Researchers developed a farm for plastic-eating mushrooms

Researchers developed a farm for plastic-eating mushrooms

Traditional plastics take anywhere from 20 to 1,000 years to break down naturally, often times blocking waterways and killing animals in the process. It’s for this reason that two industrial designers from Vienna have teamed up with a group of microbiologists from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands to create something called the Fungi Mutarium. This Mutarium is a glass dome that houses several pods that contain bits and pieces of plastic within their cavities. These pods are made up of a combination of agar, sugar, and starch that … [Read More...]

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Canadian researchers develop new spray-on solar cells

Canadian researchers develop new spray-on solar cells

Solar cells are arguably one of the most promising forms of alternative energy out there at the moment. The power of the sun is available to everyone, in every part of the globe, every single day. However, while the power of the sun may be readily accessible, the technology required to actually … [Read More...]

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BMW wants to expand its line-up of eco-friendly plug-in hybrids

BMW wants to expand its line-up of eco-friendly plug-in hybrids

BMW has announced that it will soon begin offering plug-in hybrid variants of its most popular vehicles models, including the best-selling 3-Series sedan, according to Autoblog. The German automaker also unveiled a new generation of BMW hybrid concept vehicles that are set to debut at the company's … [Read More...]

The American mastodon’s extinction might not have been humanity’s fault

The American mastodon’s extinction might not have been humanity’s fault

For the longest time, humans have been blamed for hunting the American mastodon, an ancient relative of the modern elephant, to extinction. However, new radiocarbon dating of fossils from North America suggests that the American mastodon’s extinction predates human colonization of the continent, … [Read More...]

France wants to eliminate carbon-spewing diesel-powered vehicles

France wants to eliminate carbon-spewing diesel-powered vehicles

France is going to kill off diesel-powered passenger vehicles, according to Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who announced his intention to begin eliminating them from the nation’s roads, according to a report from Reuters, as part of a broader environmental effort that will include implementing a … [Read More...]

UN climate discussions begin in Peru as temperatures continue to rise

UN climate discussions begin in Peru as temperatures continue to rise

The 20th session of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) began in Lima, Peru on Monday. Representatives from nearly 200 nations across the globe met in order to discuss how to slow, and potentially reverse, man-made global warming with the goal of producing a blueprint that can … [Read More...]

2015 GMC Sierra All-Terrain

Big, Bold, and Beautiful 2015 GMC Sierra All-Terrain

With almost 100 years of truck building and perfecting experience GM has been evolving their trucks for a long time and has worked to continuously offer as perfect a truck as possible. The GMC version of the truck is the Sierra and for 2015 this truck is makes a huge statement and sets a whole new … [Read More...]

First poop-powered bus launches in the UK

This bus uses human feces as an alternative energy source

The United Kingdom has launched its first bus that’s powered entirely by treated sewage and food waste, according to Quartz. The so-called “Bio-Bus” embarked on its maiden voyage on Thursday, running solely on the bio-methane gas that was produced by treating sewage and waste at a special plant … [Read More...]

House passes bill aimed at limiting “secret science” in the EPA

House passes bill aimed at limiting “secret science” in the EPA

The House of Representatives has passed legislation that prevents academic scientists on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Scientific Advisory committee from participating in "activities that directly or indirectly involve review of evaluation of their own work," as quoted by The … [Read More...]

Climate change may be increasing the prevalence of lightning

Climate change may be increasing the prevalence of lightning

Apparently you can add getting struck by lightning to the list of dangerous that are most likely being magnified by climate change. According to The Washington Post, a new study has shown that a warmer climate could increase the prevalence of lightning strikes in the United States by about 50% in … [Read More...]

World’s first glowing bike path opens in the Netherlands

World’s first glowing bike path opens in the Netherlands

Cyclists in the Dutch town of Nuenen are finally able to ride on a special bike path that’s been in the works for months. What’s so special about this bike path, and why did it take so long? Well, this particular bike path is the product of a collaboration between a designer and a construction … [Read More...]

Monsanto spends $2.4 million to settle lawsuit with US wheat farmers

Monsanto spends $2.4 million to settle lawsuit with US wheat farmers

Monsanto and wheat farmers in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States have settled a series of lawsuits over the discovery of genetically modified wheat in Oregon back in 2013, which led to temporary limits on exports of soft white wheat, the agriculture giant announced on Wednesday, as … [Read More...]