Concrete slabs minus the styrofoam
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Biax could help the building industry eliminate 25,000 tonnes of polystyrene from foundations each year — a lot for a lightweight material.
- Jan 30
Remote community smashes its own glass
Flinders Island, just off Tasmania, has a waste problem and locals in one town are doing their own glass recycling, one bottle at a time.
- Jan 6
111 trees per daughter changes village's future
How an unusual ritual led to fewer child marriages, less flooding, a boom in girls’ education — and a cultural transformation in India.
- Nov 23, 2022
Turning waste paper into battery parts
Scientists have found a way to convert waste paper into a crucial component of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
- Oct 31, 2022
Coffee growers embrace agroforestry
To protect the mountains of Dauin in the Philippines, slash-and-burn coffee farmers have learned to become both profitable and far greener.
- Oct 24, 2022
You want a bike with that book?
Campuses and libraries across the US are increasingly adding bikes to what you can borrow, increasing access to cycling along the way.
- Oct 6, 2022
To regrow coral reefs, buzz them
Zapped with solar electrical currents, struggling coral reefs can self-repair quickly — and even grow where none have existed before.
- Aug 3, 2022
Greening around Kenya's biggest landfills
From dumpsite to baby shower venue: green spaces are sprouting up within Nairobi’s many landfills.
- Jul 27, 2022
Taking Pontevedra's car-free lead
The Spanish city of Pontevedra banned cars decades before most cities started to think about reclaiming streets for pedestrians.
- Jul 22, 2022
Greening the electric toothbrush
A new British startup redesigns the electric toothbrush to make it repairable and recyclable.
- Jun 30, 2022
Bacteria makes concrete stronger
Adding bacteria can improve the compressive strength and tensile splitting strength of concrete.
- Jun 10, 2022
The worm with a taste for polystyrene
A ‘superworm’ with an appetite for polystyrene could be the key to plastic recycling on a mass scale.
- May 16, 2022
Powering computers with algae
UK scientists have been using blue-green algae to power a small computer chip continuously for a year using just ambient light and water.
- May 15, 2022
Perth teenager upcycles discarded electronics
Perth teenager fixes discarded technology from a house his family has turned into a community hub.
- Apr 27, 2022
Plastic-eating enzyme tackles landfill waste
A new enzyme variant created can break down plastics that typically take centuries to degrade in just a matter of hours to days.
- Apr 19, 2022
Switching from charcoal burning to beekeeping
In eastern Rwanda, more and more charcoal burners are turning away from tree cutting and embracing beekeeping.
- Apr 17, 2022
Cultural burns helping to save threatened koalas
The 2019–2020 bushfires saw the koala declared as endangered across most of eastern Australia. Now, cultural burns may help save them.
- Mar 16, 2022
Get a mood boost when doing something green
Two-thirds of Brits say they enjoy the mood boost they get when doing something environmentally conscious.
- Feb 10, 2022
Timber building gets six green stars
The University of Newcastle’s new Q Building has been certified with the first and highest possible Six Green Star in regional NSW.
- Dec 3, 2021
Turning coconuts into charcoal to save forests
Young entrepreneur in Sierra Leone swaps wood-based charcoal for a substitute made from coconut scraps to help save forests.
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