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Rachelle Carson-Begley Spills the Beans on Her New Green Home

Rachelle Carson-Begley Spills the Beans on Her New Green Home

Have you thought about what it would be like to live in a green home? Fully solar, recycled content and more?

The Begleys. Credit: 'Our Green House With the Begleys: Learning As We Go' on BiteSize TV

The Begleys have made public their personal experiences building their green home in Our Green House With the Begleys: Learning As We Go on BiteSize TV. The informative and fun program offers a blueprint of how it can be done.

Rachelle Carson-Begley, environmental activist, actress and wife of Ed Begley, Jr., joins the Green Divas to talk green homes, how a fully solar house is important during the ongoing California drought, sharing enthusiasm for being green with children, and more.

Discussing the building project, as well as little things individuals can do to make a difference, Carson-Begley reminds us: “Take responsibility for what you can change.”

 

Flowers like bladderwort have changed their UV pigment levels in response to the climate crisis. Jean and Fred / CC BY 2.0

As human activity transforms the atmosphere, flowers are changing their colors.

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A factory in Newark, N.J. emits smoke in the shadow of NYC on January 18, 2018. Kena Betancur / VIEWpress / Corbis / Getty Images

By Sharon Zhang

Back in March, when the pandemic had just planted its roots in the U.S., President Donald Trump directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to do something devastating: The agency was to indefinitely and cruelly suspend environmental rule enforcement. The EPA complied, and for just under half a year, it provided over 3,000 waivers that granted facilities clemency from state-level environmental rule compliance.

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A meteoroid skims the earth's atmosphere on Sept. 22, 2020. European Space Agency

A rare celestial event was caught on camera last week when a meteoroid "bounced" off Earth's atmosphere and veered back into space.

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A captive elephant is seen at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Littlebourne, England. Suvodeb Banerjee / Flickr / CC by 2.0

By Bob Jacobs

Hanako, a female Asian elephant, lived in a tiny concrete enclosure at Japan's Inokashira Park Zoo for more than 60 years, often in chains, with no stimulation. In the wild, elephants live in herds, with close family ties. Hanako was solitary for the last decade of her life.

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Reintroducing wolves is on the ballot in Colorado. Gunner Ries / Wikimedia Commons / CC by 3.0

By Tara Lohan

Maybe we can blame COVID-19 for making it hard to hit the streets and gather signatures to get initiatives on state ballots. But this year there are markedly fewer environmental issues up for vote than in 2018.

While the number of initiatives may be down, there's no less at stake. Voters will still have to make decisions about wildlife, renewable energy, oil companies and future elections.

Here's the rundown of what's happening where.

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