You don’t have to build a new house to go green, you can just add a new lightbulb here and a solar panel there – just ask these guys.
FInd out how you can get involved to ensure that you are playing your part to “go green”, even when sitting in the office.
For something that cost me less than R7,000, you need to sit up and listen when you hear it can pay for itself between one and three months. If you eat salad or vegetables or drink green juice or smoothies, I highly recommend you read this.
For some reason, scientists have successfully made two pigs glow green when placed under a black light.
National Geographic recently compiled an interactive map that allows us to examine what the Earth might look like if we allow all the sea-ice to melt. It is estimated that if said ice does melt, the ocean will rise by a full 66 metres. And anyone who knows how the ocean works will know that 66 metres is a stupendously ridiculous number that will have massive effects on the landscape.
Click through to find out exactly what billion year old water tastes like, according to scientists.
These black and white photographs are beautiful to look at. The problem is that they showcase a solar energy plant that has been caught up in a green energy debate.
Ah, science. Air Fuel Synthesis, a small British company based in Stockton-on-Tees, has produced the first “petrol from air”. The scientists used revolutionary technology that “promises to solve the energy crisis as well as help to curb global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.”
Hey there, science fiction. Defence contractor, Pegasus Global Holdings is building a replica of Rock Hill, a South Carolina city, in the middle of the New Mexico desert as a testing ground for futuristic infrastructures – self-driving cars, green buildings and next-generation Wi-Fi. It’ll be an uninhabited laboratory – they’re calling it “an amusement park for scientists.”
Green, a female orangutan, is the subject of a powerful new documentary. She was rescued after deforestation in Indonesia left her without a home – and paralysed down her left side. Green’s last couple of hours on earth was filmed and included in a documentary by Patrick Rouxel for Al Jazeera. His aim is to highlight the extent to which deforestation is “raping our planet.”
It’s the Year of Setsuden in Japan, which Google tells me means “saving electricity'”; this means that the lavish Christmas illuminations that Tokyo usually sets up are a little hard to justify. Minna no Illumi has found a pretty neat solution to the problem, though, with an entirely biodiesel-powered display.
A study from Lawrence Berkely National Library has claimed that when you smoke a blunt, you contribute indirectly to a little under a kilogram of carbon dioxide emissions. The same study suggests that US pot growers are responsible for 1% of national electricity consumption. So I guess it’s not that green after all. (Sorry.)
I know, I was surprised too. Some dudes in Canada decided to hurl a couple of bottles of flouroscein into the Goldstream River, turning the whole thing bright flouro green. Way to one-up the Old Testament, Canada. I thought you guys were supposed to be nice.