Author: Elise Phillips Margulis

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Elise Phillips Margulis

Elise Phillips Margulis is a contributing writer for FIDO Friendly magazine and has been published in The Mighty. She’s obsessed with animal welfare, environment protection, and human rights. Elise lives with her adorable & precocious 9-year-old son, her husband, her gorgeous canine and elegant feline.

Hop on the K9 Bus for London’s ‘Dog Bus Tour’

It makes sense that the first city to operate a Dog Bus Tour would be London, as its monarch has shared her residency with over 30 Corgis during her reign. Beyond Queen Elizabeth, the city seems to be growing more dog-friendly by the minute. And now that canines are welcome at many hotels and even some stores, shouldn’t they be able to enjoy a nice double-decker bus ride? The More Th>n insurance company of the United Kingdom has organized a fun and free bus outing for pooches and their people to celebrate the introduction of their new monthly box...

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‘Goat Yoga’ is Changing People’s Lives

Downward goat, anyone? Get your yoga mat and your bottle of water; the goats are waiting for you at No Regrets farm in Western Oregon. Lainey Morse of Albany, Oregon, owns a small farm boasting beautiful 360-degree views of the Coastal Mountains and the postcard perfect Willamette Valley. She adopted some pygmy goats as pets, and she’s sharing them with people who need some loving goat therapy. The idea of Goat Yoga was conceived when Morse hosted a children’s party as a charity auction prize. One of the moms, a yoga instructor, suggested that the soothing, natural environment of...

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Iceland is Turning Greenhouse Gas Emissions into Stone

Human beings are producing dangerous amounts of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels for power, transportation, and industrial production. If CO2 production isn’t decreased and stabilized fast, we can expect climate change to escalate to alarming levels, affecting all life on Earth — including humans. The good news is that carbon capture storage (CCS) technology exists to help get us out of this  mess.  Here are three promising new technologies paving the way to saving the planet:  1 – Iceland is turning carbon into Stone Many existing methods of storing CO2 as a gas are marred by...

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Las Vegas Is On Its Way To 100% Renewable Energy

Las Vegas, famous for its ubiquitous shimmering lights, uses a massive amount of energy daily. But despite this obvious hurdle, the city is emerging as a model for clean energy transition. Officials began the process of going green in 2008, when they placed solar arrays on and around public facilities. More recently, they have been purchasing more solar power and arranging to use hydroelectric. The city has also reduced its energy consumption by more than 30 percent, according to Tom Perrigo, the city’s Planning Director and Chief Sustainability Officer. All of Las Vegas’ city government buildings are now powered by green energy, and...

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Harnessing Electricity From the Moon

Windmills and solar energy are on the rise as the world attempts to decrease fossil fuel usage. But there’s another renewable energy source that’s getting far less press: hydroelectricity. Modern marine turbines have been in an experimental stage for over a decade, and countries around the world are looking at them as a new option for clean energy. Marine turbines harness energy from a constant source: the moon. The moon’s gravitational pull creates tides so the ocean is always in motion – providing ultimate reliability. Above0ground windmills only operate when wind is blowing. Solar panels can’t charge without sunshine. But...

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