Hello, and welcome to blog highlights. We have compiled highlights from five awesome environmental websites. These blogs focus on environmental and global issues, sustainability, green living, green business and economy. Enjoy our collection of this week. 

metal powerUsing Metals as Carbon Free Fuel Alternatives

Researchers are exploring the novel idea of using metals as fuels. This is not some new, exotic science-fiction material, but rather plentiful, ordinary metals such as iron that could be used in a novel way for storing and transporting renewable energy. According to a McGill University article, the research being led by Professor Jeffrey Bergthorson is proposing “a novel concept for using tiny metal particles – similar in size to fine flour or icing sugar – to power external-combustion engines.” (Read More)

gardenWhere Do Bugs Spend the Winter?

January is the pinnacle of winter. Although the days are starting to get longer, the frigid air has a tight grip on the season, reminding us that spring is still months away. Winter is the time for sleep. The perennials have died back, the trees have lost their leaves and the garden that was a bustle of activity in August is now silent.

We forget the challenges of cutworms in the early spring and the potato beetle we faced in the summer. (Read More)

foodDuPont has been poisoning you with your pots & pans, and keeping you in the dark.

Two days ago, The New York Times Magazine published a longform article about environmental lawyer Robert Bilott. The piece covers Bilott’s 16 year and counting legal battle against chemical company DuPont, detailing the decades of health risks the company has covered up. The findings center around the unregulated chemical, perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA. Developed in the late 1940s by 3M, DuPont began purchasing PFOA in 1951 for use in its Teflon coating. DuPont has been conducting internal studies and connecting the chemical to health defects in animals and people for over four decades. (Read More)

cottonFair Trade Cotton >> Noctu.

If I could, I’d live in my pajamas— to school, work, grocery store, the gym, the club and back again.

If it were socially acceptable, I’d be all about that life.

Because there’s nothing more satisfying than stripping off every constricting layer of clothing and slipping into some pjs at the end of the day, am I right?

Well my night to day routine just got a hell of a lot better thanks to Noctu.

This family-run business based out of the UK made their debut back in 2011, featuring their line of simply gorgeous organic luxury night and loungewear. And let me tell you, nothing feels better than organic cotton…  With all the poison their pumping into our conventional cotton farms these days, do really want your skin absorbing all that shit overnight?  Uhh, yeah, hells no. Stick to Noctu.  (Read More)

3d3D Printing – Exploring a Technology and its Sustainability Potential

3D printing remains the cool kid in class, still fresh, and maintaining an attractive level of intrigue. And its future looks promising. According to Harvard Business Review from May 2015, industrial 3D printing is “at a tipping point, about to go mainstream in a big way.”

3D printing is a technology that can build three dimensional items by adding material, whether plastic, metal, concrete or human skin, layer upon layer, until the object is created. What began in a couple laboratories and garages ofmakers as a way to build customized components has become a lucrative industrial technology, enabling more efficient and customized manufacturing. (Read More)


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