Environment

Climate change occurs when changes in Earth’s climate system result in new weather patterns that last for at least a few decades, and maybe for millions of years. The climate system is comprised of five interacting parts, the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), cryosphere (ice and permafrost), biosphere (living things), and lithosphere (earth’s crust and upper mantle).

Tiny Homes Are Very Eco-Friendly, New Research Confirms

The tiny house movement is an environmentalist dream's come true — less space means you need less stuff and you consume less energy. The problem is you have to live in...

There’s More Bad News on the Long-Term Effects of the Coronavirus

Uncertainty has been the trademark of both the economic and public-health crises caused by the coronavirus. Occasionally that’s not a bad thing — like in the emerging consensus that the initial models for case fatality rates and...

Delayed weed dispensary openings, curbside pot pickup: Coronavirus is forcing the state’s marijuana industry...

As the new coronavirus pandemic spread and Illinoisans were ordered to stay home, dispensaries — which are deemed essential by the state and allowed to stay open — suddenly had to...

Florida Governor’s Social Distancing Order Exempts Religious Gatherings

In Florida, a statewide remain-at-home order went into effect early Friday, after Republican Governor Ron DeSantis ended his weeks-long opposition to strict social distancing measures. Houses of worship are exempted under...

“Sheep Going to Slaughter”: NYC Medical Workers Protest Lack of Protective Equipment

At the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, doctors and nurses wearing surgical masks and scarves held a demonstration Thursday to protest a critical lack of PPE — personal protective equipment. Montefiore nurse: “We...

If you’ve been financially impacted by the coronavirus, you may be able to pause...

Many employees are out of work or facing reduced hours as US businesses temporarily close to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Lenders are empathizing with people who are struggling to pay their...

Bitcoiners Are Biohacking a DIY Coronavirus Vaccine

Anonymous bitcoiners are taking the search for a coronavirus vaccine into their own hands – bypassing academia, pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The “biohacking” effort by...

What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes ˈtər-ˌpēns | Noun Terpenes Definition: Organic compounds that provide aroma and flavor in cannabis and a variety of other organisms, including plants. Terpenes are responsible for the aroma and flavors of cannabis, and influence its...

If Trump Is Reelected, Cannabis Reform Is Dead Until 2025

For years, cannabis has been one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet. It's helped to create approximately 243,700 full-time equivalent jobs as of January 2020, according to cannabis website Leafly. Worldwide...

Marijuana And Liquor Sales Rise As Americans Self-Isolate From Coronavirus

In the intersection of the COVID-19 outbreak and marijuana businesses across the U.S., two different stories have emerged. At the top of the pecking order, major cannabis players aren’t looking so swell....

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