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Green Science

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 Demand Response Works

In today's wired world, everybody wants more power. But how do energy utilities manage the demand for electricity? Would you be shocked to know you can help?


Why does One Planet Living want us to live like Europeans?

One Planet Living focuses on locally producing and managing resources in a sustainable way. Learn what One Planet Living is and what it stands for. See more »

How Algae Biodiesel Works

Many people are interested in algae biodiesel as a green fuel. Learn all about algae biodiesel and how researchers make biodiesel from algae. See more »

How Deforestation Works

Deforestation, or the removal of forests, contributes to global warming. Learn how deforestation harms our plants and animals -- even to extinction. See more »

How Green Pavement Works

Green pavement is porous, meaning that it permits water to seep through to the ground. Learn why green pavement is good for the environment. See more »

How the Rocky Mountain Institute Works

The Rocky Mountain Institute believes in natural capitalism. Learn more about natural capitalism and the Rocky Mountain Institute. See more »

What is Superfund Redevelopment?

Would you want to move into a house built on a superfund site? Learn more about superfund redevelopment and what makes a superfund site safe. See more »

How Urban Planning Works

Urban planning works to design a city so that it can be used effectively by its people. Find out more about how urban planning works. See more »

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 Ozone Layer Works

We hear about the ozone layer all the time. But, what is the ozone layer and what are the ozone layer's components? See more »

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 »