Environment

World’s Largest Indoor Farm In Japan Produces 10,000 Heads of Lettuce Each Day

World’s Largest Indoor Farm In Japan Produces 10,000 Heads of Lettuce Each Day

Many people have been understandably concerned about the health and safety of some food grown in Japan following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Many areas nearby are certainly contaminated with radiation, which also transfers to all of the surrounding areas crops and livestock. This has obviously become a very serious problem for people in the region […]

Could We Turn Nuclear Waste Into A Powerful Source Of Clean Energy? This Woman Has A Genius Idea!

As we reported recently, the problem of radioactive waste from the Fukushima nuclear disaster is terrifyingly out of control. We currently have no solution for managing nuclear waste, but the above video offers a very interesting idea. Could we extract pure energy from nuclear waste, transforming it into a powerful source of electricity while reducing its […]

World’s Largest Floating Solar Factory Is Being Built Off The Coast Of Japan

World’s Largest Floating Solar Factory Is Being Built Off The Coast Of Japan

Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing recently announced the construction of the world’s largest floating solar factory. The factory will generate electricity just off the coast of Japan, where many people are seeking renewable sources of energy in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster. The site will be located on Yamakura Dam, which is in Ichihara […]

This Revolutionary Device Converts Plastic Into Edible Mushrooms

This Revolutionary Device Converts Plastic Into Edible Mushrooms

A team of researchers in Europe have created a prototype device called The Fungi Mu​tarium which uses fungi to safely break down plastic and replace it with edible mushrooms. The research team is comprised of two Vienna-based industrial designers and a number of researchers at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. The device that they created harnesses the natural […]

Naomi Klein Interview: “A 3-Day Week Will Help to Save Life on Earth”

Naomi Klein Interview: “A 3-Day Week Will Help to Save Life on Earth”

By Naomi Klein / bigissue.com via filmsforaction.org No Logo author Naomi Klein says we must revolutionise our working lives if we are to combat climate change and save the free world… Imagine an ordinary, full-time working week, one that requires just 21 hours of hard graft. Imagine a less frantic existence – three days on, four […]

This Tree Farm Rents Christmas Trees And Re-Plants Them At The End Of The Season

This Tree Farm Rents Christmas Trees And Re-Plants Them At The End Of The Season

Instead of selling Christmas trees for people to throw away at the end of the year, The Living Christmas Company in California rents them out and then re-plants them at the end of the season. Founder Scott Martin started the business in 2008, to give people an environmentally conscious way of celebrating the holiday season. […]

7 Things You Should Know About Permaculture

7 Things You Should Know About Permaculture

By Rob Avis / vergepermaculture.ca via Films For Action What is permaculture? For those of you who’ve only heard of the term in passing, and even for you seasoned “permies” who struggle to explain this exciting (and sometimes life-changing) idea to others, here’s the gist in 7 points: 1. Permaculture is a Design System That Uses […]

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