An interactive map showcases successful federal restoration projects in the Great Lakes states, including projects from the $475 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Projects include dredging of contaminated sediments, habitat restoration and the effects of climate change.
Wilmar International, one of the world’s biggest palm oil producers, has agreed to ensure the oil it supplies will not result in any additional loss of rainforests, in a move that could significantly slow the destruction of tropical forests around the world.
Cyclists are pushing the limits of what they can haul on cargo bikes - sturdy two-wheelers built to haul lots of stuff. The so-called SUV of bicycles are increasingly popular in pedal-friendly communities, from Washington state to Massachusetts.
What started as thick mud clogging the Fox River waterways is now freshly granulated soil that will soon cover the grounds of a 22-acre former asphalt and coal tar manufacturing site being turned into a park. Other areas in need of topsoil include abandoned sites in Chicago and East St. Louis.
Kor Ecologic Inc. founder Jim Kor has been described as a shaggy introvert and hermit. Yet this engineer is out to change the world with the Urbee, a unique hybrid vehicle that dares to be plastic, can zip across the country on 10 gallons of fuel and is manufactured using a sophisticated 3-D printer.
Over the last decade Central America has begun launching a range of small clean-energy projects to reduce the impact of climate change and high oil prices, and to supply energy to communities in remote regions.
By setting up a long-term, controlled exposure experiment in Florida, researchers were able to pin down the impact of nutrient overloads and separate them from other possible causes of coral reef decline. They found that corals can make a comeback when the nutrient pollution stops, sometimes in less than a year.
A breakthrough technology, developed in Sydney using glass and plastic from old cars as a source of raw materials to make "green" alloys, could help transform the lives of slum dwellers in India, and could help ease a looming environmental problem there as the number of cars in India increases.
Forget gas, now a scooter exists that is designed to run on nothing but air. Specifically, compressed air, the same stuff that’s used to clean computer keyboards, fill scuba tanks, fire paintball guns, and more recently, to power cars.
This week European pulp and paper companies announced some ideas which, if adopted by the whole industry, would cut its energy use by at least a quarter and its output of CO2 by more than half by 2050. The ideas will test how far technology developed by companies can reduce global warming.
Most of the patches in Nameet’s farm have not been tilled for several years. Nameet, his brother Naveen and cousin KN Prasad, who founded FirstAgro in 2010, look for near-virgin lands even though they are harder to till. But it’s the first step in growing zero-pesticide crops.
As a young man, John Froines took actions that might have helped end a senseless war. From an obscure panel, he improved Californians’ lives. At a recent tribute, officials said Californians are “healthier and the environment is cleaner” because of him.
Wisconsin claims the second-highest number of organic farms, after only California, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2008, the most recent year available, it was No. 1 in organic dairy farms.
For decades, Roger Castillo - dubbed "The Watchdog of the River" by friends and local officials - has combed the banks of his beloved Guadalupe almost daily, reading its waters like a scholar reads a book.
For decades, U.S. manufacturers have filled upholstered furniture with pounds of toxic chemicals to comply with a flammability standard set by a single state, California. On Thursday, California threw out the 38-year-old rule and approved a new one that furniture manufacturers can meet without using flame retardants.