With California’s statewide plastic bag ban, millions of Americans are now prevented from using these wasteful, polluting convenience items.
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Though not growing as quickly as other renewable energy technologies, geothermal power just had its best year of growth since the 2007-08 downturn.
By 2017, Chinese solar panel production will double its annual production of PV to 51,000 megawatts, or almost 70% of global output.
The Earth Policy Institute pulls together a collection of alarming climate change facts that illustrate the need to move away from fossil fuels.
Iran serves as an apt model of how government population policy affects social and environmental welfare in a country.
Europe has led the solar power revolution for quite some time, but now Asia, and China particularly, have captured the top spot for solar development.
European wind power developments in Denmark, Portugal & Spain are demonstrating the feasibility of this technology to the rest of the world.
The prevalence of bicycles in a community is an indicator of our ability to provide affordable transportation, lower traffic congestion, reduce air pollution, increase mobility, and provide exercise to the world’s growing population.
From Denmark to Ireland to Rwanda, countries around the world have regulated, taxed, and even banned plastic shopping bags.
More than 20 million Americans live in communities with plastic bag bans or fees, including Los Angeles, the latest to institute such a ban on large retailers.
New data from the Global Wind Energy Council show that wind developers built 35,000 megawatts of new generating capacity worldwide in 2013.
The world fish catch is a measure of the productivity and health of the oceanic ecosystem that covers 70 percent of the earth’s surface. The extent to which world demand for seafood is outrunning the sustainable yield of fisheries can be seen in shrinking fish stocks, declining catches, and collapsing fisheries. Seafood plays a vital […]
Editor’s note: We’re proud to support the Earth Policy Institute’s online publication of Lester Brown’s book Full Planet, Empty Plates by publishing selections from the book. If you missed other installments, you can find them here; we’ll add new ones every couple of weeks. By Lester R. Brown As food supplies have tightened, a new geopolitics of food has […]