Global Environmental Society

Japanese inventors are taking on disposable plastic products with their ecological packaging material made out of algae. (Image credit: Toyota) 0

Plastic out of seaweed

Japanese inventors want to alleviate the problem of marine waste with an ecological, degradable packaging. Made out of marine algae, their product has already received a prestigious design award. The designers are now in...

Climate change is resulting in drier winters and hotter systems, increasing the danger of wildfires. (Image credit: jcookfisher, flickr/Creative Commons) 0

Climate change fuels wildfires

The American mid and southwest is burning more frequently and for longer. At one time, wildfires were a seasonal occurrence, but now they’re burning all year long. Climate change is a major reason behind...

Residents in Flint, Michigan have to drink bottled water due to a crisis involving lead contamination in the city’s drinking water. (Image credit: philografy, flickr) 0

Water crisis shakes America

The governor of Michigan has declared a state of emergency in Flint, the state’s fourth-largest city. Lead levels in the city’s drinking water are too high. But this is no isolated incident in the...