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I’ve been writing about clean cookstoves for years: these simple pieces of technology are wonders of sustainability. They address dangers to human health posed by open-fire cooking; they also free up lots of time for women in the developing world. And, they contribute to waste prevention by allowing for much more efficient use of wood […]
Rutgers University finds that the Garden State tosses over 4 million tons of biomass that it could recycle into energy, heat, and/or transportation fuel.
Is fake wool made from slaughterhouse wastes like bones and ligaments too creepy for most people? Or would they get past it?
Builders and building owners are considering the environment as they plan new developments. Here are some sustainable construction trends we’ll see in 2015
By Janet Larsen Last year was the thirty-seventh consecutive year of above-normal global temperature. According to data from NASA, the global temperature in 2013 averaged 58.3 degrees Fahrenheit (14.6 degrees Celsius), roughly a degree warmer than the twentieth-century average. Since the dawn of agriculture 11,000 years ago, civilization has enjoyed a relatively stable climate. That […]
Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels have grown exponentially. Despite wide agreement by governments on the need to limit emissions, the rate of increase ratcheted up from less than 1 percent each year in the 1990s to almost 3 percent annually in the first decade of this century.
Looking for the information you need to make smarter green choices? These mobile apps can help.
An inside look at CarbonDiem, a smartphone app that tracks and analyzes the carbon emissions created by your transportation choices.
Cooking’s a killer activity in the developing world: millions die from smoke inhalation, and forests are stripped bare as billions gather wood for their stoves (or for making charcoal for cooking). Take a look at five organizations working to address these multiple challenges.
More than a quarter of all the meat produced worldwide is now eaten in China, and the country’s 1.35 billion people are hungry for more. In 1978, China’s meat consumption of 8 million tons was one third the U.S. consumption of 24 million tons. But by 1992, China had overtaken the United States as the world’s leading meat consumer—-and it has not looked back since.
The Wonderbag cuts fuels demands of cooking by using thermal mass to trap heat… and cook food without continued exposure to a flame.
2011 was one of the hottest, wettest, and most dangerous years on record in terms of weather… and may serve as a sign of the “new normal” we’re facing as the climate changes.