4 Innovative Ways to Save the Wilderness and Ourselves

At this point, we know humans have had a huge impact on the environment; attempts to mitigate these effects have seen rapid advancement thanks to increasing urgency and ever growing technology. Today, conservationists find a wealth of tools at their disposal, allowing for amazing and ever-evolving relationships with the flora and fauna they seek to … Read More.

Purple Wind Turbines May Be Less Likely to Harm Birds

photo flickr user Stuart Yeates

Researchers Chloe Long, Dr. James Flint,  and  Dr. Paul Lepper , all colleagues at the Loughborough University in the United Kingdom,  conducted experiments to learn whether color might play a role in attracting insects to wind turbines. They measured how many insects were attracted to different colored cards laid out in … Read More.

Fiber Cells + Pokeberries = Solar Power

Here’s an exciting article by Alicia W. Roberts, Wake Forest University and posted on RenewableEnergyWorld.com website.
Seems Wake Forest University holds the first patent for fiber-based photovoltaic, or solar cells, granted by the European Patent Office in November. A spinoff company called FiberCell Inc. has received the license to develop manufacturing methods for the new solar … Read More.

Tires Made from Trees Save on Fuel and Energy

Kaichang Li, an associate professor of wood science and engineering in the OSU College of Forestry believes that microcrystalline cellulose, a material made from trees and other plant fibers, may be able to replace about 12% of the silica used as a reinforcing filler in rubber tires.
Photo: Materials scientist and OSU doctoral student, Wen Bai, … Read More.