Natural gas is one of the cleanest-burning fossil fuels. Natural gas turbines produce energy with almost 90% efficiency, and with something called ‘cogeneration’ the ‘waste’ heat can be used for either heat, or, in combination with a pre-chiller, for refrigeration. Natural gas is more disaster-resistant than electrical. Most natural gas infrastructure on private or public property is in need of periodic leak checks and maintenance.
Metal is a very common material and can be found almost everywhere, but have you ever stopped to think about how metals are created? Or what they can create when mixed together? This infographic lays 20 common metal alloys out in a simple formula that breaks down the different types of metal that goes into creating each alloy.
In the clothing industry, sustainable clothing is growing in popularity both for the manufacturers and buyers. Clothing production is quite harmful to the environment with pollution, wasted material, and water consumption. This infographic by The Mountain includes everything you need to know when it comes to assisting the environment by going green with clothing production.
Every year, countries all over the world celebrate Christmas – undoubtedly the most joyous time of the year. But the festive period is also a major contributor to carbon emissions and general waste, having a major and noticeable ecological impact annually. But just how bad is this problem of festive waste? This infographic takes a look at the scale of the issue in the United Kingdom
After water, sand is the second most extracted resource on Earth. However, despite what one might think, it’s not an infinite resource and there’s too much at stake to overlook this crisis. In this infographic, learn why the world is running out of sand and what we can do about it.
After years of decline, global undernourishment has risen two years in a row, affecting 821 million people in 2017. Climate change may impact your food security sooner than you think. Learn more about climate change and nutrition within this infographic from Supplement Timing.
Plastic pollution is a big problem – for animals, for the environment, for the economy. In order to fight the damage that plastic does to our world, we need to work together to make our surroundings cleaner. For example, during the Red Funnel annual beach clean, volunteers work together to remove as much plastic and litter as possible from the spectacular coastline and river estuaries of the Isle of Wight.
Metals are so strong due to the forces of attraction which hold metal ions together. Metallic bonds are the strongest type of atomic bonds. In this infographic, Carport Central has compiled a list of five of the strongest metals in the world.
Plastics have made our lives easier and are important to keeping many materials cheap, flexible, durable, and transparent. However, there’s a dark side to plastics: how do we properly dispose of them to avoid the plastic pollution that is taking over the oceans around the world and poses a risk to public health? This infographic sheds light on how long it takes to break down various plastics by comparing it to the lifespans of different animals.