environment

How We Can Advance Sustainability Despite an Absent EPA

Despite the Donald Trump administration’s determination to roll back as many environmental protections as possible, a substantial number of companies are interested in…

Ellen MacArthur Foundation Announces $2 Million Plastics Innovation Prize

To help spur what it calls the “New Plastic Economy," the Ellen MacArthur Foundation plans to launch a $2 million innovation prize in…

Earth Angel Greens TV and Movie Sets Nationwide

Emellie O’Brien is the founder and president of Earth Angel, the only sustainability consultancy servicing film and television production on the East Coast.

Portland Metro Targets 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2050

This week Portland, Oregon and surrounding Multnomah County unveiled a joint agenda to meet 100 percent of their energy needs with renewables by…

Where Sustainability Meets Public Health

An increasing number of academics and healthcare professionals are saying manmade climate change could carry heavy implications for human health.

NRDC Prepares for Legal Battle with Trump

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) plans to take legal action to combat the Donald Trump administration’s "anti-environment" agenda, senior officers said in…

Thinking ‘Glocally’ About Water Scarcity: Why We Need to Act Now

When Karishma Bhagani was attending high school in Kenya, half of the country was drought-stricken. So she invented a low-tech water purifier to…

Can Farming the Ocean Help Save the Planet?

Aquaculture can be a win for the economy and the environment -- creating rural jobs and providing healthy, local seafood, argues Robert Jones…

Study: Half of U.S. Corn Crop Could Vanish by 2100

Half of the country's corn harvest could be wiped out by 2100 without efficient reductions in greenhouse gases, according to a new study.…

The Greenwashing of Carpet Waste Management

Six years ago, California signed into law the country's first carpet waste management legislation. But the state's carpet recycling rate is actually falling.…

Meet the New EPA Fracking Report, Same as the Old EPA Fracking Report

The final EPA fracking report is met with outrage by oil and gas stakeholders, just 18 months after they praised a draft version…

What the Outdoors Industry Is Doing About America’s Changing Landscape

The long-held notion of what an “outdoorsy” type looks like (think of old Sierra Club photos) is being dispelled.

Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way

The energy sector of our global economy has long been due for an overhaul. We need cleaner sources, an upgraded grid and new…

3 Surprising Reasons For Low Oil Prices

Since 1974. OPEC (the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) has curtailed oil supplies to raise prices and profits. What changed that is causing…

Remember Teddy Roosevelt: Conservation Shouldn’t Be Partisan

“I’m so tired of party labels,” said Jim Brainard, Republican mayor of Carmel, Indiana. "[Conservation] should be a non-partisan issue."