Drug Disposal and Our Water Supply: The Unsuspecting Risk

There is no question that illicit and prescription drugs pose an environmental risk that can quickly get out of hand before we know it. But how does this affect our water supply? Most importantly, is drug waste damage to our water supply reversible? Here’s what you should know about the connection between drug disposal and …

Are All-Electric Homes Feasible in the Near Future?

Electric vehicles are having a moment in the sun thanks to significant pushes to invest in the performance and energy efficiency of EVs. While electrifying our lifestyles isn’t perfectly clean energy, it significantly reduces our carbon footprint by lessening our nonrenewable energy consumption. This leads many to ask – can we electrify our homes while …

Electric Vehicles Include More Than Just Cars

Vehicles powered by electricity are steadily taking over the world and becoming more popular. As more people push to fight climate change, electric vehicles (EVs) should be seen on the road more and more. EVs are a net win for the planet, helping people adapt to machinery-heavy commuting and work needs with far less reliance …

Scientists are Developing Recyclable and Self-healing Plastics

A combination of dwindling oil reserves and increasing pollution means that the plastic industry must be urgently transformed before it’s too late. The efforts of researchers, including Dr. Jinwen Zhang and his colleagues at Washington State University, mean that solutions are becoming increasingly available. Through the development of malleable and self-healable plastics, created from both …

The Unsuspecting Hazard of Fentanyl

Fentanyl has gained the attention of countless news sources in the past few years. In fact, this year dawned the first official Fentanyl Awareness Day, which took place on May 10, 2022. The official website created to promote the day states that this issue is so important because of the alarming death rates directly attributed …

7 Ways Daylighting Design in Building Impacts Your Health

Daylighting is a design technique architects and building designers use to make the most of the sun and increase a building’s appeal. They achieve this design using solar tubes to capture and reflect light throughout the building. Light shelves and skylights also increase the amount of sunlight in a room.

4 Benefits of Reducing Carbon Emissions to Businesses

Climate change is a pressing issue that affects world economies. At present, Earth is already 1.1 °C warmer than it was 200 years ago. This is because businesses continue to produce greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions contribute to the rapid increase in global temperature. Carbon emissions contribute the largest percentage of these emissions.

More Than an Epidemic: How Meth Production Negatively Impacts the Environment

Methamphetamines are at the heart of stimulant drug abuse, and most of us know about these drugs because of the reporting about the drug epidemic, which has caused many unfortunate overdoses, deaths, and addictions in the United States. Methamphetamines or meth for short can also negatively impact the environment. Here’s how.

Construction Technology Enabling Sustainable Building

The growing effects of climate change have forced many industries to rethink their best practices and find more eco-friendly solutions. The construction sector is no exception, as companies have implemented many new technologies to reduce pollution and waste. Here are some of the most influential additions to construction and how they’ve enabled sustainable building.