environment News Stream ▼

Trip To China: Smog Insurance Now Available

03/21/2014, Travelers going to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xian, Chengdu and Harbin for less than one week can now buy a Smog Insurance to be compensated in case the smog is so thick that it would ruin their trip. The metric for air pollution would be the local...

Bird Watchers Up In Arms Over Use Of Smartphone Apps

01/05/2014, Due to our smartphones essentially being tiny computers that we can easily slip into our pockets, it has led to a development of a variety of apps that can do just about anything, from splitting a bill and finding out the right amount to tip, to weird and...

Virtual Wall Could Prevent Oil Spills

12/05/2013, Oil spills are considered to be a major environmental disaster, being a slippery substance by itself whenever it is on a microscope slide or when it is leaked into the ocean. In fact, it costs a whole lot to clean up an oil spill, but what is worse would...

Massive Arctic Ice Loss Reported By Cryosat Mission

02/13/2013, Scientists working with the European Space Agency (ESA) Cryosat satellite have discovered that Arctic ice loss has been massive in the years between 2003 and 2012. The ice loss is indicated at declining by 36% during autumn and 9% during winter. Cryosat...

Earthquakes Linked To Wastewater Disposal From Fracking

12/14/2012, Scientists are trying to prove that the recent rise in earthquakes are linked to wastewater disposal from shale gas hydrofracking. Evidence shows that the significant rise in seismic activity over the last few years in the U.S. coincide with the rise of...

Nokia makes the world’s greenest phones

02/28/2011, If there’s one more reason to get a Nokia phone now, it would be because the Finnish company makes the greenest phones in the world. Not literally green, but figuratively. According to GoodGuide, a company that rates products based on their impact...

Fujitsu M440 is the world’s most eco-friendly mouse

01/25/2011, Fujitsu has just released the M440 – the world’s most eco-friendly mouse – producing this mouse ejects less carbon dioxide into the air that creating one with regular plastic. All the non-metal parts of the mouse are made from biologically...

3D Solar cells will make solar energy efficient

01/19/2011, Solar energy – a renewable energy source that hasn’t been too popular due to its low efficiency and high cost of implementation. And that’s because of our current solar panel designs – they just don’t trap the sunlight well enough....

Biolamps uses CO2 to light up the streets

01/17/2011, One of the key problems we currently face in our world is the pollution produced from cars. And one of the solutions used to combat this problem is electric cars, but since they are much too costly for most people to afford at the moment, so a designed...

Koolhaus Concept Helps You Keep Tabs On Your Water Usage

07/20/2010, If Tony Stark (Iron Man) were to design his own bathroom, he’d probably come up with a futuristic faucet design like this Koolhaus tap. It allows users to measure and monitor the total water volume used by each bathroom appliance, which will be a...

Waterpebble Aims To Help You Save Water

03/07/2010, We should all be doing our bit for the environment, and it looks like the Waterpebble, designed by Paul Priestman, aims to help by monitoring the amount of water used by you during a shower. While previous water meters look more high tech, this one looks...

Microsoft Hohm: Energy Conservation 2.0

06/24/2009, In nine hours, Microsoft will officially announce Hohm, a web-based service that has been created to help people and utilities companies manage energy more efficiently. The official announcement will be made at the Edison Electric Institute utility...