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The Electric-Car Boom Is So Real Even Oil Companies Say It’s Coming

Electric cars are coming fast -- and that’s not just the opinion of carmakers anymore. Total SA, one of the world’s biggest oil producers, is now …

Michael Bloomberg called 'bullsh*t' on this energy technology

Michael Bloomberg, an outspoken environmentalist and former New York City mayor, had some harsh words for carbon capture and storage, the unproven …

Cartilage-like hydrogel promises 3D-printable knee implants

Far more than a simple hinge, the human knee is a complex, intricate mechanism, and a knee injury is a painful and debilitating of condition that's …

How Etsy Built The Greenest Office Space In Tech

The company just scored a Petal certification from the Living Building Challenge. Next on the agenda: achieving zero waste by 2020—and maybe convincing other tech companies to follow its lead.<p>When Etsy went public in 2015, it was the largest B Corporation ever to do so—and only the second in …

Sustainability

These Badass Zero Waste Bloggers Are Teaming Up to Open a Package Free Store in Brooklyn!

Do you ever feel like it is impossible to buy anything that is not packaged in layers and layers of plastic. With every trip to the grocery store, we …

Coca-Cola Producing More Than 100 Billion Throwaway Plastic Bottles Every Year, Says Greenpeace

'Our oceans simply can’t stomach any more of Coca-Cola’s plastic.'<p>Coca-Cola has been accused of “refusing to take responsibility” for its …

Mesmerizing Video Of Hawaii Beach Sand Reveals Unsettling Reality

The ocean's plastic pollution problem is hiding in plain sight.<p>It’s easy to appreciate the beauty of a beach in Hawaii, with its electric blue waters lapping over a coast of golden sand. But hidden in plain sight is a devastating reality that nonprofit Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii captured in a …

Pollution

Bike-sharing rivalry crowds Beijing’s sidewalks

BEIJING — The shiny bicycles in bright orange, yellow or blue are everywhere in China’s most prosperous cities, even in places they probably …

Could you live with just three toiletries?

Startup Akamai is on a mission to get people to wash less – but changing modern hygiene habits will not be easy<p>Imagine clearing out that bathroom cupboard bursting with bottles and tubes and replacing them with just three products.<p>That’s what US-based personal care startup Akamai is trying to …

Skin Care

Sweden opens an entire mall full of reclaimed goods

You’re familiar with thrift stores – maybe you shop at one from time to time. But have you ever seen an entire mall of reclaimed goods? Such a …

Do you know how to identify well-made clothes?

<b>It is increasingly difficult to find high-quality clothes that will last and look good for years, but it's worth putting in the effort.</b><p>Forget brand …

Jing-Jin-Ji: China Planning Megalopolis the Size of New England

TIANJIN, China — China's rulers are planning a megacity that would be home to 130 million people and cover an area the size of New England.<p>Sitting on the northeast coast of China, Jing-Jin-Ji — which stands for "Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei" — is a central plank of the country's economic development plan …

Solar Roofs For Toyota, Tesla And Hanergy Cars: Why?

Almost a year ago, I wrote an article about cars with solar panels providing a charge-while-you-drive (or park in the sun) service. In the article, I …

The Global Drain: Why China’s Water Pollution Crisis Should Matter to the Rest of the World

Last year, Chinese and international media reported that more than 80% of shallow groundwater wells in areas of northern China were polluted. This followed a previous national survey in 2013, which estimated that more than half of the nation’s groundwater aquifers were contaminated. Groundwater …

5 Realities About Plastic Pollution That Won’t Go Away Until We Do Something

When is the last time you touched something made out of plastic? A day ago? An hour ago? Are you touching plastic right now? Cups, lids, straws, …

INTERVIEW-Barcelona mayor declares war on "injustice" of private car use

Air pollution is "a social issue because it affects the most vulnerable people", says Ada Colau<p>By Megan Rowling<p>BARCELONA, March 15 (Thomson Reuters …

Soon You Will Be Able To Use An App To Summon A Water Taxi To Get Around Paris

The sleek, silent hydrofoils that can easily cross the city in 15 minutes (while leaving no carbon footprint) will be a welcome relief from overcrowded streets.<p>When the city of Paris banned cars from a two-mile stretch along the right bank of the River Seine–formerly one of the busiest streets in …

How A Giant Processing Plant Eliminated Food Waste

After the radical realization that food waste is still food, Baldor’s Bronx facility started diverting scraps away from landfill and into restaurants and juice shops, where they become perfectly edible ingredients.<p>Inside a massive warehouse in the Bronx, the food distributor Baldor processes a …

What Will It Take To Keep Plastic Out Of The Oceans?

Forty years after the first recycling symbol appeared, only about 14% of plastic is currently recycled. But by redesigning packaging along circular …

Sustainability

100% recycled rubber yoga mat was created at an EPA yoga class (review)

<b>Kiss the Sky's yoga mats are made in the US from virgin scrap rubber, and can be recycled again and again.</b><p>When looking for an accessory for a healthy …

10 zero waste bloggers you should know

<b>These Millennials are experts when it comes to waste reduction, and they want you to join the movement.</b><p>Living a zero waste lifestyle isn’t easy. It …

'Make things last': Can the circular economy save the planet?

We are using up resources so fast the planet cannot keep up. A shift towards a circular economy, producing less or even no waste, could be the …

'We had to sue': the five lawyers taking on China's authorities over smog

In an unprecedented legal case, a group of Chinese lawyers have charged the governments of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei with failing to protect their citizens from air pollution, which is linked to a third of all deaths in the country<p>Who is responsible for China’s chronic and deadly air pollution? …

A Plastic Ocean Official Trailer

Movie Trailers

Film festival acceptance

Supermarkets urged to have plastic-free aisles

Only 12% of the 300 million tons of plastic produced globally each year can be recycled, says a marine conservation charity.<p>Supermarkets are to be …

Supermarkets urged to create plastic-free aisle in every store

Supermarkets are being urged to create a plastic-free aisle in every store to prevent tons of waste packaging ending up in the world’s oceans.<p>Around 300 million tons of plastic are produced globally each year, yet just 12 per cent is recyclable, and much of it is washed into the seas where it is …

Johnson & Johnson ditch plastic cotton buds to save oceans

Cotton buds made by the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson will no longer have plastic handles to prevent toxic waste reaching waterways and seas.<p>Plastic cotton buds are the number one item of plastic, sewage-related debris found on our beaches and rivers, according to the last year’s Marine …

Our seas have become a plastic graveyard - but can technology turn the tide?

When strong winds prevented filmmaker Jo Ruxton from sending a submarine to her chosen recording location off the coast of Marseille, she was naturally nervous.<p>The crew had just one chance to document evidence of the build-up of rubbish on the seabed for her award-winning film <i>A Plastic Ocean</i>, but …