Environment

New species of metal-munching plant found in Philippines

New species of metal-munching plant found in Philippines

Scientists in the Philippines have discovered a plant that can absorb large amounts of metal without itself being poisoned, a species called the Rinorea niccolifera, that can be used to clean up polluted soils and harvest commercially viable metals. The plant is one of only 450 species, known as hyperaccumulator plants, of 300,000 known vascular […]

Netherlands Plan 100,000 More Solar Roofs in 1 Year!

Netherlands Plan 100,000 More Solar Roofs in 1 Year!

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. Who’s going green? The Dutch, apparently. This last year the region’s solar market saw good growth in solar paneling, recording an approximate doubling from about 100,000 to 200,000 installations. Now, the aim is to reach 300,000. To be accurate, 101,326 new installations were registered in 2013, mostly on private homes. […]

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