Olivier Alvarez

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Verdades y mentiras sobre las lámparas y bombillas LED

Las bombillas LED son muy caras. Las bombillas LED no se calientan. Las bombillas LED dan más luz que las fluorescentes. Las bombillas LED no se …

How Coke spun the public on its water use

When Coca-Cola announced plans earlier this year to recycle the equivalent of 100 percent of its packaging by 2030, the company touted the effort as building on its success with sustainable water use. In a 2016 full-page ad published in <i>The</i> <i>New York Times,</i> the company proclaimed, “For every drop we …

Sustainability

The hidden carbon cost of everyday products

The targets set in the Paris Agreement on climate change are ambitious but necessary. Failure to meet them will lead to widespread drought, disease …

Sustainability

Waste by Design: Zero waste events are within our reach

For over a decade, I’ve been professionally advocating for “zero waste.” It all started when I read Braungart and McDonough’s book Cradle to Cradle: …

Sustainability

The American recycling system is on the verge of breaking down, and it could mean higher costs for homeowners

You're soon going to have to pay a lot more to recycle, and the reason is simple supply-and-demand economics, with a healthy dash of international trade policy. It's also because you probably don't recycle properly.<p>"Recycling as we know it isn't working," James Warner, chief executive of the Solid …

Worst-case climate change scenario is even worse than we thought

The phrase “worse than we thought” is a cliché when it comes to climate change. There are lots of studies suggesting we’re in for more warming and …

Earth's carbon dioxide levels continue to soar, at highest point in 800,000 years

Carbon dioxide — the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming — reached its highest level in recorded history last month, at 410 parts per million.<p>This amount is highest in at least the past 800,000 years, according to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Prior to the onset of …

Climate Change

Climate Change Is an Overwhelming Problem. Here Are 4 Things Executives Can Do Today

Today’s climate challenge is so far beyond our collective experience that it demands a radically different kind of engagement from senior leadership teams in the private sector. The threats that climate change poses to business, markets, and, indeed, capitalism are peculiarly hard for most top …

McDonald's Just Made a Stunning Announcement That Will Completely Change the Future of Fast Food | Inc.com

While I don't eat at McDonald's very often anymore (the few times I eat a burger in any given year, my place of choice is In-N-Out), I have unwrapped plenty of Quarter Pounders with Cheese, Egg McMuffins, and other delectable McTreats in my time.<p>McDonald's sells a tremendous amount of food each …

Sustainability

The 6 Ways Business Leaders Talk About Sustainability

Capitalists focus on the financial returns from capital invested, and most business leaders prioritize issues that are financially material. For anyone with a pension linked to market performance, that is a good thing. But this single-minded focus can be a major problem when it comes to tackling …

The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change

What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?<p>From the air, the coast of Greenland appears vast and tranquil. Hundreds of fjords, their surfaces a mirror of blue sky and cloud bottoms, divide the territory. In the gaps between them, the terrain folds over itself, hill over hill, descending into …

China bans foreign waste – but what will happen to the world’s recycling?

The dominant position that China holds in global manufacturing means that for many years China has also been the largest global importer of many …

Climate Reality

It’s “plane” to see: Oslo Airport’s new terminal is a beautiful model of sustainability.<p>(via World Economic Forum)

We’ve Grossly Underestimated How Much Cow Farts Are Contributing to Global Warming

A new NASA-sponsored study shows that global methane emissions produced by livestock are 11 percent higher than estimates made last decade. Because …

Low-tech air conditioner uses terracotta tubes & water to naturally cool down air

Terracotta has been around for a long time. Though we use the Italian word (literally meaning "baked earth") for it, its use dates back to ancient …

An ‘Uber for garbage’ picks up steam, and $11.7 million in Series A funding

Sometimes, it seems like every possible on-demand service that could be created has already come along — and, in some cases, gone away. But Recycle Track Systems (RTS), a two-year-old, New York-based waste and recycling management technology company, serves to remind that there remain plenty of …

Scientists: Suck CO2 out of atmosphere or face the consequences

We need to start removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as soon as possible. If we don't, future generations will have to choose between biblical weather events or spending trillions of dollars trying to avoid them. This is the grim prognosis from an international team of researchers led by …

Meet the horsemen of our environmental apocalypse

<b>Scott Pruitt; Rex Tillerson; Ryan Zinke (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>These Trump appointees are destroying life on Earth for us and for our children<p>Robert F. Kennedy Jr.<p>June 25, 2017 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted with permission from “Horsemen of the Apocalypse” by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Copyright …

The ridiculous story of airline food and why so much ends up in landfill

You probably know about the waste problem in our oceans. But how about the one in our skies?<p>Airline passengers generated 5.2m tonnes of waste in 2016, most of which went to landfill or incineration, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates. That’s the weight of about 2.6m cars. …

Sustainability

20 Common Myths That Climate Scientists Often Hear

Over the past few weeks I casually asked several climate-informed colleagues what questions, claims, or myths do they hear most often from friends, family, or random people. I call these “zombie” theories because they have often been refuted but live on in social media, other outlets, and so forth. …

Climate Change

Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening.

Back in 2015, the world’s governments met in Paris and agreed to keep global warming below 2°C, to avoid the worst risks of a hotter planet. See here for background on why, but that’s the goal. For context, the planet’s warmed ~1°C since the 19th century.<p>One problem with framing the goal this way, …

Last Time The Ocean Was This Hot, Sea Levels Got Up to 9 Metres Higher

A glimpse of what's to come?<p>More than 100,000 years ago, a period of unusually warm sea surface temperatures saw the oceans rise up to 9 metres …

Yo comparto mi empleo y mi salario

Repartir un puesto de responsabilidad entre dos trabajadores gana adeptos en Europa<p>Caroline Pusey dirige un departamento mastodóntico del Ministerio …

The ‘Alice in Wonderland’ mechanics of the rejection of (climate) science: simulating coherence by conspiracism

AbstractScience strives for coherence. For example, the findings from climate science form a highly coherent body of knowledge that is supported by …

France bans plastic cups, plates and cutlery

France has passed a new law to ensure all plastic cups, cutlery and plates can be composted and are made of biologically-sourced materials.<p>The law, …

Sustainability

The Artificial Leaf That Converts Carbon Dioxide To Fuel

<i>Image Source: tweaktown.com</i><p>Sun is the ultimate source of all forms of energy. Solar energy is converted from one form to another and it ultimately …

Energy

Nasa: Earth is warming at a pace 'unprecedented in 1,000 years'

The planet is warming at a pace not experienced within the past 1,000 years, at least, making it “very unlikely” that the world will stay within a crucial temperature limit agreed by nations just last year, according to Nasa’s top climate scientist.<p>This year has already seen scorching heat around …

Climate Change

Wood fuel plan to cut plane CO2 branded as 'pipe dream'

<b>Plans to cut airline CO2 using greener jet fuels made from waste wood have been dismissed as a "pipe dream" by environmentalists.</b><p>Several high powered, waste-based biofuels are being tested by airlines as a way of curbing CO2.<p>UN officials are set to endorse these fuels as a key part of global plans …

What the Earth's frozen burps tell us about global warming

“When the earth burps, Law Dome records it,” says Australian climate scientist Dr David Etheridge.<p>Law Dome is a special spot in eastern Antarctica where scientists have been drilling down into the continent’s long-frozen surface to pull out cores of ice.<p>Trapped in the ice cores are bubbles that …

Climate Change

Top 10 Green Home Improvements Plus Their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

In today’s fractured world it is next to impossible to find one thing on which everyone agrees, but Eco-friendly home improvement choices are one of …