Today’s Solutions: July 22, 2024

Watering garden

How to help the ocean from anywhere

We all have one big thing in common these days: the changing climate. We are all united by this because it will affect all of us, be it in the form of winter storms, drought, or sea-level rise. The good news is that we can all affect the climate too, in a positive way. Even living in the Midwest, Read More...

Beautiful sansevieria in wooden box near window.

The air in your home is dirtier than you think. Clean it up with these 4 plants

While it’s tempting to think that the air inside your house or office is clean, the truth is quite the opposite. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside the average home is up to five times more polluted than the air outside. That’s an alarming fact, especially Read More...

Oil spill in ocean mixed with sand.

Bug-inspired floating robots can clean up ocean pollutants

Thanks to human behavior, the ocean is cluttered with pollutants like oil and contaminants from drinking water. These materials are harmful to the ecosystem, as they prevent vital oxygen from reaching marine life and are also toxic. Currently, to clean up oil spills, people are sent on ships to do Read More...

‘Nanojars’ can help remove

‘Nanojars’ can help remove CO2 and other major pollutants from water

While the most common environmental concern regarding carbon dioxide has to do with its greenhouse effects in the atmosphere, a lot of it actually ends up in our oceans, making them more acidic. In a bid to find a solution to this problem, researchers have recently developed “nanojars” that can Read More...

Newly discovered bacteria brea

Newly discovered bacteria breaks down toxic soil pollutants

All animals, including humans, host a collection of friendly bacteria that help us digest food and fight infection. Such kinds of friendly microbes are also found in soil to help plants grow, cope with stress, and fight off pests. These incredible microscopic beings are also essential to Read More...