Companies hope new benefits will solve your mental health issues. Don't fall for it.

Earlier this year, Amazon did something worth applauding. The trillion-dollar company introduced a new mental wellness benefit for its 950,000 employees, including warehouse workers. The benefit, known as Resources for Living, provides employees and their family members with a certain number of free counseling sessions, crisis and suicide prevention support,Continue Reading

Seabed Mining May Solve Our Energy Crisis. But At What Cost?

Scattered three miles deep along the floor of the central Pacific are trillions of black, misshapen nuggets that may just be the solution to an impending energy crisis. Similar in size and appearance to partially burned charcoal briquettes, the nuggets are called polymetallic nodules, and are an amalgamation of nickel,Continue Reading

Innovations to Solve the Planet’s Plastic Problem

The FINANCIAL — From bacteria that eat disposable bottles, to edible plastics made from seaweed, the world’s scientists and innovators are reviewing our reliance on plastics. Wonder material According to UKRI, when we first started mass producing it in the 1950s, plastic was seen as a wonder material. Its strength,Continue Reading

1st Friday Focus On The Environment: A Search For Solutions To Solve Michigan's Flooding Issues

Excessive flooding across portions of southeast Michigan continues to create personal and financial hardship. The solutions aren’t easy and are quite expensive. State representative Abdullah Hammoud of Dearborn represents the 15th District, which includes his hometown of Dearborn, an area devastated by flooding from the storms of late June. HeContinue Reading

The Inventors Working to Solve the COVID-19 Plastic Waste Problem

By Emma Batha LONDON, July 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From surgical masks and gloves to disposable hospital gowns and aprons, the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a mountain of plastic medical waste that is polluting the land and sea — alarming doctors and environmentalists alike. One young entrepreneur in Mexico hasContinue Reading

Using plastic waste to help solve sand shortages

Sand is often extracted from rivers for use in construction Does the world have a shortage of sand? At first, that might sound like a peculiar question. After all, sand covers vast expanses of beaches and deserts across the world. Yet the raw material is used in giant quantities inContinue Reading

Women in Drina basin have power to solve environmental threats

Women from the political sphere, scientists, activists, and professionals concluded at a workshop organized by GWP-Med that the Drina river basin has a great potential for the benefit of the society in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia, though they warned the environment is under threat by uncontrolled investment projectsContinue Reading