Kevin Boulton and M. Harmony, PhD are changing the way people view Organic Foods. With their Lotus 7 replica, open cockpit racecar, fueled by E85, they are racing across America with a message - Food is Fuel and Organic Food is great fuel!
Call it a gift for the earth just in time for Earth Day. Last year, 30 percent more green roofs were installed in North America -- and that means more beautiful rooftops, cleaner air, cooler cities, reduced energy consumption, less untreated stormwater running into our rivers and streams, and more green spaces for people, plants and animals.
Knauss was joined by Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope to promote Clorox's new Green Works(TM) brand of natural cleaning products and celebrate an alliance that also helps deliver the organization's environmental message to mainstream consumers interested in living a more natural lifestyle.
Face it: the classic suburban lawn is an ecological disaster. Grooming that expanse of velvety green grass typically involves pesticides, herbicides and plenty of water through summer’s hottest months, not to mention the oil and gasoline needed to fuel the lawn mower. Now, just in time for Earth Day, there’s help for eco-warrior wannabes who want some green space at home (and time to enjoy it).
Even large amounts of manufactured nanoparticles, also known as Buckyballs, don't faze microscopic organisms that are charged with cleaning up the environment, according to Purdue University researchers.
The Connecticut River Watershed is vital to New England, serving as the primary water supply for Greater Boston and a National Fish and Wildlife Refuge for thousands of species of plants and animals. A study done at the University of Massachusetts Amherst shows that rising temperatures due to climate change will reduce the availability of water during the summer when demand is highest, and increase sediment and pollution loads carried by rivers and streams.
Valued for it's antibacterial and odor-fighting properties, nanoparticle silver is becoming the star attraction in a range of products from socks to bandages to washing machines.
You know that green scum creeping across the surface of your local public water reservoir" Or maybe it's choking out a favorite fishing spot or livestock watering hole. It's probably cyanobacteria - blue-green algae - and, according to a paper in the April 4 issue of the journal Science, it relishes the weather extremes that accompany global warming.
Coral reefs could be dying out because of changes to the microbes that live in them just as much as from the direct rise in temperature caused by global warming, according to scientists speaking today (Wednesday 2 April 2008) at the Society for General Microbiology's 162nd meeting being held this week at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Grain-based ethanol production has increased dramatically in recent years as the cost and instability of oil has increased.