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Brands back sustainability, but making it a business imperative remains an onerous undertaking

Amid a crisis of confidence around the world, long-term profitability and increasing sustainability can only be balanced if there is trust and …

Sustainability

I Gave Donald Trump A Chance, And Then He...

1. Restarted the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.<p>2. Instituted a federal hiring freeze that blocked 2,000 vital, new positions at the VA, and indefinitely suspended Army childcare programs for vets.<p>3. Approved a raid in Yemen that killed 30 people including at least 10 civilians, many of …

Donald Trump

Only 14% of plastics are recycled – can tech innovation tackle the rest?

A new group of companies is innovating on the problem of plastics recycling by tackling everything from styrofoam to Ziploc bags<p>The world recycles just 14% of the plastic packaging it uses. Even worse: 8m tons of plastic, much of it packaging, ends up in the oceans each year, where sea life and …

Sustainability

Farms that can harness energy will reap the rewards

Agriculture is one of the most innovative and energy-intensive industries around, find out how farmers are embracing new ideas to help slash costs, minimise risks, and even generate capital.<p>You might think that green fields and rustling hedgerows are a million miles from the energy appetite of …

The best thing a business could do for the environment is shut down

... of course, they’re not going to do that. So how do managers balance their climate change fears and the reality of the business world?<p>Earlier this week Tim Sanderson, a former executive of the fossil fuel giant BP, wrote about the pride he felt for his daughter after her involvement in a climate …

Climate

Desalination: the quest to quench the world's thirst for water

Technological advances have made removing salt from seawater and waste water less energy-intensive, but will they simply encourage us to use more?<p>The average Briton uses 150 litres of water a day; the average American gets through 570 litres of the stuff. The world is getting thirstier and the …

Water

And you think the UK's winter is bad this year?

Flooding may be extreme now but when the Bristol Channel burst its banks in 1607, 2,000 died. And 1953 saw one of the worst natural disasters in the UK's history<p>• See gallery of archive images from 1953<p>With January's rainfall making it the wettest winter month since records began in 1767, people …

Why the world needs OpenStreetMap

As more private companies offer us maps, we need an open-source, editable solution - a cartographical Wikipedia<p>Every time I tell someone about OpenStreetMap, they inevitably ask "Why not use Google Maps?" From a practical standpoint, it's a reasonable question, but ultimately this is not just a …

The one theology book all atheists really should read

What if most modern arguments against religious belief have been attacking the wrong God all along?<p>One reason that modern-day debates between atheists and religious believers are so bad-tempered, tedious and infuriating is that neither side invests much effort in figuring out what the other …

Why apps need communication features

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>http://stratechery.com/2013/socialcommunication-map/<p>Ben Thompson maps out the symbiotic relationship between Social & …

England under Stuart Lancaster are growing in stature but it is doubtful if they will be ready for 2015 World Cup

England's display against New Zealand shows that Stuart Lancaster's side are growing in stature but it remains doubtful if they will be fully prepared for the World Cup.<p>Before the hugely enjoyable Test match on Saturday between <b>England</b> and <b>New Zealand</b> comments came from a number of former …

Lance Armstrong: I have to apologise to my fans, but none of my former rivals have accused me of cheating

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong apologises to whistleblower who first spoke out over his drug use<p>Lance Armstrong has implied he did not cheat his rivals during his seven Tour de France victories and insists he could still be a "clean" Ironman world champion if he tried now.<p>Earlier this year, the …

Did a Mega-Flood Doom Ancient American City of Cahokia?

Sediments reveal evidence of massive Mississippian flood around 1200 C.E.<p><b>One thousand years ago, on a floodplain of the Mississippi River near modern-day St. Louis, the massive Native American city known today as Cahokia sprang suddenly into existence. Three hundred years later it was virtually</b> …

"One man tried to take my life jacket; he pushed me down in the water. We swam through the dead bodies": http://bbc.in/HllG45 Two weeks ago, a boat crowded with 400 refugees capsized off Libya after being riddled with bullets. Among those on board was a family from Damascus. Click on the link above to see their harrowing story, voiced by an actor and illustrated by animations.