Nigel Rowe

165 Flips | 3 Magazines | 42 Likes | 11 Following | 16 Followers | @hugo84 | Living the low and high life in Chicago. A passionate Kiwi transplant from down under.

Worst types of litter: Plastic straws not even in the top 5

Plastic straws aren't the only environmental contaminants missing the trash can, or, rather, the recycling bin.<p>As companies such as Starbucks move away from plastic straws, environmental advocates say these items aren't the worst litter offender.<p>"Straws are getting a lot of news, but on a volume …

Pollution

Nothing But Netball: Bringing the Commonwealth Obsession to Chicago | Newcity

The objective is for the team in possession of the ball to attack its opponent’s territory and score. In this way, netball, similar to games such as …

Netball

Right in the centre - Recycling may be doomed

Details<p><b>By Ken Waddell</b><p><b>Neepawa Banner & Press</b><p>Recycling is a wonderful idea and everyone is in favour of it. For some it is a passion, for some, it is a …

Our planet is drowning in plastic pollution. This World Environment Day, it’s time for a change

This <b>World Environment Day</b>, it’s time for a change<p>While plastic has many valuable uses, <b>we have become addicted to single-use or disposable plastic</b> — …

Pollution

Trash & recycling in Death Valley has to travel at least 60 mi to leave the park. Reducing the # of trips minimizes the use of resources. Help reduce your impact by taking out the trash/recycling that you bring in to the park. #leavenotrace #recycle https://t.co/rvAUX7wqP4

How to Rinse Your Recyclables Without Wasting Water

We told you to rinse your recyclables. “But what about the wasted water?” you asked. So we asked some scientists. The short answer is, a quick rinse …

6 Things You’re Recycling Wrong

We have all done it: a greasy pizza box, a disposable coffee cup, the odd plastic bag. Sometimes, we want things to be recyclable, so we put them in the recycling bin.<p>Waste managers often call this wishful or aspirational recycling. But, unfortunately, putting these objects in with the rest of the …

Plastic recycling: How do bottle deposit schemes work?

<b>A scheme is being proposed to encourage recycling and cut plastic waste, which would see customers in England pay more for drinks in the shops.</b><p>Customers will then be able to claim the money back if they return their drinks containers to be recycled.<p>The scheme will apply to all single-use drink …

Sustainability

Going plastics-free is as easy as calico bags and reusable coffee cups

Australians throw away a lot of plastic, often after only one use. Here’s how to give it up<p>It’s almost everywhere you look – and it’s undeniably destroying our planet.<p>Over the past half a century, plastic has infiltrated modern life to such an extent that our oceans may have more of the stuff than …

Coffee

What 1900 people thought life would be like in the year 2000: balloon-supported lake-walking. https://t.co/GCwcWHoY60

19th Century Postcards Predicted the World in the Year 2000

Like many of us today, people living in the 20th century were curious about what the future would hold. French artist Jean-Marc Ct and his colleagues attempted to predict the world in the year 2000, and they did so through playful illustrations. Known as <i>France in the Year 2000</i>, these futuristic …

Art

'This is a lot of crap': Auckland dad collects a years' worth of non-recyclable plastic

An Auckland dad has been saving the non-recyclable plastics his family uses for the entire year as an experiment to see just how much of the material …

One year on: Whanganui family gave up buying groceries for a year

<b>A year ago when a Whanganui mother-of-four decided to opt out of grocery spending for 12 months few people believed she could do it. But 365 days</b> …

The 1968 Book That Tried to Predict the World of 2018

If you wanted to hear the future in late May, 1968, you might have gone to Abbey Road to hear the Beatles record a new song of John Lennon’s—something called “Revolution.” Or you could have gone to the decidedly less fab midtown Hilton in Manhattan, where a thousand “leaders and future leaders,” …

Natural Gas

Ryan's Recycling

Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem

<b>Marine life is facing "irreparable damage" from the millions of tonnes of plastic waste which ends up in the oceans each year, the United Nations has warned.</b><p>"This is a planetary crisis... we are ruining the ecosystem of the ocean," UN oceans chief Lisa Svensson told the BBC.<p>But how does this …

Inside Connecticut’s Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities

Robots, rockets, and UFOs are all hiding in a quaint New England barn.<p>Somewhere in Litchfield, Connecticut, amid the sprawling foliage that attracts …

It only cost $10,000 to 3D-print this house 🏠 https://t.co/YMDHhjt7sy

These floating rubbish bins are being trialled in Europe, and the creators hope it can rid ports of waste. https://t.co/8JlmI0wN0P

How long before trash disappears (years): Plastic bag: 20 Styrofoam cup: 50 Plastic bottle: 450 Glass: 1 million https://t.co/LgbXYERCoU

The first photograph of a human being

The first photograph of a human being<p>This picture, the earliest known photograph to include a recognizable human form, was taken in Paris, France, in …

Aboard the NS Savannah, America’s first (and last) nuclear merchant ship

Years after shutdown, Savannah still waits for funding for its reactor decommissioning.<p>BALTIMORE—Alongside a former grain pier in a strangely quiet …

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Take ‘n Bake

ORDER FORM BELOW<p>Take ‘n Bake pie packs start at four pies per pack. Each pie is an individual portion. Order a four pack of pies to simply bake at …

Next phase of development secured for Nano Membrane Toilet

Cranfield University's Nano Membrane Toilet project has landed a major funding boost to secure the next phase of development of a novel and …

New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars

1 / 6<p>In this May 19, 2017 photo supplied by Rocket Lab, engineers work with the Electron rocket at the launch site on the Mahia Peninsula in the …

Retro tech: Flying car prototypes

<b>How flying cars have gone from being a science fiction fantasy to almost becoming a reality, as seen through the BBC archive.</b>

Goodbye wasteful plastic! https://t.co/rhlpD6WYaY

Freak out over this video of the coolest flying car yet

Well, that's pretty amazing.<p>Lilium Aviation dropped a video showing the successful test flight of its all-electric flying car—aka vertical take-off …

Flying Car

Recycling is in trouble — and it might be your fault

<i>Corrections and clarifications: A prior version of this story misidentified the city of Boulder City, Nev.</i><p>ELKRIDGE, Md. — If you are recycling at home, you are probably doing it wrong.<p>That is why a worker lunged to grab a garden hose off the conveyor belt at a Waste Management recycling facility …

Sustainability