New York (CNN Business) — Nearly a third of the Earth's electricity will come from renewables by 2024, according to the International Energy Agency. Renewable power capacity is expected to surge by 50%
(HARARE, Zimbabwe) — At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe’s biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in search
The Ibi has no new plastic in it and is made mostly from plants. Making a typical pair of sneakers might generate around 30 pounds of CO2 emissions—both from the shoes’ materials and from the energy used
Dove is aiming to cut its virgin plastic use by 20,000 tons a year by 2025. By the end of the year, Dove will start selling shower gel, shampoo, and other products in 100% postconsumer recycled bottles.
New Delhi (CNN Business) — Hundreds of millions of people in India depend on farming for their livelihoods, but many of them struggle with losing crops to disease, getting them to market or achieving right
With looming climate catastrophe in the news so much lately, it's natural to want to do as much as you can to halt the parade of floods, freak blizzards, and alarming reports from scientists. For many
Some parts of modern life are, at this point, widely known to cause environmental harm — flying overseas, using disposable plastic items, and even driving to and from work, for example. But when it comes
The city is starting small, figuring out how people use the system—and how they break it—as it slowly rolls it out to more and more residents. In the city of Durham, North Carolina, roughly 30% of the
Exclusive: Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard talks about the sustainability myth, the problem with Amazon—and why it’s not
Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard set the standard for how a business can mitigate the ravages of capitalism on earth’s environment. At 81 years old, he’s just getting started. “You want the truth? It’s hopeless.
The process lets any plastic—say a polyester shirt—be recycled into any other plastic (like a clear water bottle). It could fundamentally change the market for recycling. Inside a bioreactor in the laboratory
Before Ikea and H&M can use recycled fabrics, they have to figure out what’s in them. (Answer: lots of poison)
Companies with strict standards about chemicals in their products are wary about using recycled material they can’t control. Ikea and H&M just ran a large study on recyclable fabrics to figure out the
The New York Times map shows the best and worst places in the U.S. for emissions from vehicles. Using 38 years of detailed information from Boston University's Database of Road Transportation Emissions,
Dwarfing Tesla's and any electric vehicle will be able to use it, the company says. Today Ford announced that it will be creating North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network. The automotive
New York (CNN Business) — Ford doesn't currently offer any electric vehicles, but it announced Thursday that, once it does, it will offer the largest North American network of electric vehicle chargers
(CNN) — Some sun protection may come at a steep price for the ocean's coral reefs. Now, a Florida state senator wants to ban some sunscreens entirely for the potential harm they cause marine life. Sen.
A new report finds that the fight to end global hunger is being put at risk by the changing climate’s effect on agriculture. Globally, the number of countries suffering from severe hunger has decreased
Chilean startup Algramo initially used vending machines to sell refills of staple goods in stores. Now it’s expanding to include a mobile refill unit—and it’s coming to the U.S. If you live in Santiago,
Thanks to algae’s natural talent for sucking pollutants and toxins out of water, the tiles offer a passive, accessible way to clean wastewater. The aquatic plants referred to as algae are single-celled,
The U.K. just used more renewables than fossil fuels for the first time since the Industrial Revolution
Renewables just generated more electricity in the U.K. than fossil fuels—for the first quarter since the Industrial Revolution. Last quarter, over the months of July, August, and September, wind, biomass,
The battle to reduce Europe’s plastic waste could become a quarter of a billion dollars more expensive every year as the cost of recycled plastic soars. In recent months, the price of recycled plastic
New York City’s Director of Sustainability explains the path the city took to create its ambitious targets for building efficiency. The history of our planet is one long story of change, and the history