Sustainability

Solar Energy’s Potential $2.8 Trillion Prize

A new projection put the opportunity in solar at $2.8 trillion and there's plenty of money to go around.<p>We are just beginning to scratch the surface …

Sustainable Business

Swamp Chic Goes Mainstream This Summer With Algae Shoes

Get your algae shoes this summer (via Vivobarefoot)<p>Eat your heart out, Adidas: Shoemaker Vivobarefoot is preparing an “ultra-eco” take on …

Shoes

Forward Labs solar roof promises higher production, lower cost than Tesla's

<b>The unicorn of cheap clean home energy will most likely be found in an affordable solar roof that doesn't look like a solar roof, and that can pay</b> …

Clean Energy

Eric Reguly on how self-driving cars will kill cities, not save them

This TreeHugger was so excited when first confronted with the idea of the self-driving car almost six years ago. Even back then it was predicted that …

Tesla

This Could Be the Biggest Disruption the U.S. Solar Industry Has Ever Seen

Donald Trump could end up deciding the fate of America's solar industry only a few months from now.<p>The most consequential trade ruling in the short …

Sustainable Business

8 Startups Crafting the Future of Urban Agriculture

<i>With a busy week behind you and the weekend within reach, there’s no shame in taking things a bit easy on Friday afternoon. With this in mind, every</i> …

Farming

Atelier Space turn a 1925 nursery into a daylit solar-powered residence in the Netherlands

Smart adaptive reuse can do wonders with old, abandoned and disused buildings. Dutch firm Atelier Space breathed new life into this 1925 nursery in …

Architecture

The Future of Fish: Investors Get Into Sustainable Aquaculture - Bloomberg

Farmed or wild? Local or imported? Organic? Or some certification you've never heard of?<p>Anyone who has tried to be an eco-conscious seafood …

Environment

You can thank antibiotics for all the cheap meat

<b>Farmers pump livestock full of drugs to keep them 'healthy' and fatten them up quickly. Unfortunately this could be a global death sentence.</b><p>In her …

Agriculture

Stadskantoor Venlo / Kraaijvanger Architects

<i>From the architect.</i> The Venlo region is the world’s first to fully embraced the principles of cradle-to- cradle (C2C), not only did they set this …

Environment

Obama speaks out about climate change as G7 pressure Trump to honour Paris pact

Barack Obama on Friday said climate change remains a key challenge for the world, noting a lack of knowledge can fuel public resistance. His comments came as G7 leaders pressured his successor Donald Trump to honour the Paris climate deal.<p>The forrmer US president on Friday published an opinion …

Climate

This Massive Supermarket Chain in the UK is Banning Plastic Bags!

Since the introduction of single-use plastic bags by supermarket chains in the 1980s, this unassuming convenience item has made it to the very top of …

Environment

The Body Shop reveals smart posters that filter out London air pollution

The Body Shop has unveiled a series of clever out of home (OOH) ads in London that remove pollutants from the atmosphere.<p>The cosmetics and skin care …

Pollution

A Greener Fidelity; Latest Firm To Launch Sustainable Investing Funds

One of the world’s largest mutual fund providers has entered the field of sustainable investing.<p>Fidelity has launched two sustainability index funds, …

Environment

Why plastic straws should be taxed

<b>A small charge has helped people move away from plastic shopping bags, so why not the same approach for straws?</b><p>When waste disposal and recycling …

Environment

Asheville's cooking chops on display on new TV show

ASHEVILLE - Imagine it: You're invited to dinner, and told you'll be fed a meal entirely made of scraps. How do you feel? Does that change if you …

A&E Network

Thieving wild monkeys drive hard bargain when bartering to return purloined loot

<b>New research looks at the marauding macaques in Bali that swipe people's things and don't return them until the perfect food is procured.</b><p>Flip-flops, …

Environment

Photo: Early morning at Yosemite Falls

This is what happens when you wake up early and have everything set to go at 5:53 am, which is the exact moment that Sam McMillan took this beautiful …

Environment

Shifting our gaze to improve the health of the world’s oceans

This June 5-9 is the Ocean Conference, the high-level United Nations Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: …

Oceans

Put a rock on your plate to discourage overeating

<b>These wacky 'tableware' stones are meant to trick diners into thinking there's more food on their plates than there actually is.</b><p>How many times have …

Local Food Movement

Coal Country’s Power Plants Are Turning Away From Coal

Coal is on the defensive in the nation’s power industry. Even in coal country.<p>The pressure to shift more of the country’s electric supply to renewable sources is not just a rallying cry for environmentalists. Some of the power industry’s biggest customers, like General Motors and Microsoft, have …

Renewable Energy

12 tremendous trees that hold world records

<b>From tallest to oldest and fastest-growing to most dangerous, these superlative specimens are trees at their most extreme.</b><p>Given that human life is …

Nature

MAKING PLANT MEDICINE, 4TH EDITION

Published in the year 2000, <i>Making Plant Medicine</i> has become a preferred herbal reference for learning to make standard herbal tinctures, teas, …

Sustainable Living

These High-Tech Sensors Track Exactly How Fresh Our Produce Is So We Stop Wasting Food

We throw out over 30% of food because it goes bad before it’s supposed to. A data-driven tracking technology from Zest Fresh is ensuring food stays fresh in transit–to cut down the amount we waste.<p>How often have you gone to a grocery store, picked out what seems to be a fresh pint of blueberries, …

Food Waste

Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

The former president addresses the greatest challenges facing the world, and what we can do about them<p>During the course of my presidency, I made climate change a top priority, because I believe that, for all the challenges that we face, this is the one that will define the contours of this century …

Climate

Harvard’s building a model for energy efficiency by renovating a decades–old home

The HouseZero project will turn a wooden home from the ‘20s into a model for efficient, affordable green design<p>When architects talk about building more sustainably, the conversation often turns toward new concepts for homes and offices. At Harvard, a group of students and faculty think they can …

Green Design

Rethink everything about forests, wood products, climate studies say

British Columbians need to rethink everything about the way we manage our forests and the products they provide, according to research by the Pacific …

Simon Fraser University

The company helping supermarkets reduce food waste and making sure customers are not ripped off at the till

News in February that Tesco had overcharged over two-thirds of its customers by advertising out-of-date promotions, showed that traditional paper …

Lifestyle

Lightweight prefab wood framing system goes together without nails

We do go on about how we love wood construction; it is the only building material that sequesters carbon for the life of the building. These days, …

Construction

5 Sustainability Threats Facing Fashion

<b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> It’s 2050. The Arctic Circle, Earth’s once-pristine white snowcap, is now green. Its melting snowdrifts have been replaced with an irrepressible moss. Just south, across the formerly barren landscape of the Canadian tundra, a place in which permafrost prevented even trees …

Environment