Earth Day Articles

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.

Crafty Eco-Friendly Ideas To Check Out On Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone! After planting your trees, taking a trip to an Earth Day event, and taking advantage of all the free green goodies today finish celebrating Earth Day digging something out of your trash and making it into something useful and or beautiful. Release the eco-friendly artist inside of you. Below are innovative eco-friendly crafty sites and stores to inspire you and or your family. 

We've Got The Power - Memory That Requires 100 Times Less Energy

New technology drastically reduces the energy needed to run mobile devices, allowing you to use them for longer.

Plan It - Chart The World With StatPlanet

StatPlanet lets you interact easily with a wealth of World Bank data.

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.

Don't Throw The Spoon Out With The Package!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about some really neat reusable and recyclable utensils that you can carry with you for those times you're catching lunch on the go.  I had yogurt in mind because it is one popular carry-out item that ideally should not be eaten with one's hands....

Picasso Pad? - Living In A Cube

You really can live in comfort in a small space. The Cube Project is proof.

Talking TED - Spread Your Own Ideas Through TED

TED wants to know if you have ideas worth spreading.

For He's A Jolly Google Fellow - Google Takes A Stance On Climate Change

Google announces 21 Google Science Communication Fellows, who have been charged to spread the word about climate change.

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.

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.

In The Gardens We're Seedin' - The Guerilla Gardening Movement

Around the world, people are reclaiming orphaned urban land, and turning it into gardens.

5 Cool Eco-finds To Celebrate Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day. In celebration of Earth Day I have put together a random list of eco-friendly innovation I think are quite interesting. Take a look at the list below.

Good Hydro - Getting Power From Waterways

An efficient, easy-to-install hydro turbine is more effective than wind or solar power in the right places.

New In A Light - A Coating That Heals In Light

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

Pass The Bill - Giving Your Representative An Informed Opinion

POPVOX gives you the facts, and allows you to petition your representative without partisan interference.