A duo from Brigham Young University say they have developed a "benign" chemical which dissolves most types of common plastic in months instead of centuries, and whose byproducts could be used for energy production
A woman recounts how her family chose to try raising chickens for her younger brothers, how they became a integral part of their lives, and how it ended
A pilot program created by the United States Department of Agriculture to monitor the contamination of meat products is failing according to its own internal reports, and has three of the ten worst processing plants in the country as members.
Still smarting from the black eye given by the new documentary "Blackfish" which highlights the ethical problems of the park, SeaWorld is reeling again as patrons capture video of trainers ignoring a beached whale despite the protests of dozens of spectators
You may be using reusable bottles, however there are still plastic bottles practically everywhere you look. Artist Garth Britzman and University of Nebraska students took 1,500 plastic bottles, 200hrs and made an unusual and whimsical parking canopy. Its quite lovely when viewed from beneath.
Food wasted by grocery stores and their customers is a problem that shouldn't even exist. In an effort to reduce this waste, a grocery store chain in the UK is pledging to reduce waste and to help customers to reduce waste. So far their plan seems a little vague except for making expiration dates more visible but hopefully they will begin making progress soon. Wasting food is such a shame when so many people in the world don't get enough.
Cycling at night can be risky even with bike lights which tend to be small. Monkey Light Pro will not only light up your bike in a rock'n way you can customize the image or a small amount of video. Cyclists want to be seen, at least if they want to remain alive and this very cool light system looks like it would more than do the trick.
You can of course collect anything. However British egg collectors are risking their teeth and lives to collect rare eggs. The common crane is not so common in Britain anymore and conservationists have one particular egg under 24-hour surveillance. In the past people have gotten broken teeth and even died while trying to collect rare eggs.
Zachary Maxwell, an intelligent and creative fourth-grader, made a documentary about his school lunch program. He filmed it, wrote it himself and it looks very informative. I love seeing kids bringing attention to the bad food they get at schools. You know they're not just doing it for attention but to actually make the food they have to eat better.
Far beyond the 350 parts per million scientists say is required for a safe and stable climate, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced we have exceeded 400ppm CO2 in the atmosphere and are accelerating toward climate catastrophe
John Joinson didn't expect to save thousands of bees when he set out on his job as a tree surgeon. He's just a really nice guy that way. Actually, when he was dismantling a tree he discovered a bee home inside and decided to save the bees instead of destroying their home. The world is glad he cares so much about bees and so are the bees.
Today's recipe can be vegan if you like and is really intended for you to make it your own by improvising. The picture of this savory bean and tomato stew certainly looks yummy. Try it out and experiment with some of your favorite spices.
Shed of the year may sound like a bogus competition but its very real. Check out the entries as there are many very interesting designs. They're not just places to store garden equipment. Many are small pubs, home offices and other fun things. You may even be inspired to build your own unique shed. Go vote for your favorite shed!
Amy Meyer of Utah filmed operations of a meat packing plant from across the street to capture the cruelty visible to anyone passing by and was arrested under the state so-called Ag Gag laws. After public outcry, charges appear to have been dropped... for now.
If you could combine your two favorite things would it turn into something weird or wonderful. Edward Belden of L.A. combined his two favorite things and got a successful ice cream shop that uses a bike to churn the ice cream. I bet the employees stay very fit and maybe any ice cream they eat gets burned off churning.