News from Kathryn Sukalich
In 2011, over 41 million gallons of tequila were made in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, and all that liquor took over 700,000 tons of agave plants to make. Until recently, once the plant’s juice was extracted, the rest went ...
Feature from Leah Blunt
When you’re at the grocery store, odds are that checking to see whether your grocer recycles all the plastic containers it uses to ship and store commercial-size food and pharmacy orders isn’t on the list.
News from Mother Nature Network
Rather than chasing finite fossils like oil and coal, new tech focuses on Earth's original power plants: plants.
Quick Bit from Kathryn Sukalich
In 2009, the U.S. generated 291.8 million scrap tires, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association. Many of these tires get reused, though, and often in unique ways. One Milwaukee-based company called Flat Tire Décor specializes in taking tires that have ...
List from Mary Mazzoni
Fact: The average American office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper annually. If you ask us, that’s way too many virgin resources – especially in light of all the tech-savvy alternatives on the market. If you agree, check out ...
Before you go running to the drugstore at the first sign of aches, pains or those pesky spring sniffles, check your kitchen – the natural cure for what ails you might already be in your fridge or pantry.
List from Nate Lipka
The majority of structures nowadays are still built using age-old materials and techniques. But every once in a while, someone comes along and knocks our socks off with a bold eco-friendly build that's too good not to share.
Quick Bit from Leah Blunt
Recycling your smart phone when you’re upgrading to the latest and greatest technology may not seem like a big deal, but making sure your phone gets recycled rather than wasted can actually have a big impact. The U.S. sends 135 ...