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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.

How Organic Insecticides Work

If you're like most people, you probably assume "organic" means no insecticides. But it's not really like that. What do organic farmers use to kill pesky insects?

Produce So Local It’s Grown in the Skyscraper Next Door

They're local, they're not subject to weather and they may use less water than traditional farms. Learn about vertical farming at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

How Cities Can Prepare to Withstand Global Warming

How can cities prepare to withstand global warming? Learn how cities can withstand global warming at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

How are drones changing agriculture?

Drones give farmers a fresh look at what's happening with their crops. Find out how drones are changing agriculture at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Have invasive species caused any extinctions?

Invasive species can harm ecosystems and cause extinction. Learn more about invasive species and extinction at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are there antibiotics in drinking water?

Wondering about how safe and clean drinking water is? Find out if you should be concerned about antibiotics in drinking water at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Could we make plastic from shrimp shells?

Plastic is our frenemy, but could we make an entirely natural version of this useful material? Learn more about shrimp shell plastic at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Invasive Species Work

Invasive species eat all the food and just won't leave the party. Learn how we can get rid of invasive species in Earth's ecoystems at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Farming Technologies That Changed the World

Farming technologies allow the world to be fed, even though most people no longer farm. Here are 5 farming technologies that changed the world from HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Things That Don’t Disprove Global Warming

We explain why extreme cold weather — and nine other things – don't disprove global warming at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How does a forest fire benefit living things?

How does a forest fire benefit living things? Learn how a forest fire benefits living things at HowStuffWorks. See more »