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Two radically different cities, and the sustainability challenges they face

Photograph: Meagan Leach<p>A view of Iqaluit, with the airport runway in the background.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/27/1432722913645/1ed0e81e-86f0-46df-ae70-da3f1f8930f9-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Meagan Leach<p>A view of Iqaluit, with the airport runway in the …

Songdo, South Korea: City of the Future?

The thrills and disappointments of Asia's half-finished "high-tech utopia"<p>Speeding across one of the longest cable bridges in the world, jet-lagged but unwilling to close our eyes, we asked the taxi driver what he thought of the brand new city whose skyscrapers rose hopefully ahead of us. In his …

What are the smartest goals for sustainable development?

Over the next 15 years, the international community will spend $2.5 trillion on development, with national budgets contributing countless trillions …

The Power of Sustainability-First Design

For many companies, social responsibility seems to come as an afterthought. But if product developers are onboard, it can become the core of a business.<p>Paul Dillinger is a fashion designer straight out of central casting: hipster skinny, sporting a knit hat, happily hunched over drawings and his …

Live Q&A: how can the sustainable development goals do more for girls?

“The millennium development goals [MDGs] did not address the root causes of poverty, most especially women’s inequality, which made it impossible for the goals to be truly transformative,” said Action Aid in a report to the UK government in 2012.<p>Lucie Faucherre at the Organisation for Economic …

Gender

Remarkable Woman Quit Her Job in New York to Build Sustainable Bamboo Homes in Bali

In 2010, Elora Hardy left her successful fashion career in New York and returned to her childhood home in Bali, which is where she decided to build bamboo houses for a living. Over the course of the last five years, Elora and her team at Ibuku have revolutionized bamboo construction, believing that …

This Self-Sustainable Micro-Home Lets You Live Off The Grid In Comfort

<b>You can now</b> live off the grid in a self-sustainable, pod-like micro-home called the ‘Ecocapsule’.<p><b>Designed by</b> Nice Architects, a Bratislava-based …

Liberate the new you

Craghoppers clothing protects you from the elements, liberating your urge to explore. Here you'll meet free spirits like the astrobiologist Louisa Preston (watch the incredible film, below) and discover a world of adventures at home and abroad, with advice on the best gear to pack. You'll even be …

Why sustainability is at the heart of health

Hospitals are increasingly recognising the role of sustainability in nurturing the planet and in helping to provide an unrivalled standard of care

Dietary Guidelines 2015: Doctors, Nutritionists Push For Less Meat, More Sustainable Foods In American Diet

A large group of public health professionals and physicians are pushing for changes to the nation’s official dietary guidelines that would scrutinize …

Amaranth: the new quinoa which lives at the bottom of the garden

The seeds of the common plant ‘Love-Lies-Bleeding’ are as nutritious as quinoa and easy to harvest, Adele Nozedar tells The Hay Festival<p>Forget quinoa. The latest food trend is a tiny seed which is probably growing in your back garden.<p>The plant amaranth, which is also known as ‘Love-Lies-Bleeding’ …

The good, the bad and the ugly: sustainability at Nespresso

The single-serve coffee maker supports growers, but also creates a lot of waste. Its story illustrates the power and limitations of corporate sustainability programs<p>The sustainability story at Nespresso, a company that sells coffee machines and single-serve capsules, is a mix of the good, the bad …

Bridging the Gap Between Health and Environmental Sustainability

I've been working at the intersection of health and the environment for over 25 years. While my research in this space has evolved over time, I inevitably keep coming back to the same insight: <i>human health and the environment are undeniably and wholly dependent on each other</i>. One cannot and does not …

Mapping Ocean Wealth – Informing a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Changing Planet<p>A school of Yellowstripe Scads in the waters of Dampier Strait off the Raja Ampat Islands of Indonesia. Photo © Jeff Yonover<p><i>By Mark Spalding, marine scientist, The Nature Conservancy</i><p>I’m a somewhat recalcitrant tweeter. I’m not quite sure whether it’s worth the effort, but last month …

Work From Home: 7 Extraordinary Backyard Offices

In the 19th century, Thomas Jefferson designed his very own personal shed office in the Gardens of Monticello. From the cozy confines of the brick garden pavilion of the 5,000-acre property, Jefferson studied and wrote in the glow of the Virginian sunshine.<p>Fast-forward 200 years and office sheds of …

Sustainable Fashion And The Stress Of Buying Blue Jeans

You don’t see many leopard-skin coats around these days, or handbags festooned with peacock feathers. The voices of environmentalists and animal rights activists have been heeded by fashion industry leaders and are having an impact on the world of luxury fashion.<p>Now those voices are moving down the …

Sustainable farming will be next 'revolution in agriculture' - ABC Rural - ABC News

It reduces costs and improves the environment, and one acclaimed CSIRO agronomist says sustainable farming practices are the next "revolution in …

Farming

Sustainable Real Estate: Environment and Cost Friendly

Increasingly real estate developers and residents are favoring sustainable real estate for not only their eco-friendliness, but also for their ability to cut down monthly electric bills.<p>LEED certification, the most widespread version of sustainable building since its implementation in the '90s, …

Modern Sustainable Toothbrush

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Algae Could Help Solve Our Environmental Problems, so Why Aren't We Using It?

The stuff we think of as pond scum could be the secret to fixing food scarcity and fuel security, but not until algae systems are less expensive and more efficient.<p>Earlier this month, English design firm ecoLogics Studio drew the attention of attendees at Expo Milano 2015 (this year's Universal …

Algae

Environmentalism Doesn’t Have To Be Elite: How History Can Help The California Drought

As the record-setting and dangerous drought in California has made its way into our national conversations, many of the related stories have …

San Antonio

Preempting a Misleading Argument: Why Environmental Problems Will Stop Tracking with GDP

I hate to say I told you so, and could be too dead to do so, so I’ll tell you in advance: One decade soon, environmental problems will stop tracking …

Israeli Government Is Turning Away From Environmental Disasters, Activists Say

ISTANBUL – In the last decade, doctors in Israel diagnosed 30 children with cancer who all might have avoided the disease if their government had …

Controversial LNG energy project faces environmental review

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has restarted its review of Pacific NorthWest LNG after an 11-week delay, putting the regulator in a position to issue a draft report on whether to grant conditional approval to the controversial B.C. energy project.<p>The draft report by CEAA will serve as …

Livia Firth Brings Environmental Awareness to Cannes

While most go to Cannes to see films and attend parties, Livia Firth was there with a different purpose: to demonstrate the overlooked and highly detrimental impact of the fast fashion industry on the environment. Last week, the eco-entrepreneur hosted a screening of <i>True Cost</i>, a film she executive …

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Reopens Fierce Environmental Debate

The long-term environmental impacts of this week's oil spill in California may not be clear for some time. Meantime, the spill has reignited a fierce local debate over off-shore oil drilling.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Some dramatic images coming out of Santa Barbara Country, Calif., this week - …

Is China’s Environmental Tide Turning? 4 Things to Watch

After decades of stalled or blocked reforms, China’s environmental protection effort may finally be gaining traction. There are scores of new …

China

So how do you make snakeskin handbags environmentally friendly?

The handbags will still be python, the cotton silky, the leather soft, the designs au courant and the prices steep. In an international marketplace for fashion and luxury lifestyle, citizen-shoppers would have it no other way.<p>But last week, the global fashion giant Kering Group, owner of brands …