“California’s ‘dry farmers’ grow crops without irrigation”

“Jim Leap fondly recalls the first Early Girl tomatoes he grew at UC Santa Cruz’s farm in 1990. Sweet and bursting with flavor, they were raised without a single drop of irrigated water. Nearly three decades later, he… Read More

“This new IBM recycling tech makes brand new plastic from dirty bottles”

“Researchers at IBM developed the process, called VolCat, as an alternative to traditional recycling. The usual process involves sorting waste, washing it, separating out contaminants, chopping it up, and re-melting it. The result is a lower-quality plastic that… Read More

“Carbon offsets: Worth buying to fight climate change?”

“If you’ve ever booked a flight with an airline like Air Canada or WestJet, you might have been offered a chance to pay money to “offset” the carbon emissions from your flight. But what exactly does that mean?… Read More

“Students Are Preparing for the First Major U.S. Climate Strike Next Month”

“Alexandria Villasenor doesn’t remember a world without climate change. When she was eight, Folsom Lake, the reservoir practically in her backyard in Davis, dried up amidst California’s epic drought. She peered at the dead fish on its former… Read More

“How to stop the climate crisis: six lessons from the campaign that saved the ozone”

“Thirty years ago, all 197 countries got together to ban the gases damaging the Earth’s ozone layer. Now we need to unite to combat an even greater threat. What can we learn from 1989?” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/20/how-to-stop-the-climate-crisis-six-lessons-from-the-campaign-that-saved-the-ozone

“Ways to help kids cope with — and help combat — climate change”

“News of the coming environmental collapse has broken with unnerving regularity, and with each new tidbit — the Arctic Ocean has lost 95 percent of its oldest ice, global warming is making already-dramatic natural disasters more fierce, Europe’s… Read More

“Morocco in the fast lane with world’s largest concentrated solar farm”

“It’s not just on the track that Morocco is aiming to become a world leader in renewable energy. As well as a host nation of a Formula ePrix, the country is also home to the world’s largest concentrated… Read More

“Big retailer will test reusable packaging to replace throwaway plastic in Canada”

“Canadian efforts to reduce single-use plastic will get a boost this year when a major retailer is slated to launch a test of reusable packaging in the most populated part of the country. The chain’s identity is expected… Read More

“Scubalike technology could suck carbon dioxide from smokestacks”

“The technology that allows submariners to breathe underwater could someday allow the rest of us to breathe cooler air. Researchers have found a way to suck planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial smokestacks using a chemical technique similar… Read More

“Better recycling through chemistry”

“While it’s true that any type of recycling reduces the need for fossil fuels and reduces the amount of waste that continues to taint our landscapes and our oceans, not all recycling is the same. Looking specifically at… Read More