“General Motors will soon use wind power to build pickups and SUVs”

“GM wants to power all its global facilities with 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. GM will reach 20 percent of that goal by year-end, the automaker said Monday. ‘We do want to be known as a green… Read More

“Could carbon-capture technology be a silver bullet to stop climate change?”

“If every new building for the next 30 years was made with the resulting product, humans could erase the globe-warming pollution they’ve sent into the atmosphere, said Fiekowsky, founder of the Healthy Climate Alliance network. Blue Planet’s technology… Read More

“As global temperatures rise, so will mental health issues, study says”

“A rise in average monthly temperatures is tied to a small increase in mental health issues, according to a study published Monday in the journal PNAS. And over five years, a 1 degree Celsius increase in average temperature… Read More

“How Amsterdam’s canal boats are going electric – at a cost”

“The Prinses Irene, which once took Winston Churchill up the canals, is silent because it’s electric. All you hear is the swoosh of the water being churned up by the propeller. And there are no acrid diesel fumes… Read More

“Climate change impacts worse than expected, global report warns”

“The impacts and costs of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) of global warming will be far greater than expected, according to a comprehensive assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released Sunday in Incheon, South… Read More

“What the new report on climate change expects from you”

“Here’s what consumers can do Transportation: In order to meet the 1.5C goal, the IPCC envisages a future where people travel less, and that generally consumer preferences shift to more sustainable choices like car sharing and hybrid and… Read More

“Plastics Watch: Could seaweed replace plastic packaging?”

“One Indonesian inventor has found a unique solution to the problem of plastic food packaging. The 25-year-old says using seaweed instead of plastic could cut down plastic waste significantly.” https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-45711720/plastics-watch-could-seaweed-replace-plastic-packaging

“Food you’ve never heard of could end hunger”

“The term “conservation” may bring wildlife or land preservation to mind. But what about the food we eat? According to Crop Trust, an international organization working to safeguard agriculture, we only use about 1 percent of available crops… Read More

“How the Field Museum accelerated sustainability”

“If you’ve traveled to Chicago, you likely are familiar with the Field Museum, a grand building from 1893 filled with world-class artifacts and active research on one of the world’s top natural history collections. While this building houses… Read More

“Tourism Could Make or Break This Biodiverse Haven”

“A trio of pantropical spotted dolphins slices through the surface of Golfo Dulce—Costa Rica’s southernmost bay, tucked between the mainland and the Osa Peninsula. Their sleek black figures barely cause a ripple before gliding back beneath the glassy… Read More