Living Green

Joe Biden at lectern, speaking and gesturing (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

United States will halve carbon emissions over next decade, says Biden

During the Leaders Summit on Climate at the White House, President Biden explained how the U.S. will lead the way in creating a global green economy.
Illustrated poster depicting people watering an Earth-shaped tree (State Dept./D. Thompson)

For Earth Day 2021, download this free poster

Earth Day, first marked in the United States in 1970, has grown into a worldwide movement. Download our Earth Day poster.
Person in lab coat, mask and gloves looking at instrument placed on fabric (© Bolt Threads)

Fashion from American innovators spares the environment

American companies Allbirds, Nothing New, Bolt Threads, and MycoWorks are tackling fast fashion's environmental footprint with biotech solutions.
Overhead view of city with blue-lighted walkways (© MVRDV/Ossip van Duivenbode)

Old highways and rail lines become gardens and walkways

Seoul, Sydney and Jerusalem are among cities that took a cue from New York and repurposed their old highways and railways into parks and trails.
Tubes and wires connected to plastic container (© Purdue Research Foundation)

U.S. researchers create ‘instantly rechargeable’ battery

A breakthrough battery has been developed that could change how we power our electric vehicles and help improve energy security around the world.
Row of toilets on an assembly line (TOTO USA)

Japanese toilet maker taps U.S. engineers’ skills

A decision to manufacture its toilets in the U.S. and a reputation for being environmentally friendly are key to Japanese company TOTO's success.
Earth seen from space (© AP Images)video

April 21: Earth Day – seeing our planet from above and...

Join us for an interactive webchat to learn how different ways of seeing our planet affect how we think about it. Celebrate Earth Day with us!
Long white pitched roof and adjacent red roofs (PEER Africa)

This simple product keeps buildings cool

The rural town !Kheis in South Africa is cooler than ever before with a simple, energy-efficient technology to keep buildings cool.
Man dumping slime from net (DOD)

Would you wear fish slime?

You may be surprised to learn the sources of new fabrics that researchers are using to make the next generation of outerwear.