University of Adelaide researchers found that by recycling grape waste produced from wine making, they could create an efficient biofuel. This saves wine-makers the cost of disposal and positively impacts the environment, which otherwise receives roughly 13 million tons of grape waste annually.
Eat your heart out Johnny Appleseed. That's practically what Lorena Tapia, Ecuador's minister of environment, said on Wednesday when she announced that the country plans to plant 350,000 trees simultaneously.
If there's a silver lining to the BP oil spill of 2010, it's this: knowing that national attention and concern was, for a moment, fixed on the Gulf and Mississippi River Delta, environmentalists saw a rare opportunity to rally public support for habitat-saving ventures long overdue.