Valeria La Saponara, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has a vision to develop compostable, ecologically sound wind turbine blades from bamboo and mycelium. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)

A Sustainable Solution: Compostable Wind Turbine Blades

Blades Made From Bamboo and Mycelium Could Keep a Growing Number of Wind Blades Out of Landfills It is the year 2035. In a world facing climate catastrophe, the human enterprise is powered by fields of wind farms, with turbine blades made from fast-growing grasses and the roots of a … [continued]

‘Shrooms Can Clean Oil-Tainted Soil

A microscopic mushroom that laps up oil like a thirsty puppy could provide a cheap, efficient way to clean up polluted soil, according to researchers at the University of Montreal. If the research bears out, the discovery could add another item to the growing stockpile of phytoremediation tools — plants … [continued]