Happy Hippie Gives Jeff Bezos a Slow Clap

We here at Happy Hippie are very excited by the 10 Billion dollar commitment to fight against climate change by Jeff Bezos. These kind of large commitments yielded properly can fund big innovation that is otherwise unattainable. Bezos and Amazon also announced a pledge to be carbon neutral by 2040. This is a full ten […]

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Printable Solar – Yep, That’s Now a Thing

With climate change taking a toll on our planet, new effective renewable energy technologies are more important than ever, especially those that are low cost and accessible to all parts of the world. Interest in solar power as an alternative source of energy continues to grow, due to the obvious environmental benefits as well as […]

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World Oceans Day: June 8, 2018 – What can we do?

World Oceans Day is held annually on June 8, and 2018’s action focus is on preventing plastic pollution, which kills more than one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals per year. Eight million tons of plastic end up in oceans annually, and 80 percent of all ocean pollution comes from humans. Unfortunately, plastic pollution is becoming a […]

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Hawaii Passes Bill Banning Sunscreen That Can Harm Coral Reefs

The legislation prohibits the distribution of sunscreens containing chemicals that scientists have found contributes to coral bleaching when washed off in the ocean. The legislation prohibits the distribution of sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate that scientists have found contributes to coral bleaching when washed off in the ocean. The Hawaii sunscreen bill now awaits the […]

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Solar & Wind COULD Power the U.S.

A new study finds that wind power and solar photovoltaics could by themselves meet 80 percent of all U.S. electricity demand. This chart from Reuters last week shows that power from wind and solar are already the cheapest sources of power. CREDIT: REUTERS Second, the study only examined how wind and solar could power the grid. In doing so, it found […]

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What is BPA and Why You Should Be Concerned

Bisphenol A (abbreviated BPA) is an organic compound with the formula (CH3)2C(C6H4OH)2. Bisphenol A, commonly used in plastics and polyesters, has become controversial because it mimics estrogen and thus could induce unhealthy hormonal responses. Bisphenol A’s most popular use is in Polycarbonate plastic, which is clear and nearly shatter-proof. It is used to make a […]

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