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Bringing Décor to Life with Photosynthetic Furniture

Say goodbye to the houseplants you keep forgetting to water, and embrace a new trend: decorative, functional microorganisms. Innovations in industrial and architectural design might soon bring photosynthesis into your home in a completely new way – by building algae… Read More

Revenge of the Bacteria

Dear EarthTalk: How is it that antibiotics are being “overused,” as I’ve read, and what are the potential consequences? — Mitchell Chase, Hartford, CT The development and widespread adoption of so-called “antibiotics”—drugs that kill bacteria and thereby reduce infection—has helped… Read More

Watch Bill Gates Drink Water From Human Waste

We know that Bill Gates made a lot of money from Microsoft and since he left the company, he’s been very busy spending it. One of the latest projects he’s funding is the Omniprocessor, which turns human waste intorenewable energy… Read More

14 Ocean Conservation Wins of 2014

Chances are you’ve come across some ocean news lately. And it may even have been positive! Yes, the ocean is still in serious trouble due to overfishing, pollution, climate change and habitat destruction, but there are more and more success… Read More