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