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Environment
Sweden Runs Out of Garbage

Sweden Runs Out of Garbage

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. Imagine a world where pollution is a non-issue, cities are pristine, healthy environments to live in, and little to no entanglements from discarded trash injures wildlife or clogs the oceans. In Sweden, this is almost a reality, yet it’s causing a paradoxical predicament for the recycle-happy country that relies on...
Ethical funds outperform mainstream investments

Ethical funds outperform mainstream investments

Ethical and sustainable investments have performed 6% better than non-ethical funds Ethical and sustainable investment funds have performed better over the last year than their non-ethical counterparts, new research shows. According to research by independent comparison website Moneyfacts.co.uk, the average ethical fund has posted gains of 24% over the 12 months to August 2013, compared...
Greenpeace Tells the FDA: Stop Misleading the Public About GMOs

Greenpeace Tells the FDA: Stop Misleading the Public About GMOs

By: Christina Sarich, Natural Society Greenpeace is speaking up for the general public, by telling the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they have no right to claim that GMOs are safe for Americans, or anyone else. The FDA and Monsanto have repeatedly told us that GMOs are safe to eat and pose no risk to the environment,...
China Destroys Three US Shipments of GM Corn

China Destroys Three US Shipments of GM Corn

Could the global tide in support of GMO’s be turning? A new report reveals that the formerly pro-GMO Chinese government, one of the largest consumers of GMO food crops in the world, is beginning to crack down on GM corn shipments from the US that have not followed appropriate biosafety regulations. Surprisingly, despite these seemingly drastic steps...
Pesticides ban is a triumph for people power, and Europe

Pesticides ban is a triumph for people power, and Europe

By Brigit Strawbridge The push for a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides – believed to be linked to a dramatic decline in the populations of bees and other pollinators – mobilised millions of European citizens, some of them for the first time, says Brigit Strawbridge On Monday 29 April 2013, EU member states voted to support the...
9 CEOs and corporate execs leading the climate change fight

9 CEOs and corporate execs leading the climate change fight

Who is leading the climate change fight? Check TreeHugger’s article to read more about the 9 CEOs and corporate execs who can feel proud of what they have done.
Streetlight powered by algae absorbing CO2 from the air

Streetlight powered by algae absorbing CO2 from the air

French biochemist and Shamengo pioneer Pierre Calleja has invented this impressive streetlight that is powered by algae which absorbs CO2 from the air. We have featured algae-powered lamps before but this one takes out 1 ton (!) of CO2 per year. This is as much CO2 as as a tree absorbs on average during its entire life. While development is still needed to...
Lone Indian Man Plants 1,360 Acre Forest single-handedly

Lone Indian Man Plants 1,360 Acre Forest single-handedly

A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work...
Defeating procrastination: "El minimalismo según ValeDeoro"

Defeating procrastination: “El minimalismo según ValeDeoro”

I shipped! A bit later then expected, nervous as hell, I hit the button “publish”. For today I crushed the little devil on my shoulder who tried to convince me that it was not good enough yet, that I should do yet another review, that most certainly I missed something crucial, that nobody would be...
It’s Time To Move To A Circular Economy

It’s Time To Move To A Circular Economy

By Ben Schiller We simply can’t solve the fundamental issues of the global economy without rethinking the entire underpinnings of our “take-make-dispose” model of consumption. On average, developed-world citizens consume 1,764 pounds of food and drink annually, 265 pounds of packaging, and 44 pounds of new clothing and shoes–80% of which finds its way to...