Green Alternatives · Sustainability

Carbon dioxide removal by crystallization

Scientist from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory found a simple a reliable way of capturing carbon dioxide from ambient air.  This method seems to be better than the current methods since it requires lower energy during carbon dioxide removal and material (guanidine) recycle. The method needs to be improved, so more information could be acquire… Continue reading Carbon dioxide removal by crystallization

Green Living · Sustainability

Floating wetlands, the perfect water cleaners

Floating wetlands are natural systems that may be simple and rather odd but they could become a very effective treatment for wastewater due to their double purpose of taking up pollutants from water and serve as habitat for small fish and amphibians. Scientists believe that a combination of different factors and processes are responsible for… Continue reading Floating wetlands, the perfect water cleaners

Green Alternatives · Sustainability

A sustainable way of fighting water crisis in Egypt

There is very simple but effective device that was designed to provide clean drinking water. The device consists of pottery and organic leftovers, elements that when are mixed produce a ceramic water filter that could diminish the amount of childhood deaths, helping the community to get access to clean water and avoid such health problems.… Continue reading A sustainable way of fighting water crisis in Egypt

Green Energy · Sustainability

Could sand grains be used to produce energy?

Some scientists from the Monash University discovered a potential way of producing renewable fuel from sand. It may sound crazy, but the explanation lay on the fact that some micro algae called diatoms live among the sand grains. These creatures take sun light and transform it through metabolism to produce hydrogen gas. Scientist hope that… Continue reading Could sand grains be used to produce energy?

Green Alternatives · Green Energy · Sustainability

Mimic-nature device that produces energy

Some scientist from the Iowa State University designed and built a small device that could generate energy thanks to a piezoelectrical processes. They chose to use and model the Cottonwood leaves because its flattened leaves oscillate in a regular pattern that optimizes energy generation due to shape and physiognomy of its leaf stalks. It is… Continue reading Mimic-nature device that produces energy

Green Alternatives · Green Energy · Sustainability

Can solar power storage increase energy consumption?

Actually yes. According to a study done by some scientists of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, storing solar energy for nighttime increases the annual energy consumption by about 324 to 591 kilowatt-hours per every house. This is not the end of solar energy though, but it is a… Continue reading Can solar power storage increase energy consumption?

Green Living · Sustainability

Food waste, a very serious problem

Are you the person who buys the necessary amount of food for your proper sustain? or are you the one who buys extra food just because there is an special offer even if you do not need it? Well if you are in the first group, congratulations!, you are contributing to hunger alleviation,¬†which according to… Continue reading Food waste, a very serious problem