Sustainable beer that tastes like beer but without hops
Genes from mint and basil engineered to produce yeast brews “hoppier” beer than that made from traditional yeast and hops.
Organic food in plant-based diet benefits our environment
A plant-based diet, particularly organic food consumption is better for the environment than an animal based one.
Sunlight used in manufacturing nitrogen fertilisers
Sunlight can provide sustainable energy needed to manufacture nitrogen-based fertilisers.
How to recover silver from laundry waste water
Silver nanoparticles in clothing which ends up in washing waste water can be recovered by a closed-loop sustainable method.
Putting discarded print cartridges to good use
Residual toner from discarded print cartridges may be used to produce iron, instead of harming our environment.
How to pave a road with cigarette butts
Cigarette butts encapsulated in asphalt traps toxic chemicals and also solve the alarming problem of cigarette butt waste.
How toilet paper can power homes in the future
Waste toilet paper could supply our energy needs for the future thanks to a simple two-step process. Who would have...
How autumn leaves can be used in high-tech electronics
A new study finds that fallen autumn leaves can be converted into porous carbon material for use in high-tech electronics.
How to cut in-car pollution and save your health
Simple shifts in driving habits can reduce exposure to traffic pollutants and resultant health problems.
The cost of tropical deforestation
Researchers perform an analysis of the trade-offs between agricultural benefits and losses of multiple ecosystem services due to tropical deforestation.
Where does all our plastic go?
Humans have generated 8.5 billion metric tonnes of plastic waste which is residing in landfills and our natural environment.
How vinegar can make plants drought resistant
Acetate, the main component found in vinegar can induce drought tolerance pathways in plants.
Switching from coal to solar can save lives
Scientists calculate the cost of coal power generation in terms of human lives and switching to solar is an investment.
Why cellulose is the answer to our future textile demands?
Cellulose is produced from pine and fir and can be an environment-friendly textile fibre in the future.
Your 101 guide to composting and worm farming
If you want to nurture the planet and amplify your health at the same time, composting your scraps and fattening...
Will we be driving cars on “grassoline”?
Scientists have found a revolutionary new way of turning grass into fuel.
Flower-rich habitats ensure survival of bees
Flower-rich natural environments are key to the survival of bumble bee families, new study shows.
Underwater seagrass protect coral reefs from marine diseases
New research shows seagrass meadows are significant in removing bacterial pathogens that harm coral, marine life and humans.
How to preserve the benefits we receive from nature
A new framework to assess demand and supply of natural resources or ecosystem services which humans need.
Raising indoor temperatures can help you cool down
New research shows that raising indoor temperature and providing smart fans can save energy costs significantly while maintaining comfort.