Fast fashion is all the rage but there are environmental consequences to making clothes quickly and inexpensively. In this next segment a team of scientists looked to plants and solar energy for a new way to create nylon.
Hospitals across the nation are challenged with maintaining a bacteria free environment for patients. Now at one hospital in New Jersey, a robot named Jimmy is making sanitization easier.
According to the World Health Organization, the percentage of the world’s population living in urban areas will continue to grow in the upcoming decades. Kartik Chandran from Columbia University in New York City joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss ways to help us leave a friendlier chemical footprint on this earth by changing the way we […]
Television host Bill Nye the Science Guy was known in the 90s for his quirky humor, fun science experiments, and his ability to make STEM learning fun and engaging. Nye is the subject of the new documentary titled “Bill Nye: Science Guy” in which he opens up about who he is and what drives him […]
In many ways technological innovation has improved the way we communicate work eat and live but many products may hold even consequences when it comes to waste management, overconsumption, and the environment. Sustainability strategist Leyla Acaroglu joins reporter Andrea Vasquez to discuss designing for the environment in many ways.
The United States is the largest producer of electronic waste, generating nearly 8 billion tons a year. In this story from our environmental public media partner, EarthFix, we follow a team of investigators using GPS technology to track America’s waste trail.
Dams can fundamentally change large swaths of river ecosystems. But age, disuse and advances in technology have made many dams obsolete. Our environmental news partner, Earthfix, takes a look at the complicated physics behind removing these iconic structures.
Waste management scientists perform life cycle analyses in order to understand the complex process behind manufacturing a product – from design to disposal. Reporter Andrea Vasquez learns more from environmental consultant Jeffrey Morris via Google Hangout.
How do we know we’re making the right ecological choices? Sustainability strategist Leyla Acaroglu has been working to answer this question. She joins reporter Andrea Vasquez to bust a few common eco-myths.
For Simon Garnier of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike has become an opportunity to ponder human inefficiency. Garnier is studying ants and slime mold in order to better understand collective human behavior.