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Is There Any Food That's Totally Ethical To Eat? Here's What Experts Buy

It's been called the "omnivore's dilemma." And nobody, not even an expert, is exempt from it.<p>It seems no matter where you turn in the grocery store, there’s a “verboten” item at arm’s reach.<p>That shrimp dip? Possibly a product of slave labor. Those snack packs of almonds? Have you heard how much …

Dairy Industry Killed Off 500,000 Cows In Alleged Price-Fixing Scheme

And a class action settlement means consumers could be entitled to a payout.<p>Major United States dairy producers will pay $52 million to settle an antitrust class-action lawsuit accusing them of slaughtering more than 500,000 cows to reduce milk supply and inflate prices.<p>“This cow-killing program …

This tiny nation has generated 100% of its power without any oil or gas for the past 2 months

Costa Rica is having another winning streak in its quest to phase out fossil fuels.<p>According to a report from Grupo ICE, the country's utilities conglomerate, Costa Rica has been running on 100% renewable energy sources for over two months. The company reports that the last time gas-powered …

Renewable Energy

Bridging the finance gap

<b>Breaking the bottleneck</b><p>Globally there is a huge shortfall in access to finance for smallholders, estimated at $300 billion (excluding China). The …

Funding the new banking paradigm

The Sustainability Finance Real Economies fund (SFRE) was initiated by the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), a network of 25 of the …

Cheap, waterless toilet that turns waste into clean water and power to be trialed in Africa

A cheap, easy to maintain, "green" toilet that uses no water and turns human waste into electricity and clean water will be trialed in 2016, possibly …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Net-Zero Community Completed In Seattle

With all the talk about the need for greater sustainability, it’s nice to things actually being done in that direction. Dwell Development has …

Sustainability

Global Warming May Put an End to Coffee, Chocolate, and Beer

Global Warming May Put an End to Coffee, Chocolate, and BeerGetty Images/EyeEmWine too!First the good news. As we've told you before, coffee is not …

Climate Change

Climate Change Finally Gets Taken Seriously

Author: Nick Stockton. Nick Stockton Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.29.15.<p>Time of Publication: 8:00 am. 8:00 am<p>In 2015, the world finally, …

Climate

‘Racing Extinction’: Documentary Explores Global Loss of Wildlife

A giant ape made its way up the Empire State Building in New York City in August earlier this year. Moments later, the ape was gone, replaced by a humpback whale barreling through the surf.<p>In a bar a few blocks down from the iconic building in Manhattan, filmmaker Louis Psihoyos smiled. This was …

Manta Rays

Harper says Canada will contribute to poor countries’ climate change fund

Stephen Harper said Sunday that Canada is preparing to make a contribution to a UN fund that helps poor countries cope with the impact of climate change, a move that follows a $3-billion donation from the United States. He did not specify an amount.<p>The prime minister, speaking at the end of Group …

First Time Mexico City: make sense of the Distrito Federal

Mexico City is fast becoming one of the world’s great capitals. Contrary to its reputation for being dirty, crowded and dangerous, this city has a rich history, an impressive art scene, a dynamic street culture and some of the best food in Latin America.<p>Plaza de la Constitución aka El Zócalo, is …

Bio Lab Kitchen Uses Biological Cycle for Preparing, Cooking, and Recycling Food

<b>BIO LAB KITCHEN</b> design is inspired from the idea of creating sustainable product by manipulating the biological system. It uses special bacteria that …

Sustainability

Hamburg Announces Plans to Become a Car-Free City Within 20 Years

Hamburg is currently working on a plan that would eliminate the need for cars within the next 15-20 years, making the city a greener, healthier and …

President Obama Announces Executive Order to Fight Illegal Fishing

This morning President Barack Obama announced sweeping new initiatives to combat illegal fishing and “seafood fraud.” Using his executive power in …

Biodiversity

Former Bush Treasury Secretary: We Can Prevent A ‘Climate Crash’ With A Carbon Tax

There is an amazing op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times, “The Coming Climate Crash: Lessons for Climate Change in the 2008 Recession.”<p>What’s amazing …

Photo: Stunning sunset in Mexico

This sunset over the Pacific Ocean was taken in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I love how the ocean foam appears blueish-purple, contrasting with the dark …

Puerto Vallarta

Harley-Davidson Unveils Its Very First Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson has been building loud, gas guzzling motorcycles since 1903. 101 years since developing its first motor-powered bike, the company is …

Motorcycles

New Study Shows Plants Talk to Each Other Through the Soil

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>A new study conducted by Dr. David Johnson at the University of Aberdeen found that plants actually communicate with one …

Gardening

Top 10 eco homes: Slip House

With the help of a panel of experts we've chosen 10 candidates for the UK's best eco home. Between 22-24 April, we'd like you to vote for your favourite. Day 10: Slip House<p>10. Slip House, Brixton, London<p>Slip House is a flexible, eco-minimalist haven that successfully reimagines the urban terraced …

Vegan: Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Panini With Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise

You know that episode of <i>Friends</i> where Ross sticks a piece of gravy-soaked bread in the middle of his sandwich and calls it the moist maker? It sounds goofy, but it does hit on a key element of good sandwiches: They must be moist to be delicious. It's actually a pretty good life lesson in general.<p>In …

Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Pie

My favorite kind of dessert is the one that requires minimal baking. That’s really what inspired this <b>Vegan Chocolate Pie</b>. It’s easy to make, super …

The Food Lab: The Ultimate Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos

It's time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe …

Ancient Underwater City Flooded by the Chinese Government Becomes Major Tourist Attraction

While the Qiandao lake in Zhejiang province, China may be beautiful, it covers an entire city that was submerged to create a hydroelectric power …

6 Bizarre Architectural Destinations You Have to See in Brooklyn

Many NYC tourists and Manhattanites give Brooklyn the cold shoulder, sticking to city life on the island. But spending some quality time just across …

Long Island Rail Road

Brammo's High-Performance Electric Motorcycle Gets an Upgrade for 2014

Brammo did for electric motorcycles what Tesla did for electric cars by creating a high performance vehicle that is both environmentally-friendly and …

Graphene Paint Could Save Calatrava's Crumbling Valencia Opera House

The past few years have been tough for architect Santiago Calatrava, as several of his buildings have demonstrated serious problems after their …

Juri Troy Architects' Passive Wooden House in Austria Rests Peacefully on Stilts

Viennese Juri Troy Architects has built an impressive low budget passive, called House Under the Oaks, in Eichgraben, Austria. To reduce its impact …

Architecture

A Passive House is built on stilts

Passivhaus, or passive house design demands a lot of insulation, so at first it seems counter-intuitive to put a passivhaus on stilts and have yet …

Architecture

Delicious Desserts! 12 sweet recipes for vegans and vegetarians

These simple, tasty recipes are healthier versions of favorite desserts, from chocolate pudding to cupcakes to ice cream to quick breads.<p><b>Sweet and</b> …

Dessert