Grant Sarver

Grant Sarver September 24, 2020

In its latest move to fight climate change, California is set to ban the purchase of new gasoline-fueled cars by 2035. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the plan to phase out the internal combustion engine on Wednesday. “Mary Nichols, chair of the powerful California Air Resources Board that regulates the emissions of everything from oil refineries […]

Grant Sarver September 18, 2020

This article was originally published by Caitlin Cosper of SaveOnEnergy and can be found here: This is the first part in a new SaveOnEnergy series discussing the ins and outs of different forms of renewable energy. Come back next week for part two. Solar energy has grown in popularity across the country, from massive […]

Grant Sarver September 18, 2020

In his latest effort to protect “national security interests,” President Trump will ban TikTok and WeChat. There has been concern about their data collection practices and privacy, similar to criticisms of Facebook and Google. The difference? TikTok and WeChat are Chinese companies and the Trump administration says, “Each is an active participant in China’s civil-military […]

Grant Sarver September 15, 2020

The rampant wildfires on the West Coast have made the air quality there some of the worst in the world, according to a group reported by CNN. The Air Quality Index is at “unhealthy” and “very unhealthy” levels making it worse than famously air polluted cities like New Delhi and Shanghai. The apocalyptic, orange, smoke-filled […]

Grant Sarver September 11, 2020

Large swarms of mosquitoes have killed up to 400 cows in Louisiana after Hurricane Laura made ideal breeding conditions. Deer, horses, and other livestock have also been found dead from mosquitoes. Out of control pests are more than just a nuisance; they can have real consequences for ecosystems and the economy. Governments know this and […]

Grant Sarver September 10, 2020

The United States is facing multiple tragedies and disasters at the moment. The West Coast is up in flames, the Gulf Coast has been hit by a damaging tropical storm and a hurricane, and the entire country is still fighting off a pandemic. People have had to evacuate their homes or they have even been […]

Grant Sarver September 4, 2020

A 16-year-old was arrested for a cyber attack against the Miami-Dade County School District in an attempt to overwhelm the district’s online learning system. “The suspect was charged with Computer Use in an Attempt to Defraud — a third-degree felony, and Interference with an Educational Institution — a second-degree misdemeanor,” according to ABC News. Online […]

Grant Sarver September 3, 2020

Hurricanes, pandemics, and protests can do a lot to already low public morale if there is anything 2020 has taught us. Louisiana and Texas need to rebuild after Hurricane Laura made landfall with 150mph winds and took out homes and electrical grids. Isolation has undoubtedly been terrible for peoples’ mental health and exacerbated existing mental […]

Grant Sarver August 25, 2020

2020 seems to be the year of the apocalypse. Besides a pandemic, civil rights protests, and political instability, an old existential threat remains: climate change. California is on fire with over a million acres burned compared to 260,000 acres in 2019. Meanwhile, Louisiana is being hit by Tropical Storm Marco right now and is expected […]

Grant Sarver August 19, 2020

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record highs yesterday. It’s a puzzling picture in the middle of a pandemic-caused recession. The trend is accredited to Big Tech companies, like Apple and Amazon, getting bigger because of the increased digitization of our world in the middle of the pandemic. Apple is now valued at $2 […]