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How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change

Producing the food we throw away generates more greenhouse gases than most entire countries do.<p>More than a third of all of the food that's produced on our planet never reaches a table. It's either spoiled in transit or thrown out by consumers in wealthier countries, who typically buy too much and …

Defining the future of agriculture

Achieving food and nutrition security today and for a world population that will number more than 9 billion and be 70% urbanised by 2050 is a key …

Are You Gonna Eat That? The Future of Recycling

In the very near future, you're not just going to recycle soda cans and glass jars. You're going to recycle last night's leftovers.<p>The recycling of plastic, glass and paper has taken firm hold in the United States after years of steady growth. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the …

Sustainability

Road to Dignity by 2030: UN chief launches blueprint towards sustainable development

“Next year, 2015, will herald an unprecedented opportunity to take far-reaching, long-overdue global action to secure our future well-being,” Mr. Ban …

Sustainability

Sustainability Trends & Statistics

FEATURES<p>From 2006 through 2011, the construction industry lost 2.3 million jobs, and many of those people have since found other …

Agriculture and climate change: a cause, a victim and a potential solution

5 of Nature's Wildest Animal Showdowns

Octopuses that tear off tentacles and crustaceans with a punch like a bullet are featured in a new book.<p>Animals fighting usually makes people think of two majestic elk, antlers locked in battle, or possibly a pair of male lions, bloodstained with teeth bared.<p>But conflict in the natural world goes …

Converting Your Terrace Into A Tiny Organic Farm Is Just So Easy!

In the YOUR VIEW section, we highlight some of the most pertinent and interesting letters and opinions sent to us by our readers. Have something to …

Gardening

Back-To-The-Future Agriculture: 'Farming Like the Earth Matters'

It is easy to forget that once upon a time all agriculture was organic, grassfed, and regenerative.<p>Seed saving, composting, fertilizing with manure, …

How young minds may create a new energy revolution

Creating energy from carbon dioxide could be the solution to our environmental woes – yet the problem has so far stumped top scientists. Surprisingly, some students might have found the answer.<p>Photosynthesis is how every plant on Earth creates energy from water, carbon dioxide and sunlight. But …

Carbon Dioxide

Startups in Nike-backed accelerator put girls first in fight against global poverty

SAN FRANCISCO — For the past two weeks, ten companies have been consulting with mentors, growing their business models and collaborating with one …

[Urban design] Urban cultivation, Urban agriculture

Urban cultivation or Urban agriculture can reflect varying levels of economic and social development. In the global north it often takes the form of …

The Gate Residence : Iconic Sustainable Building for Cairo

<b>The Gate Residence</b> is the latest project from Vincent Callebaut Architect for Cairo. This city would witness the creation of magnificent sustainable …

Architecture

Growing Tomatoes From Seed

Lets face it, there is nothing like the taste of homegrown tomatoes. Possibly more than most other vegetables, store bought tomatoes just do not cut …

Having Dinner with North Korea's Celebrity Defector

"I'm extremely grateful I was born in North Korea," Yeonmi Park told me in London recently. "If that didn't happen, there's no way I could understand other people's pain."<p><i>This post originally appeared in VICE UK</i><p>​I'm a fastidious road-crosser. But, engrossed in conversation with someone as …

North Korea

Sustainable Tourism Consultation Seeks to Provide Input To the United Nations

The University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability hosted a Sustainable Tourism Consultation on U.N. Day, October 24, 2014.<p>The Consultation was moderated by Dr. David Randle, director of the Patel College of Global Sustainability, Sustainable Tourism Concentration, and Mr. …

Sustainability

Climate change and lack of food security multiply risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 countries

<b>Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria and the Philippines among key economies identified</b><p>A worrying combination of climate change vulnerability and …