Eco-Friendly

Environmentally friendly, environment-friendly, eco-friendly, nature-friendly, and green are terms referring to goods and habitats, services, laws, guidelines and policies that inflict reduced, minimal, or no harm upon ecosystems or the environment

Can You Build a Home for Under $500? This Man Did!

Posted by on November 6, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 3 Comments
Can You Build a Home for Under $500? This Man Did!

Looking for a viable home at minimal cost? Here’s what can be achieved with a shoestring budget under the right circumstances: recently-completed Transforming Tiny Home, built for an estimated cost of under US$500.

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New Design Points a Path to the ‘Ultimate’ Battery

New Design Points a Path to the ‘Ultimate’ Battery

Scientists have developed a working laboratory demonstrator of a lithium-oxygen battery which has very high energy density, is more than 90% efficient, and, to date, can be recharged more than 2000 times, showing how several of the problems holding back the development of these devices could be solved, and would enable an electric car with a battery that is a fifth the cost and a fifth the weight of those currently on the market to drive from London to Edinburgh on a single charge.

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15 Year-Old Wins $25K for Inventing Ocean Probe That Creates Cheap Renewable Energy

Posted by on October 30, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 3 Comments
15 Year-Old Wins $25K for Inventing Ocean Probe That Creates Cheap Renewable Energy

Hannah Herbst developed a low-cost renewable energy device for intercoastal waterways, using just $12 in materials.

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Why Bill Gates’ Position on Divesting From Fossil Fuels is Wrong

Posted by on October 25, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 8 Comments
Why Bill Gates’ Position on Divesting From Fossil Fuels is Wrong

Instead of aligning his investments with a clean energy future, Gates is continuing to support the very industries who are lobbying against progress on clean energy and whose business models are deeply out of line with averting the climate crisis.

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5 Things You Can Do Every Day to Help Protect the Oceans

Posted by on October 25, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 9 Comments
5 Things You Can Do Every Day to Help Protect the Oceans

According to a recent report conducted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), nearly half the world’s marine life has been wiped out in the last forty years due to overfishing, pollution, and climate change.

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Don’t Let Shell Fool You. Arctic Drilling is Not a Thing of the Past.

Posted by on October 24, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 13 Comments
Don’t Let Shell Fool You. Arctic Drilling is Not a Thing of the Past.

In addition to holding huge oil reserves, the Arctic is one of the most ecologically fragile places in the world.

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Are We Recycling Too Much of Our Trash?

Posted by on October 24, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 14 Comments
Are We Recycling Too Much of Our Trash?

Is it conceivable that society can recycle too much?

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50 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet

Posted by on October 22, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 8 Comments
50 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet

Simple things can make a difference.

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Power from Beautiful Tidal Lagoon To Replace 250K Barrels of Oil Per Year

Posted by on October 21, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 2 Comments
Power from Beautiful Tidal Lagoon To Replace 250K Barrels of Oil Per Year

Power plants have been generating electricity from the oceans’ tides since 1966, but the Swansea Lagoon is the first to employ a radically new method.

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Renewables Can Create Jobs and Heal the Planet

Posted by on October 18, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Renewables Can Create Jobs and Heal the Planet

The U.S. can reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050, while creating half a million jobs a year and lowering energy costs for consumers, simply by limiting use of fossil fuels and allowing the renewables sector continue to grow at its current pace, according to a new report published this week.

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How We Can Make the World A Better Place For All By 2030

Posted by on October 16, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 7 Comments
How We Can Make the World A Better Place For All By 2030

On this Ted Talk video, social progress expert Michael Green invites us to imagine how we can end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years.

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Here’s The World’s First 100% Solar Powered Airport (Video)

Posted by on October 15, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 2 Comments
Here’s The World’s First 100% Solar Powered Airport (Video)

The Indian government is encouraging other airports in the nation to do the same, as a project like this comes with many benefits.

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Sweden Makes Moves to Stop Using Fossil Fuel and Run Entirely Off Renewables

Posted by on October 13, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 12 Comments
Sweden Makes Moves to Stop Using Fossil Fuel and Run Entirely Off Renewables

In order to generate sufficient capital for these initiatives, Sweden plans to implement heavy petroleum and diesel taxes.

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Engineers Have Created Amazing Micromotors That Remove CO2 Pollution from Oceans

Posted by on October 13, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 2 Comments
Engineers Have Created Amazing Micromotors That Remove CO2 Pollution from Oceans

The researchers report that in the lab, the micromotors managed to remove 90 percent of the carbon dioxide from a solution of deionized water within five minutes.

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Pre-fab Eco-Home Spins Around at the Push of a Button to Let In Sunlight

Posted by on October 9, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 20 Comments
Pre-fab Eco-Home Spins Around at the Push of a Button to Let In Sunlight

The most interesting thing about the home, though, is that it can be rotated towards or away from the sun on demand.

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