Category Archives: Environment

Right Out of the Flintstones

It’s the ultimate zero-emission ride. I give you…the busycle! But don’t get too excited just yet: Apart from the time factor, this bus won’t be able to move much without the presence of 15 people onboard or at least one of you should be a participant of the “Tour de France.” Okay, so maybe not […]

Save the Planet — Eat Kangaroo!

Kangaroos, you see, produce a relatively low amount of methane gas compared with other animals. Research shows that Australia could lower its overall greenhouse gas emissions by 3% if Aussies were to decide to give up all beef and pork in favor of the Other Red Meat, kangaroo. Countries that aren’t blessed with a native […]

They Look Minty Fresh

Via GeekPress, Snopes says that striped icebergs are real. Wow, first finger moneys and now this. The world is truly an amazing place, isn’t it?

Meat Factory Update

Last week we wrote about the coming age of in vitro meat. Here’s a major step in that direction, People for the Ethical treatment of Animals (PETA) is offering a $1,000,000 push-prize for the development of vat meat: PETA Offers $1 Million Reward to First to Make In Vitro Meat Scientists around the world are […]

Carbon Recycling

In a recent post Phil asked, “So are we better off strictly recycling, or with a mix of recycling for metals and plastic, while reclaiming energy from paper and other organic waste?” There’s an interesting parallel between recycling and “reclaiming energy.” Recycling allows you to use the same raw materials over and over. Reclaiming energy […]

Recycling and Alternatives

Per Bylund writes about the Swedish government’s coercive recycling regulations: …[E]verybody is recycling. But that is the result of government force, not a voluntary choice. The state’s monopolist garbage-collection “service” no longer accepts garbage: they will only collect leftovers and other biodegradables. Any other kind of garbage that accidentally finds its way to your garbage […]

But Does it Taste Like Chicken?

What do frogs and teflon have in common besides the frying pan? They’re helping science get a jump on (as it were) resistant antibiotic strains. Research scientists at the University of Michigan have identified antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) on the skin of frogs–but the AMPs that work so well on the skin’s surface have a couple […]

Didn’t See This One Coming

It appears that a Prius causes more environmental damage than a Hummer: Building a Toyota Prius causes more environmental damage than a Hummer that is on the road for three times longer than a Prius. As already noted, the Prius is partly driven by a battery which contains nickel. The nickel is mined and smelted […]

Didn't See This One Coming

It appears that a Prius causes more environmental damage than a Hummer: Building a Toyota Prius causes more environmental damage than a Hummer that is on the road for three times longer than a Prius. As already noted, the Prius is partly driven by a battery which contains nickel. The nickel is mined and smelted […]