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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 can a tent use solar power?

When you're camping, it's nice to have a light in your tent. But lanterns can catch fire and flashlights eventually run out of batteries. Does the sun offer a better solution?


How Carbon Tax Works

 How Carbon Tax Works

A carbon tax is one of two market-based options that focus on lowering harmful emissions. Learn about the carbon tax and how a carbon tax can lower emissions. See more »

How Carbon Trading Works

 How Carbon Trading Works

Carbon trading, sometimes called emissions trading, is a market-based tool to limit greenhouse gases. Learn about carbon trading and carbon trading schemes. See more »

How Carbon Offsets Work

 How Carbon Offsets Work

Carbon offsets are a form of trade that funds projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about carbon offsets and carbon offset programs. See more »

How Recycling Works

 How Recycling Works

Recycling involves taking something useful and turning it into something new instead of throwing it away. Learn about recycling and the many types of recycling. See more »

How Carbon Footprints Work

 How Carbon Footprints Work

Carbon footprints are numbers that represent the monthly or annual CO2 output measured in tons. Learn about carbon footprints and how to reduce a carbon footprint. See more »

How China's Pollution Sniffers Work

How China's Pollution Sniffers Work

Air pollution in China has spurred the training of air pollution sniffers to detect toxic gas. Read more about air pollution detection through smell. See more »

What is clean coal technology?

 What is clean coal technology?

Clean coal reduces the harmful emissions caused by the burning of fossil fuels. Learn about the development of clean coal and the uses for clean coal technology. See more »

Is global warming destroying Mount Everest?

 Is global warming destroying Mount Everest?

Mount Everest dangers include an increase in development, tourism, and potential damage from global warming. Read about Mount Everest dangers. See more »

What is a Green Roof?

 What is a Green Roof?

A green roof is a roof that is covered in plants, which reduces stormwater run-off and lowers cooling costs. Find out how a green roof can help the environment. See more »

10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth

 10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth

There are little things you can do every day to help reduce greenhouse gases and make a less harmful impact on the environment. Check out our 10 things you can do to help save the Earth. See more »