Last Tuesday, the UN’s climate talks have opened in Marrakech, with representatives from 196 countries focusing on the implementation of the Paris Agreement, under the stewardship of the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar
Our society needs a new story to belong to. The old story of empire and dominion over the earth has to be looked at in the full light of day - all of our ambient cultural stories and values that we take for granted and which remain invisible must become visible.
But most of all, we need to see the promise of the alternatives - we need to be able to imagine new exciting ways that people could live, better than anything that the old paradigm could ever dream of providing.
Researchers at Washington State University have discovered a new type of cooperative photosynthesis that could be used in engineering microbial communities for waste treatment and bioenergy production.
EcoVadis hosted an insightful Panel discussion at Le Bourget in Paris last Friday, December 4, for Day 5 of COP21 with close to 200 attendees. In case you weren't able to make it to Paris, here's a summary of the insights and discussion from this excellent panel procurement and sustainability leaders...
The private sector is largely absent from the negotiations despite the fact that it is responsible for the majority of both GDP and emissions. Here are four reasons to pay attention to the private sector at COP21.
Suppose you could replace "Made in China" with "Made in my garage." Suppose also that every time you polished off a jug of two percent, you would be stocking up on raw material to make anything from a cell phone case and golf tees to a toy castle...
WATER POLLUTION - CANADA TAKES CRAP FOR FLUSHING RAW SEWAGE INTO THE OCEAN - According to Macleans, Canada’s leading news magazine, the sewage is a mixture of water, human waste, microorganisms, toxic chemicals, heavy metals, EXCRETED PHARMACEUTICALS and, potentially, pathogens such as cholera, typhoid and hepatitis B. http://environment.about.com/od/waterpollution/a/canadasewage.htm
In an amazing sustainability quadruple play, researchers at the University of Colorado Denver are working on a fuel cell that can desalinate water, treat wastewater and generate electricity in a single process, while producing hydrogen gas that is re-used to make the treatment process run efficiently. What’s amazing about it is that the operation is run by microscopic living organisms that exist all around us and even inside of us, otherwise known as microbes – yes, microbes
Discarded or used shipping containers with their unique configuration offer a great scope for designers to let loose their creativity and produce some innovative structures, which not only presents unique formation to meet individual needs but also...
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