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.

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.  

Sustainability ideas

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.  

64% of Americans are now exposed to extreme heat. Here's why that's worrying

OhmConnect compiled a list of how heat waves in major U.S cities have changed over time, with data from sources including the EPA, the World Health Organization, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Globalchange.gov, and other scientific research.

From design to landfill: the lifecycle of your $3 Shein shirt

Stacker referenced news and fashion industry reports to break down the general life cycle of fast fashion.
How US renewable energy adoption compares to other major emitters
OhmConnect broke down how renewable energy adoption in the U.S. compares to other major emitters.
To Feed or Not to Feed the Birds in Cold Weather
(Cole's) - It’s an age-old question -- to feed or not to feed birds in fall and winter.  Some people believe that feeding wild birds can cause more harm than good, like preventing timely …
High-impact home improvements to prepare for a clean energy future
(BPT) - The energy supply in the United States is getting cleaner and more renewable every day. Not only is this good for the planet, it's also good for your wallet. By taking action now you can help …
5 easy ways to make your home more sustainable
The Rounds researched five simple ways to make your home—and household habits—more sustainable.
5 Sustainable Agriculture Practices for Long-Term Success
(Family Features) Implementing sustainable practices aimed at sequestering carbon, or carbon farming, can help farmers and ranchers increase their bottom line while managing environmental impact in numerous ways.
How continuous methane monitoring can safeguard workers and the environment
(BPT) - Climate change is top of mind for many global industries, especially those with oil and gas, chemical and power generation facilities. By nature of their work, these businesses are …
Feeling the stress of high energy bills? New programs help lower costs
(BPT) - Soaring energy prices equate to rising energy bills for households nationwide. This is a burden in particular for low-income people on a tight budget. No one should have to go without the …
4 DIY Tips to Prepare Your Garage for an EV According to HGTV Expert Carter Oosterhouse
(BPT) - By Carter Oosterhouse, TV Host and Home Improvement ExpertBetween fluctuating gas prices, the rise in green-minded individuals, and new electric vehicle (EV) introductions from major auto …
Why your next car will probably be electric
(BPT) - Love them, hate them, or don’t really care, electric vehicles are beginning to take over transportation conversations and roadways, and soon, boats and planes. Already, there were 16.5 …
Green Energy Boom Creates New Job Opportunities for Gen Zers. Will They Answer the Call?
(BPT) - A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) panel discussion recently touted alternative energy adoption as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to revitalize manufacturing in the United States. Among …
4 ways to shop eco-friendly clothing for your baby — without breaking the bank
(BPT) - If shopping responsibly for your family is at the top of your priority list, you may have already spent time searching for clothes for your baby or toddler that are better for the …
3 Reasons to Ditch Your Laundry Detergent for Eco Strips
(NewsUSA) - The laundry industry would have you believe that in order to get brilliant, clean laundry, you need to use powders, liquids and pods that are diluted with water, and come in bulky, …
How an energy storage system can help you weather power outages and save on utility bills
(BPT) - With rising energy costs and extreme weather becoming almost commonplace, many home and business owners are worrying about everything from being able to afford their utility bills to lengthy power outages. According to an analysis ...
It starts at the top: The C-suite must go green to set the stage for corporate ESG
(BPT) - By Brendan P. Keegan, Chairman, CEO & President of Merchants FleetThe biggest acronym in boardrooms across the U.S. today is ESG — Environmental Social Governance. ESG is a …
Natural Food Storage Containers Can Help Save Money
(TVA) - As food costs continue to rise, many people are seeking creative solutions to stretch their dollars and reduce wasted food. Buying and cooking food in bulk helps save money, as well as …
Duck, Duck, Goose! Restored Wetlands Thriving
(NewsUSA) - As the sun rises in middle America, nature comes to life. Ducks, geese and other birds emerge from a marsh, taking flight into a golden sky, while prairie grasses whisper in the …
Flexitarianism For Dogs—For The Environment, For Their Health And For Your Wallet
(NAPSI)—If U.S. dogs and cats were their own country, they’d rank fifth in global meat consumption. In fact, through their diet, our pets constitute about 25–30% of the environmental impacts …
Clean Air Ducts Fight Indoor Allergens
(NAPSI)—The joys of warm weather are somewhat reduced for the more than 50 million Americans who have allergies or asthma.  The Problem When it comes to allergies, most people consider …
Home Maintenance Made Easier
(NAPSI)—If you have 30 seconds—and a free new app—you can save yourself time, money and trouble, and help preserve the planet at the same time. The app helps people tackle and reduce home …
Big Tobacco And The Microplastics Problem
(NAPSI)—It’s likely you see one of the most common sources of plastic pollution everyday—on the ground, in parking lots, in gutters or at the beach—cigarette butts. This is not trash but …
What’s In The Water? Fluoridated Water And Its Benefits
(NAPSI)­—Brushing, flossing and regular trips to the dentist keep our smiles healthy and happy—that, we know. But what about the water you brush with and drink? Using fluoridated water will help …
Get Your Ducts In A Row
(NAPSI)—Before you spring into action cleaning your home this season, you may want to consider a source of dirt you can’t see but do need to deal with: air ducts. Your home’s heating and …
Air Conditioning Use Could Exceed Electric Capacity
(NAPSI)—The day may come soon when you turn on the AC—and it won’t be there. That’s because climate change could mean such an increase in summer air conditioning use in the United States as …
Backyarding Trends in 2022: TurfMutt Foundation Predicts Americans Will Continue to Expand Outdoor Living
(NAPSI)—“Backyarding”—the trend to move indoor activities outdoors that was made popular during the pandemic —is here to stay and will continue to expand in 2022, according to the TurfMutt …
Other lifestyle stories

Year of the quarterback carousel: A look back at the NFL's record number of starting quarterbacks in 2022

Stacker analyzed Pro-Football-Reference.com data to determine how an NFL-record 69 different quarterbacks started games during the 2022 regular season.

Where could pro sports expand next? 12 cities that are ripe for new teams

OLBG compiled a list of 12 potential expansion cities for major sports leagues in North America using Census Bureau population data.  

How tribal gaming has changed over time and impacts tribes today

OLBG drew on internet research and National Indian Gaming Commission data to trace the history of tribal gaming.

Experts rank the best US presidents of all time

Stacker rounded up the best U.S. presidents of all time based on rankings from C-SPAN.

States with the highest revenue from cannabis taxes

The Drug Enforcement Agency hasn't seen any reason to remove cannabis from its list of Schedule I banned substances. Yet, cannabis in its myriad forms is pulling in billions …

States with the most firearms traced to them by the federal government

Stacker compiled Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives firearms trace data to see which states had the most trace requests tied to them in 2021.  

Biggest pizza chains in the US

Stacker analyzed recent reports to determine the biggest pizza chains in America, based on their annual sales in 2020.  

Baby names that rose in popularity the most in 2021

Examining information from the Social Security Administration, Stacker ranked the top 50 baby names that rose in popularity in 2021.