4 factors that show the environmental benefits of plant-based meat

Thistle compiled data on four markers that show how consuming plant-based meat instead of conventional meat is better for the planet using research by the Good Food Institute.

How states compare by their commercial energy use

LED Lighting Supply compiled a list of the states that use the most commercial energy per building using data from the Building Performance Database from the Department of Energy.

Americans spend $179 on fuel each month—here's how to spend less

CoPilot looked into the Consumer Expenditure Surveys to see how much Americans spend on vehicle fuel and suggested ways to lower that expenditure.

Sustainability ideas

How the cost of solar panels has fallen

Rocket Solar cited data from the Energy Information Administration to look at how the cost of solar panels has fallen and what that means for electric power in the U.S.  

The side benefits of clean energy

Rocket Solar compiled a list of some of the side benefits of clean energy using a variety of government, nonprofit, and academic sources.  

Plumbing solutions for tiny houses and nontraditional spaces

(BPT) - Ignited by the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, alternative housing options continue to trend upward — even while the overall housing market has cooled. Remote work has opened possibilities …

4 ways to improve the air you breathe indoors

(BPT) - Especially in the winter months, most people spend the bulk of each day — up to 90%* — indoors, according to the U.S. EPA. Unfortunately, whether at home, in the car or at work, …

How much packaging we use (and what happens to it)

The Rounds examined historical data from the Environmental Protection Agency to see what happens to packaging after it's thrown away and how that's changed over time.

3 product labels help you do good while shopping

(BPT) - Did you know your dollars have the power to support positive change? Spending your money in ways that align with your values makes a difference for yourself and the causes close to your …

How the flood risk has changed in your state, according to FEMA

Stacker cited data from FEMA's revamped national flood insurance program, Risk Rating 2.0, to look at how flood insurance premiums will change across every state.  

US metro areas with the worst air pollution

Stacker compiled a list of the metro areas with the worst pollution in the U.S. using the 2022 American Lung Association State of the Air Report.  

Clean Energy Home Upgrades: Make dependable environmental improvements

(Family Features) Consider these environmentally friendly upgrades to diversify your home's energy sources, reduce energy consumption and ensure your home is well-prepared to withstand interruptions to power service if the electrical grid fails.

5 major mistakes people tend to make when recycling

The Rounds outlined five major recycling mistakes people should avoid to minimize their landfill footprints and make the most of local recycling streams.  
Other lifestyle stories

50 classics from (almost) everyone's high school reading list

Stacker looks at 50 classics from (almost) everyone's high school's required reading list.

70 photos from the '70s that show how the world was changing

Stacker compiled a collection of 70 images that show how the '70s changed the world. See photos of the decade's defining moments from politics to pop culture.

Women on quarters: Who they are and why it matters

Stacker compiled research to explore the lives of the 10 women celebrated by the American Women Quarters Program halfway through its four-year run.

7 contemporary furniture design trends to look for in 2023

Lazzoni Modern Furniture has compiled seven trends driving furniture styles in 2023.

15 colleges that have produced the most Super Bowl players

JustWatch ranked the 15 most common colleges of players on the rosters of Super Bowl teams throughout NFL history using data from Pro-Football-Reference.com.

La Oficina del Defensor de Inmigrantes Detenidos ofrece un nuevo enfoque de supervisión en los centros de detención de EE. UU.

(NewsUSA) - La Oficina del Defensor de Inmigrantes Detenidos (OIDO) es un recurso para defensores, representantes legales y familiares de personas detenidas para presentar quejas sobre mala conducta …

Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman delivers new approach to oversight at U.S. detention facilities

(NewsUSA) - The Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman (OIDO) is a resource for advocates, legal representatives, and family members of detained individuals to file complaints about …

The amount of solar home energy increased 32% in 2021. Here's how it happened

Stacker investigated how solar home energy has grown in the U.S. over time using data from the Energy Information Administration and other sources.