Cattle may not be the best thing for the climate, but new study shows they could play a role in tackling plastic pollution
The climate, water, and energy footprint of reusable products depends more on how they are used—than how they are made.
Researchers have now found a way to turn these plastics into foam that can be used for building insulation or flotation devices
Jet fuels made from renewable and waste sources could eliminate contrail clouds, which are worse for the climate than an airplane's carbon dioxide emissions.
The new, efficient technique could slash agricultural and transportation carbon emissions and be rolled out in communities and on individual farms
Taking advantage of bacteria's voracious appetite for organic materials, an engineering team devised a new twist on microbial fuel cells
With this organic molecule, inexpensive, environmentally-friendly flow batteries could hold more energy and last longer
Their novel method diverts organic waste from landfills, provides useful materials for construction or packaging—and the end product still tastes good.
Coupled with solar power, this new technology could provide lighting for skyscrapers and power for infrastructure monitoring systems, among other energy needs.
It is metal-free, it degrades on demand for recycling—and does an end-run around the ethical and environmental problems that plague lithium-ion