The U.S. has more installed geothermal capacity than any country in the world—and the capacity for much more… Could it be the next big energy source domestically and beyond?
A thriving coral habitat in the Marshall Islands—a sovereign nation in the northern Pacific with a free association compact with the United States—is under threat of destruction thanks to an airport expansion on Majuro, the capital atoll.
Increasing Temps Allow the Insects to Run Rampant on Northern Pine ForestsTrees have evolved natural defense mechanisms—including chemical defenses—to protect themselves against insects. But according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, warming temperatures and seasonal fluctuations may be giving insects the upper hand A team of scientists from the […]
A 3-D Sculpture of Salvaged Materials by Caleb Weintraub“They said it would happen this way. Storms would come. The ground would crack. Ice caps would melt and the oceans would freeze. The air would grow thick and unbreathable. We’d be forced into domes…” A larger-than-life 3-D sculpture by Caleb Weintraub featuring salvaged materials.
Umbrellas, Boots and Slickers that Are Keeping It GreenReady to suit up for the wet weather and in the market for new gear? Stay dry with umbrellas, boots and slickers that can withstand the elements while keeping resource use to a minimum. 1. Each umbrella ($45) from Monsoon Vermont is unique—colorfully crafted from plastic trash […]
2.37 Million Tons of Electronics Are Discarded in the U.S. Each Year, and Most of It Ends Up in Landfills2.37 million tons. This is the amount of electronic waste that was discarded in 2009 in the U.S. alone. Currently, most discarded consumer electronics end up in landfills, or exported out of the U.S, often in […]