Mickey D

Mickey is an avid outdoorsman who has a love for technology and a fear of shallow living. When he isn't writing or programming, he can be found planning his next wild adventure.

Watch Live: Elon Musk Unveils Plans On How To Get Us To Mars

Watch Live: Elon Musk Unveils Plans On How To Get Us To Mars

Elon Musk has always been well known for his public opinion on becoming a multiplanetary species. Today the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is scheduled to speak and reveal his Mars colonization plans before the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, today at 2:30 p.m. ET. In a keynote speech, Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species, Musk “will discuss […]

France Becomes The First Country To Ban Plastic Silverware, Plates and Cups

France Becomes The First Country To Ban Plastic Silverware, Plates and Cups

France has taken another step in it’s efforts to become more environmentally conscious by banning all plastic cutlery, cups, and plates. The bill went into effect last month, but producers have until 2020 to make sure that their products are being made with biologically sourced material that is bio-degradable. The measure was initially proposed by France’s […]

Costa Rica Has Been Running On 100% Renewable Electricity For More Than 2 Months And Counting

Costa Rica Has Been Running On 100% Renewable Electricity For More Than 2 Months And Counting

An astounding achievement has been made by Costa Rica. This Central American Nation has been running off of 100% sustainable renewable energy for the past 76 days. This follows 150 other days this year that they have been able to live off of their geothermal and hydrothermal power. Last year Costa Rica was able to generate […]

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Documentary “Before The Flood” is all about Climate Change

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Documentary “Before The Flood” is all about Climate Change

Leonardo Dicaprio the Oscar winning actor and longtime environmental activist unveiled his new documentary about climate change on Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Leo wrote on multiple social sites stating that “filming ‘Before the Flood’ was an incredible experience & today’s screening of the documentary at #TIFF16 is an honor.” The documentary journeys around the […]

This Video Showing Bacteria Evolving Antibiotic Resistance Is Frightening

This Video Showing Bacteria Evolving Antibiotic Resistance Is Frightening

There have been concerns about Antibiotic resistance in bacteria within the scientific community for some time now. Over recent years this concern has come out of the woodwork and into the spotlight. There is a great threat to humanity if our antibiotics lose their effectiveness against bacteria, and the way we are over using antibiotics is not […]

Humans Destroyed 10% of Earth’s Wilderness in Just 20 Years

Humans Destroyed 10% of Earth’s Wilderness in Just 20 Years

Researchers reporting in the journal “Current Biology” show catastrophic declines in wilderness areas around the world over the last 20 years. They demonstrate alarming losses comprising a tenth of global wilderness since the 1990s—an area twice the size of Alaska and half the size of the Amazon. The Amazon and Central Africa have been hardest […]

How Big Is the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”?

How Big Is the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”?

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is actually many “Garbage Patches” that consist of accumulated plastics, marine debris, plankton, sea life, and other man made objects that have made their way into the ocean. These patches are formed by natural gathering points that appear where rotating currents, winds, and other ocean features converge—forming the so called “Garbage […]

FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps

FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps

Antibacterial soaps have been claiming to kill 99.99 percent of all bacteria, but that might not be good enough for the U.S . The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now banned all products claiming to be “antibacterial” or “antimicrobial”, stating that the health claims are false and that they are no better than regular soap and warm […]

U.S. Expands Hawaiian Islands Reserve, Creating World’s Largest Protected Area

U.S. Expands Hawaiian Islands Reserve, Creating World’s Largest Protected Area

Greenism joins the many partners in Hawaii and the scientific community in praising today’s announcement by President Barack Obama that the United States has expanded the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, also known as Papahānaumokuākea, to 582,578 square miles (1.5 million square kilometers). The action creates the largest protected area in the world and expands […]

Nation’s Largest Wind Project Gets Approved

Nation’s Largest Wind Project Gets Approved

The Iowa Utilities Board approved the nation’s largest wind energy project, which is estimated to power 800,000 homes once completed. The 2,000-megawatt Wind project should be completed by the end of 2019. “Wind energy helps us keep prices stable and more affordable for customers, provides jobs and economic benefits for communities and the state, and contributes to […]

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