Posted on October 31, 2014 by Envirothink
GM’s adhesive may give bats a chance to survive the devastating white nose fungus, photo by Isidro Vila Verde, flickr
Much has been in the news about the devastating white nose fungus that has killed more than 5.7 million bats to date in the U.S .and Canada. As yet there is no cure for this syndrome but there could be a remedy from a surprising source.
Filed under: Nature | Tagged: bat conservation, Bat Conservation International, bats, Chevrolet, Corvette Stingray, General Motors, innovative product, Isidro Vila Verde, landfills, Organization for Bat Conservation, white nose fungus | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 30, 2014 by Envirothink
If you think that slow leak or drip doesn’t add up, think again. A report revealed that Americans waste 2.1 trillion (with a T) gallons of water each year due to old and leaky infrastructure such as aging and leaky pipes, broken water mains and faulty meters.
Listen to this segment from NPR. Then maybe it’s really time – and cost-effective – for cities and residents to invest those funds to repair and replace those old pipes before more of our growingly scarce water gets wasted.
Filed under: Water issues | Tagged: broken water mains, faulty infrastructure, infrastructure, leaky pipes, NPR, wasted water | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 28, 2014 by Envirothink
It had to happen. Finally, a request has been made by Congress that the FDA’s and USDA’s review process for genetically engineered products finally come under scrutiny by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Filed under: GMOs | Tagged: environment, environmental impact, FDA, food supply, Frankenfish, GAO, genetically engineered crops, genetically engineered products, GM crops, GMO approval process, GMO food, GMOs, Government Accountability Office, pesticides, USDA | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 24, 2014 by Envirothink
Sustainable land stewardship would help prevent clearcutting and bring economic growth to depressed regions. Photo by Debra Atlas
Our forests are under siege. Climate change, drought, insect infestations and wildfires are devastating what’s left of our old and second growth forests.
Filed under: sustainability | Tagged: aquifers, clearcutting, Debra Atlas, economic growth, economically depressed areas, environmental hazards, forest conservation, forestry management, land degradation, land management, land management practices, land stewardship, marinelife, stewardship, sustainability, Sustainable land stewardship | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 20, 2014 by Envirothink
Homeowners know that the exterior paint job on their home will only last so long – about ten years or so. Then it’s time to do it all again!
But Dutch chemical and coatings company AkzoNobel has been working on the problem and they’ve come up with an innovative solution. One of the company’s product developers, Dr. Peter Greenwood, figured out that by adding colloidal silica to its paints, it would last up to 16 year – 25 percent longer than the standard product.
Filed under: Exciting New Technologies Revealed | Tagged: AkzoNobel, chemical and coatings company, Clinton Global Initiative, durability, environmental impact, exterior paint, long-lasting paint, Peter Greenwood, Planet Possible, product development, self-cleaning paint, sustainability, sustainability innovations, The Nature Conservancy, urban resilience | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 15, 2014 by Envirothink
For those who have questions as to what the fuss is all about with genetically modified foods or mandatory labeling for foods with GMO ingredients, you’re in luck! The Science Guy Bill Nye helps explain it well.
You’ll enjoy seeing it explained with humor as well as facts.
Filed under: GMOs | Tagged: Bill Nye, genetically modified foods, genetically modified ingredients, GMO food, GMO ingredients, mandatory GMO labeling, science, The Science Guy | Leave a comment »