By Becky Striepe on June 27, 2011
We’ve talked before about the trouble with biodegradable plastics, and a new study highlighted yet another issue with these plant-based plastic alternatives: in the landfill, biodegradable plastics break down and produce methane.
By Becky Striepe on May 3, 2010
Scientists are making some great strides in developing plastics made from sugars and even mud. Bioplastic company Cereplast is soon going to be rolling out a plastic made using algae, and it could be a game changer!
By John Platt on November 10, 2008
What’s the best way to get rid of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere? Two scientists from Columbia University say a rock may be the solution we’re looking for.
By John Platt on October 7, 2008
Forest fires cause terrible devastation every year — not to mention the release of huge amounts of greenhouse gases. Stopping forest fires is hard enough, but what about detecting them before they get to be a problem?