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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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Could we clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

Ocean waste like this discarded net often works its way across thousands of miles, photodegrading and ultimately converging into a swirling vortex big by any standards. Is it possible to clean up the world's biggest landfill?


What is the urban heat island effect?

What is the urban heat island effect?

Cities are often hotter than rural areas because of the urban heat island effect. Learn what an urban heat island is. See more »

How the Iowa Stored Energy Park Will Work

How the Iowa Stored Energy Park Will Work

The Iowa Stored Energy Park will use wind to generate electricity and will store unused wind underground. Learn about the Iowa Stored Energy Park. See more »

How Eco-terrorism Works

How Eco-terrorism Works

Eco-terrorism attacks people or things that threaten the environment or the wildlife it supports. Learn how eco-terrorism works and who's behind it. See more »

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 »