Over the past decade, nonprofits and state organizations have started recognizing that removing dams from rivers can actually help the environment by allowing fish to return to their original spawning grounds. According to Laura Craig, director of river restoration at American … [Read more...] about US are removing old dams so fish can return to early spawning grounds
A traditional diesel-powered tractor will produce approximately 14-times more emissions than an ordinary car. This fact alone makes it clear that the farming industry needs a clean alternative to the conventional tractors of today. Enter Monarch Tractor, a California-based firm … [Read more...] about This autonomous tractor has no tailpipe emissions
Leaky gas wells are a major problem, allowing methane to freely enter the atmosphere and contribute to global heating. Fortunately, we have a new solution in the form of a flexible cement that could be applied to fine gaps within deteriorating gas well pipes. The flexible … [Read more...] about Scientists create flexible cement to fix tiny gaps in leaky gas wells
Last month, we featured a story out of New York City where new electric garbage trucks are being tested on the streets of Brooklyn to take the sound and smell of exhaust fumes out of the waste collection equation. The garbage truck in that story was Mack’s LR Electric, a greener … [Read more...] about Diesel garbage trucks average 3 miles per gallon. It’s time to go electric
It seems like an outlandish idea, but a Norwegian startup called OceanTherm believes it can prevent catastrophes by stopping hurricanes as they develop. Hurricanes are more violent than ever, and a big part of that is rising ocean temperatures: just a one-degree rise in surface … [Read more...] about This startup wants to stop hurricanes in their tracks. Is it possible?