Emily Folk

Emily Folk

Emily Folk is a sustainability and green tech writer. Her goal is to help people become more informed about the world around them and how they fit into it.  You can read more of her work on her blog, Conservation Folks, or follow her on Twitter.

murder hornets

Murder Hornets a Threat to Honey Bees

Asian giant hornets, sometimes called murder hornets, are the latest in a long line of recent threats to honey bees ...
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clean water

COVID-19 Highlights Lack of Clean Water Access

The need for good hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the lack of access to clean water some communities ...
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pesticide use

Safety Concerns Surrounding Pesticide Use

Pesticide hazards to human health and the environment have long been a bone of contention, leaving people confused and in ...
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How the History of Littering Should Impact the Solution

LIttering has wreaked havoc on ecosystems all over the world. What do we do now to amend the global problem ...
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Sustainable Transportation: Electric vs. Gas

This article was originally published under the title Sustainable Transportation: Electric Car Emissions vs. Gas in the Conservation Folks blog ...
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food and coronavirus

What to Know about Your Food and Coronavirus

The rapid spread of COVID-19 breeds concerns about food and coronavirus, but studies show no direct link between virus transmission ...
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Will We Ever Find a Microplastics Alternative?

By Emily Folk @EmilySFolk Microplastics are tiny plastic particles measuring less than 0.2 inches long that end up in the ...
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hydropower dam

Are Hydropower Dams the Future of Energy?

By Emily Folk @EmilySFolk Growing concerns about fossil fuels—especially their potential contributions to pollution and global warming—have individuals and governments ...
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asthma, pollution, air quality, environment

Asthma, Genetics, and the Environment

By Emily Folk @EmilySFolk The relationship between asthma and genetics has evaded scientists for years. Researchers are still unraveling clues ...
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Emerging battery technology

Emerging Battery Tech for Energy Industry

By Emily Folk, @EmilySFolk Advances in battery technology are transforming one of the most promising movements in the modern energy ...
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Artificial Sweeteners Affect Our Bodies and Environment

By Emily Folk (@EmilySFolk) Artificial sweeteners are prevalent in many grocery stores, restaurants, and fast-food chains, particularly aspartame (sold as ...
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Imagining Future Wastewater Solutions

By Emily Folk (@EmilySFolk) Wastewater represents a serious risk to human health in both developing and developed countries. Through industrial, ...
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The Impact of Developing Biofuels on Travel Emissions

By Emily Folk (@EmilySFolk) Approximately 29 percent of the energy the US consumes is for transportation, and about 92 percent ...
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How Wildfires Start Their Own Weather

By Emily Folk (@EmilySFolk) In the past decade, the United States has seen no shortage of natural disasters. From hurricanes ...
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Why Plastics Are Dangerous to Our Health

By Emily Folk (@EmilySFolk) It is almost impossible to avoid plastics today. They're used to package our food, hold the ...
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Help Audubon Protect Threatened Birds

Audubon’s Climate Watch Program needs volunteers to help it spot 12 birds threatened by climate change. Are you in? “Hope ...
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