I love hearing about young entrepreneurs who are changing the world. Two mechanical-engineering students teamed up at Rensselaer Polytech Institute to come up with a biodegradable and renewable alternative to insulation. They succeeded. Under the company name Ecovative Design they created a compostable alternative to compete with the expanded polystyrene industry.
Polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) is petroleum based, non-sustainable light-weight material, made of mostly air, that has very good insulation properties and is used in all types of products, including packaging materials. The process to make polystyrene creates a high volume of pollution. Ecovative Design products don't. Read the article below that was published in Popular Science.
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I visited the Tiger Temple in Thailand & later found out it is under investigation for tiger trafficking and animal abuse. Read full story. In 2015 it was raided. More than 100 tigers and protected bird species in Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, popularly known as the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province were impounded by authorities following complaints that the temple was alleged to engage in illegal wildlife trading.
"The moment one gives close attention to anything,
even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,
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