Sustainability

Couple Plants 2.7 Million Trees Over 20 Years To Restore Brazilian Forest

Photo via Intelligent Living Article by Andrea D. Steffen, Intelligent Living A couple of people can literally make a whole forest of a difference! That’s what renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado have proven. With the help of many, they planted 2.7...

To make a burger, first you need 660 gallons of water …

Photo by Masis Dzuk via Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 4.0) Article by Betty Hallock, Los Angeles Times California’s severe drought has probably made a lot of us more aware of our water footprint, which is the amount of fresh water we use plus the amount used for the goods...

China moves on takeout containers in bid to reduce plastic waste

Photo courtesy of AFP Photo/STR Article via Agence France-Presse (AFP) China will ban plastic bags in major cities and single-use straws from restaurants by the end of this year in a bid to cut down on waste. The country is one of the world's biggest users of plastic,...

Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

Image courtesy of PxFuel (CC0) Article via Associated Press Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the environment minster warning on Monday that those who want to make the country a rubbish bin...

IBM’s cobalt-free EV battery uses materials extracted from seawater

Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Article by Christine Fisher, EnGadget Electric vehicles will play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but they are not yet a perfect solution. Today, most EVs run on lithium-ion batteries made with heavy metals like...

Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough

Image courtesy of GoodFreePhotos.com (CC0) Article by Matt Egan, CNN Business A secretive startup backed by Bill Gates has achieved a solar breakthrough aimed at saving the planet. Heliogen, a clean energy company that emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday, said it has discovered a way to use artificial...