#Energy: U.S. has more than enough renewable resources to meet all of its energy needs, report finds

#Energy: U.S. has more than enough renewable resources to meet all of its energy needs, report finds

The United States has the resources and technology to shift away from fossil fuels and build an energy system entirely run on renewables, according to a new report released Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center and the Frontier Group. The study, We Have the Power: Reaching America’s Potential for Clean, Renewable …

#Biodiversity: How an elephant’s trunk manipulates air to eat and drink

#Biodiversity: How an elephant’s trunk manipulates air to eat and drink

New research from the Georgia Institute of Technology finds that elephants dilate their nostrils in order to create more space in their trunks, allowing them to store up to nine liters of water. They can also suck up three liters per second — a speed 50 times faster than a …

#Contamination: G-7 Targets Environmental Crimes in Push for Greater Disclosure

#Contamination: G-7 Targets Environmental Crimes in Push for Greater Disclosure

The Group of Seven nations targeted environmental crimes with a move to push companies into disclosing the impact they have on the climate. Finance ministers from the G-7 meeting in London agreed for the first time to embed climate-change considerations into their decision making. They also expanded the work of …

A new way to remove salts and toxic metals from water

Most people on Earth get fresh water from lakes and rivers. But these account for only 0.007% of the world’s water. As the human population has grown, so has demand for fresh water. Now, two out of every three people in the world face severe water scarcity at least one month a year. Other water …

#Contamination: Did you know there’s plastic in most chewing gum?

#Contamination: Did you know there’s plastic in most chewing gum?

To many middle school students, gum is a hot commodity. But, what many people, fully grown or not, fail to consider is, what is gum made of? Although technically not ingested, gum is still edible. Consumers probably know that the sticky, breath-freshening substance is often made with artificial flavors and …