environment
Fun
Meet the 7-Year-Old Boy Who Runs His Own Recycling Business
Ryan Hickman's business, “Ryan’s Recycling," has recycled approximately 200,000 cans and bottles.... READ ON
Travel
Trains in the Netherlands Now Run Entirely on Wind Energy
It's the first train system in the world to run entirely on renewable energy.... READ ON
Technology
The Army Wants to Build Biodegradable Bullets
The environmentally friendly casings would even contain plant seeds.... READ ON
List
9 Ways Christmas Trees Are Reused After the Holidays
Discarded trees are the gifts that keep on giving.... READ ON
Science
Pollution Can Give You High Blood Pressure
Prolonged exposure to dirty air can lead to an increased risk of hypertension.... READ ON
Animals
U.S. Creates Protected Zone for Atlantic Deep-Sea Corals
The Frank R. Lautenberg Deep Sea Coral Protection Area is off-limits for commercial fishing practices that affect the sea floor.... READ ON
Science
Could Feeding Seaweed to Cows Help Save the Climate?
Scientists were able to reduce methane production by 99 percent in preliminary tests on artificial cow stomachs.... READ ON
News
UPS Tests Package Delivery by Electric Bikes in Portland
The company already uses regular bicycles for holiday deliveries in the cycling-friendly city.... READ ON
News
This Company Uses Trash From Haiti to Create Ethical Fabrics
Thread International tries to combat the pollution of the fast-fashion industry.... READ ON
Science
Danish City to Power Water Treatment Plant Using Sewage
A crappy idea we can get behind.... READ ON
Technology
St. Petersburg, Florida Pledges to Run Exclusively on Renewable Energy
It will be the first city in Florida to do so.... READ ON
Technology
Durable Solar Roads Will Be Tested on Four Continents
The super-strong panels can support an 18-wheeler truck.... READ ON
Weird
Supermoon Tides May Have Stranded an Octopus in a Parking Garage
Experts say we can expect to see more sea critters inland as sea levels rise and flooding increases.... READ ON
Architecture
Green Apartment Building in Paris Spreads Seeds Across the City
Steel netting allows plants to climb the 16-story facade.... READ ON
Design
These Adidas Sneakers Are Made From Ocean Plastic
Each pair uses 11 plastic bottles retrieved from ocean waters.... READ ON
Animals
Light Therapy Could Help Bees Recover From Pesticides
Red light helped honeybees bounce back after exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide.... READ ON

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