Good news for the world: scientists who’ve discovered an enzyme that eats plastic have accidentally mutated it, making it stronger. This is great news, considering that our oceans are littered with plastics throughout. While there may not actually be a “giant Pacific garbage patch,” but without these enzymes, the chance that our race will someday face such a disaster is high, because plastics aren’t traditionally biodegradable.… [Read more]
It’s clear that building a sustainable future is more important than ever, especially in the aftermath of natural disasters across the world.
Extreme, deadly hurricanes (Irma, Harvey and Maria), and devastating fires have caused billions of dollars in damage, killed people, and uprooted many more. Climate change is not a potential harm that will impact us down the road — it’s happening all around us right now.… [Read more]
Between climate change, deforestation, and decreasing levels of potable water, our planet is in a state of crisis. Luckily, scientists and civil engineers alike are working on new green technologies that pose solutions to these problems. Here are some of the best emerging green technologies with the potential to change our world.Toxin Eating Trees
Using plants to absorb industrial waste and other pollutants isn’t a new technique, but it hasn’t proven effective until recently.… [Read more]
Solar panels are a great invention, a perfect source of renewable energy that can help decrease our carbon footprint. If you don’t know much about how they work, this primer is a chance for you to get educated.
Solar energy produces no pollution whatsoever.
Many things cause pollution. For example, there are emissions from manufacturers, cars and other fossil fuel burning machines, cleaning products, painting supplies and a range of other things.… [Read more]
There’s no doubt about it – traditional energy sources like oil and coal are facing a number of challenges. And alternative sources such as solar power, once viewed as a thing of the future, today pose as the only ethical, long-term option for many. Through eliminating the need to rely on large amounts of costly fossil fuels – and contributing to the deterioration of our planet as a result of using them – alternative sources of energy is a responsible way to generate power.… [Read more]
It’s one of the most exciting and deeply satisfying milestones of anyone’s life: buying that first home. It’s that feeling of coming home to a piece of land, plus some concrete, wood, and nails, and knowing that you’re in your own little piece of heaven. Our generation is probably one of the most environmentally-conscious ever, so before you take out that housing loan, you’ll want to see these gadgets that can help your house stay green.… [Read more]