People are adding carbon to the atmosphere. This causes Earth's temperatures to warm. Scientists are developing fake trees that can capture and store carbon from the air. Capturing Carbon with Fake Trees looks at the science behind the technology and how it could help improve life on Earth.
People throw away plastic every day. Lots of it ends up in the ocean. It can harm marine wildlife there. Scientists are developing technology that helps collect plastic from the ocean. Cleaning Up Plastic with Artificial Coastlines looks at the science behind the technology, its risks, and how it could help improve life on Earth.
Invasive species are taking over native plants habitats. Common control methods are dangerous or impractical. Some people are now turning to goats as a nontoxic and versatile way to deal with invasive species. Controlling Invasive Species with Goats look at the history of using goats to graze plants, why they work, and the research thats being done to learn more.
Many people enjoy eating meat. But livestock takes up a lot of land and resources. Bugs take less space, water, and food. They are also more nutritious than meat. Eating Bugs as Sustainable Food looks at the science behind raising and eating bugs and why eating bugs might help feed more people around the world. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject.
Many people around the world don't have clean water. Fog often goes unused by people. Fog nets can provide communities with clean, cheap water. Harvesting Fog for Water looks at the science behind the technology and how it can improve the lives of whole communities.
"People and farm animals make a lot of poop every day. Poop is often an untapped source for energy and fuel. Some people hope it will become popular as a sustainable energy source. Turning Poop Into Power looks at how poop becomes energy and the benefits of using it for heating and electricity." -- From publisher's website.