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How a gang of global billionaires are helping save the world

Here's a fact to make you drop your recycling bin: of all the philanthropic spending in Britain, only three per cent of it goes towards the …

Sustainability

How is the Growth of Bitcoin Affecting the Environment?

Bitcoin probably uses more energy than the entire country of Slovenia.<p>The growth of bitcoin is fueling speculation and debate about the environmental impact of the energy needed to power the virtual currency in the era of climate change. Some questions and answers about the issue:<p>___<p>WHAT IS BITCOIN?<p>…

Bitcoin

Journey to the waste: Has the West learned its lesson from China’s plastic ban? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

China’s ban on imported plastic waste may be boosting the bottom line for Southeast Asian recyclers, but the industry risks being overwhelmed if …

Pollution

I tried to live without trash for a week — and it left me cold and hungry

If you, like me, happen to be a human who lives in the world, you should know that every single thing you do, large or small, is destroying the planet.<p>This is harsh, but it is also true. Every time you eat some meat, you contribute to methane emissions and water pollution. Every time you drive a …

Sustainability

What Does China’s 'Ecological Civilization' Mean for Humanity’s Future?

By Jeremy Lent<p>Imagine a newly elected president of the United States calling in his inaugural speech for an "ecological civilization" that ensures …

Deng Xiaoping

The future we want: Turning gas stations into gyms and farm-to-table restaurants

<b>Reebok and Gensler are onto something here in their “Get Pumped” partnership.</b><p>The gas station is going extinct in many cities; it is a low margin …

Farm-to-table

Huge food company to eliminate food waste, halve plastic use

Obviously, cutting food waste is both a moral and environmental imperative. Still, when I read Paul Hawken's Drawdown, I was surprised to see …

Sustainability

If We Bring The Good Life To All, Will We Destroy The Planet?

Our blog often features stories about efforts to improve life for this planet's 7 billion inhabitants: how to make sure everyone has access to clean water and power, medical care to stay healthy, enough income to feed their kids, education for the children so they can fulfill their potential.<p>But a …

Sustainability

Patagonia's new activism platform finds you convenient ways to save the planet

Patagonia is giving customers a new and convenient way to take part in environmental activism.<p>The outdoor clothing company has launched Patagonia …

Sustainability

Have companies really done enough to bring an end to deforestation?

Good on Paper<p>Every year, humans cut down an area roughly the size of Maine in forest. With increasing awareness of the importance of forests for …

Sustainability

Recycled plastic "will soon be the only choice"

A new generation of sustainably minded designers is pioneering ways of using recycled plastic as a raw material, as concern over pollution …

Sustainability

Scientists develop sustainable investing framework

Scientists at The City University of New York (CUNY) and Harvard University, in partnership with UBS Asset Management, have developed a scientific …

Sustainability

Going to ground: how used coffee beans can help your garden and your health

Did you know that your morning cup of coffee contributes to six million tonnes of spent coffee grounds going to landfill every year? This does not …

Coffee