Is the Secret to Superhuman Performance in Your Gut? | The Swim

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte and the crew of Seeker are on a mission to bring attention to changing ocean ecosystems. But along the way, Ben’s internal ecosystem will change too, presenting scientists with a unique opportunity to show just how much our environment affects the millions of microbes swimming within us. JARRAD: The human microbiome […]

S. Korea to address pollution in agriculture with EVs, self-driving machines

a group of experts gathered in Seoul to try and deal with issues in agriculture taking into consideration environmental factors and aging society the focus was on ways to support the use of electric equipment and self-driving machines chair jong-un has the highlights rather from that session farming accounts for roughly 5 percent of South […]

What If We Burn All the Oil?

. What could you do to stop this giant fire tornado? Or anchor this floating house? Or keep these portable toilets from flying away? If your answer is “probably nothing,” then you’re just like most of us who stare blankly at images like these on our screens every day. Sure, we know that these are […]

Air pollution causes 40,000 premature deaths in S. Korea each year: Greenpeace

A new Greenpeace report shows air pollution from burning fossil fuels is responsible for more than 4 million premature deaths around the world each year,… incurring an annual global economic cost of nearly 3 trillion U.S. dollars. The report also warns that air pollution is especially detrimental for children in low-income countries. Kim Hyo-sun tells […]

How Gasification Turns Waste Into Energy

Our society produces a lot of waste. Over 2 billion tons per year, in fact. A number that’s expected to grow by 70 percent by 2050. That’s a line of garbage trucks stretching from San Francisco to New York City every single day. Organic materials in landfills decompose. They produce methane, a very potent greenhouse […]

Fashion has a pollution problem — can biology fix it? | Natsai Audrey Chieza

You’re watching the life cycle of a Streptomyces coelicolor. It’s a strain of bacteria that’s found in the soil where it lives in a community with other organisms, decomposing organic matter. Coelicolor is a beautiful organism. A powerhouse for synthesizing organic chemical compounds. It produces an antibiotic called actinorhodin, which ranges in color from blue […]

Ipek Gençsü on Europe’s fossil fuel subsidies

Through the Paris climate agreement European governments reaffirmed their commitment to limit greenhouse gases and achieve net zero carbon emissions by the second half of this century. This will require moving away from fossil fuels. EU member states have also committed to phasing out harmful fossil fuel subsidies by 2020, but our new research shows […]

Why We’re Moo-ving Toward Decarbonization

Decarbonization. It’s a key factor in the fight against climate change. The goal is simple, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions around the world as soon as possible. Our planet can not be saved unless we leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong. Decarbonization requires both sweeping change and incremental steps, working industry by […]

A radical plan to end plastic waste | Andrew Forrest

Chris Anderson: So, you’ve been obsessed with this problem for the last few years. What is the problem, in your own words? Andrew Forrest: Plastic. Simple as that. Our inability to use it for the tremendous energetic commodity that it is, and just throw it away. CA: And so we see waste everywhere. At its […]

Will Climate Change Stop If We Stop Emitting Carbon Tomorrow? | Hot Mess 🌎

Imagine that aliens landed and gifted us a clean, limitless energy source. And instead of killing each other over this technology, we decided to immediately transform the world into a carbon-free society. [animation shows closing drilling rigs, oil refineries, and coal and natural gas plants.] This wonderous source would power our homes, industries, cars and […]