“The simple strategy that utilities can use to cut carbon pollution”

“When demand on the electricity grid is high, additional power plants may need to be switched on to meet the demand. Firing up a power plant is expensive for the utility. And, the backup plants tend to be… Read More

“Bendable concrete, with a design inspired by seashells, can make US infrastructure safer and more durable”

“Spring construction season is underway, and many tons of concrete will be used in the coming months. Unfortunately, concrete is a brittle material: Placed under stress, it cannot bend very far before it fractures. Some pavements that are… Read More

“12 destinations travelers might want to avoid in 2018”

“Tourism backlash has been in full effect over the past 12 months, with several destinations announcing they’d had enough of foreign visitors flooding their streets or disrupting their fragile ecosystems. Unsurprisingly, this has posed a a dilemma for… Read More

“10 massive corporations going big on solar power”

“American businesses are investing record amounts in solar, with the top corporate users adding 325 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity last year, according to the “Solar Means Business 2017” report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The… Read More

“20% of U.S. Diets Responsible for Almost Half of Country’s Food-Related Emissions, Study Finds”

“The study was the first to look at the environmental impact of individual diets in the U.S., and found that 20 percent of Americans account for 46 percent of the country’s food-related greenhouse-gas emissions. Seventy percent of the… Read More

“Five myths about recycling”

“From the kitchen table to the editorial pages, people have been debating the merits of recycling for decades. Does it really save energy and money? Can I recycle that yogurt cup or juice box? At the same time,… Read More

“Lyft makes its trips carbon neutral in bid to fight climate change”

“The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company announced Thursday that it will pay for a range of environmentally beneficial projects to compensate for the emissions from the millions of car journeys it provides every week. The tactic, known as carbon… Read More

“4 ways to increase internal collaboration and advance sustainability objectives”

“This final piece aims to take a step back and look at the big picture. We agree that the era of quick wins for sustainability is over, and that the next phase of work involves building resilient business… Read More

“Tougher climate policies could save a stunning 150 million lives, researchers find”

“There is an overlooked benefit to greatly lowering carbon emissions worldwide, a new study says. In addition to preserving Arctic sea ice, reducing sea-level rise and alleviating other effects of global warming, it would probably save more than… Read More

“The food that goes bad in your fridge amounts to trillions of gallons of wasted water”

“Before you know it, the perishables are going bad at the back of the fridge. They’ll wind up in the trash, like so many other well-intentioned meals that never came to be. Your efforts to eat better have… Read More