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8 Useful Technologies Inspired by Nature

8 Useful Technologies Inspired by Nature

Humans are incredibly good at inventing stuff. I mean, just in the last 50 years, we’ve come up with technology that’s totally transformed our world, like cell phones and the internet. But natural selection has been solving problems for billions of years, and it’s led to some super efficient solutions. So lots of researchers look …

What are the Causes and Types of Pollution?

What are the Causes and Types of Pollution?

Pollution is when harmful substances contaminates the air, water or the earth. Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals and particulates into the Earth’s atmosphere. Particulates are the microscopic solid or liquid matter floating in the air including dust, smoke, pollen spores, bacteria and viruses. Common gases that pollute the atmosphere include chlorofluorocarbons, sulfur dioxide, …

Does A Tax On Pollution Actually Work?

Does A Tax On Pollution Actually Work?

2016 has been the worst year for carbon emissions in 66 million years, and with Donald Trump as the new president-elect, that may not get better anytime soon. Such extreme pollution, has demanded a solution from world leaders. One proposed idea is called a carbon tax, and is championed by environmentalists, and even some conservatives. …

Power to the Planet – Natural Gas

Power to the Planet – Natural Gas

Natural gas is also abundant, but unlike coal and oil, it’s virtually clean, and it’s comparatively cheap and easy to build a gas-fired power station. Natural gas is a very dense fossil fuel. It produces a lot of energy. It has a lower pollution footprint and lower carbon footprint than coal. 20% of the world’s …

Global warming: what can you do?

Global warming: what can you do?

You’ve heard about global warming. It’s a big problem. But what can YOU do about it? Did you know that animal farming emits 50% of Australia’s greenhouse gases? Did you know that animal agriculture takes up a staggering 56% of the Australian landmass? And did you know that we feed farmed animals twice as much …

Space Mirrors and Other Weird Ways to Fight Climate Change

Today on Reactions: craziest ideas to combat climate change. Let’s do this. First up: massive gigantic enormous space mirrors. The Sun is constantly emitting all kinds of light — including visible, ultraviolet, and infrared— which heat up the Earth. A space mirror is designed to cast a small shade on the Earth and reduce the …

Climate Change: How Doomed ARE We?

Climate Change: How Doomed ARE We?

(bouncy music) – All right, so climate change is the existential question that humanity is facing. Just hearing those two words, I can feel my heart rate going up. – [Man] Climate change! – Oh, Oh, There it goes. But here’s my worry, are we too late? Has climate change reached the point of no …

Is Your House Causing Global Warming?

Is Your House Causing Global Warming?

It was a scorcher yesterday, so I cranked the air conditioning but then I started getting chilly, so I got under my electric blanket. It’s possible there’s a better way… Howdy domicile dwellers, Trace here for DNews. When you’re puttering around the house you’re probably not thinking of melting ice caps or changes in rainfall …