The hottest Environmentalism Substack posts right now

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Construction Physics β€’ 22131 implied HN points β€’ 04 Mar 24
  1. Airports are crucial for global economy, with aviation contributing significantly to GDP.
  2. Building airports is notoriously difficult due to opposition from various interest groups, particularly related to noise concerns.
  3. Despite challenges in airport construction, the aviation industry has managed to adapt and accommodate increased air travel by adding runways, expanding infrastructure, and increasing passenger capacity per plane.
Noahpinion β€’ 12941 implied HN points β€’ 05 Mar 24
  1. American environmentalism began as conservationism, aiming to protect natural habitats from industrial encroachment.
  2. Modern environmental challenges require building new things like solar panels and dense cities with high-quality infrastructure.
  3. There is a fundamental disagreement within the U.S. environmental movement between those who envision reshaping human development for nature's harmony and those who want to maintain the status quo.
NN Journal β€’ 805 implied HN points β€’ 09 Jan 24
  1. A local community successfully campaigned to save a meadow from being turned into warehouses, showcasing the power of people coming together.
  2. The developer's plan was rejected due to concerns about biodiversity and the landscape, highlighting the importance of protecting natural habitats.
  3. The activist leading the campaign hopes to transform the area into a country park and is prepared to continue fighting against future development plans.
North Carolina Rabbit Hole β€’ 353 implied HN points β€’ 09 Jan 24
  1. Power companies find burying overhead lines too expensive compared to overhead lines.
  2. New developments in North Carolina are opting to bury power lines during construction.
  3. Historically, power companies moved lines underground to enhance urban aesthetics and meet rising electricity demands.
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Animation Obsessive β€’ 3049 implied HN points β€’ 20 Feb 23
  1. FrΓ©dΓ©ric Back made a significant impact in animation through his film 'The Man Who Planted Trees'.
  2. The film, 'The Man Who Planted Trees,' took Back five years to make and was a labor of love that symbolized the good humans can achieve.
  3. The task of animating 'The Man Who Planted Trees' was a challenging and historic endeavor, showcasing Back's dedication and artistic brilliance.
On Solarpunk β€’ 78 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jun 23
  1. Freiburg, Germany has sustainable neighborhoods like Vauban and Rieselfeld with eco-friendly designs and low car usage.
  2. In the US, there are few similar projects to Freiburg like Ithaca's Ecovillage and Culdesac Tempe, showcasing alternatives to traditional housing.
  3. Community involvement and advocacy played a crucial role in shaping Vauban's development, showcasing the importance of public engagement in sustainable housing projects.
Sunshine and Seedlings: A Newsletter by HydroponicTrash β€’ 98 HN points β€’ 24 Mar 23
  1. Chromebooks are often discarded and become obsolete due to planned obsolescence by companies like Google.
  2. Reviving old Chromebooks with Ubuntu can turn them into useful autonomous servers, reducing waste.
  3. Permacomputing offers a sustainable approach to technology, focusing on reuse, modular design, and stewardship of resources.
Technology, Environment, and Art β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 08 Mar 24
  1. Ideas and actions that seem to be for the greater good often serve to strengthen capitalism and consumerism, benefiting the wealthy at the expense of common good.
  2. Green initiatives like solar power, while seeming environmentally friendly, can unintentionally encourage greater energy usage and resource consumption, due to their integration into the capitalist system.
  3. AI, though touted for its benefits, primarily serves to make consumerism more efficient, distracts from environmental destruction, and may lead to a toxic cycle of technological dependence that harms nature and society.