Blog Posts

Access and Equity Must be at the Forefront of Canadian Electric Vehicle Policy

The biggest barrier to electric vehicle uptake in Canada is cost. But the Canadians facing this barrier are also the ones who would receive the most benefits from going electric. Clearly, something needs to change- and fast. The Canadian government has set a target to have 100% of new vehicles sold be electric by 2040. … Continue reading Access and Equity Must be at the Forefront of Canadian Electric Vehicle Policy

Equity Mapping: A Powerful Tool for Environmental Justice Across the US

What if digital technology and large-scale data could be harnessed to visualize key social and economic inequities across America- in one map? Enter federal equity mapping– a groundbreaking digital tool that environmental justice groups across the US are advocating for as the incoming Biden Administration presents long-needed hope for climate action and social justice. From … Continue reading Equity Mapping: A Powerful Tool for Environmental Justice Across the US

The Kelp Diet: Mitigating Methane from Agriculture

Author’s note: this post overviews a potentially ground-breaking strategy for reducing methane emissions from agriculture. In the broader context of agriculture and climate change, my personal views remain in full support of the human population moving towards eating as little animal meat as possible, for both ethical and climate change-related reasons. Also important to note … Continue reading The Kelp Diet: Mitigating Methane from Agriculture

Methane Digesters

The Methane Problem Methane gas was discovered in 1776 by Italian physicist Alessandro Volta, as he observed what appeared to be flammable air rising over muddy Lake Maggiore. However, it wasn’t until a century later that scientists would finally understand the link between decaying vegetation and the formation of methane gas- Volta’s flammable air.   … Continue reading Methane Digesters