Kids are healthier after green school bus makeovers

"Kids are more susceptible to air pollution than adults, yet they're breathing in bus fumes twice a day, every school day."

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State | Nov. 20, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine childrens-health pollution sustainability vehicles

Coating lets toilets clean themselves and save water

A new coating could make regular toilets self-cleaning and cut the amount of water each flush uses.

Megan Lakatos-Penn State | Nov. 20, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured health-and-medicine coatings feces sustainability water

Supercharged trash gas could produce more green energy

Chemicals called siloxanes from everyday products are "supercharging" landfill gas. It's a problem now, but it could yield more green energy in the future.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment gases renewable-fuels sustainability

Sewage sludge, grease combine to create more methane

A new way to combine sewage sludge and restaurant grease is the most efficient way to make methane yet, say researchers.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment methane renewable-fuels sewage sustainability wastewater-treatment

10-minute charging for electric cars may be on the way

A new battery could lead to super fast charging for electric cars. It would take just 10 minutes for a range of 200 to 300 miles.

A'ndrea Elyse Messer-Penn State | Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment science-and-technology batteries electric-vehicles sustainability transportation vehicles

Carbon capture might not be such a great idea

Carbon capture technologies could actually produce more carbon dioxide than they suck up. Focusing on renewables is a better solution, researchers say.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide climate-change coal electricity renewable-energy sustainability

Shift away from coal saves billions of gallons of water

Moving from coal to natural gas could help save a lot of water, but moving to renewables would use just a fraction of the water we use today for power.

Tim Lucas-Duke | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment coal natural-gas renewable-energy sustainability water

Get less stuff: ‘Green buying’ is still materialism

If you want to help fight climate change, "green buying" isn't the answer, say researchers. Instead, simply buy less.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | Oct. 9, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change consumers money sustainability

Big cities go green to fight against climate change

Major American cities are leading the fight against climate change as the federal government steps back. Here, two experts explain what's working.

Jade McClain-NYU | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment cities climate-change laws sustainability

To fix food waste, we have to think bigger

Large systemic factors drive food waste, report researchers. "You can't just look at a household's waste and blame the family."

Amy Quinton-UC Davis | Oct. 2, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured agriculture food sustainability

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