Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

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...

Silkworm on leaf

From Biodegradable and Sustainable to Renewable and Regenerative

Upon the European Union’s recent decision to ban plastic cultery, plates and straws by 2021, we encourage our readers to think vigilantly about seemingly sustainable alternatives. Recent articles like this:   European citizens will stop using disposable plastic products by 2021 Read More...

Renewables come in from the co

Renewables come in from the cold

If you're in the U.S. (with the possible exception of California), you probably noticed it's cold this week. But while Americans endure the cold snap—yes, that's an understatement—other parts of the world are undergoing a heat wave. And although The Onion is defeatist, countries around the Read More...

Flower power (no, not that kin

Flower power (no, not that kind...)

Why a 19th-century invention is only now finding its place in the sun as a 21st-century energy source. Greg T. Spielberg | October 2010 issue The SunCatcher is an enormous solar dish made of mirrors and metal, but it’s best thought of as a giant silver flower. At thirty feet (11 meters) tall, the Read More...