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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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5 Green Technologies for Interplanetary Space Travel

When you think about it, space travel requires an energy-efficient approach, especially if you're going to make it to another planet. What green technologies are essential for space travel?


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 »

How Bottled Water Works

How Bottled Water Works

For a seemingly basic food product, bottled water has generated its share of controversy. Find out why. See more »

How Wind Power Works

How Wind Power Works

When air moves quickly, that motion means kinetic energy, which can be captured. Learn how the simplest possible wind-energy turbine works. See more »

The Ultimate in All-terrain

The Ultimate in All-terrain

It’s no secret that we love cool gadgets and crazy vehicles here at HowStuffWorks, and today Popular Science dished up an article on an especially cool all-terrain motorbike: the Hyanide. See more »

Can we plug the hole in the ozone layer?

Can we plug the hole in the ozone layer?

Can we plug the hole in the ozone layer? Learn about ozone, ozone depletion and if it is possible to fix the ozone hole. See more »

Could reversing global warming start an ice age?

Could reversing global warming start an ice age?

Reversing global warming is discussed in this article. Learn about reversing global warming. See more »

What is the greenhouse effect?

What is the greenhouse effect?

The greenhouse effect is explained in this article. Learn about the greenhouse effect. See more »