Sustainability

Roadhaus is a modern tiny house & RV hybrid

There's been some discussion around the internets about why tiny homes are not the same as recreational vehicles and trailers. But the line dividing …

We don't need electric transport trucks, we need to get rid of trucks

At the 1967 Genoa International Container Conference in Genoa, Italy, Gabriel Alter (my late dad) outlined what he called a "land bridge" for moving …

Transportation

MIT researchers develop a system that can store thermal energy for hours

Canned Heat<p>Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have produced a battery-like system capable of storing thermal energy and …

Clean Energy

Our addiction to growth is harming the climate

We must wean ourselves off unsustainable economic growth if we are to cut greenhouse gas emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, say some …

World News

Tesla unveils electric, 500 mile-range semi truck

2017 has been strange in so many ways, it didn't even occur to me as odd that people around the world were willing to wait up late into their night …

7 Clothing Brands You Won't Feel Guilty About Spending Your Money On

Your wallet might love Zara, but your conscience doesn't.<p>We all love finding deals at fast-fashion brands, but it’s becoming harder to justify a $15 dress when you know that the person who made it likely did so in a less-than-ideal work environment. (Ahem, Zara.)<p>High-fashion designers like Stella …

Clothing

Why Wind and Solar Energy Costs Aren’t Dropping Like They Used To

The costs of renewable energy projects aren't coming down like they did a decade ago, but that may not be as bad as it seems.<p>For the last two …

Renewable Energy

Chilly supermarket aisles set to become history

Chilly supermarket aisles are about to become a thing of the past as Sainsbury's has designed new F1-style gadgets to stop cold air escaping from fridges.<p>The technology is designed to save energy but will also put an end to shoppers getting a sudden urge to put on a jumper while browsing for …

Sainsbury'S

Metal recyclers prepare for electric car revolution

LONDON (Reuters) - Recycling companies are honing processes to extract metals from old batteries more cheaply and efficiently so they can capitalize on an expected shortfall in materials such as cobalt and lithium when sales of electric cars take off.<p>The main obstacle recyclers face now is a …

Batteries

'RiverBlue' Proves Just How Much Fashion Pollution Hurts the Planet — and Its Inhabitants

Full of visceral reminders that pollution ravages humans and the environment alike, the new documentary seeks to offer hope nonetheless.<p>In the years …

Fashion

Small-Scale Trout Farming - Sustainable Farming

This Kamloops has lived at Eco-Village for only a few weeks, and will require almost a year's worth of feeding before it's ready for the …

Farming

Better Leather: The Movement Towards Regenerative Fashion

Most vegans and vegetarians see a connection and cycle with consumables further than their plate. They choose not to wear fur, or have sheepskin rugs …

Agriculture

Biggest-Ever Singles' Day Buying Binge Has Left Behind a Record-Setting Pile of Trash

China’s Singles’ Day online discount sales bonanza on Saturday saw bargain-hungry buyers spend over $38 billion, flooding the postal and courier …

Retail

Everyone needs an astiankuivauskaappi!

<b>That's Finnish for dish-drying cabinet.</b><p>When I was a kid visiting my cousins for a week each summer, we children were in charge of washing the dishes …

Setting the stage: High-level Conference in Qatar to jump-start 2018 discussions on financing for the Sustainable Development Goals - United Nations Sustainable Development

Ministers, high-level government officials, as well as representatives from international organizations, the private sector, civil society and …

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability reporting: Staying on top of trends

Sustainability specialist and Director at IBIS Consulting Simon Clarke highlights some of the main reporting trends and offers some ideas on what …

What, Me Worry? Humans Are Blind to Imminent Environmental Collapse

A curious thing about H. sapiens is that we are clever enough to document — in exquisite detail — various trends that portend the collapse of modern …

Ecology

Solar Energy Boom Could Heat Up The Global Energy Sector

SolarEdge is at the cutting edge of the solar market.<p>China and India are driving renewables adoption.<p>Expectations must be managed.<p>By 2040, the world …

Business

Winning sustainable ways for Warrigal in NSW

Community owned not-for-profit senior living, residential care and community services provider Warrigal wins state business award.

Virgin investigates claims its carbon offset scheme is damaging forests - Runway Girl

Virgin Atlantic Airways is looking into claims made by an environmental NGO which suggest that a forestry project used in the airline’s carbon …

Climate

Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative

London’s caffeine habit could soon provide an eco-friendly energy kick to its buses, including its iconic red double decker.<p>Some six thousand litres …

Royal Dutch Shell

Powering the future we want - United Nations Sustainable Development

The UN DESA programme “Powering the Future We Want” offers a grant of one million US dollars, awarded to an individual, institution or partnership to …

Unreasonable Impact is backing entrepreneurs to provide solutions to our planet’s energy crisis

One of the defining challenges of our day is making sure that the world’s growing population gets all the energy it needs to carry out both economic …

Amazon Rainforest

Spoof Coca-Cola advert shows 'Santa' tipping bottles into the ocean to highlight plastic waste - Mirror Online

A spoof Coca-Cola Christmas advert showing 'Santa' tipping empty cans and bottles into the ocean has been released by Greenpeace - but the fizzy …

Advertising

Spring 2018 SUMA Assistant Positions

The Sustainability Management program is seeking candidates for Curriculum and Grading Assistant (CGA) and Faculty Support Assistant (FSA) …

Columbia University

Neighborhoods exposed to pollution and toxic chemicals could be breeding grounds for diabetes

• <b>Black people are nearly twice as likely as white people to develop type 2 diabetes.</b>• <b><br>A groundbreaking new study looks at the environmental factors that may be to blame.</b>• <b><br>Exposure to toxic, endocrine-disrupting chemicals can cause the disease, which disrupts the way the body turns glucose into usable</b> …

U.S. Politics

Williams keeps it cool: How F1 technology ended up on supermarket shelves - Formula 1

As talk over <b>Formula 1</b>‘s 2021 engine formula rumbles on, much debate among fans stems from the manufacturers’ desire for “road relevance”, …

Sainsbury'S

The L.O.L. Surprise! has to be the worst holiday gift ever

<b>This toy, with its 50 layers of plastic, is designed to replicate the YouTube unboxing video experience -- because that's just what every young kid</b> …

Kids

Top Five Tips To Have A More Ethical Christmas

It's the season to be jolly. However, psychological research has shown that stress and anxiety are on the rise during the festive season. This is …

Christmas

Nature lovers may #OptOutside on Black Friday, but they consume resources year-round

While shoppers scramble for Black Friday bargains this year, outdoor retailer REI is closing its 154 U.S. stores. This is the third consecutive year …

Outdoors