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The Coming, Preventable Phosphorus Crisis

We're running out of phosphorus, one of the most important elements in soil that is critical for agriculture. Time to expand ecological farming,…
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Embracing a New Definition for Social Investing

Definitions — we are so over them in the social investing sector. Yet once in a while a new definition comes along, and…
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Can ‘Test-Tube Meat’ Cure Hunger and Agricultural Pollution?

While you may not find poultry grown in a petri dish to be appetizing, the benefits of engineering our food could prove to…
Meet The Startups, People & Organizations That Will Transform Our Cities In the Next Decade

Urbantech Startups and the Cities of the Future

As urbanization increases, so does the need for smarter solutions in order to serve the needs of this increased population. Startups are using…
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Ben & Jerry’s Tesla Road Trip for Climate Change

Ben & Jerry's is criss-crossing the U.S. for its Save Our Swirled tour in a tricked-out Tesla serving free ice cream and encouraging…

‘Eye-Catching’ Gains in Renewable Energy Investment

The U.N. Environment Program's 2015 report is chock full of facts and figures testifying to ongoing growth in global renewable energy investment. Following…

Is There a Future With Enough Food — But Without Big Ag?

Mono-crops certainly have their problems. But the volume of corn and soybean calories they produce are difficult to argue with, especially with a…

South Africa Tests Drones to Thwart Rhino Poaching

South Africa is testing unmanned aerials vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, to stamp out rhino poaching in Kruger National Park, its "crown jewel" wildlife…
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Skidmore College Earns Chain of Custody Certification for Seafood

Students, faculty and staff at Skidmore College in upstate New York are now being served a variety of fresh seafood certified to have…

MIT’s Climate CoLab Puts Big Money Up for Big Climate Concepts

“As systems like Linux and Wikipedia have shown, people from around the world — connected by the Internet — can work together to…
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Timex Joins Companies Supporting Earth Hour 2015

Timex is asking citizens to upload a photo and share their pledges in order to spread the word about Earth Hour 2015.

The Color of Salmon: How Much Would You Pay for Orange?

The color of food plays a perhaps surprisingly large role in our perceptions of its attractiveness, as well as our expectations of how…
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How Driverless Cars Will Impact the Environment

Driverless cars will make it safer to text on the go, but will they be an improvement over conventional cars when it comes…

U.N. Global Compact Expels Hundreds for Non-Compliance

The U.N. Global Compact, the United Nations' sustainability initiative, won some and lost some at the end of 2014 -- literally. While its…
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Naomi Klein and Capitalism vs. Climate Change

The book’s subtitle is compelling: Capitalism vs. The Climate. Simply put: “Our economic system and our planetary system are now at war.”