More than half the plastic in the world is made in the United States. The sheer amount of oil that goes into making that plastic is mind-boggling to contemplate, particularly when you consider how finite oil is as a resource.
Traffic rotaries, also known as roundabouts, are an alternative solution to traffic lights. The way they work is that traffic feeds into a circle, and drivers exit at the road they want to take.
Infrastructure repair has been a vexing problem in the United States for decades. Presidents and Congresses of both political parties have wrestled with the expense of repairing roads and bridges.
As someone who is concerned about the environmental impact of your day-to-day actions, you might worry that your office is not as eco-friendly as it should be. For example, if you have ever seen an employee toss a perfectly good recyclable item in with the rest of the garbage, it might have made you feel more than a little bit upset.
One of the substances that has proven both technically and politically difficult to deal with is nuclear waste. Spent fuel rods and other material have to be stored where they will be safe for thousands of years.
We rarely think about the way we build things. However, the same bricks, mortar, concrete and steel we use today remain largely unchanged from decades past.
There are millions of animals being raised for food. Cows, pigs, chickens, and others are each an industry unto themselves, and their consumption is big business.