This New Coating Could Help Keep Buildings Cool

                              As temperatures soar worldwide, how do we keep our homes and other buildings cool? The wealthier among us blast our air conditioning, which is effective, but only...

12 ways to get clean air without chemicals

We spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, the Environmental Protection Agency says. Here’s how to make sure you and your family are breathing the cleanest indoor air possible. (Photo: sukiyaki/Shutterstock) Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, the quality of...

What you don’t know about seaweed

For one thing, seaweed isn’t a weed or plant. It’s actually a type of algae. (Photo: divedog/Shutterstock)     One of the last things anyone wants to encounter on a beach vacation — right after sharks and jellyfish — is seaweed. Yucky, slimy,...

How to Get Carbon-Free in 10 Years

The Joneses are your average U.S. energy consumers. They haven’t yet upgraded to energy-efficient appliances, their house needs better insulation, and they keep the place as cool in the summer and warm in the winter as most Americans do. The two adults commute...