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.
Sustainability and Solutions to Sustainable Living
Articles on the technologies, methods, and solutions for living sustainable lives and forming sustainable communities, businessess, industries, and government policies that the next generation can live with.
Contrary to what some people believe we do not have to reinvent the wheel in order to utilize alternative fuel sources. Wind, water and the sun have been available as options for saving the planet for years. The technology is in place. The only thing lacking is consumer participation.
There is much talk of green or sustainable or renewable energy sources these days, but what is a sustainable energy source and how does it differ from traditional energy production source? This article explains what is meant by a sustainable energy source and looks at the controversy about them.
The core concepts of the sustainable development movement give architects and contractors a system of guidelines to make their buildings eco-friendly. Read on to find out what some of the basic guidelines are.
The greenhouse effect is key to the ecosystem’s sustainability, but increased levels of greenhouse gases can have an adverse effect on our environment. How, though, does human activity play a role in elevated greenhouse gas levels in the Earth’s atmosphere?
Planet Earth has a limited amount of natural resources, that we harvest, process and utilize for our benefit. If these are not used judiciously, the resources will be gone as will our ability to survive without them. Therefore the need of the hour is to use natural resources in a sustainable manner.
The food industry uses large quantities of liquid CO2 for freezing and preserving of food. They are also a major emitter of CO2, which is produced during the stages of food processing and transportation. This is where the emissions can be decreased, reducing CO2 emissions in the food industry.
The current climate change is a global problem, and every country needs to make an effort to combat its varied effects—which includes countries we may not immediately think of. This article discusses the historical, present and future efforts of South Africa to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Eco Machines™ are being used by industrial businesses, schools, lab facilities, some US cities and even the City of Fuzhou, China as their wastewater treatment. The wastewater treatment process employs the ecological principles of biomimicry as sustainable methods in recycling wastewater. Learn how.
Now that we have been through the process of making policy it is important to have a short discussion on the role of science in environmental politics. This article addresses the way science is used as a justification and mitigator in developing environmental policy.
With today’s emphasis on the environment, we are all looking for ways to live a “greener” lifestyle. Using your computer can make help you make a lot of small contributions that add up to help save the environment.
An excellent way to promote environmental awareness among kids is to begin a waste management program in schools & here’s a guide for school authorities, teachers or students to get started. The idea is simple – recycle & reuse!
All you need to know about Green Chemistry or Environmental Chemistry, a newly emerging branch of chemistry that aims at inventing sustainable and environment friendly methods for chemical processes.
Creating a sustainable society demands the use of renewable natural resources. So exactly what are these resources and can we maintain current lifestyles through using them?