Like most energy resources, biomass energy has the potential to do harm, especially to the environment. Harvesting biomass for energy at unsustainable rates would damage ecosystems. It can also produce harmful air pollut... More »

Some benefits of biomass energy include a marginal carbon footprint; they produce marginal sulfur and methane emissions. As of 2014, the biomass energy industry supports approximately 66,000 jobs in the United States. Th... More »

Biomass energy is the use of living material, generally plants, to generate energy. In the past, biomass energy generally meant burning plants. However, scientists are working on a number of new ways to harness biomass e... More »

Rechargeable batteries are more cost-effective, are better for the environment, use fewer non-renewable resources and perform better than their disposable counterparts. Users also enjoy maximum convenience, as they alway... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability

Sustainability is important because it ensures people have water and resources, and adopting its practices protects the environment and human health. The doctrine of sustainability aims to maintain the conditions in whic... More »

Recycling is important for making the environment a cleaner place, conserving materials, saving energy and reducing the amount of garbage in landfills. One of the most important benefits of recycling is the impact it has... More »

Waste oil that is properly disposed of at a designated oil recycling point is refined and reused in petroleum products, or burned for energy, which helps reduce the impact of oil usage on the environment. Many oils are f... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability