Bioplastics use on the rise as people demand greener alternatives

By Roberta Pardo With an ever-increasing need to address the damage plastic is doing to the world’s oceans, scientists are trying to find alternative greener plastics – a.k.a., bioplastics. Bioplastics are plastics made from plant sources such as sugar cane, sweet potato, hemp oil, cornstarch and soybean oil, rather than petroleum. According to industry experts, […]

Researchers discover trees might have a “heartbeat”

By Roberta Pardo Trees might have something in common with humans: a “heartbeat.” A recent study published by Aarhus University in Denmark found that at least some trees seem to have a “heartbeat” that has a similar purpose to a human’s — pumping fluid throughout the tree’s “body.” The key difference between a human’s pulse […]

Mexican offering possible solution to Sargassum seaweed problem

By Chara Omar Vazquez Sanchez might have a solution to sargassum seaweed problem. Seaweed is accumulating on beaches. According to a story published recently by Forbes, more than 650,000 tons of algae have washed up on shore in Cancun this year alone. As Forbes also reported, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has contributed more […]

Mexican girl develops product for breaking down polystyrene

By Chara A Mexican girl who is concerned about the effects of polystyrene on human health and the environment is acting on the issue – as an inventor. Irantza Aleixa Goytia Hernandez, a student from Tamazunchale, Veracruz, has worked on “Getting to Know the Orange,” a project focused on creating an orange peel-based product to […]

The Great American Eclipse” makes presence known in KC area

From Staff and News Reports On Monday (Aug. 21), millions of Americans witnessed an event that hadn’t taken place in 99 years, two months and 13 days: a solar eclipse with a coast-to-coast path of totality. Dubbed “The Great American Eclipse,” the eclipse could be viewed as a total eclipse in parts of 14 states, […]

Royal Migration

The annual monarch butterfly journey Every year, monarch butterflies embark on a 3,000-mile migration across North America. This feat of endurance lasts eight months, spans three countries and captivates people worldwide. These graceful pollinators rely on milkweed for feeding and reproduction, but over the last decade, a reduction of milkweed habitats has occurred along the […]

¿Cómo celebrar el día de la Tierra?

El 22 de abril es el día de la Tierra – un día dedicado a celebrar no sólo la Tierra, sino también a apreciar su belleza y significado para la humanidad. En este día especial, aquí hay algunas maneras de mostrar su aprecio por el planeta: * Reciclar: El “Volverse verde” se ha convertido en […]

Limpiando los océanos

Estudio hecho por científicos mexicanos ayuda a reducir la acumulación de plástico en lagos y océanos Según los investigadores, las pequeñas perlas utilizadas popularmente en los productos de belleza e higiene tienen efectos dañinos para el medio ambiente y, posiblemente, para la salud de las personas. Los investigadores afirman que los productos con perlas de […]

Gobiernos locales ofrecen la recogida de residuos peligrosos

No toda la basura del hogar debe ser eliminado de la misma forma. Varios artículos del hogar pueden contaminar el medio ambiente y afectar la salud humana si desechan de manera inadecuada. Según la Agencia de Protección Ambiental, productos para el hogar sobrantes que contienen ingredientes tóxicos, inflamables o reactivos se consideran residuos peligrosos del […]