Turning a blind eye to trash might be natural for many, but for Chennai-based environmentalist Arun Krishnamurthy, watching garbage being dumped in a nearby pond was the impetus to quit his well-paying job at Google and launch an eco-movement that has cleaned and restored at least 93 freshwater bodies across 14 Indian states. The community-led […]
To the point: To reduce the use of plastic bottles from our daily lives, this Assamese entrepreneur has invented 100% leak-proof and eco-friendly bottles made up of bamboo shoots. When it comes to completely discarding the usage of plastic, we seem to be at a loss. Yes, we may encourage home gardens, eco-friendly bags and using […]
A solar-powered system can turn salt water into fresh drinking water for 25,000 people per day. It could help address the world’s looming water crisis.
Morgan McFall-Johnsen Aug. 1, 2019, 2:33 PM People in Kiunga, Kenya drink water from GivePower’s solar-powered desalination plant. A new solar-powered device turns salt water into fresh drinking water. GivePower, the nonprofit behind the technology, is debuting the system in a coastal community in Kenya. Half of the world’s population could live in water-stressed areasby 2025. The ocean […]
Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water Fionn Ferreira from Cork received a €45,000 bursary. Fionn Ferreira AN IRISH TEENAGER has won an international science award for his project which removed microplastics from water. Fionn Ferreira, from Ballydehob in west Cork, has been named the overall winner of the 2019 Google […]
Register | Sign In September 10, 2016 | By: Jessica Carilli While cleaning up files on my computer, I came across this image I put together a few years ago from a trip to New Zealand. It struck me as a great example to use to discuss some of the challenges presented by ocean plastic. Plastic in the […]
Date: April 7, 2016 Source: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Summary: About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century, a new study shows. A team of researchers, for the first time, provides comprehensive food loss projections for countries around the world while […]
Science News from research organizations Date: February 24, 2016 Source: Chalmers University of Technology Summary: Unless greenhouse gas emissions from food consumption are reduced substantially, EU climate targets will not be met, according to a new study from researchers. Currently accounting for about 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, emissions from food and agriculture need […]