Can the sharing economy movement address the root causes of the world’s converging crises? As the sharing economy receives increasing attention from the media, a debate is beginning to emerge around its overall importance and future direction.
Maui Now Arakawa: Leaders Formalize Joint Sustainability Commitment Maui Now In an effort to achieve a culture of sustainability in the islands, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa joined his mayoral colleagues across the state, Governor Neil Abercrombie, and...
The recent water crisis in Toledo, Ohio is not an isolated incident, and it won’t be the last. As the annual and increasingly severe algae blooms hit Lake Erie this year, levels of the toxin mycrocystin reached such high levels that the City of Toledo ordered a tap water ban because the toxin can cause diarrhea, vomiting or impaired liver function. Residents were ordered not to drink the water or use it for cooking, brushing their teeth or pets.
These 3 Urban Farms Provide the Formerly Incarcerated an Opportunity to Grow NationSwell You can't argue with the benefits of urban farming. Not only does it provide fresh, local food, but it also helps to unite a community.
When the Friends of Tattnall Square Park first teamed up with Mercer engineering students to help to design a rain garden, we had no idea that the road to success would take months of planning, changes, revisions, and tweaking.read more...
To some an eco-capitalist, to others a die-hard hippy, farmer Patrick Holden reflects on shunning an us and them approach to organic farming for something altogether more holisticAre people finally turning away from supermarkets?
A group of South Korean scientists has converted cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy. It is hoped the material can be used to coat the electrodes of supercapacitors, while offering a solution to the growing environmental problem caused by used cigarette filters.
Saranga Nakhooda and Devin Lafo founded GrowingCities after graduating from Columbia University in May. They call it "a research and design think-tank for urban agriculture." Looking at tight urban spaces, they have developed five prototypes, designs for
Dealing a "severe blow" to the export of coal out of the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) on Monday rejected a critical permit for the construction of Ambre Energy's Morrow Pacific export terminal on the Columbia River.