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Mercury capture is now safe for humans and the environment

Mercury, also known as quicksilver, is a chemical element that is naturally found in nature. However, human activity has driven it into the water and soil, creating a toxic combination for people and the planet. Recently, specialties chemical company Albemarle Corporation announced the development of a breakthrough product that captures mercury, offering...

A classic 1947 Chevrolet truck is transformed into an EV

Do you like souped up classic cars, but want them to be an EV? Kindred Motorworks has just introduced an EV conversion of a vintage 1947 to 1953 Chevrolet 3100 pickup truck and it’s a beauty. It’s also not just an EV conversion of a classic pickup, but rather a hot-rodded modified chassis vehicle with modern electronics inside and a custom designed...

Could space-based solar power be future of clean energy?

Space-based solar power is the cool technology of the future, although the concept was conceived hundreds of years ago. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, a Russian scientist, proposed the idea of harnessing space-based solar power in 1923. Years later in 1941, American writer Isaac Asimov based a science-fiction story on this concept, in which a solar power satellite...

Cinema Verde film festival brings environment films to you

The fourteenth annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival will present 70 films from Feb. 9 to 14. The entire festival will be online, with live director discussions following screenings. Or should that be streamings? Watching all these films at home in your jammies is much less elegant and exciting than attending a film festival in person....

This stunning park in China regulates stormwater with plants

Fish Tail Park is a combination of architectural, landscape, urban and environmental design. As a result, the park provides recreational access for the community, while simultaneously buffering it from the effects of monsoons.  A functional environment Landscape architect Turenscape conceived the park from a neglected 126-acre section of land...

Pacific Ocean off the San Diego coast turns pink for science

The Pacific Ocean near San Diego has turned pink, leaving the locals with many questions. However, researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have clarified that the occurrence is due to a study they are carrying out. The research project called Plumes in Nearshore Conditions, or PiNC, is aimed at understanding how freshwater mixes with...

SCP Redmond is a hotel thats integrated into the community

When I visited the SCP hotel in Redmond, Oregon a couple of weeks before Christmas, I heard there was going to be a performance of The Christmas Carol in the lobby at six. It seemed a bit unusual for a hotel, but I like Christmasy stuff, so I went downstairs. That’s when I found out I was in the show. Everyone was. A local librarian passed out copies...

Lush Magnesium Range collection soothes your body and mind

Lush, the innovative brand credited with developing the now ubiquitous bath bomb, has a new line of natural products aimed at pampering and pain relief.  The Lush Magnesium Range Collection incorporates the reported benefits of magnesium into three massage bars and two Epsom salt cubes. Said to improve muscle recovery and sleep, magnesium takes a...

Change the way you bake to be more sustainable

What do we do in the winter? Bake. Bake for the new year, for Valentine’s Day, because we are cold, because we have been stuck in the house for two months due to poor weather. Since the advent of boxed cake and cookie mixes, baking has never been easier to do in a dorm kitchen or with ingredients you have on hand. In fact, in many pantries, you’ll...

How can the world combat the climate crisis?

Climate change is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. With it comes threats like global warming, pollution, natural disasters, degraded landscapes and threats to biodiversity, to name a few. In order to avoid the risks brought about by climate change, we must control greenhouse gases (GHGs) from being released into the atmosphere and boost the means...

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