Researchers from Ohio State University have found a way to recycle food waste, specifically eggshells and tomato skin, into car tires, replacing carbon black, a petroleum-based filler used in creating tires.
Pinatex, developed from pineapple leaves by Dr. Carmen Hijosa, debuted at fashion designer Mayya Saliba's show at Berlin Fashion Week's Greenshowroom Salonshow.
Tech giants are known for their contributions to society in terms of information, communications and technology. In light of issues hounding the environment, here are five companies and their impact on our planet.
If you consider yourself a beer lover, then it is high time to stand up against climate change.
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.
After nearly being wiped out in Britain, conservationists report the native European Polecat is making a strong comeback across the continent.
African elephants are the leading cause behind the tree-density loss in Kruger National Park. A new study sheds light on how conservationists can maintain sustainable preserves while reducing the effects of the growing number of tree-eating elephants.
Among all bat species, African straw-colored fruit bats are record-holding flyers. This enables them to successfully forage for food, while spreading seeds and pollen over wide-spread areas of Africa.
Toxic stormwater has been linked to the death of coho salmon along the U.S. West Coast. Now, using a simply filtration system, researchers may be able to save them from extinction.
Since plants have been bred without their natural defenses, researchers are making a series of suggestions on how to better protect them and enhance agricultural sustainability.
People are advised to eat increased amounts of seafood, bur almost half of it is wasted each year. Since overfishing, pollution and climate change are already impacting fish populations, scientists are examining ways to reduce waste in order to sustain future demands.
Pharmaceuticals that pass through sewage treatment plants contaminate drinking water sources. Scientists from the American Chemical Society have recently developed a way to re-design chemical structures of medicines so that they can easily biodegrade instead.
Careful planning of cities from now on is urged by new research, which finds that compact design plus extended green spaces is best.
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.