First tunnel created in UK’s new high-speed rail network

Train spotters and other fans of the U.K.’s new high-speed rail network rejoiced this week when the first tunnel on the London to Birmingham route was completed. This is the first of 64 miles of intricate tunnels on this route alone. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos The new high-speed train system, known as HS2, […]

A 4.6 billion-years-old meteorite found in the Sahara Desert

Scientists are still trying to figure out how a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite rock found itself in the Sahara desert. The rock was discovered in May 2020 in the middle of the Sahara in Adar Algeria. Since its finding, the rock has been under study and scrutiny to help scientists piece together the history of the […]

Biodegradable silk is an alternative to microplastics

A team of scientists at MIT and experts from other parts of the world developed a silk-based product that could replace industrial microplastics. The product is inexpensive and easy to manufacture, yet safe for consumption and biodegradable. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos In a paper published in the journal Small, the research was led by […]

What are the benefits to radiant heating in your home?

When choosing a heating system for your new-build or renovation, you may want to consider radiant heating systems for its eco-friendly benefits. Radiant heat is most commonly used as an underfloor heating system that utilizes tubing to run heated water under your floorboards, concrete or tile floors.  Continue reading below Our Featured Videos While many […]

Reusable Notabag Tote is made from recycled bottles

Notabag Tote joins the ranks of Notabag products, made from lightweight recycled plastic and compact enough to store in your car, backpack or purse.  Continue reading below Our Featured Videos Never be without a bag for toting groceries, clothing, craft supplies or anything else you find a need for. Notabag Totes fold down into themselves, […]

Monarch butterfly listed as endangered on the IUCN red list

On Thursday, officials at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced the addition of the monarch butterfly to their red list as an endangered species. The listing comes after years of population decline for the spectacular North American butterfly. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos “It’s just a devastating decline,” said Stuart […]

Cow manure will power a renewable energy plant in Japan

Anaergia, a Canadian-based company, partnered with Japanese firm Toyo Energy Solution to build a biogas plant that digests cow manure into renewable energy in Kasoka, Okayama, Japan. Anaergia is known for providing clean energy solutions using organic waste across the world. In an effort to make the most out of the energy crisis and find […]

Plants produce aspirin when they are stressed says new study

A recent study published in the journal Science Advances established that plants produce medicine to deal with stress just as like humans. In the study, the researchers examined a model plant known as Arabidopsis and found that it produced salicylic acid – commonly known as aspirin – when stressed.  Continue reading below Our Featured Videos Arabidopsis and […]

Another gold rush would only cause harm to CA environment

The residents of Nevada County are putting up a fight to stop the return of the Gold Rush. They argue that any attempts to restore old gold mines would come at the cost to the environment and their lives. Their resentment is directed towards Rise Gold Corp, a Canadian company seeking an 80-year permit to […]

Here are some lighting tips to make you feel better

With the advent of LED and CFL (compact fluorescent light) being installed in new builds, my clients come to me for tips on alleviating how these bulbs make them “feel.” As an eco-conscious designer, I support every effort and product that’s made to reduce our carbon footprint and lighten the load on our wallets. Yet […]