If you care about the environment or practicing sustainable living, there are some planet-friendly actions you’re probably taking. You may be trying to go zero waste; you’re probably learning how to recycle more effectively and taking steps to reduce your food and single-use waste. But is it enough? How can you know how much of an impact you’re making? A new quiz has the answers—but you may not like them.
Under pressure from environmental campaigners, British supermarkets are experimenting with ways to cut their plastic footprint.
Whole Foods CEO and co-founder John Mackey believes that plant-based meat products are positive for the environment, but not so much for your health.
A solo adventurer rode a stand-up paddleboard from California to Hawaii. He saw plastic the whole way there.
A three-month paddleboat float across the Pacific Ocean might seem crazy to the rest of us, but for Antonio de la Rosa it was just another challenge.
When it comes to cholesterol levels, white meat may be no better than red meat — and plant-based protein beats both
A study published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition sparked interest when it reported that red and white meat have a similar effect on low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol, which is associated with increased heart disease risk.
Technological advances over the years have made it easier to do business over great distances. Cars and airplanes, for instance, help us do business face to face in hours — nationwide and between continents. With those technological advances, however, have come increased carbon emissions and environmental damage.
TerraCycle offers a range of national, easy-to-use recycling platforms allowing everyone to #RecycleEverything, as well as Loop, a sustainable shopping experience moving the world away from single-use packaging. See below to get started.
Trees are nature’s way of cleaning the air, but they come with the downside of needing time in order to grow. A Mexican startup called Biomitech has a way around this, however. The company has developed an artificial tree that it claims is capable of sucking up the equivalent amount of air pollution as 368 living trees. That’s not only a saving on growing time, but also on the space needed to accommodate them.
Whether you live on or off campus, here’s a checklist to help you wrap up the end of the year sustainably.
What’s keeping you from living a more environmentally-friendly life? Maintaining a sustainable life can either sound intimidating or simply expensive, but there are small things you can do to get started.
Tests of Europe's rivers and canals have revealed more than 100 pesticides -- including 24 that are not licensed for use in the EU.
Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research. New research shows that resources that would be spent on developing and installing carbon capture technologies would be better invested in creating more solar panels and wind turbines and focusing on developing energy storage options to support these instead.
When a person walks out of the grocery store holding an eco-friendly canvas bag instead of a plastic bag, what gender do you think they are?
Scientists have developed and analyzed a novel catalyst for the oxidation of 5-hydroxymethyl furfural, which is crucial for generating new raw materials that replace the classic non-renewable ones used for making many plastics.
The plane carries no single-use plastics – but aren't we ignoring a much bigger environmental issue?