sustainable development

An approach to developing anything that recognizes the need to meet the challenges of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Pittsburgh’s Transformation Sparks Criticism About ‘Nonprofit Industrial Complex’

Much of Pittsburgh’s success and quality of life is due to local NGOs and foundations, which of course showcase names such as Mellon,…

Airports in Netherlands to Run 100 Percent on Wind Power

Beginning next year, wind power will supply the electricity needs for all of the major airports in the Netherlands. The power will amount…

3p Weekend: The Business Case for Protecting Elephants

Tomorrow, August 12, is World Elephant Day. As these magnificent creatures endure more threats, from economic development to poaching, tomorrow in part is…

Air Travel Could Account for 25% of Global Warming By 2050

A recent United Nations report suggests the global aviation sector could consume as much as one-quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2050…

Since 1970, Air Pollution Down 73%, Economy Tripled

A new EPA report says that since 1970, the combined emissions of six common air pollutants have fallen 73 percent since 1970. Meanwhile,…

Fielding An X Prize for Adult Literacy

Low literacy skills cost the U.S. billions each year and keeps families in cyclical poverty, but a first-of-its-kind partnership is out to change…

The Impact of Food-for-Fuel: UK Study Weighs in on Biofuels

A United Kingdom study recently concluded that biofuels can have a critical role to play in the mitigation of future climate change risks,…

Mars Inc. Pledges to Boost Small Farmers’ Income

Mars Inc. recently launched The Farmer Income Lab, intended to be a “think tank” to ensure that global supply chains work for both…

WWF: Intensive Aquaculture Can Make Shrimp Industry More Sustainable

The meteoric growth of the global shrimp industry has an ugly side. The increase in shrimp farms worldwide has been tied to environmental…

The Ethics of Water Privatization: Tech Edition

The water tech industry isn’t just facing an unfathomable opportunity to pursue equitable water access and services; it faces an ethical imperative to…

UN Shares Frank Updates on the Sustainable Development Goals

The 19-page overview is frank and matter-of-fact, full of statistics that arouse hope, worry and of course, more questions, at the same time.…

Rainforest Alliance and Europe’s UTZ Announce Merger

Rainforest Alliance and UTZ have announced they will merge by the end of this year. The new Rainforest Alliance will eliminate double certifications…

Diplomatic Backlash Against Qatar Imperils Workers, Sustainable Development

The diplomatic isolation of Qatar has raised all kinds of questions about the World Cup and oil prices. But no one has asked…

How Solar Technology Benefits Homeowners

Homeowners can now convert more sunshine into electricity, gather system electricity production information from afar, and even install productive solar systems on complicated…

Insuring Nature to Ensure It Protects Us

Nature itself is one of our most powerful sources of protection against storms, rising sea levels and other negative impacts of climate change.