Two Green Leaves

Climate Change from the Affected Generation

Solar panels powered a whole island 28 November 2016

     Islands are perfect places for renewable energy. They have access to all different forms of power, with a coastal wind, and bright sun, to the shores for tidal generators. Not only do islands have access to all these forms of renewable energy, but to ship oil, coal or diesel is far too expensive. For years this remote island has been using diesel generators but when one generator burns through 300 gallons of fuel per day you can see where a change is needed. Not only do these generators burn through 109,500 gallons of diesel a year but with the chances of the diesel spilling in the long travel seems almost crazy that 600 people would be reliant on this.

A Sidewalk That Makes Its Own Electricity 21 November 2016

     People say the problem with solar energy is that during the night, and during winter they are very inefficient so instead of making a huge battery to store the excess energy during the day, EnGoPlanet is trying something else. They tried to make a 100% green super streetlight, and in doing so came across a great idea.

Trump vs Hillary on Climate 2 October 2016

     As the election gets closer, for some of you the decision between Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton becomes harder. As a kid, I can't vote, but what matters to me, is their plan for our climate. Obama has done a lot, from vetoing the XL Pipeline, to installing solar panels on the White House grounds. But if the next candidate will change everything he's worked hard to make happen then that puts my future in jeopardy.

Earth's Largest Mangrove Forest Is In Danger 29 July 2016

     I live in a town with one of the highest amounts of pollen in the US. Obviously this means there are a lot of trees, so I came to enjoy the hundred or more year old trees in my neighborhood. Now hearing about the largest mangrove forest in the entire world, destroyed and polluted for just two coal fired power plants, makes me wonder: Why?

Two Stroke Engines 7 July 2016

     A couple days ago I was playing basketball on my street when a motorbike louder than a car came blasting up my hill. It smelt awful and it must have took 10 minutes before the smell finally passed. My neighbor yelled from across the street "Smell bad?". My neighbor who is a retired police man built him and his wife electric motorbikes so they could go on a bike ride and bike up the hill we live on by using the electric motor. I replied "Yeah" and he told me that was called a two stroke or two cycle engine. I stopped shooting hoops and started to research about two stroke engines, I soon found out there was an alternative called a four stroke engine.