The price of oil without water

The environmental challenges we have to overcome (fast) cover virtually every field in human activity. Focuses such as finding green fuels, renewable and sustainable sources of energy and other related findings attract more people, more ideas, and visible steps are made towards the right direction. Probably the only concern is how fast and how effective these methods will prove to

Green reasons to be cheerful

Lester Brown is “one of the world’s most influential thinkers”, according to the Washington Post, and the Calcutta refers to him as “the guru of the environmental movement”. He has been trying to analyze problems and also trying to find solutions to these problems. Books such as Seeds of Change (1970) and Who will Feed China? (1995) may have not

California Uses More Gas than China

  Think about China today; the country with the most people in the world, who’s surface is in the top 5 of the world, and who’s industry is really developing, relying almost entirely on pollutant non-green fuels, which caused an increased and even dangerous degree of pollution. Still, despite the fact that it’s area is just under 100 times smaller,

Gore’s Challenge: 100% Carbon Neutral by 2018

Who isn’t paying attention when Al Gore is talking? The impact he has on people from America and all around the world is just huge, hard to comprehend. He’s probably no saint, but he doesn’t have to be. Due to what he promotes, he managed to promote and help “green” ways of living, giving a big helping hand to the

Wrongly made, massive mangrove restoration backfires

Picture source How many times have you heard about a good idea applied wrongly which backfired and caused more harm than good?? This is exactly the case with one of the world’s most intensive efforts to restore coastal mangrove forests. It is failing as we speak because people planted them in the wrong places. Also, this restoration could harm other

Cost Effective Solar Energy Devices from MIT to hit Markets in 3 years

The two major problems of green energy are actually developing the technology and making it cost productive. Both of them are yet to be solved, but scientists are making progress everyday to solve those matters. Now, MIT engineers say they’ve created a new approach to harnessing the sun’s energy that provide windows with a clear view and illuminate rooms at

The man who farms the sea

Credits A few miles inland from the Sea of Cortez, cracked earth contrasts with the clear, cloudless sky to create a beautiful yet cruel and unforgiving landscape. Here, resources are scarce and people are even fewer. Still, one man fights agains all these adversities; amid mosquitos, cactus, and an almost unbearable heat Carl Hodges manages to create fluorishing crops. He

Seattle’s Ban on Plastic and Styrofoam

    The city of Seattle is one of the most active cities in the US and in the world in what concerns protecting the environment. They encourage hybrids, green fuels, fight against bottled water and now, there is an issue the people of Seattle have been given the chance to vote for. In another idea started by mayor Greg

Samsø – The World’s Greenest Guinea Pig

If you were to be optimistic, where do you think mankind would get most of its energy a century from now? Most would say from renewable sources. In fact, this project has been going on for a few years now. But just as any project needs, this one has an experiment which so far has given very good results. What

Wisconsin Dells lake just… dissapeared

Photo by the Chicago Tribune But there’s nothing abnormal about that, there’s a perfectly rational explanation for that. That doesn’t make it any less saddening though. Here’s what happened to one of the most scenic getaways for Chicagoans. During the weekend, rained settled in over the surroundings of the lake; and it’s not just your average spring rain… it was

It’s official – The Monk Seal is extinct

The Caribbean Monk seal (or West Indian seal) has been announced extinct on Friday. This comes as a shock (at least for me – and many others), as this is the first seal species announced extinct due to human activities; now, it will only be seen in drawings.After five years of futile efforts in which not even a single sighting

Girls love ecogeeks! No, really

If you think girls like sport cars, bling, and fancy clubs… you’re so last year! Well that’s not really what I think, but it’s what a study conducted by GM as part of this year’s Challenge X competition showed. I’m not really sure how relevant this is, but the results baffled me to be honest and you really should see

Pesticides: Germany bans chemicals linked to honeybee devastation

Photo by net_efekt In what is a laudable action, Germany has banned a family of pesticides that are blamed for the deaths of millions of honeybees. This comes after honeybees have had numerous things to suffer from – from climate change to pesticides and diseases which caused millions or even billions of deaths. The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection

4 other fantastic waterfalls

It was about time this month’s waterfall theme was continued, because they are just a fantastic display of natural beauty, and most of the time they are underapreciated. It started with a list of the 5 tallest waterfalls in the world, but most of them were not as spectacular as one could expect. So what better way to continue this

The 4 most spectacular waterfalls in the world

Photo by Wolfgang Staudt In the previous post of this waterfall series, I wrote a list of the 5 tallest waterfalls in the world. I bet some of you were surprised not to hear more famous waterfalls or to see that the ‘big boys’ are not that spectacular – not the massive amount of water you’d probably expect. So, this

The 5 tallest waterfalls in the world

Victoria falls; photo by Remyomar Following our mountain theme, in which we included the 5 tallest mountains in the world and the two most dangerous peaks in the world, Annapurna and Nanga Parbat, it’s time for a bit about waterfalls; and what better way to start than a list of the 5 tallest such fantastic displays of nature’s beauty? ‘Cause

5 of the world’s most polluted cities

Some places in the world are just like heaven, some are just like hell; almost literally. Human activity can sometimes have devastating effects not on just the environment, but on the population too. Here’s a list of five of the most polluted cities in the world, in no specific order. Linfen, China Potentially Affected People: 3,000,000 Source of Pollution: Automobile

6 ways to go green at work + bonus

Photo by konaboy Contrary to popular belief, “going green” is not something you can do just when you finish work or when you’re in the mood. It’s something that must became a part of your life at all time (when possible). Many people aren’t even close to realizing how much green potential your job has. Here’s a list of pretty

Mountain files: the deadliest mountains – Nanga Parbat and Annapurna

I’m going to continue with this month’s mountain theme, as it seemed to be really loved (even more will follow after this). In the previous post I wrote, with the 5 highest mountains in the world I felt bad because I didn’t have the chance to mention two mountains which fascinated alpinists from all around the world ever since they

The 5 tallest mountains on Earth

A rundown of the five tallest mountains in the world.