There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its
Flickr Creative Commons/Moyan Brenn We spend around six years of our lives dreaming – that’s 2,190 days or 52,560 hours. Although we can be aware of the perceptions and emotions we experience in our dreams,
Say hello to "oceanscrapers." If you think of the city of the future as being filled with impossibly tall skyscrapers, think again. Instead, we could one day become people of the sea who live in "oceanscrapers."
The future is not just green, it's cheap, apparently. For those skeptics who think alternative energy is a waste of time and that going green is for the excessively rich, this home in West Kirby, England
Kind Advice If being kinder is a goal for you, Matthieu Ricard has some good news. Kindness leads directly to happiness, says the 69-year-old Buddhist monk. Ricard, often called the “happiest man in the
The problem is not entirely new. In the 1970s, some environmentalists took democratic failures as reason to hope that nondemocratic governments would save the natural world. Such arguments were motivated
One of the world's leading experts on permafrost has told BBC News that the recent rate of warming of this frozen layer of earth is "unbelievable". Prof Vladimir Romanovsky said that he expected permafrost
Until now, solar cells of this kind have been only partially transparent and usually a bit tinted, but these new ones are so clear that they're practically indistinguishable from a normal pane of glass.
Habits are extremely powerful. Think about the most basic things you do every day, such as your morning and nighttime routines. These aren't even things you think about, you just do them because you've
Then it admitted that the cheating software affects 11 million vehicles globally. The VW Group set aside over $7 billion to cover the costs of correcting the fraud. CEO Martin Winterkorn stepped down.
By Adele Peters This article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission. Electric cars might be sexier. But Ryan Popple, who was an early employee at Tesla, is now convinced electric