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.
Most scientists agree that human interference in the environment has something to do with the recent trend of rising temperatures on the Earth. If we got ourselves in this pickle, what can we do about it?
Recycling proponents tell us that everything that can be recycled should be. Some items, however, can use more energy to recycle than it would cost to make new ones. Are we better off throwing some things away?
If we all paused to look around before beginning to read this article, chances are our eyes would land on plastic. Or our hands would be resting on it as we glanced around. Will anything ever take the place of plastic?
Ocean waste like this discarded net often works its way across thousands of miles, photodegrading and ultimately converging into a swirling vortex big by any standards. Is it possible to clean up the world's biggest landfill?
Biodynamic viticulture can get downright spiritual with its attention to lunar cycles and other cosmic forces. So why would a vineyard need to pay attention to such things, and what do manure-filled horns have to do with it?
It's the largest machine in the world. Yet despite the sheer size of the U.S. power grid, a few outages can cost Americans at least $150 billion dollars annually. What are we to do? Could the smart grid be the answer?
We're currently suspended between two ages: a time dependent on fossil fuels and a future dominated by renewable energy sources. Yet not everyone is sold on this vision, so a number of myths about renewable energy persist.
Plastic bags are generally unsustainable. Even if they are biodegradable, they take roughly 1,000 years to fully break down. Minnesota company NatureWorks has come up with a green plastic bag, but how eco-friendly is it?