Will Giron

 

Will Giron is a writer, researcher, and photographer born and raised in Queens, NY. He is currently completing his studies at St. John's University in Journalism. His main areas of interest are in urban policy analysis, particularly in community development, environmental sustainability, alternative energy, transportation, and local politics. He currently maintains a blog covering and promoting social/global justice and policies through art and activism.

Will Giron
US State Department Approves the Keystone XL Pipeline

US State Department Approves the Keystone XL Pipeline

Much to the disappointment of environmental activists nationwide, the Obama administration has given Transcanada the go ahead to construct the 1,711 mile Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry

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Increased Intensity of Hurricanes Due to Climate Change

Increased Intensity of Hurricanes Due to Climate Change

As hurricane Irene moves slowly up the east coast, you can bet that everyone on this side of the country is bracing for the worst. Aside from the fact that NYC is in a state of emergency in

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House Rejects BULB, a Misguided Attempt to End Lighting Efficiency Standards

House Rejects BULB, a Misguided Attempt to End Lighting Efficiency Standards

Environmentalists across the nation can breathe a sign of relief. On Tuesday evening, the House of Representatives rejected the Better Use of Light Bulbs (BULB) Act, a bill designed to repeal

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Evaporating Oil in Vicinity of Yellowstone River Spill May Be Sickening Residents

Evaporating Oil in Vicinity of Yellowstone River Spill May Be Sickening Residents

Despite the massive Yellowstone River oil spill in Montana, the EPA has deemed the air and drinking water in the nearby area safe. Just ten days after 1,000 barrels of oil leaked from Exxon's

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EPA Announces Tougher Regulations for Coal Fueled Power Plants in 28 States

EPA Announces Tougher Regulations for Coal Fueled Power Plants in 28 States

New power plant regulations unveiled yesterday by the EPA will prevent as many as 34,000 deaths a year and eliminate millions of tons of pollutants from our air. The tougher regulations affect

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The National Museum of the Marine Corps Is a Green-Roofed Monument to US Servicemen

The National Museum of the Marine Corps Is a Green-Roofed Monument to US Servicemen

Rising towards a single point high in the sky, The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a spectacular green monument paying tribute to the history and values of the United States Marine

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16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong’s Daily Textile Waste

16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong’s Daily Textile Waste

A 16-foot mountain of used garments towered over Hong Kong's Central Star Ferry Pier last week, as part of the 'Get Redressed' exhibit -- an awareness building campaign to promote recycling in

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House Haller Sits Spectacularly within its Stunning Austrian Alp Setting

House Haller Sits Spectacularly within its Stunning Austrian Alp Setting

Located in the small town of Mellau in Austria, House Haller was originally built as a structure intended to incorporate and harmonize with the panoramic beauty of the surrounding Alps. The

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Toyota and Parlee Cycles Team Up to Develop New Bicycle Based on Prius Design Principles

Toyota and Parlee Cycles Team Up to Develop New Bicycle Based on Prius Design Principles

To commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the Prius and a decade of environmentally sustainable transportation, Toyota has teamed up with Parlee Cycles in an effort to create a bicycle based on

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Deryn Relph’s Knitted Retro Lights Have a Colorful 1960s Flair

Deryn Relph’s Knitted Retro Lights Have a Colorful 1960s Flair

Textile designer Deryn Relph's Retro Lights are made out of knitted upcycled materials and have a playful 1960s look to them. Inspired by nature, these creations are meant to "evoke a positive

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Julie Morringello’s Sea Urchin-Inspired Uni Lights Can be Customized in a Snap

Julie Morringello’s Sea Urchin-Inspired Uni Lights Can be Customized in a Snap

Modern Maine's beautiful Uni light is a customizable pendant lamp named after the Japanese word for "sea urchin". Designed by Julie Morringello, each lamp consists of a central light socket

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“Field of Jeans” is the First Collection of Air Purifying Denim

“Field of Jeans” is the First Collection of Air Purifying Denim

Playing off the classic sports fantasy film "Field of Dreams," this "Field of Jeans" is actually made from blue denim dungarees. Fashion designer and professor at the London College of Fashion

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SportsArt’s S770 Pinnacle Trainer is an Energy-Generating Exercise Machine!

SportsArt’s S770 Pinnacle Trainer is an Energy-Generating Exercise Machine!

Hitting the gym is about to get a whole lot greener as SportsArt Fitness just unveiled an energy-generating exercise machine that produces watts as you work out! The company's new S770 Pinnacle

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KEEN Footwear Opens Factory Just 5 Miles from Its Oregon Headquarters

KEEN Footwear Opens Factory Just 5 Miles from Its Oregon Headquarters

KEEN Footwear is going green and helping out its local economy by opening a new 15,000-square-foot facility just five miles from its headquarters. The decision to build the facility, which is

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Swingtrike Introduces New Electric Bike With Three Wheels

Swingtrike Introduces New Electric Bike With Three Wheels

The Swingtrike is a new electric bike from Germany aimed at riders who are worried about keeping their balance while on the road. Boasting greater overall stability, the bike is pedal assisted,

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Philips Announces the World’s First LED Replacement for the 75-Watt Bulb

Philips Announces the World’s First LED Replacement for the 75-Watt Bulb

Tomorrow Philips will unveil the world's first LED replacement for the 75-watt incandescent light bulb during the LIGHTFAIR International trade show. The new Philips EnduraLED A21 17-watt light

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Bread Spoons are Biodegradable (and Delicious) Utensils You Can Eat

Bread Spoons are Biodegradable (and Delicious) Utensils You Can Eat

Now here's an idea we can really sink our teeth into. Designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen seeks to revolutionize the concept of the spoon, (which, let's face it, hasn't seen much improvement in the

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Recycled Tub Chair Is the Perfect Place to Relax Without All the Water

Recycled Tub Chair Is the Perfect Place to Relax Without All the Water

The Tub Chair is very unusual to say the least - but who says you can't create curious new things from recycled materials? Designed by Frees co, the Tub Chair is a sofa made from a bathtub

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Vertical Gardens from Uribo are Designed for the City Gardener

Vertical Gardens from Uribo are Designed for the City Gardener

Living in the city while having limited space may seem like the norm, but this is especially disheartening for any green thumb looking to take on a gardening project. Fortunately for all the

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