Last month's Papal encyclical on climate change told Catholics to go green. Meanwhile, the Church of England has gone a step further. Anglicans are now also part of the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement.
The insect assassins have been launched. Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes have descended on the Brazilian city of Piracicaba in the battle against dengue and a test in Florida is also in prospect.
A 15-year effort has helped lift more than one billion people out of extreme poverty, enabled more girls to go to school than ever before, and brought unprecedented results in fighting diseases, the U.N. chief said Monday.
There’s nothing green about asphalt, unless you can make less of the stuff by more efficiently reusing the pavement we’ve already got. The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry in Wilmington says it’s found a way.
Farming, that most traditional of livelihoods, has evolved over the years into a high-tech business. One of the latest gadgets — a computer-driven system for sensing and "spoon-feeding" crops just the right amount of plant nutrients — can reduce fertilizer usage.
Ten years ago this month, Louisville began enforcing its landmark toxic-air regulations credited with helping tackle dangerous chemicals and heavy metals that were for decades lingering in Louisville's air, threatening the health of hundreds of thousands of people.
Though it lacks the structural stability its name might suggest, "hempcrete" provides natural insulation that is airtight yet breathable and flexible. It is free from toxins, impervious to mold and pests and virtually fireproof.
LG&E's Cane Run power plant helped power the local economy with coal for more than six decades, but on Monday its service passes into the history books with the dedication of a new, cleaner burning natural gas plant on the same western Louisville property.
As engineers work to find new ways to pull some of the trillions of pieces of plastic trash out of the ocean, companies are coming up with new uses for it. Like soap bottles, surfboards, and now shoes: Adidas just released a new prototype for a sneaker woven entirely out of ocean trash.
In the first six months of 2015, Beijing's air quality improved significantly, registering fewer air pollutants and more clear days, according to the municipal environment protection bureau on Thursday.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed the legislation aimed at phasing out the sale and manufacture of personal care products containing microplastics that pollute the state's water, including the Great Lakes.
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