern California debates continue. According to Stanford earth science students, high-speed trains are only eco-friendly if full.
‘Carbon footprint’ is a buzzword today. It’s one way to measure something’s environmental impact. But there are other measures for eco-friendly living. A quiz helps individuals’ calculate personal impact on the globe.