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Green Science is the application of eco-friendly thinking to scientific disciplines. Learn about global warming, pollution and other impacts on nature and the planet, plus what we can do to combat them.

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How are adsorbents used for environmental cleanup?

You may have heard of absorbents before, like sponges and paper towels -- but what about adsorbents? And how can they help clean up environmental disasters?


What is the worst environmental disaster in history?

 What is the worst environmental disaster in history?

The winner of worst environmental disaster has a lot of company. Learn what the worst environmental disaster is and how we chose it. See more »

How Seed Banks Work

 How Seed Banks Work

Seed banks store our world's seeds, in case disaster wipes out a plant species. Find out how seed banks protect our future. See more »

How Thin-film Solar Cells Work

 How Thin-film Solar Cells Work

Thin-film solar cells are more flexible and less expensive than traditional solar cells. Learn more about what makes thin-film solar cells different. See more »

How Gray Water Reclamation Works

 How Gray Water Reclamation Works

Gray water reclamation is a developing way to reduce water waste and go green. Find out how gray water reclamation works. See more »

How Sustainable Communities Work

 How Sustainable Communities Work

Sustainable communities strive to lower their impact on the environment without lowering the quality of life. Learn how sustainable communities work. See more »

How Earth 911.org Works

 How Earth 911.org Works

Earth 911 is an organization that connects people with information about helping the earth. Find out how Earth 911 can help you recycle your electronics. See more »

How can adding iron to the oceans slow global warming?

 How can adding iron to the oceans slow global warming?

Scientists propose adding iron to the oceans to cut carbon dioxide levels and, in turn, decrease temperatures. See if adding iron to the oceans works. See more »

Is a zero-carbon, zero-waste, zero-car city on the horizon?

 Is a zero-carbon, zero-waste, zero-car city on the horizon?

Is a zero-carbon city even possible? Find out who is building this zero-carbon city and where it will come up with zero-carbon energy. See more »

How Earthwatch Works

 How Earthwatch Works

Earthwatch, the nonprofit group for volunteer-assisted research, focuses on environmental sustainability. Read more about Earthwatch and its mission. See more »

What does global warming have to do with the decline in the polar bear population?

 What does global warming have to do with the decline in the polar bear population?

Polar bears and global warming are getting attention from conservationists and the general public. See why polar bears are threatened by global warming. See more »