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Rick Fox's Partanna Unveils Its First Home Built From Sustainable Concrete In The Bahamas

Rick Fox isn’t wasting any time when it comes to moving his mission forward to create a sustainable future.

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 16, 2023

Former NBA Star Rick Fox's Startup Partanna Raises $12M in Pre-Seed Funding To Combat Climate Change

Rick Fox has been known as an NBA star, an actor, and now, he can add startup founder.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 19, 2023

Why Is Earth Spinning Faster Than Usual?

If you’ve felt like time on earth has been moving by faster than normal — your thoughts are valid and scientists have proof. According to the Seattle Times, a group of scientists operating out of the National Physical Laboratory in England revealed that the Earth is spinning faster than normal. To break it down a bit further, since the beginning of time, the Earth has completed its cycle in 24 hours. Within the last two months, that cycle has been shorter than normal. Per The Guardian, on June 29, that same cycle was 1.59 milliseconds shorter than usual, making it the shortest day since the 1960s, which is when scientists first began using atomic clocks to measure time. The month of June wasn’t the only time that the Earth was spinning at a rate much faster than normal. On July 26, the same thing occurred when the Earth finished its rotation just a few seconds shy of the previous record the month before at 1.50 milliseconds shorter than normal. Since Earth is spinning faster, the...

Shanique Yates

Aug 4, 2022

Rihanna's Foundation Pledges $15M To Climate Justice, Joins Jack Dorsey's #StartSmall Initiative

Rihanna’s foundation is continuing its mission to advocate for policy and systems change. According to a press release, The Clara Lionel Foundation has partnered with Jack Dorsey’s philanthropic initiative, #StartSmall, to pledge $15 million toward the climate justice movement within the United States and the Caribbean.

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 26, 2022

Will A Solar Farm Harm The Black Community In Archer, Florida? Residents & Experts Weigh In

When an energy company decided it wanted to build a solar farm in the sleepy town of Archer, Florida, activists stood up and took notice. The town, which is steeped in Black history (rock legend Bo Diddley was born there), is also one of the few counties in Florida where Black homeownership — the prime driver for middle-class wealth — is at a much higher rate than most other counties in Florida. Yet, if this proposed solar farm — reported recently by The Grio — were to go up on 650 acres of vacant farmland near the St. Petersburg area, the residents would receive no benefits from its presence. And, in fact, they’d be all but driven out — which, they say, is the point. Jeraldine McMillan, who is a native of Archer, told the local CBS affiliate that none of the residents would receive benefits like cheaper electricity, for example. “We get our power from Clay Electric, and this whole project does not benefit us at all, and that’s where they overlooked us,” she said. “We grew up in...

Over 4,500 Amazon Employees Are Calling On The Company To Take Real Action Around Climate Change

Although conversations around climate change sometimes focus on individual actions people can take, the reality is that big corporations bear responsibility as well. A group of employees at Amazon knows that, and wants the company to take responsibility for its carbon footprint. In a public letter to Jeff Bezos on Medium, over 4,500 Amazon employees called for company action around climate change. “Amazon has the resources and scale to spark the world’s imagination and redefine what is possible and necessary to address the climate crisis,” the employees wrote. “We believe this is a historic opportunity for Amazon to stand with employees and signal to the world that we’re ready to be a climate leader.” Employees went on to say that Amazon hasn’t disclosed a company-wide plan to achieve zero carbon emissions within the timeline required by science and  that the company’s 100 percent renewable energy goal has no deadline. Perhaps most importantly, the employees called out Amazon for...

Vanessa Taylor

Apr 11, 2019