Category: environment

A couple decided to rebuild their deserted piece of land of 600…

A couple decided to rebuild their deserted piece of land of 600 hectares in Aimorés, Brazil. They planted more than 2 million tree saplings. As a result, the site has 293 plant species, 172 bird species and 33 animal species, some of which were on the verge of extinction. Took 18 years.

Adidas has sold over 1 million eco-friendly shoes made from…

Adidas has sold over 1 million eco-friendly shoes made from ocean plastic. Each pair reuses the equivalent of 11 plastic bottles.

Cigarette butts are environmentally toxic and the most littered…

Cigarette butts are environmentally toxic and the most littered item in the world.

Scientists have developed a technology that takes carbon from…

Scientists have developed a technology that takes carbon from the atmosphere and combines it with hydrogen from the water to create a clean fuel. It is chemically identical to gasoline yet causes no pollution. It can be used in all gas, jet fuel, and diesel engines.

Australia has already started to test a network of drainage nets…

Australia has already started to test a network of drainage nets so that plastics and other pollutants do not reach rivers or sea.

In 2001, India started building roads that are held together…

In 2001, India started building roads that are held together using polymer glues made from shredded plastic wastes. These plastic roads have developed no potholes and cracks after years of use, and they are cheaper to build. As of 2016, there are more than 21,000 miles of plastic roads.

In 2001, India started building roads that are held together…

In 2001, India started building roads that are held together using polymer glues made from shredded plastic wastes. These plastic roads have developed no potholes and cracks after years of use, and they are cheaper to build. As of 2016, there are more than 21,000 miles of plastic roads.

National Geographic started delivering its magazines in a paper…

National Geographic started delivering its magazines in a paper rather than plastic wrapper, saving more than 2.5 million single-use plastic bags every month. They also challenged all their international partners to get rid of plastic wrappers by end of 2019.

National Geographic started delivering its magazines in a paper…

National Geographic started delivering its magazines in a paper rather than plastic wrapper, saving more than 2.5 million single-use plastic bags every month. They also challenged all their international partners to get rid of plastic wrappers by end of 2019.

Children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals…

Children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, grow up to have more stress-resilient immune systems and might be at lower risk of mental illness than pet-free city dwellers; according to new research.