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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.


5 Farming Technologies That Changed the World

Farming technologies have allowed the world to be fed, even though most people no longer farm. Only 2 percent of Americans are farmers, versus 90 percent in the 1700s. Which tools and technologies have had the most impact on farming and why? See more »

10 Things That Don’t Disprove Global Warming

"It's been so cold this winter — so much for global warming." Ever heard anyone say that? We explain why cold weather — and nine other things – don't disprove global warming. See more »

How does a forest fire benefit living things?

Forest-fire prevention has been a touchstone of American consciousness since the creation of Smokey the Bear in the 1940s. But now, environmental experts believe that some amount of fire is good for the forest too. See more »

Did the Mayan civilization end because of climate change?

Over the years, many theories have been advanced about why the once-mighty Mayan civilization fell. But a newer one is getting attention: Was it because of climate change? See more »

10 Ideas for a Green Transportation Infrastructure

The idea behind a green transportation infrastructure is one that provides opportunities for people to get around their communities using their own power -- such as walking or biking. In this article we 10 ideas for greener transportation. See more »

4 Visions of How Technology and Innovation Will Feed the Planet

Agronomists, environmentalists, and economists around the globe have been debating how to feed everyone on it for years and years. See more »

5 Green Methods of Transporting Goods

The transportation sector is the second largest producer of carbon dioxide emissions is the U.S. Is it possible to reduce emissions without stiffing the importing and exporting of goods? You'll discover the answer in this article. See more »

Can I be green on a budget?

Cutting cost and keeping the planet green are two hot topics these days. But is it possible to go green while you're clinching onto pennies? See more »

How can recycling impact a community?

Lots of people consider recycling to be kind of a no-brainer, something we all should do. It's good for the environment, it re-uses materials rather than creates new ones, it reduces landfills — the list goes on and on. See more »

How do different types of roads affect the environment?

While your car's tires may have intimate familiarity with the roads, most likely you ride atop them without much thought beyond how they'll get you from point A to point B. See more »