November 7th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
Ever gotten stuck behind a garbage truck? Or heard one banging against a dumpster in the middle of the night? I'd guess that for most of us, these inconveniences/disturbances are among the few times we give any thought to the people who deal with our waste after we throw it "away."
November 26th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
Ever notice how we ask for "just water" at a restaurant? Like the source of all life is somehow inferior to soda or a glass of wine (both of which are mostly water)? A new infographic from a British plumbing company gives you just about every fact you need to know about water... including the ways we're wasting it
November 18th, 2011 | by Earth Policy Institute
People born today will live for 68 years on average, 20 years longer than those born in 1950. By the mid-twentieth century, industrial countries had already made major strides in extending lifespans with improvements in sanitation, nutrition, and public health. After World War II, rapid gains in life expectancy in developing countries began to narrow the gap between these nations and industrial countries. Although average life expectancy worldwide continues to increase, gains have come more slowly in the last few decades. Worryingly, life expectancy has actually declined in some developing countries, while a few industrial countries have stalled or made slow progress on this important indicator of human health and well-being
April 23rd, 2010 | by dsalmons
India is facing a technological breakthrough, with over 563 million mobile subscribers that constitutes almost half of the 1.2 billion