When trying to be environmentally sustainable, living in suburbia can make it pretty difficult. The suburbs have been responsible for 50% of carbon emissions in the United States, mainly due to a reliance on automobiles. Suburban homes also conserve far less energy due to the heating and cooling of larger houses, which also contributes to […]
Could the future of cooking be 3D-printing? That’s what researchers at Columbia University set out to investigate in a study that involved 3D-printing a seven-ingredient, seven-layer vegan cheesecake. The study is meant to examine the pros and cons of preparing food with 3D-printing technology.
This fizzy, fermented tea is great for gut health, but the single-use plastic and glass bottles it’s packaged in are bad news for the environment. Instead of shelling out four dollars for a single bottle of kombucha at the corner store, try making your own at home with a few simple ingredients. What Is Kombucha? […]
As part of its goal to protect 30 percent of U.S. lands and water by 2030, the Biden administration on Tuesday announced two new national monuments and asked the Secretary of Commerce to consider establishing a new National Marine Sanctuary in the U.S. waters around Pacific Remote Islands in the next 30 days.
From finding nearby water bottle refill stations, to calculating your carbon footprint, to connecting with surplus food headed for the landfill, these apps help you live more sustainably. Tap Have you ever spent the better part of an outing wandering around, looking for somewhere to fill up your reusable water bottle? Or spent money on […]
Swiss air quality technology company IQAir released its fifth annual assessment of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 pollution in cities, nations and regions around the world and found that only six countries met the World Health Organization’s (WHO) updated safe levels of the deadly air pollutant.
American homes in flood zones are overvalued by hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a study published on Thursday in the journal Nature Climate Change. Low-income homeowners in states controlled by Republicans are especially at risk of seeing their home values deflate as global warming accelerates.
Amidst the glitz and glamor of the Oscars Sunday night came a surprisingly earnest reminder of the importance of protecting the natural world and Indigenous rights. This reminder came when “The Elephant Whisperers,” a moving true story about the relationship between an Indigenous Indian couple and two orphaned elephants, won the Oscar for Best Documentary […]
Quick Key Facts What Are ‘Pollinators’? A pollinator transports pollen from the stamen (male part) of the flower of a plant to the stigma (female part) of the original or another flower. Moving the pollen is necessary to fertilize the plant so that it can produce fruit, seeds and new plants. While the pollen of […]