Good Food Choices Enable Global Health by Judith Fertig Three years ago, the New York Times added a new word to the world’s food vocabulary: Climatarian (n.) A diet whose primary goal is to reverse climate change. This includes eating locally produced food (to reduce energy spent in transportation), choosing pork and poultry instead of beef and lamb (to limit gas emissions), and using every part of ingredients (apple cores, cheese rinds, etc.) to limit food waste.
After nine years as a home-based business, Mike and Pam Reekie, owners of Living Healthy Technologies, LLC, have opened an office in Greenville, near Furman University. The business carries products to purify the home naturally, including “green” products, and has expanded their offerings.
Caterpillars Offer Clues to Plastic Cleanup Waxworms, a type of caterpillar, are vexing to beekeepers because they devour the wax that bees use to build honeycombs. It turns out that they can do the same to plastic. Ongoing worldwide
Mobile Trashpresso Turns Trash into Tiles UK furniture and design company Pentatonic has invented the Trashpresso, a solar-powered, mini-recycling plant that transforms plastic waste into usable architectural tiles.
Window-Like Solar Cells Could Power 40 Percent of U.S. Needs Solar energy is now the cheapest form of new energy in dozens of countries, with record-setting solar farms being built worldwide. Researchers have been investigating ways to make transparent
Industry Revs Up for Electric Car Future China, the world’s largest car market, is planning to stop production and sales of traditional energy vehicles in favor of electric vehicles (EV), and the decision has sped up competitive development by U.S. automakers.
Germany Undergoes an Energy Renaissance Last May, Germany’s renewable energy mix of solar, wind, hydropower and biomass generated so much power for a few hours that customers actually got paid for using electricity. The country’s renewable power sources generate 88 percent of
by Roberta Bolduc Dr. Kristin Davis, owner of Davis Audiology, chose audiology as a career because she wanted to provide a service to the community and was drawn to being in a health-related field. A small town girl, she is a South Carolina native who earned a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of South Carolina, and a master’s degree in audiology from Memphis State University, before beginning her practice in Greer, South Carolina, in 2008.
Secrets to Better Furniture A new year can prompt us to refresh the look and feel of our home. Eco-minded individuals may wish to spruce up a treasured piece of furniture or find a replacement that’s light on environmental impact.
Recycled Plastics Put to Good Use Australia’s Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training at Deakin University is practicing an affordable way to increase the availability of potable (drinkable) water in needy