Sustainability

Amazon is raising the price of Prime monthly memberships by nearly 20 percent

From $10.99 to $12.99<p>Amazon Prime memberships are getting more expensive — for those customers who want the flexibility to pay for the speedy shipping and media streaming program on a monthly basis.<p>The company is announcing on Friday that the Amazon Prime monthly fee is increasing from $10.99 to …

Amazon

Don't judge a supermarket for empty shelves, it might be fighting food waste

<b>Sorry, shoppers, but empty supermarket shelves could be a good thing.</b><p>So here's something funny. People loved to complain about Whole Foods, otherwise …

Whole Foods

As shops ditch plastic packaging, seaweed will take over

Man has produced more than eight billion tonnes of plastic – and has consigned 6.3 billion tonnes of it to landfill or the ocean. Plastic pollutes …

Recycling

The Campaign For Organic Food Is a Deceitful, Expensive Scam

<i>This article first appeared on the Hoover Institution site.</i><p>Adam Smith, the eighteenth century economist and philosopher, offered insights into human …

Agriculture

Best Architecture Schools for a World-Class Education

Do you have designs on a career in architecture? There are dozens of best architecture schools across the globe where you can get a first-class …

Architecture

Get Ready: Zara and Other Cult Brands Will Be More Sustainable By 2020

Your favorite brands are giving you more reasons to love them. As WWD reports, 64 major companies have just committed to becoming more sustainable by …

Fashion

Companies That Do Right by Their Workers Start by Elevating Their Definition of Success

There’s been a ripple of excitement of late as some big companies have unveiled (fairly modest) raises and bonuses for workers. Wal-Mart announced that it would pay out up to $1,000 per employee, depending on seniority, and that it would begin a process of boosting its minimum wage to $11 per hour. …

Wells Fargo

Waitrose to Ditch Hard to Recycle Black Plastic Trays to Help Save the World’s Oceans!

Earlier this week, British supermarket chain Iceland announced that it was ending the use of plastic packaging for their branded products, raising …

Environment

Nissan to start selling rooftop solar panels and batteries

Tesla’s model of selling electric cars and solar panels seems to appeal to other automakers too – now Nissan is getting in on the game with Nissan …

Clean Energy

Coca-Cola plans to go green by 2030, but not everyone’s buying it

Coca-Cola has just announced its New Year’s resolution—it’s going to try to alleviate some of its environmental impact. <b>The soft drink giant says it is planning to collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030</b>, which seems like a nod to the fact that it would be nearly …

Advertising

Here's the Subtle Way that Meghan Markle's Style Choices Point to Her Philanthropy

Soon-to-be princess Meghan Markle’s polished wardrobe has shown that she’s got her royal style on lock, but it looks like her fashion is also giving …

Meghan Markle

U.S. South Defies Solar Slowdown as Utilities Tap Savings

The U.S. South is providing the solar industry with a few bright spots this year even as growth slows nationally.<p>Florida will lead the way as NextEra …

Renewable Energy

ZK International Group announces $1.2M contract with the XingRong Group

ZK International Group, (ZKIN) reported yesterday, has entered into a $1.2M contract with The XingRong Group, one of the largest water treatment and …

Business

H&M faced backlash over its ‘monkey’ sweatshirt ad. It isn’t the company’s only controversy.

H&M came under fire last week for an ad that featured a black child donning a sweatshirt with the words “coolest monkey in the jungle” etched on the front. The scandal drew public accusations of racism all over social media, including from the Weeknd and G-Eazy, who both cut ties with the …

Lifestyle

French airport protest camp: 'We will continue to live here'

After 50 years of resistance, the French government has abandoned its plans to build a new airport in western France. DW discussed the recently …

World News

3 Top Energy Stocks to Buy Right Now

We see a bright future for these energy stocks.<p>The energy industry is in the midst of a tectonic shift away from fossil fuels and toward renewables, …

Stocks

How To Make Your Relationship Last, According To Experts

When you're in a long-term relationship, it's totally natural to want to know how to make the relationship last. The longer you're with someone, the …

Relationships

This City worker ditched his job to recycle plastic from a home-made floating bike on London's canals

• <b>Dhruv Boruah collects plastic along London's canals.</b>• <b><br>He uses a bamboo bike attached to two floats, with a propeller powered by the rear wheel.</b>• <b><br>Dhruv used to be a management consultant. He now is giving back to the community.</b>• <b><br>We joined him for a ride from Paddington to Camden.</b><p>Dhruv Boruah collects …

Recycling

MoviePass to Co-Acquire Movies With Distributors, Starting at Sundance

Sundance 2018: Monthly movie theater subscription company makes another provocative move<p>MoviePass, the $9.95-per month movie-theater subscription …

Sundance

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018: The two main themes of this year's show

Plants and gardens can help us fight big environmental issues<p>This year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 will, as ever, be showcasing some beautiful …

Chelsea Flower Show

German lawmakers debate how to deal with refugees' families

Parliamentarians are grappling with a new law to reunite families with migrants who have fled dire circumstances, but who don't have refugee status. …

World News

BAR Technologies launches BAR Rigging

BAR Technologies, the effective commercial arm of the Land Rover BAR America’s Cup campaign has announced the launch of BAR Rigging to focus on …

Yachts

AkzoNobel Launches 2018 Imagine Chemistry Challenge

Article ByLauren M. Graham, Ph.D.Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.Brag Biobased Products BlogOn January 10, 2018, AkzoNobel, a member of the Biobased and …

Law

Humans Can Use Moss To Clean Lead Contaminated Water, Scientists Find

Scientists could harness the power of moss to clean water that has been contaminated with lead.<p>A team of researchers reported that the cell walls in …

EPA

I Am One Of The Six Residents Of The Isle Of Ulva. Please Help Us Retain Control Of Our Home

Community ownership offers us a say in our future. And that is what makes it essential<p>AFP Contributor via Getty Images<p>Since it was announced in …

Housing

Perkins+Will is Creating a Whole New World for the Suzhou Science & Technology Museum

Perkins+Will is creating a whole new world 62 miles northwest of Shanghai for the Suzhou Science & Technology Museum. Inspired by shan sui, the …

Architecture

The Rise Of China And Its Investment Implications

<i>By Jeremy Schwartz</i><p>At a time when global geopolitical tension, particularly in Asia, is high, it was a pleasure to speak with two China experts on our …

Business

Meet top startups from Alchemist Class 17

Yesterday Alchemist Accelerator, best known for working with enterprise startups, held its 17th demo day at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in Menlo Park, California. Twenty-four startups pitched ideas ranging from personalized genomics to hard tech spinouts from Stanford’s Linear Accelerator.<p>…

Startups

U.S. workforce shortages bolster case for Fed rate hikes

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (Reuters) - HydraForce Inc is going to almost desperate lengths, including offering to bus in out-of-town workers, to find the muscle it needs to meet growing demand for hydraulic valves from its three factories north of Chicago.<p>The Lincolnshire, Ill.-based firm, which wants to …

Economy

Stena Recycling to become Volvo Ocean Race Sustainability Programme partner

<b>Volvo Ocean Race has announced Stena Recycling as an official Sustainability Programme partner. Stena Recycling aims to find the most</b> …

Sailing