Lighthouse Eco

Striving for a sustainable Lifestyle

Month: November 2022

How Floating Wetlands Are Helping to Clean Up Urban Waters

As cities around the world look to rid their waterways of remaining pollution, researchers are installing artificial islands brimming with grasses and sedges.

US to spend $250m on cleanup at California’s toxic Salton Sea

Move could help restore drying lake, a former resort destination that has deteriorated into an environmental crisis amid drought

Embrace what may be the most important green technology ever. It could save us all

Never mind the yuck factor: precision fermentation could produce new staple foods, and end our reliance on farming

Could Dissolvable Cranberry Film Replace Plastic Packaging Someday?

The technology to use biodegradable film in place of some plastic or paper packaging is there, say researchers. But first, the industry needs to get on board.

Pompeii deploys flock of hungry sheep to keep grass short

A flock of lawn-mowing sheep have been mobilised to trim unruly grass surrounding the ruins of Pompeii as part of an agricultural initiative for the site that also includes plans to revive ancient vineyards.

Pacific Islands fight for existence before rising sea levels swallow them up

Although they contribute less than 0.03% of the world’s total carbon emissions, the Pacific Islands are at the front line of the climate crisis.

Researchers 3D-printed a fully recyclable house from natural materials

Finding a way to manufacture 3D-printed homes at scale is a challenge many have tried to tackle in recent years.

Researcher shows how a common fungus eliminates toxic mercury from soil and water

A University of Maryland researcher found that the fungus Metarhizium robertsii removes mercury from the soil around plant roots, and from fresh and saltwater.

Europe’s Largest Battery Storage System Goes Live in UK

The largest battery storage system on the European continent went live in East Yorkshire on Monday.

California looks to ban all gas and diesel truck fleets

A controversial new proposal to ban diesel-powered trucks in California has sparked a divisive debate among the trucking industry, the state and environmentalists.

Turtles and see-through frogs on agenda at wildlife summit

A global wildlife summit in Panama will decide whether to take measures to protect the translucent glass frog and 12 types of freshwater turtles in its final week, which kicked off Monday.

The Shark Fin Trade Will Finally Be Regulated Thanks to a Landmark Decision

Sharks may look intimidating, but humans are more threatening to sharks than they are to us.