Halophyte
A halophyte is a plant that grows in waters of high salinity, coming into contact with saline water through its roots or by salt spray, such as in saline semi-deserts, mangrove swamps, marshes and slo...
Halophyte - Wikipedia
How To Open Coconuts Without Any Tools
If you're not a coconut cracking ninja from Samoa, then you'll need an easier way to bust coconuts for pleasure, or for survival. This is the easiest and mos...
How To Climb a Coconut Tree
WARNING! Do not attempt...unless you're superhuman like Kap! Watch as Kap shows you how to climb a coconut tree at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Reverse Photosynthesis Is 'Game Changer' For Creating Biofuels
A new method called reverse photosynthesis harnesses the power of sunlight to break down plant material and turn it into a revolutionary biofuel. Researchers say this will greatly reduce pollution.
Biofuel Tech Straight From The Farm
Nature’s figured it out already, how to best break down food into fuel. Now scientists have caught up, showing that fungi found in the guts of goats, horses and sheep could help fill up your gas tank ...
Material Inspired By Nature Could Turn Water Into Fuel
Scientists have theoretically designed a new material that could help supply the world with clean energy by turning water into fuel, using just the power of the sun. Chemists at the University of Read...
A Canadian Start-Up Is Removing CO2 From The Air And Turning It Into Pellets
A pilot project to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and turn it into pellets that can either be used as fuel or stored underground for later has been launched by a Vancouver-based start-up called Carbon...
Artificial Leaf Harnesses Sunlight For Efficient Fuel Production
"This result was a stretch project milestone for the entire five years of JCAP as a whole, and not only have we achieved this goal, we also achieved it on time and on budget," says Caltech's Nate Lewi...
Saltwater Lamps For Those in Need
In first world countries, light and electricity may be something taken for granted. When one ambles into a business office, it’s uncommon to marvel at the fluorescents above when they flicker on. All ...
This Giant Wind Wall Sucks Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air
Carbon Engineering has an ambitious plan to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and turn it into fuel. The company is aiming the facility at areas where reforestation isn't an option, such as de...
United Airlines Is Going To Power Its Jets With Animal Poop Now
This summer, a major domestic airline will start powering its jets with alternative fuels for the first time, cutting down carbon pollution in an industry that is one of the fastest growing contributo...
Stanford Scientists Discover How Microbes Acquire Electricity In Making Methane
Stanford University scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane. In a new study, the Stanford tea...
BIG Unveils a Luminescent Geodesic Dome Power Plant, and it's also a Public Park
Power plants are, in general, rather dowdy structures—unless you live in the world of Bjarke Ingels, that is. The Danish architect and his firm, BIG, was invited to design a new biomass power plant fo...
Biosalinity
Biosalinity is the study and practice of using saline (salty) water for irrigating agricultural crops.Many arid and semi-arid areas actually do have sources of water, but the available water is usuall...
Halophile
Halophiles are organisms that thrive in high salt concentrations. They are a type of extremophile organism. The name comes from the Greek word for "salt-loving". While most halophiles are classified...
Biofuel
A biofuel is a fuel that is derived from biological materials, such as plants and animals. Also biofuel can still be seen as fuel derived from organic matter (obtained directly from plants, or indirec...
Biofuel - Wikipedia
Atriplex
Atriplex (/ˈætrɨplɛks/) is a plant genus of 250-300 species, known by the common names of saltbush and orache (or orach). It belongs to the subfamily Chenopodioideae of the family Amaranthaceae (which...
Atriplex - Wikipedia
Reverse Photosynthesis Is 'Game Changer' For Creating Biofuels
A new method called reverse photosynthesis harnesses the power of sunlight to break down plant material and turn it into a revolutionary biofuel. Researchers say this will greatly reduce pollution.
Atriplex subspicata
Atriplex subspicata is a species of saltbush known by the common names saline saltbush and halberdleaf orach. It is native to much of the United States and southern Canada, where it most often grows i...
Sporobolus spicatus
Sporobolus spicatus, also known as salt grass, is a halophyte.
This bunchgrass is distributed:
Nitraria billardierei
Nitraria billardierei is a perennial salt tolerant shrub. It is often found in saline areas or areas that have been overgrazed. Nitre Bush flowers mainly in spring with small ovoid or oblong fruit (dr...
Nitraria billardierei - Wikipedia
Biogas
Biogas typically refers to a mixture of different gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Biogas can be produced from raw materials such as agricultural waste, manu...
Biogas - Wikipedia
Distichlis palmeri
Distichlis palmeri (Palmer's grass), or nipa grass, is a saltgrass of the family Poaceae, grows in the Sonoran desert of Western Mexico, and produces a grain with some similarities to wheat. Original...
Distichlis distichophylla
Distichlis distichophylla is a species of grass commonly known as Australian Salt-grass, Emu Grass or Pineapple Grass. It is a dioecious perennial plant that grows to about 30 cm in height, with...
Verticordia halophila
Verticordia halophila is an erect and bushy shrub found in Southwest Australia. It is commonly referred to by the name Salt-loving Featherflower, or Salt-loving Verticordia, as the plant is found in s...
Phragmites
Phragmites, the common reed, is a large perennial grass found in wetlands throughout temperate and tropical regions of the world. Phragmites australis is sometimes regarded as the sole species of the ...
Phragmites - Wikipedia
Halogeton
Halogeton is a plant genus of the family Amaranthaceae. The genus name, Halogeton, derives from the Greek words for "salt" and for "neighbor."
The genus Halogeton includes both annual and perennia...
Cyperus laevigatus
Cyperus laevigatus is a species of sedge known by the common name smooth flatsedge.
Cyperus laevigatus is grows in wet areas, especially in brackish water, wet alkaline soils, mineral-rich hot spr...
Cyperus laevigatus - Wikipedia
Crithmum
Crithmum is a genus of flowering plant with the sole species Crithmum maritimum, known as samphire, rock samphire, or sea fennel. Rock samphire is an edible wild plant. It is found on southern and we...
Crithmum - Wikipedia
Coccoloba uvifera
Coccoloba uvifera is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family, Polygonaceae, that is native to coastal beaches throughout tropical America and the Caribbean; including southern Florida, th...
Coccoloba uvifera - Wikipedia