Ah, if only it were possible for each one of us to suction away the carbon emissions we contribute to the overburdened atmosphere, much as we vacuum dirt from the carpet. Appliance maker Electrolux is promising to help us do exactly that, at least for one oft-neglected portion of our personal greenhouse gas output.
Two waterways in Michigan have been removed from a list of highly contaminated sites around the Great Lakes – progress in the effort to restore toxic hot spots left over from the region's early manufacturing era, federal officials said Thursday.
Fifteen years years ago the villages around Abrha Weatsbha in northern Ethiopia were on the point of being abandoned. The hillsides were barren, the communities, plagued by floods and droughts, needed constant food aid, and the soil was being washed away.
Efforts to battle global warming and climate change by limiting carbon dioxide emissions are likely to produce a massive building boom at Michigan power plants in years to come, potentially creating thousands of jobs.
The Los Angeles River is far from being the green oasis many advocates would like to see, but it is making some good headway. In the last three months alone, we've seen the opening of the North Valleyheart Riverwalk, the L.A. River headwaters, and an expanded Marsh Park.
Toxic herbicides, controlled burns, and even bulldozers have been the go-to solutions for taming a pernicious, invasive reed known as Phragmites australis. But recent research out of Duke University suggests another, less aggressive fix: goats.
Intermittency has long been considered the Achilles heel of renewable power generation. That may finally be changing. Large-scale energy storage projects — from massive lithium-ion battery installations to giant, compressed air caverns have recently been commissioned or announced.
The Santa Ana River, born of snowmelt and natural springs near Big Bear Lake, flows through Southern California as one of the region's most scenic rivers — until it hits Orange County. Now the troubled river is getting a restoration makeover.
Across the country, millions of companies are creating trash, including food waste, cardboard, plastics and various other materials. These companies hire waste management firms to pick up their trash and truck it to a landfill. Companies hire Rubicon as a kind of waste consultant. It is a lucrative niche.
This month Panama opened the brightly colored, multifaceted Biomuseo. Designed by Frank Gehry, it showcases Panama’s role as the last key piece of land in the Central American isthmus that joined North and South America nearly three million years ago — and the consequences it had for the world’s ecology.
Biologists and conservationists from across Vermont were in Burlington on Thursday for a conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of the state’s Endangered Species Act and Vermont’s experience protecting its most vulnerable plants and animals.
A few weeks ago, as cyclists and pedestrians passed a certain point on the main street in the town of Lillestrøm, Norway, they were pulled over by local officials - not to be ticketed or warned about wearing a bike helmet, but to be handed cash.
Downstream from Wellness Drive in the heart of Anchorage's busy and ever-expanding University-Medical District, the city's most abused creek was showing signs of healing itself this fall. There was no hiding that this was very much an urban stream. The salmon didn't care. They were everywhere in this stretch.
A compost experiment that began seven years ago on a Marin County ranch has uncovered a disarmingly simple and benign way to remove carbon dioxide from the air, holding the potential to turn the vast rangeland of California and the world into a weapon against climate change.
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