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Scientists say that wasting coffee and water while making a cup of coffee has a larger carbon footprint than using coffee capsules. (Unsplash)

Here’s how your cup of coffee contributes to climate change

Coffee capsules aren’t the biggest carbon culprits. It’s better to use a capsule than to waste coffee and water.
Using electricity to manually delete emails can actually have a greater carbon impact than simply storing them. (Unsplash)

Can sending fewer emails or emptying your inbox really help fight climate change?

Digital activities, like sending emails, contribute marginally to the annual carbon footprint of information and communication technology users.
A Long Island Power Authority smart meter installed at a home in Suffolk County, N.Y. John Paraskevas/Newsday RM via Getty Images

Smart meters and dynamic pricing can help consumers use electricity when it’s less costly, saving money and reducing pollution

Most households pay a flat rate 24/7 for electricity although the cost of generating it fluctuates through the day. Wireless technologies are changing that system.
A worker cuts an electricity pole downed by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 18, 2022. AP Photo/Stephanie Roja

Puerto Rico’s vulnerability to hurricanes is magnified by weak government and bureaucratic roadblocks

Hurricane Fiona will set back efforts to restore Puerto Rico that date back five years to Hurricane Maria. Two scholars explain how the island’s weak institutions worsen the impacts of disasters.

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