Stanford researchers have discovered that the mealworm can subsist solely on a diet of polystyrene, producing wastes that are safe for crop fertilizer.
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British non-profit Re-Worked turns coffee grounds from businesses into furniture that those same businesses can use in their work spaces.
This waste to energy project from Climate Friendly brings electricity to rural Vietnamese households by building biogas systems for animal poop.
Waste Management’s CEO wants to shake up the recycling business to make it more profitable, rocket reuse, and food waste to liquid fertilizer.
Don’t toss those used tea bags after making your tea – there are all sorts of things you can do with them! From cleaning to freshening your breath…
Designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel’s Capsula Mundi concept makes burial of the dead cleaner and greener by turning a cemetery into a tree nursery fed by decomposing bodies.
By Lester R. Brown When German chemist Justus von Liebig demonstrated in 1847 that the major nutrients that plants removed from the soil could be applied in mineral form, he set the stage for the development of the fertilizer industry and a huge jump in world food production a century later. Growth in food production […]
Have yields of major grains, such as rice, corn, and wheat, started to plateau after decades of growth? Lester Brown explores this phenomenon in Chapter 7 from his recent book Full Planet, Empty Plates.
A human population of 11 billion might turn Wisconsin’s gorgeous lakes green. Not green as in environmentally sound, but green as in covered in slimy, stinky, toxic blue-green algae.
Don’t have yard space for a garden? You can still grow your own vegetables and flowers indoors, and these three iPhone apps can help.
With each passing year, we learn more and more about our impact on the environment and the depletion of many of our vital resources. As we learn more, individuals are looking to do what they can to reduce their impact and lessen their burden on our planet.
I missed this one originally, but researchers at Finland’s University of Kuopio published a paper in 2009 showing that a mixture of wood ash and human urine makes great fertilizer for your tomatoes… one more great excuse for peeing outside! Popular Science gave a run-down of the paper published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food […]
I have found few things as rewarding as spending time in the garden, listening to the birds chatter, and to see little flying things moving around the leaves of home grown fruits and vegetables. Halfway through a wet Australian Summer, my garden is in excellent condition, from the topsoil to the tips of the sunflowers… […]