Key Technologies That Can Help Prevent an Environmental Crisis

Every waking day, the world gets closer and closer to a critical stage of environmental degradation. The modern human lifestyle has had a devastating effect on various aspects of the natural world. Flora and fauna are constantly being pushed on the edge by the everyday demands of energy and technology. At such a time when the focus is massively shifting towards ways to secure the environment, solutions are being sought from every corner. Technology is undoubtedly a crucial part of helping solve the impending environmental crisis. We take a look at some of the key technologies that can be used to safeguard the environment and secure the future.

Biotechnology

For a long time, research has shown that the organisms that already exist on the planet are the key to securing it. The natural world is always in a constant state of renewal with all life depending on each other. Biotechnology maximizes the natural organisms to ensure that the environment is intact. By exploiting the remediation benefits of particular bacteria and microorganisms, experts in the biotech world can now see a better means of creating sustainability in the environment.

This sustainability fostered by organisms is also extended to the management of carbon dioxide. There are many organisms – generally referred to as biomaterials – which are being used to tap the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The increase in this gas has been attributed to the high use of pollutant fuels. There is also immense pressure on the atmosphere as a result of modern farming and agricultural techniques. By reducing carbon dioxide, the effects of global warming will ultimately be minimized. Berthold.com reports that various bioanalytic technologies are also key to ensuring effectiveness in tackling issues related to pollution.

Agricultural technology

Agricultural technology is a crucial part of the process of securing a greener planet. Research in the agricultural sector has shown that various strains of sustainable crops can be used to both reduce soil degradation and improve access to food. There are many scientific methods available today that can be used to create crops that are both resistant to pests and diseases and also unaffected by climate change. Such crops that are resistant to natural calamities can support the nutritional needs of people and prevent calamities.

In areas where drought is a challenge, drought-tolerant crops can also be used to feed populations. The research in the agricultural technology realm is still ongoing and the results of the research can result in a better future for the environment.

Biofuel technology

The use of nonrenewable energy sources has had a major effect on the environment. These energy sources have not only contributed to major pollution, but they also have a bleak future considering the evergrowing needs of the planet. Biofuel technology and other alternatives will thus play a huge role in conserving the environment. Fuels that are particularly made from easily accessible plants and organisms will be crucial for meeting the energy needs of the near future. Electric cars will also play a huge role in reducing pollutants in the world as they do not cause any pollution.

The key energy source for the future must also be renewable energy. There is currently a lot of research being done in the areas of solar, wind and hydro technology. These natural sources of energy are still untapped and they hold the key to conserving the environment. Biofuels are part of renewable technology and the combination of the different renewable sources can meet the needs of the planet. The current research shows that most of the natural waste materials can be recycled as energy sources.

Solar Glass & transparent Solar Panels

Solar glass also known as photovoltaic glass ia a recent innovation that can turn every window into a source of green energy. The principle behind the technology is very simple. Basically, every car window, building window, bus terminal wall can be used to capture solar energy during the daytime. The biggest benefit of this technology is that it does not need any significant changes to our lives and we can start using it asap without making any changes to our infrastructure.

There are only a few companies in the world that produce photovoltaic glass and most of them are located in USA. One of the leading companies in this area is ONYX Solar. It has been producing transparent photovoltaic (PV) glass for building facades, curtain walls, atriums, canopies and terrace floors for more than 5 years. The PV Glass technology also provides superb sound & thermal isolation and filters 99% of UV radiation helping us improve our health.

If European and Russian governments would support this technology and invest more money into the research and implementation, PV glass could prevent environmental crisis and decrease our energy bills and in the next 15 years and could literally change the world.

Summary

There is no doubt that continuous research is key to saving the environment. Modern technology can allow us to focus on specific solutions that are efficient in everyday applications. Reducing global warming will take the efforts of different technologies applied in various industries. Apart from trying to reduce pollutants, the focus on resistant crops and better agricultural methods will also save the planet from total degradation. There are indeed many ways that technology can be used to secure the future for the planet. The above points illustrate some of the most immediate steps that can be taken to save the environment using technology.

 


Ricardo is a freelance writer specialized in politics. He is with foreignpolicyi.org from the beginning and helps it grow. Email: richardorland4[at]gmai.com

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