In the past, people readily used materials with unknown properties. Sure, they used some durability tests for different materials, but these usually ended with approximate results. Unfortunately, a lot of times this ended in disaster. Furthermore, some materials, although durable and easy to mold, tend to become toxic over the course of the years. In the past, however, this was something that science had no way of determining due to a lack of adequate tools for the job. Finally, there are also hidden properties of materials, such as different behavior under certain climate conditions or external pressure.
Is there a source of energy so perfect and pure that can be used on a daily basis without limitations, pollution, and global warming emissions? Our sun is, without a doubt, the oldest source of energy on Earth. Since ancient times, people have found ways to harness its vast energy potential. Over the years, solar energy systems have moved towards a truly sustainable energy source that, apart from being economic, has many environmental benefits. Still, a wide-scale use of solar systems in recent years has revealed potential negative environmental implications that we need to solve in order to continue with the development of solar farms.
Vegan leather exists. You may ask yourself how? Or what makes it real? It might be hard to believe and sound ridiculous, yet it’s true – at least, partially. Vegan leather isn’t actually leather at all, it only resembles leather. So much so it can pass off as nearly identical to other leather products, such as leather pants, jackets, or other leather products.
The process involves using the bacteria produced from making fermented Kombucha tea, as does one company known as BioCouture, ran by Suzanne Lee, and using this by-product bacteria by hardening it into a textile. The material is grown using living organisms.
Want to go vegan but simply love and crave meat too much to give it up? How many times have you heard that many of the World’s issues can be solved with bacon? Not sure how or why people say that, but they do… because bacon.
Yet what if there was another way? A way we could still enjoy the flavors and textures of meat without having to actually kill any animals or harm the environment? Sounds too good to be true.
Yet that is exactly the mission folks behind the company SuperMeat and Beyond Meat hope to achieve.
According to World Health Organisation statistics, there are around 1 billion active tobacco smokers globally, with high demand earning the world’s 6 largest tobacco firms a staggering $35 billion each year, equating to more than $1000 every second. Even with powerful public health messages about the effects of smoking, both in the developed world and in poorer regions, demand for smoking remains incredibly strong. The health arguments against smoking are well-known and much repeated, but smoking also has some major environmental implications, which are often overlooked. In this article, we examine some of those implications, including land use, paper production, rubbish problems and air pollution.
Eco-friendly is not just a fancy term your weird painter/photographer friend uses while sipping organic juice, no. Taking care of nature and the environment has become a very important matter in today’s world of global warming and increasingly diminishing natural resources.
If you are not eco-mindful by now, it’s time to board the eco train, because if humans don’t take matters into their own hands in the struggle to save mother Earth, who will? What kind of Earth will we be leaving to our children?
One of the more pressing matters of environmental issues is energy consumption, which is at an all-time high.
Here is how you can help nurture our Earth by implementing small changes into your home that will not only help the environment but are also a healthier option for you and your family.
Bees are crucial to the survival of the human race. Via their impressive ability to pollinate and produce honey, they provide a priceless service in helping us produce enough crops to feed our growing population. Many if not most of the food products we consume contain a vegetable source that the bees helped pollinate (not including honey). And what do they get in return? Squashed because we’re afraid of them and their stingers, or we destroy their homes because they’re too close to ours.
Worse yet… plants and other crops get sprayed with dangerous chemicals toxic to bees, killing them off in droves, resulting in colony collapse. These chemicals really aren’t too great for humans either, yet we continue to use them rather than organic farming methods to meet the ever-increasing demands of consumerism.
Mushrooms and LSD help treat anxiety, depression, and addiction in much the same way. In fact, there is quite a lot of evidence that suggests these two psychedelic ingredients can help even more than just these three symptoms. Fear, a sense of loneliness, doubt, and unease also make the list, among others.
Mushrooms, in particular, contain a psychoactive compound known as psilocybin, a mood-altering substance that can promote feelings of euphoria and contentful peace. With this in mind, psychedelic plants may very well be ready for a medical comeback considering many Native American tribes and other native cultures have used psilocybin in their medical practice.
However, it is difficult to provide any clear research into such topics beings as the Federal Government places LSD and mushrooms into the category of Schedule 1 drugs along with marijuana, ecstasy, heroin, methaqualone, and peyote.