Category: Environment

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TRASHING A BATTERY

image: www.businessinsider.com With trash being one of the most ubiquitous elements on the planet. Isn’t it reassuring when one hears that researchers have created a method of using discarded trash to make sodium-ion batteries? Well it’s a reality! Made from…

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Billionaire Science Yacht

The Norwegian off-shore drilling billionaire Kjell Inge Røkke (who apparently began his career as a simple fisherman) is single-handedly funding the creation of a huge yacht to be used for marine research. The vessel will have the capacity to collect,…

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Going it 100% Renewable

The Swiss have just passed a new energy law! This law adamantly promotes ‘renewable’ energy and bans nuclear power plants to effectively shut-down any talk of future investment in nuclear energy. It is a truly monumental decision that brings Switzerland…

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Seattle Biospheres for Amazon

For Amazon’s Seattle campus, the architects NBBJ have designed a new addition comprising of three biosphere domes filled with diverse plants. The project aims to provide a green sanctuary for Amazon’s urban campus. Located in front of the new headquarters,…

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Radical Re-use

The Tongsai Bay Hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand, sits upon a lush 28 and a half acre landscape. Its environs are home to 66 different species of birds and other wildlife. It thrives by working on the principle of a…

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e-waste

Most people who have been living through the digital age by now have an electronic graveyard! Think of all the new and/or updated phones, TVs, desktop and laptop computers, game systems, CD players, printers and portable drives to mention but…

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GREEN ROOM

SPACE10 is a future-living lab and exhibition space in Copenhagen. They recently developed and are offering ‘open-source’ plans for a spherical farm pod called the ‘Growroom’. Designed by architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm, the Growroom can free people to…

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Bird Airport

More than 50 million birds take flight from the Antarctic along the East Asian-Australian Flyway (EAAF) every year. With the EAAF route progressively ‘urbanizing’ a little bit more each year, populations of endangered water-birds that use the route are also…

Movie: RiverBlue

The World’s rivers have been bleeding blue! The movie Riverblue is a must watch for all people concerned with the longevity of a healthy environment! Its directors David McIlvride and Roger Williams offer a captivating experience that is poignantly narrated…

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Toxic Countries

How toxic is your country? UK experts have assimilated all the necessary data to produce a colour-coded toxic map of the world, showing countries that are most damaging the environment and consequently our public health. Experts compiled data on carbon-emissions,…