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 Organic Food Works

Organic food promises freedom from synthetic ingredients. Find out what organic food is, how organic farming works, what the pros and cons are, and why you should care.


Rising Sea Levels Mean These U.S. Cities Should Prep for Millions of Migrants

Climate change puts coastal areas at risk. How will the domestic dislocation of millions affect inland cities like Atlanta, Las Vegas and Austin?

Climate Change Reverses a River's Flow in Canadian Glacier

"River piracy" usually takes ages, but this is the first time in recorded history it's been witnessed. And it happened in a geological instant.

This Solar-powered Device Can Extract Water From Desert-dry Air

The water harvester, out of MIT and UC Berkeley, is small, but it's got the potential to bring water to places that desperately need it.

How Concerned Should We Be About This Massive Crack in Antarctica?

The growth of the rift in the Larsen C ice shelf has accelerated at a surprising pace. What does that mean for the rest of Earth?

How Climate Change is Monkeying Around with Your Favorite Foods

Chocolate, wine and coffee are just a few of the foods that are affected by global warming.

The Soylent Adventure Continues!

Curious about Soylent? So are we. We caught up with HowStuffWorks' Jonathan Strickland to see how he was faring on his Soylent diet.

Three Big Mistakes We Make With Recycling

The experts have seen people trying to recycle bowling balls and curling irons. They call it 'wishful recycling'. But paper and plastic items can be problematic too.

Why I'm Eating Soylent for Two Meals a Day

Sometimes you gotta make a change. For our man Jonathan Strickland that meant switching to a liquid lunch — and breakfast.

Turning Captured Carbon Emissions Into Stone Could Be Easier Than Expected

Scientists in Iceland have demonstrated a way to rapidly transform harmful carbon dioxide gas emissions into solids for storage.

Cities Built of Bone and Sewage Could Be Our Future Homes

As humanity enters its gigacity phase, we need to find more efficient construction materials. We should look within.