The convertible sportscar uses about 100 lbs of woven hemp, which is actually far stronger than steel.
The dry forests of Cambodia once serve as the home for a number of Indochinese tigers, but now, due to excessive human activities, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has declared tigers to be "functionally" extinct.
If you consider yourself a beer lover, then it is high time to stand up against climate change.
A bighead carp weighing about 25 pounds was recently captured in the Minnesota River. This raises concern about potential effects invasive fish can have on the state's waterways.
Invasive snowshoe hares were introduced to Maine's Bay of Fundy Islands in 1959 and rapidly became widespread pests that eliminated most trees from the landscape. After several attempts and a bit of determination, the last invasive rabbit was removed in 2007. Since then the islands' natural landscape has returned to normal.
A new study estimates that a staggering four billion people experience water shortage for at least one month out of the year. This is far more than previously thought, researchers say.
It sounds a little improbable -- old bottles, paper and clothing turned into gift-ready bouquets. And yet, like the smooth-looking recycled-plastic walkways at many playgrounds, a Utah-based company called Eco Flower is pressing those materials into attractive service, and saving many items from the landfill. They're one of several companies re-using in various ways, such as those that make urban bags out of old seatbelts and tires. But this one's for Valentine's Day.
An innovative floating dam that traps plastic bags, bottles and other debris contaminating the world's oceans will be tested in the North Sea for the first time next year.
Researchers have noted that the removal of some dams has helped songbirds and other wildlife rebound faster than expected.
Global salt marsh erosion is largely driven by regular weather patterns, rather than the occasional violent storm.
A fungal disease known as rapid ohia death has killed hundreds of thousands of Hawaii's iconic, native ohia lehua trees. Researchers have teamed up to create a treatment to prevent this deadly disease from spreading further across the state.
Turbid or cloudy waters may help corals survive climate change by shading the iconic reefs from excess, damaging sun exposure.
Nationwide, various agencies and organizations collect used Christmas trees after the holiday and make use of them in ways that include grinding them for garden mulch or building up sand dunes to prevent erosion. In West Virginia, the Department of Environmental Protection will be collecting Christmas trees to make up fish habitat in local lakes. If you live near there, the trees can be turned in Jan. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Capitol Market in Charleston.
Evergreens may soon disappear from the Southwest region of the U.S. if climate change scenarios play out as expected, researchers say. Not only will we lose beautiful natural forests, but doing so also means less carbon storage.
The extinction of large fruit-eating animals from tropical rainforests could make climate change worse. Researchers suggest refocusing conservation efforts to ensure these animals are around to disperse trees’ seeds and promote growth in these essential carbon sinks.