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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Indian roads will have some plastic waste in them, as the country’s Supreme Court has ordered such recycling of this waste stream.
Google Science Fair Community Impact Award winner Lalita Praside Sripada Srisai developed waste water treatment technology with waste corn cobs.
Most of us don’t think of food waste as a cause of global warming, but it’s a significant one that also contributes to world hunger.
Food waste in India and Pakistan is greater than you might expect, and new organization Robin Hood Army moves edible food from restaurants to hungry people.
If you ran across someone defecating in the street, you’d probably call the police (and get a response from them). In India, however, this is a very common practice in rural areas: according to Joe Madiath of non-governmental organization Gram Vikas, 70% of Indians take care of “#2” right out in the open. This leads […]
Rice straw, an agricultural byproduct often burned as waste, is now being used to create sustainable materials for home and shelter building.
Don’t toss those used tea bags after making your tea – there are all sorts of things you can do with them! From cleaning to freshening your breath…
Two social enterprises in India are putting the very poor to work by reclaiming fallen palm leaves and animal poop, and using them as raw materials.
Electricity is a basic necessity for prosperity, and a small company wants to create opportunity through affordable solar power in India.
News of recent solar business expansions and installations around the world…
Writer’s Note: Please consult your healthcare provider before attempting oil pulling therapy to ensure it’s safe for you. The other day a friend asked if I’d given the latest trend of “oil pulling” a try. I smiled and said no, but I was really thinking, “What in world is she talking about?” After scouring the […]
By Lester R. Brown The scene plays out in India. At a reception, I met the head of Indian operations for Esso (now ExxonMobil). When I asked him how business was, he said it was great. In particular, diesel sales to fuel irrigation pumps were nearly double the previous year’s level. Why? Because farmers were […]