One Hungry Thing: The Greater Wax Moth Caterpillar That Thrives On Plastic

One Hungry Thing: The Greater Wax Moth Caterpillar That Thrives On Plastic

Researchers at Brandon University have studied the Greater Wax Moth Caterpillar and found that it can live on a diet of polyethylene, the type of plastic used to make shopping bags.  Yes, you read that right!  Unlike many animals that are harmed by eating plastic (we are thinking of those tragic whale and bird pictures […]

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In Midst of Oil Price Slide, Is Solar About To Have A Growth Spurt?

In Midst of Oil Price Slide, Is Solar About To Have A Growth Spurt?

Scientific American reported yesterday on the potential of the solar industry to experience a “global growth spurt, due to a combination of new technology and expanding reach to consumers.”  

Why This Matters:  Last year, the World Bank reported that the global potential for floating solar panels could be as high as 400 gigawatts, which is roughly the same as the total capacity of existing solar panels installed on land.

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