Can Throwing a Tantrum Help Save Us From Climate Change?

Posted on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Sometimes truly effective change starts when a polar bear knocks at your door and asks for a place to live. Well, maybe those exact circumstances aren’t too common, but they do kick off a marvelous new kids’ book, The Tantrum That Saved the World, by writer/artist Megan Herbert and climate scientist Michael E. Mann. The book opens when a young girl […]

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What Is Acoustic Ecology?

Posted on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

The sound of ants communicating with each other by scraping their legs on their bodies.   The echoes under the surface of a small freshwater pond. The sound of a pine forest dying. These are just a few of the sounds David Dunn has investigated in his decades as a composer, musician, acoustic ecologist and audio engineer. […]

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For One Fine-Dining Chef, Cutting Food Waste Saves The Planet And The Bottom Line

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2018

Tim Ma prepares a duck confit salad at his restaurant, Kyirisan, in Washington, D.C. Ma says being mindful about reducing food waste is an integral part of his philosophy in the kitchen — not just for environmental reasons but also for profitability. Where other chefs might see kitchen trash, Tim Ma finds treasure — […]

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Meet Daisy, Apple’s latest robot for recovering and reusing iPhone components

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2018

Daisy, Apple’s recycling robot | Credit: Apple Launched this week, Daisy helps dissemble iPhones for reuse and recycling It’s been almost exactly one year since the world’s most valuable technology company declared its intention to make future iPhones and MacBooks entirely out of recycled materials. And behold: Just in time for Earth Day 2018, […]

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‘Magical’ mushroom mix to boost regrowth of lost Scottish forests

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2018

 Trees for Life have planted 1.5m native trees in Glenmoriston and nearby Glen Affric since being founded 30 years ago. Photograph: Desmond Dugan/RSPB/PA The return of the Great Caledonian forest that once covered much of Scotland’s highlands is being boosted with a special mix of mushroom spores that should help saplings survive better […]

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FinalStraw, the world’s first collapsible, reusable straw

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Clean and compact: For anyone who wants to rid their lives—and the planet—of single-use plastic. Final straw kickstarter campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/908228738/finalstraw-the-worlds-first-collapsible-reusable-s

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The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2018

You can make the world better even if you’re a couch potato! In this infographic designed by a product review website WeAreTop10.com, you’ll learn how to save the world from your couch. read more Ecowatch

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Can Dirt Save the Earth?

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2018

When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was mostly because they needed more space. Rathmann is an acclaimed children’s book author — “Officer Buckle and Gloria” won a Caldecott Medal in 1996 — and their apartment in San Francisco had become cluttered with her […]

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How does solar power work. anyway?

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Today, solar power is everywhere – from home roofs to Ikea superstores to the Nevada desert. And thank goodness. It’s a win-win solution to the climate crisis that creates jobs, saves money, and helps cut the carbon pollution changing our planet. Plus, when it comes to energy, solar might be the closest thing […]

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How exactly does geothermal energy work?

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

While it’s hard to miss a massive solar array or a field full of wind turbines, so much of the action with geothermal energy happens out-of-sight that it tends to not generate as much love as its buzzier brothers in the renewable energy landscape. And that’s too bad, because geothermal energy is pretty awesome. It takes […]

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