“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

“India set to adopt Bath Uni idea for putting waste plastic into concrete”

“Use of waste plastic in concrete could help support sustainable construction in India, say the researchers. The Bath-led research has shown how replacing 10% of sand in concrete with waste plastic may help to reduce the vast amounts… Read More

“Climate change is a global injustice. A new study shows why”

“All efforts to fight climate change face the money test: Are the benefits of stopping global warming — and avoiding sea level rise, heat waves, and wildfires — greater than the costs? The dollar balance we arrive at… Read More

“What if we could put our plastic trash to good use?”

“Humans produce 420 million tons of plastic annually, and as much as 14 million tons of plastic enter the ocean. Scientists are now finding traces of microplastics in our sea salt, beer and tap water.” https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/what-if-we-could-put-our-plastic-trash-to-good-use

“Earth’s climate-change liposuction: Sucking carbon from the air”

“Addressing climate change isn’t just about moving to cleaner forms of energy anymore. It’s about literally taking out some of the heat-trapping gases already in our skies. Why it matters: There is so much buildup of carbon dioxide… Read More

“Cities, obsessed with electric cars, overlook simple solutions at climate summit”

“California Governor Jerry Brown kicked off the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco last week with two jaw-dropping announcements. Not only would California run on 100 percent clean energy within 25 years, but the entire state would… Read More

“Google’s New Tool to Fight Climate Change”

“In the next decade or so, more than 6,000 cities, states, and provinces around the world will try to do something that has eluded humanity for 25 years: reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, which warm the atmosphere… Read More

“The explosive problem with recycling iPads, iPhones and other gadgets: They literally catch fire.”

“As we enter new-gadget buying season, spare a moment to meet the people who end up handling your old stuff. Isauro Flores-Hernandez, who takes apart used smartphones and tablets for a living, keeps thick gloves, metal tongs and… Read More