Researchers claim they’ve found a way to reverse type 2 diabetes

Researchers from Newcastle and Glasgow Universities believe they have found a way to effectively reverse type 2 diabetes, without requiring a new kind of drug or invasive surgery. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how a person’s body metabolizes sugar, either because they’ve developed resistance to the hormone insulin, or their pancreas fails…

Tesla just announced six new projects to restore power in Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria destroyed much of Puerto Rico earlier this year, Elon Musk was quick to offer Tesla’s services as an energy provider. The largest energy contract in the restoration efforts ultimately went to Whitefish, a small energy company from Montana, but they’ve since halted work. Tesla, however, has remained dedicated to improving energy access…

Kamakhya temple is all set to become India’s cleanest pilgrimage site

The state government of Assam is vying to elevate the Kamakhya temple, its most touted pilgrimage hotspot, as the cleanest pilgrimage site in the country. The ancient temple has been declared as a Swachh Iconic Place, with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of Kamakhya Development Project on Monday. “Kamakhya is…

This natural liquid is starting to replace oil-based plastic

Microbeads, the tiny plastic beads used in some facial scrubs and toothpaste that rinse down drains and pollute oceans and lakes, are now banned in “rinse-off” products in the U.S. But it’s not like those products are great for the environment now: you’re probably still slathering other lesser-known petrochemical ingredients on your face, like methylparaben…

Ce village francais se lance dans l’autonomie énergétique

Marmargne, une petite commune du Cher, a un objectif fou : atteindre une quasi autonomie énergétique d’ici l’automne 2018 grâce aux panneaux solaires. Profitant de la loi du 24 février 2017 permettant de fixer démocratiquement les tarifs de l’électricité qu’elle produit, la commune compte ainsi réduire son empreinte carbone. Avez-vous déjà entendu parler des « microgrids » ?…

Internet zéro carbonne , stocker sans polluer c’est possible

Faire une recherche sur internet, envoyer un e-mail, regarder une vidéo ou stocker des données sur un cloud n’est pas aussi innocent qu’il n’y paraît. On estime qu’internet génère aujourd’hui 2% des émissions de carbone de la planète. Un chiffre qui devrait doubler d’ici 2019. L’un des véritables enjeux d’avenir pour l’environnement réside dans les…