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Our Jeans Are Ruining the Planet, But This Company Wants to Fix That

Why you should care about natural indigo.<p>Here’s how you make the indigo that gives most denim its signature blue: like many things in peak-oil America, you start by drilling down. Extract petroleum from the earth and then subject it to high-heat, high-energy conditions in order to break it up up …

Farming

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our lives now,” says Charles Hillman, a psychology professor at Northeastern University who has spent decades …

The Brain

These beautiful clutch bags are made from pineapple leaves and we’re obsessed

<b>Cruelty-free leather alternatives aren’t always the best choice for the environment, but these new plant-based leather alternative clutches from</b> …

Competition launched to keep plastic out of the oceans

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are over 150 million metric tons of plastics in our oceans.<p>Each year, an additional 8 million are added -- the equivalent of a truckload every minute, according to the World Economic Forum.<p>At this rate, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by weight, the Ellen …

Sustainability

SES-imagotag: The company helping supermarkets to reduce food waste and stop customer rip off

News in February that Tesco had overcharged over two-thirds of its customers by advertising out-of-date promotions, showed that traditional paper …

Sneakers from Vivobarefoot are made out of algae and help keep the ocean clean

While some may not realize it, practically everything we wear, eat, or do produces carbon emissions. Even our shoes can make a big impact on the …

Rent-to-own tiny housing development aims to lift low-income folks out of poverty (Video)

Much has been said about how tiny homes will help make housing and home ownership more affordable and accessible to a larger number of people. But …

A Greener Fidelity; Latest Firm To Launch Sustainable Investing Funds

By<p>Updated May 26, 2017 9:02 a.m. ET<p>One of the world’s largest mutual fund providers has entered the field of sustainable investing.<p><b>Fidelity</b> has …

Your Next Handbag Might Be Made Out of Wine

/ @VinePair<br>Updated on2017-05-26<p>If you’re a true wine lover, the satisfaction of a delicious and sustainable bottle of wine is unbeatable. But what if …

5 Sustainability Threats Facing Fashion

Precious few fashion businesses are future-proofed for the threat of environmental change.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> It’s 2050. The Arctic Circle, …

Sustainability

These High-Tech Sensors Track Exactly How Fresh Our Produce Is So We Stop Wasting Food

We throw out over 30% of food because it goes bad before it’s supposed to. A data-driven tracking technology from Zest Fresh is ensuring food stays fresh in transit–to cut down the amount we waste.<p>How often have you gone to a grocery store, picked out what seems to be a fresh pint of blueberries, …

This Apparel Brand Is Spending $1 Million To Take Athleisure To Another Level

The outdoor and the now popular “athleisure” industry has long been struggling to find the balance between performance fabrics and sustainability. That’s because many of the fabrics do not break down in nature. Add to it, they have finishes made of chemicals. Ironic for an industry that’s centered …

What Animals Taught Me About Being Human

Long ago, when I was 9 or 10, I wrote a school essay on what I wanted to be when I grew up. I’ll be an artist, and I’ll keep a pet otter, I announced confidently, before adding, “as long as the otter is happy.” When I got back my exercise book, my teacher had commented, “But how can you tell if an …

From filthy to fabulous: Mumbai beach undergoes dramatic makeover

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> It's hard to believe, but this pristine shoreline was until recently considered to be one of Mumbai's dirtiest beaches.<p>Labeled the "world's largest beach clean-up project" by the United Nations, Versova's dramatic transformation from filthy to fabulous has gone viral in India, …

Pollution

Politicians in Denmark Are Going Vegan to Help the Environment!

In the fight to end climate change, we need all the help we can get. While we all like to complain about how summer heat comes earlier every year or …

Green Living

Rural America In These Times is dedicated to making the issues that people in rural America are grappling with part of national discourse.

A local, community-based food system certainly is not a new idea. It’s simply an idea that is being reassessed in response to growing public concerns …

Agriculture

Fueling the future: Potential environmental sustainability benefits in full life cycle assessment of second-generation biofuels

Potential environmental sustainability benefits in full life cycle assessment of second-generation biofuels<p>New research investigated the full life …

Biofuel

The bikes designed by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde would suck in polluted air, using positive ionisation to purify it, before releasing it back into the atmosphere<p>Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has announced the next phase of his Smog Free Project: a bike that sucks in polluted air and releases …

Pollution

Help Protect The Planet with Some of the Best Environmental Charities

It seems like the one thing we should all be able to agree on is a need to protect the planet. We’ve only got the one and if movies have taught us …

Solar energy is really our only answer for long-term sustainable energy

Humans consume 221 tonnes of coal, 1,066 barrels of oil, and 93,000 metric cubes of natural gas per second.<p>These materials were wonderful for the industrial revolution that started in Britain in the 18th century and made use of “new energy” sources such as coal and petroleum. At the start of the …

Clean Energy

Renting Energy Storage: Tesla's Powerwall Showing a Path for Batteries in the Home

Energy storage in the home may be as easy as a low monthly fee.<p>Energy storage in the home has always been something of a holy grail for those who …

How SunPower's China Strategy Could Fuel Major Growth

The solar manufacturer's joint ventures in China could give a low-cost path to a profitable slice of the utility-scale solar market.<p><b>SunPower</b> …

Waste Management Will Turn Trash To Treasure For Investors

Look in your own trash can and you can find potential treasure. I’m not talking about making art out of banana peels and egg shells. I am referring …

The Young Mexican Sticking it to the Man ... With Biodiesel?

The entrance to Smart Recycling’s warehouse is flanked by two huge plastic vats, both filled with dark brown, slightly viscous liquid. One vat …

Biodiesel

Fabrics such as cotton come at a dear cost to the environment. Look for progressive alternatives made from pineapples, eucalyptus, even mushrooms<p>Future generations will shake their heads at our loyalty to a handful of fibres with terrible environmental profiles, such as cotton (thirsty for …

Sustainability

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

Designing Medical Clothing That’s Stylish? It’s More Important Than You Think

As baby boomers age, one company is creating fashionable, high-end clothing for sick and elderly patients.<p>In recent years, patient-centered design has become the norm in health care–and alongside changes in architecture and services, many designers have rethought the uncomfortable, revealing …

Health Care

Will clothes companies do the right thing to reduce microfiber pollution?

Synthetic fibers are polluting the world’s oceans – but a new report shows how apparel companies have been far too slow to respond. Can they change their ways?<p>Over the past few years, evidence has been mounting that synthetic textiles such as polyester and acrylic, which make up much of our …