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Snacking Smarter: How Rethinking Palm Oil Can Save Animals and the Environment - One Green Planet

Recently over the Easter break, as I was surrounded by a twinkling grove of Easter egg foil and wrapping, I started thinking about palm oil. Easter …

HALF of Borneo’s Orangutan Population Has Disappeared Since 1999 Because of Our Cheap Snacks - One Green Planet

Images of starving orangutans are stark reminders of the true cost of palm oil. The expansion of palm oil plantations on orangutans’ only natural …

World Bank approves $345 million loan for Tanzania port expansion | Reuters

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Sunday it had approved a $345 million loan for the expansion of a port in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam, which the East African country aims to turn into a regional gateway.<p>FILE PHOTO: The skyline of Tanzania's port city of Dar es …

Myths And Money Behind Trump’s Energy Plan

Some of the fireworks we can expect to see in Washington, D.C. soon will have nothing to do with the Fourth of July. They will be fireworks of the political kind over the future of America’s vast and vital electric system.<p>Energy Secretary Rick Perry lit the fuses last April when he ordered a study …

Fossil Fuels

Germany Breaks Record: Produces 35% of Electricity From Renewables so Far This Year

Germany has broken another renewable energy record but officials say there's still room for improvement. The German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) …

Renewable Energy

West Africa Ends 2015 Declared Ebola-free

West Africa experienced several highs and lows in 2015 in its fight against Ebola.<p>There was elation when Liberia was declared Ebola-free in May, but …

Disease

Malnutrition denies children opportunity and stunts economic development

Nearly 50 years ago, books such as <i>Asian Drama: An Inquiry Into The Poverty Of Nations,</i> by the Swedish economist and Nobel laureate Gunnar Myrdal, …

Let This Bot Generate Millions of Logos for Your Brand

Beyond offering a product or service that people want, every great company needs an attractive and memorable logo. For those who are not artistically …

Clean energy can upset global water supplies

Although the move from fossil fuels to renewables is accelerating, recent research out of Austria warns energy production that reduces greenhouse gas …

South-east Asia

Humans have caused so many earthquakes that scientists had to update their maps

Those at the United States Geological Survey has noticed such a spike in manmade earthquakes that they had to change their maps. For the first time …

U.S. Geological Survey

Fracking contaminated underground water in Wyoming

The EPA walked away from the investigation three years ago<p>For the first time ever, a study demonstrated that fracking has contaminated underground water reservoirs, <i>BuzzFeed</i> reported. The polluted aquifer is near the small town of Pavillion, Wyoming.<p>The study’s lead author Dominic DiGiulio, a former …

Fracking

China’s carbon emissions could peak sooner than forecast

Country's 13th Five-Year Plan advances a broad goal to phase down coal and expand renewable energy.<p>The world’s largest greenhouse-gas emitter is …

Fossil Fuels

The global economy is growing, but carbon emissions aren't

Carbon emissions stayed flat for the second year in a row in 2015, despite continued growth in the global economy, according to preliminary data …

Sustainable Business

Turkey's PM says talks with EU on migrants 'not bargaining'

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and Turkish leaders celebrated a "historic day" after sealing a widely-criticized pact to send thousands of asylum-seekers back to Turkey — a deal that will cost millions and require the rapid dispatch of thousands of experts to Greece to undertake the complicated …

North Africa

Fukushima five years on: The fears, the fallout and the future

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck around 70 km (43.5 mi) off the coast of Japan, making it the most powerful earthquake on record …

Vertical farm by Rogers Stirk Harbour wins Sustainability Award

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is one of the great modern design firms of the world, doing mostly serious work. They have also designed a vertical …

China's booming renewable energy market set to blow away emissions targets by 2020

A new report from China’s National Bureau of Statistics reveals that the country is on track to surpass its carbon emissions targets. In 2015, …

Top 5 | Fiscal & Economic Development

No News is Cautiously Optimistic News<p>by Jennifer BurnettFor states in the coming year, no news is good news when it comes to finances.<br>“Overall, …

13th Five-Year Plan is the first to include PM2.5 targets

In his address to China’s National People’s Congress on March 5, Premier Li Keqiang called for “heavy blows” to be struck against air and water …

Pollution

China's Coal Consumption Drops

After heavy smog cloaked the cities of eastern China in recent years, Beijing vowed to cut air pollution, and the government's efforts seem to be …

Haiti earthquake: $13.5 billion in donations, but is any of it working?

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 killed more than 200,000 people, caused widespread devastation and posed even bigger challenges to the already poverty-stricken Caribbean nation.<p>Six years later, despite an initial outpouring of humanitarian assistance and $13.5 billion …

The Most Devastating Quake In US History Is Headed for Portland

The chances of a 9.0 earthquake slamming the Pacific Northwest are disturbingly high. Introducing a novel way to engage the threat: reported science fiction.<p><i>This week's Terraform is something special: It's a hybrid format, what we've taken to calling "reported science fiction"—a deeply researched,</i> …

Geology

Bicycle Washing Machine Will Clean Your Clothes While You Exercise

Laundry workouts might soon be the new fitness trend, thanks to a new invention by a group of students at China’s Dalian National University. They’ve …

UK manufacturing growth slows as demand weakens

<b>UK manufacturing growth fell to a near three-year low in February following a slowdown in new orders, new figures show.</b><p>The latest Markit/CIPS manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 50.8 last month.<p>A figure above 50 indicates growth, but the figure was the lowest reading since April …

Manufacturing

Smartphones could become the earthquake sensors of the future

MyShake, available on Android, links users to become an all-in-one earthquake warning system; it records quake-type rumblings, ties a critical number of users to a location, and could eventually provide a countdown to the start of shaking.<p>Its inventors say the app, released by the University of …

Natural Disasters

TSMC, other Apple suppliers in Taiwan largely unaffected by deadly 6.4 earthquake

A tragic earthquake has hit the city of Tainan in southern Taiwan, injuring 144, killing at least 5 people and causing the collapse of several large …

Watch: Dog pulled from collapsed building in Taiwan

Video footage shows the moment a little dog is pulled from the rubble of a building in Tainan, following the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit the area early on Saturday morning<p>A dog has been pulled from the rubble of a building in Tainan after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan …

Natural Disasters