Are Sustainable Smartphones a Potential Reality?
Technology

Are Sustainable Smartphones a Potential Reality?

It’s no big secret that electronics and electronic waste (e-waste) are huge contributors to environmental pollution on Earth. In fact, a shocking 41.8 million tons of electronic waste was disposed of in 2018 alone.  That’s the equivalent of more than 16 billion individual laptops, assuming one laptop has a mass of 5 pounds! But, it…

17 Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts Projects (For Kids & Adults Alike!)
Reuse & DIY

17 Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts Projects (For Kids & Adults Alike!)

If you love traversing the aisles of your local craft store to gather supplies, it may be time to rethink your strategy. While it’s admittedly fun to browse for new materials, it’s not always eco-friendly. Plus, you likely already have the supplies at home — though they might be hiding in your garbage bin.  Toilet…

The Difference Between Windmills and Wind Turbines
Technology

The Difference Between Windmills and Wind Turbines

Wind power is a versatile source of renewable and sustainable energy. As it becomes more popular, you may hear people interchange the terms windmills and wind turbines, but the two have distinctly different meanings and uses. So, what’s the difference between the two? Well, both use wind energy and convert it into other forms of…

Are Tushy Bidets Worth It? (HONEST Review After 6 Months of Use)
Sustainable Living

Are Tushy Bidets Worth It? (HONEST Review After 6 Months of Use)

A bidet is a device that sprays your bottom clean after you use the toilet, so you don’t need to wipe with toilet paper. They’re actually more hygienic than T.P. and are more eco-friendly too (more on this later). The company “Hello TUSHY” makes bidet attachments that can be attached to an existing toilet without…

Are Electric Cars Safe in Lightning and Thunderstorms? (Driving & Charging in Storms)
Electric Vehicles | Technology

Are Electric Cars Safe in Lightning and Thunderstorms? (Driving & Charging in Storms)

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about electric cars – mainly because they are fairly new in the market – but nothing is as popular as this one: electric cars are not  safe to drive in lightning and thunderstorms. After all, electricity doesn’t mix well with water, right? Of course, that is a…

The Environmental Impact of Mining (Different Mining Methods Compared)
Environment

The Environmental Impact of Mining (Different Mining Methods Compared)

Mining remains an essential and growing part of the modern industry. By some estimates, it makes up nearly 45% of the total global economy, and mineral production continues to increase as demand for raw materials grows around the world. However, many mining techniques still in use can have serious impacts on both the mining site itself and…

How Do Trees Talk With Each Other? (Mycorrhizal Network Explained)
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How Do Trees Talk With Each Other? (Mycorrhizal Network Explained)

Trees communicate with each other mainly through the use of underground networks made of fungi that grow around their roots. These networks are called mycorrhizal networks. Mycorrhizal networks connect individual plants (like trees) together into a communication network via their roots. They are formed when underground mycorrhizal fungi grow on the roots of individual plants…

Do Electric Cars Need Oil? (And other EV Maintenance Questions)
Electric Vehicles | Technology

Do Electric Cars Need Oil? (And other EV Maintenance Questions)

Do Electric Cars Need Oil? The short answer is no. Electric cars do not need any traditional oil changes that are required for a gasoline car. Electric cars use a completely different drivetrain than their counterparts, and for that reason, you’ll never have to worry about this particular maintenance task.  But that doesn’t mean that electric cars…