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.
Most of us have heard dire warnings about the affect of carbon dioxide on our planet. However, some researchers have found some surprising upsides to the phenomenon. Carbon dioxide is essentially plant food, and air with excess carbon dioxide results in lusher plant-life.
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.
To avoid ecological issues, scientists and governing agencies consider how sustainable development affects the environment and its place in deciding future environmental issues. Sustainable development balances people’s needs while protecting the environment for the present and future generations.
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.
Sustainability is a term used loosely by everyone from business executives to high school students. However, does sustainability really mean in term of the environment?
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.
Scrap steel consists of industrial scrap such as automobiles and household scrap which can range from pots and pan to corrugated roof sheeting. Both industrial and household scrap steel are recyclable and have various effects on the environment. However, most of these effects are positive.