Approximately 40 million tonnes of electronic waste is generated globally each year, and due to the high cost of proper disposal, much of it ends up in landfills. Printer cartridges, like other electronic waste, do not break down easily and the leftover ink contains dangerous substances that can pollute the environment and cause health problems.
Bees have been domesticated for thousands of years in one fashion or other. Their honey provides us with a bounty of nutrients and sugars that are hard to find in such abundance elsewhere in nature. Their service as pollinators is one of the most beneficial contributions that any species makes to the survival of the human race. These assets …
Smog has long been a ubiquitous presence in urban areas around the world. It is a major contributor to respiratory illness and can cripple a city’s ability to function, to say nothing of it’s psychological effects. Each city approaches the problem in their own way, from high taxes on vehicles to industrial restrictions. Now, researchers have developed a specially coated roofing tile that can reduce pollutants by 88-97% on contact.
While conservation areas and governments employ rangers to monitor and care for wildlife populations, too often the presence of poachers is discovered after the fact. In many areas, out of date technologies such as tracking collars, are used and yield little success. For years, rangers have needed new, innovative ways to track the activities within parks, and ensure the safety and protection of endangered wildlife
The Brazilian Government has named Alto Maues, a part of the Amazonas state, to be a federally protected reserve. As part of the country’s recent climate policy, the announcement has huge implications habitat conservation and for reducing rates of deforestation and CO2 emissions in the region.
Sylvia Earle and her organization, Mission Blue, are working to create dozens of ‘hope spots’ — protected marine environments free from fishing, oil drilling, and dumping. The goal is to protect 20% of the world’s oceans by 2020. This article celebrates the UN-observed World Habitat Day, 6 October, 2014.
Deforestation has become a major issue around the world as trees are being cut down faster than they can be replanted. This past summer, Canada became the world’s leader in deforestation. Canada’s native Boreal Forest is in severe danger, as are others worldwide, including the Amazon and Mangroves throughout Asia. Forests are extremely important because they help trap carbon dioxide and keep …
With its central values of Maendeleo (progress), Umiliki (ownership) and Uwazi (transparency), M-Kopa Solar is lighting up Kenyan homes with clean energy and fair payment plans. Solar power is helping to reduce the use of toxic and dangerous kerosene.