Earth Day Articles

That Blasted Roof! - Capturing Wind Energy On Your Roof

A cheap, unimposing wind turbine that attaches to the roof of your house could be on many horizons in the not-too-distant future.

Unclear On Nuclear? Try Thorium - Nuclear Energy Without The Side Effects

Thorium is a safer and more abundant nuclear energy source than uranium. So where are the reactors?

Fishy Finding - Students Turn Fish Into Plastic

Three kids from Thailand have turned fish scales into plastic, and have earned $50,000 for their efforts.

Deserting The Desert - A Plan To Green The World's Deserts

The Sahara Forest Project is a plan to produce fresh water, food and renewable energy in hot deserts. A demonstration center is being developed in Jordan.

Grass iPhones: A Green Trend In More Ways Than One

The use of natural products in the creation of mobile phones as well as other wearable gadgets is an emerging trend in fashionable electronics. Read all about the latest iPhone from Design Works that is made entirely of grass!

New In A Light - A Coating That Heals In Light

Scientists have developed a new polymer that heals itself when exposed to light.

Silver Gel Sucks Bacteria Out of Dirty Water in Seconds

In the aftermath of disasters, clean drinking water may be impossible to find. Now, a porous gel infused with silver nanoparticles is in development. The invention may change the way water purification happens. The gel sucks in contaminated water and squeezes out purified water in mere seconds.

Casting The Counters - Improving Radiation Monitoring In Japan

Safecast want your help to deploy up to 600 more Geiger Counters in Japan.

Hot Stuff! - Airport Saves $8 Million With Geothermal Heat

By using heat that already exists, Portland Jetport will save over 50,000 gallons of oil a year.

Bag Bans Spur Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag Industry

Plastic bag bans and growing conservation trends have spurred an interest in so-called eco-friendly bags to take the place of single-use disposables.

Feeling Hungry? Try These Video-Game Themed Bento Boxes

For the uninitiated, Bento is a type of lunch-time meal which consists of rice, meat, and vegetables, the whole array arranged together in a box. It's a fairly traditional dish, often prepared for school and work lunches; it's also available at most restaurants which serve Japanese food. Those mass-produced meals rather pale in comparison to the stuff I'd like to share with you folks today - calling the ordinary stuff downright inadequate wouldn't be much of a stretch.

Philanthropy To Go - Philanthroper Makes Giving Easy

Giving has never been as easy or as painless as it is with Philanthroper.

Atta Boy! - The 13 Year-Old Who Has Planted Over A Million Trees

Felix Finkbeiner is a 13 year-old who just planted his millionth tree - and addressed the United Nations.

Much Buzz About Timberland, Pharrell Williams and Bee-Inspired Boots

Boot giant, Timberland and music mogul, Pharrell Williams, have collaborated on the creation of boots inspired by bees. These cool boots are comprised of eco-friendly textiles and recycled plastic bottles. Read on to learn more about this amazng innovative footwear.

How Sweet It Is - The Benefits of Growing Sugarcane For Biofuels

Scientists have discovered that growing sugarcane reduces the temperature.

Thar She Blows - Return To The Age Of Sailing Ships

Oceangoing technology has turned full circle, as we return to the age of sailing ships - with a difference.

9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

It will soon be that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift, the choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below to see if any of these idea would make the perfect gift or if they trigger a great DIY idea.

Not Guilty... By Reason Of 'To-Go Ware Utensil Sets'

A danish, a yogurt, lunch... to go.  They all come with plastic knives, spoons, and forks. We accept them, but always with that little nudge in our minds and that pang of guilt.  I've actually been saving the plastic throw-aways, washing them, and re-using them.  No more guilt for me though - I just received a set of RePEaT To-Go Ware Utensils as a thank you gift, and I'm never going to set my teeth on another throw-away-and-destroy-the-earth plastic utensil again.

 

Lights Out - A Sensor That Cuts Your Electricity Usage

A single sensor in your home could save you 40% of your electricity costs.

Take It And Leave It - BMW Announces New Car Sharing Scheme

In Munich, you can find a car on the side of the street, take it, and leave it wherever you like.