Have you seen the photo of the bird caught in plastic bottle rings? Or the dolphin that choked from a bag noose? How about the stomach contents of birds that have ingested a weird composite of plastic gizmos and toys? Water animals from the largest whales to the smallest zooplankton eat microplastics—bits from larger pieces of plastic that are smaller than one-fifth of …
Every day the message to consumers tells us the marketplace for personal care products and home cleaning products is complicated, and that switching to natural or organic products is the way to go. But where do you go to decipher labels; and if the product is not monitored by the government, how can we believe …
There is a remote, uninhabited island in the South Pacific called Henderson Island. When researchers visited it in 2015, they found so much plastic—53,000 pieces in just one sample area—that they estimated the island’s total debris at 38 million parts! A veritable garbage dump, that when scientists read the labels, more than a third came from China or Japan and a quarter from South America. …
If you’ve spent a lot of time trying to create a diet that will benefit you with an overall healthy body, demeanor and lifestyle—why hasn’t that spilled over into your beauty products? And even if you are not a vegetarian, vegan or diet aficionado, if you love animals so much: do you really want to …
More and more homeowners are considering solar panels for their home. In some communities they are even a common sight, but in most places it’s still a niche investment. Is it worth it for you? This article will help you find out!
The summer months bring melting popsicles, late sunsets, and utility bills that can leave you and your vacation aspirations covered in sweat.
As consumers and producers become more aware of the environmental impact of their life choices, green chemistry is growing as a way to more safely produce the products we enjoy every day.
Most commercial and retail buildings still run on energy gained from burning fossil fuels, a method that is no longer sustainable. Other than transitioning to green energy, are there any other ways to optimize air conditioning in our buildings?
Water. Essential for life, and critical for global climate, agriculture, transportation and power generation. For thousands of years, humans have harnessed water, and now scientists are harvesting its evaporation in a bid to produce clean electricity.
When you realize that your heating and cooling bill is as large as it is because your windows are letting too much air escape, it is time to upgrade your windows. Here we list 5 reasons why you should choose eco-friendly windows which tend to be fiberglass. Check out our reasons for why!
In the heart of a city, it is challenging for gardeners to find a few inches of soil to call their own. An increasingly popular option – for both novice green thumbs and transplanted farmers – is to turn rooftops or balconies into a garden space.
In a 3D printing, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden used a bio-printer to successfully print three-dimensional objects made entirely of cellulose from wood. In other laboratories around the world, scientists are developing technologies to harness different bio-materials.
Compressed air may be the future to green cars. However, this technology does not come with some minor challenges. Learn more about the future of air-powered cars, the challenges that face mainstreaming them, and the potential future developments.
The Ocean Cleanup Organization recently set forth on an expedition to chart the Pacific Ocean’s “Great Garbage Patch”. Why is this such an important step in cleaning up the world’s oceans? Read on to find out more!