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Super Weed Has a Super Bright Future

Super Weed Has a Super Bright Future

On July 21, Roundup (Glyphosate)-resistant Palmer amaranth was reported to be “exploding” across central Kansas. This significantly affects the production of “Roundup Ready” crops of corn, soybeans and cotton and increases weed control costs. Palmer amaranth, a wild relative to the amaranth grains sold in health food stores, is usually known as Palmer pigweed and […]

United States Ranks Poorly Energy Efficiency, Germany Is Number One

United States Ranks Poorly Energy Efficiency, Germany Is Number One

According to a scorecard released by the American Council of Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Germany is number one when it comes to energy efficiency while the United States ranks poorly. 16 nations were studied, and of the top 10, six were in Europe. Canada was the only country from North America to make it on the […]

Recycling for the Environment and Your Own Pocket [Video]

Recycling for the Environment and Your Own Pocket [Video]

As garbage both fills and overflows the landfills of this world, recycling can still make a difference both to the environment and also for your own pocket. Instead of our garbage ending up in piles of plastic, glass, left-over food etc., blighting our landscapes and ever-growing, it is necessary to start thinking “recycling” and yes, […]

E-Trash Can Rewards Those Who Use It

E-Trash Can Rewards Those Who Use It

The creators of a new e-trash can hope to solve littering by rewarding those who use it. The e-can, developed by Sean Auriti, designed the trash receptacle to look just like any ordinary trash can upon initial viewings. However, the receptacle is equipped with infrared sensors to detect whenever something is deposited into it, and […]

China to Build the Tallest and Most Eco-Friendly Building Ever

China to Build the Tallest and Most Eco-Friendly Building Ever

China is currently reviewing plans from UK architecture firm Chetwoods that would allow China to build the tallest, and most eco-friendly, building ever. Standing at a full kilometer (3,281 feet), the tower is significantly taller than the current highest tower, the Burj Khalifa which stands at 2,717 feet. The plans, called “Phoenix Towers,” are also posed to solve […]

50 Percent of the Energy Produced in Germany Is Solar: New Record

50 Percent of the Energy Produced in Germany Is Solar: New Record

At the start of June, Germany produced 50 percent of its electricity needs from solar power: a new world record. Tobias Rothacher, expert of renewable energies at Germany’s Trade and Invest, stated that what his country has done with solar power is a testament to what the renewable resource can accomplish in modern societies. Fraunhofer […]

Electric Buses in Switzerland Flash Charge in 15 Seconds

Electric Buses in Switzerland Flash Charge in 15 Seconds

Electric buses may be becoming more convenient than their gas counterpart with the new advent in Switzerland of the electric vehicles being able to flash charge in 15 seconds. The most common method of recharging the electric vehicles is with a direct connection to a power line. Those power lines have been deemed by some observers […]

Apple Developing Solar Panels for Mobile Devices

Apple Developing Solar Panels for Mobile Devices

In February, Apple patented solar panel technology to be integrated for mobile devices, but recently, the major computer distributer has furthered their development to make the solar panel technology for mobile devices more flexible and touch sensitive. The company is offering a hybrid solar system that can be placed underneath a large touch panel. The […]

Vertical Farming: How New York Can Become the Farming Capital of the U.S.

Vertical Farming: How New York Can Become the Farming Capital of the U.S.

Urban warehouses, skyscrapers, and abandoned buildings are becoming the settings for a new green revolution. Vertical farming is developing into a new, environmentally friendly way to feed the swelling populations of the world. From Singapore to Scranton, Pennsylvania this new technique is being popularized. Environmental experts believe that if it embraces vertical farming, New York City, […]

California: Feeding Starving Sea Lions

California: Feeding Starving Sea Lions

The number of sea lions washing up on the southern coast of California is staggering. More than five times the normal amount are being admitted to the Marine Mammal Center near San Francisco, while the Southern California Coast as a whole is looking to shatter the record number of sea lions taken in last year […]

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