The New York Supreme Court struck a blow to the oil and gas industry today when it ruled that towns can use zoning ordinances to stop landowners from engaging in hydraulic fracturing, more colloquially known as fracking.
Harvard scientists have created a bioplastic using silk protein and a commonly-found organic substance that gives the shells their strength. The substance, shrilk, biodegrades in a matter of weeks, and its residue encourages plant growth.
The Drinkable Book's pages are made of filters treated with silver nanoparticles. When a filter is placed inside a special case and water poured through, it removes almost all the bacteria, making it safe to drink.
Engineer Alex Hornstein is the creator of Tiny Pipes, a system that's turned out to be a bargain for residents of one off-the-grid Philippine island.
Starpath, a material currently being prototyped in a British park, absorbs UV rays during the day and releases them at night, creating a visible glow.
Australian researchers have discovered particles of gold in the leaves of eucalyptus trees, and speculate that they're coming up from larger deposits underground.
Zeoform can be made from plants or reclaimed waste and molded into any shape. The Australia-based company wants to license its technology in hopes that others can improve on it.
Construction has begun in San Antonio on what will be the world's first commercial plant in which carbon dioxide captured from the air will be mineralized into baking soda.
A group of shops in the Czech city loans customers free folding bikes in exchange for a deposit of about US$16. The program's small size demonstrates that bike-sharing needn't be a big corporate-led endeavor.
A University of Adelaide student found a relatively simple way to convert the humble-but-environmentally-dangerous plastic bag into a material that has great high-tech potential but is currently too difficult to produce in large qualities.
A Swedish architectural firm is preparing to roll out a standalone, environmentally-friendly 10-square-meter (108-square-foot) pod complete with a sleeping area, kitchen and toilet.
The success of Paris' program has helped to make it an EV mecca, and similar programs are now being planned for other locations, including Indianapolis. However, it's unclear whether they will increase EV popularity overall.
South Korean researchers unveiled the aptly-named -- and extremely expensive -- Armadillo-T prototype earlier this week. When folded, it takes up only one-third of a 5-meter parking space.
More of them are appearing on some Kentucky streets as residents look for gas-friendlier alternatives. Also, most states already have laws allowing them to share certain roads with regular traffic. Writer Eric Jaffe asks: Why golf carts and not electric cars?
If it's natural, that is: A recent study attempts to link the dyeing and medicinal capabilities of certain plants, and posits that minute quantities of dye absorbed from clothes into skin could improve wellbeing.