A review of recent science shows the impact of human food waste on a variety of wildlife ecosystems around the world.
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The industries that make up “Big Food” – ranging from agricultural biotechnology to food processing to fast food to institutional catering – generally don’t get a lot of love from the sustainability crowd: applying industrial standards to the stuff we eat just doesn’t sit right with many (for numerous good reasons). But as I read through […]
Clichy-Batignolles, a new eco-district in Paris, has implemented a pneumatic waste collection system, an old-school technology that’s remarkably efficient.
London-based organization Feedback sees the disco ball as a weapon against food waste. Their Disco Soup events combine 70s dance music & fresh-cooked soup.
European wind power developments in Denmark, Portugal & Spain are demonstrating the feasibility of this technology to the rest of the world.
New data from the Global Wind Energy Council show that wind developers built 35,000 megawatts of new generating capacity worldwide in 2013.
Earth Policy Institute reports on the growth of bike share programs. From their humble origins in Northern Europe, the bike share has become an available form of alternative urban transportation in much of the developed world.
Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. At the European level of consumption, the world’s operating wind turbines could satisfy the residential electricity needs of 450 million people.
Are our work schedules driving global warming? An economist finds that reducing work hours in the developing world could also lower greenhouse gas emissions… and maybe even improve American quality of life.
Are we Americans driving ourselves to obesity… literally? Yep, we love our cars here… but our reliance on them for nearly all of our transportation could be killing us… and costing us a ton of money.
If you’ve followed our occasional series of sustainablog Approved posts, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve tended to focus on smaller, upcoming companies. I’m a sucker for a creative entrepreneur, so that makes sense… but, of course, small, new companies aren’t the only ones taking innovative steps to combine business and sustainability. If you pay attention […]
By Lester R. Brown There are enormous opportunities to use energy more efficiently. Investing in energy efficiency is often far cheaper than expanding the energy supply to meet growing demand. Efficiency investments typically yield a high rate of return, saving consumers money, and can help fight climate change by avoiding carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from […]
While the oil spill continues to dominate the green blogosphere, one of the most interesting things I’m seeing this week is the relative quiet about tropical storm Bonnie heading right towards the central Gulf Coast. Could be these posts haven’t gotten indexed yet… would love to see some details on the potential impacts of the […]