Though people constantly drink their water from disposable plastic bottles, only 20% of those bottles are recycled. This leaves an enormous amount of unnecessary waste in our landfills and oceans. To combat this issue, a team of three industrial design students in London reconceptualized what a water container could be by creating the Ooho. Shaped… Continue reading This Edible Blob Could Solve the World’s Water Bottle Problem
In a court ruling today, the United Nation’s International Court of Justice ordered the Japanese government to stop its whaling program in Antarctica. The Court agreed with Australia that Japan’s current whaling program was not for scientific research as claimed by Japan. The Court’s ban, decided by a 12 to four vote, is legally binding,… Continue reading United Nations Orders Japan to Stop Whale Hunting in Antarctica
It’s no secret that climate change is persistent and intensifying, causing serious problems for planet Earth and its inhabitants. Its effects range from mild, like February being the first colder than average month in almost three decades, to harsh, like an increase in the number of hurricanes and destructive storms. List25 has collected 25 alarming… Continue reading 25 Facts about Climate Change that Will Shock You [VIDEO]
If you’ve ever considered adding solar power to your home, now seems like a good time to do it. Best Buy and solar installer company SolarCity have announced a partnership that will allow Best Buy customers to receive free consultations from SolarCity. Additionally Best Buy is offering a $100 gift card to those who convert… Continue reading Now Visit Best Buy to Rent a Solar System for Your Home
Earlier this month, NASA scientists discovered clues that suggest some form of liquid water exists on Mars. But what if Mars was full of flowing oceans and a rich carbon dioxide-filled atmosphere like Earth? That’s exactly what software engineer Kevin Gill visualized using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter.… Continue reading What Would Mars Look Like if It Still Had Water?
Almost everyone loves the Super Bowl, whether they’re rooting for one of the teams or just watching for the commercials. But who knew there was a deeper, greener upside to the big game? According to recent research by energy consulting firm Opower, football fans actually do less damage to the environment when they watch the… Continue reading Does the Super Bowl Actually Help the Environment?
Laura Mackin collects photos of mirrors found on the internet that just happen to reflect on the surrounding nature. Each collage in The Crystallized Forest Series frames a reflective representation of a nearby tree, bush or sky above. These glossy virtual representations of nature were inspired by J.G. Ballard’s glittering descriptions in his novel The… Continue reading The Crystalized Forest Series: Photo Collages of Internet Mirrors That Reflect on Nature
Stock prices for Tesla Motors, Inc. are up more than 300% over last year’s prices, according to InvestorPlace. Not a big surprise, especially since last year the company sold about 20% more vehicles than expected. On top of all this, the company’s sporty sedan, the Model S, won Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year… Continue reading Tesla Proves that Word-of-Mouth Marketing Is the Jackpot