While carbon dioxide is typically painted as the bad boy of greenhouse gases, methane is roughly 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas. And one of the biggest sources of the gas comes from agriculture or, more specifically, from cow burps. In 2014 Australian scientists … [Read more...] about Pink seaweed could fight climate change by stopping cows from burping methane
Humans everywhere were captivated over the weekend by a viral video of salmon being transported from one estuary to another through a giant overland pneumatic tube — a.k.a. the “fish tube.” The jaunty video, which shows fish shooting through the sky like checks in a bank … [Read more...] about Could the “salmon cannon” really save ecosystems?
If you live in a big city, chances are you’ve seen scores of electric scooters take over the sidewalks. Rideshare companies promote them as a greener alternative to cars that residents can use to get around—a claim that is rather easy to assume as true. After all, these … [Read more...] about The sad truth about those “eco-friendly” e-scooters you see everywhere
How would the circular economy actually work in practice? To find out, all we have to do is look within an abandoned indoor waterpark that sits on the banks of the river Maas in Rotterdam. Yes, a derelict swimming pool may seem like a strange place to see the circular economy … [Read more...] about This abandoned waterpark is now home to a mini circular-economy
While the practice of taking selfies is usually nothing more than a way of sharing personal experiences on social media, on Rottnest Island in West Australia, selfies can be a helping hand to wildlife conservationists. Thousands of travelers have been visiting Rottnest Island in … [Read more...] about Selfies are helping conservationists protect the endangered quokka