This week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency rescinded the Clean Water Act, aiming to return water regulatory powers to the states. With clean water on people’s minds, we at The Sweaty Penguin have decided to publish our best tips for making sure your water is clean before drinking it. See what color it is. (clear…Read More
Month: June 2017
Researchers Are Designing Artificial Clouds to Protect the Great Barrier Reef, And They’re Already on Cloud 9!
Buckle up everyone, because the future is here and it’s AWESOME! After the Great Barrier Reef shrunk by almost two-thirds in the year 2016, researchers at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science have figured out an environmentally friendly way to temporarily protect it. By spraying small salt particles into the air, these scientific vigilantes will…Read More
Oh Shucks! This Arizona Family Tried to Bake Cookies on the Ground, But The Cookie Dough Vaporized Upon Contact
Phoenix, AZ – Upon news of the weather forecast predicting record-high temperatures in Phoenix, Arizona this week, the Eeyum family decided to try baking cookies on the ground. The father, Barry, had seen a video on Facebook while at work on Monday that showed that if you sit cookie dough out in the sun on a…Read More
Hey, Babe, Do You Want Me to Recycle This Jar, Or Should I Put It in the Trash And Let It Produce Methane in a Landfill?
Hey, babe, I just finished the mayonnaise. Do we recycle jars, or do we put them in the trash and let them produce methane in a landfill? I know we usually just throw stuff in the trash, but I was just thinking maybe I should recycle this jar. You know, if we send it to…Read More
Macron Invites American Researchers to Move to France, As Long As They Learn Their Goddamn French First
After America stated their desire to pull out of the Paris Agreement, newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron invited American climate scientists to come to France and pursue their research goals there. As France prepares to welcome researchers with open arms, they do, however, want to make clear that this invitation in no way alleviated…Read More
Dark chocolate lovers out there, get ready for some exciting news. This past Monday, an article was published in a scientific journal with the headline “Dark Chocolate and the Environment,” which we at The Sweaty Penguin can only assume to mean that dark chocolate is the new cure for climate change. Yum! The study, sponsored by Hershey’s Chocolate,…Read More
Documentary Photographer Frantically Herding Penguins to Edge of Melting Ice Shelf So He Can Get a Heartbreaking Picture When the Shelf Collapses Into the Ocean
Calling his vision “epic” and “totally gonna make people cry,” documentary photographer Cameron “Cam” Ruhmann was recently seen herding five penguins toward the Larsen C ice shelf in West Antarctica, which has been breaking off the continent at increasingly quick speeds. The rift between Larsen C and the rest of Antarctica has expanded 11 miles…Read More
Meet Dan. A 41-year-old man from Tallahassee, Florida. You might think Dan is your everyday run-of-the-mill fella, but behind that gray sweater and khakis is a real sustainable force to be reckoned with. After Dan gets home from the grocery store each week, Dan takes his food out of the plastic bags, and picks one…Read More
After the United States departed from the Paris Agreement last week, sources report that a brand new country called Bloombergistan has officially entered and ratified the international accord. Bloombergistan, housing a quaint population of 1, will provide up to $15 million to assist other struggling countries in their efforts to mitigate climate change. “The government of Bloombergistan voted unanimously to…Read More
On November 4, 2016, 194 out of the 196 countries in the world (plus an 195th signature from the European Union) signed the Paris Climate Accord, an agreement bringing countries around the world together to set goals to help combat climate change. The agreement has made headlines in the last few days as the United States has declared…Read More