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Added 2 August, 2015

While the trend toward sustainable food practices is now firmly entrenched in our collective psyche, the reality is that in many areas, like fish, commitments to sustainability are few and far between. Many of the industry's largest harvesters and purchasers are still looking the other way. But this is not the case everywhere. England is now...

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Added 17 June, 2015

Consumers increasingly want to know where the products they consume come from, how they are made, and the social and environmental impacts those products have on the people who make them and the places they come from. This trend is most obvious in the food and beverage sector, where consumers are increasingly demanding – and receiving –...

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Added 14 May, 2015

We are seeing more and more public advertisements that are interacting with their environments in creative ways that engage viewers. Recent examples include billboards in the UK that point out airplanes overhead, along with their destinations, and a metro ad in Sweden that reacted to trains pulling into the station. Hot on this trend comes a...

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Added 1 May, 2015

Naturally controversial as faceless robots in the sky, flying drones also have the potential to solve all kinds of challenges that helicopters, satellites and GPS devices haven't been able to tackle. As they get cheaper and more pervasive, creative people from all walks of life are finding novel uses for the aircraft. Even if you are not a game...

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Added 30 April, 2015

Reusable coffee mugs have been gaining traction over the past few years as the responsible choice for java drinkers worldwide. More and more, people are choosing to be greener by avoiding ordering beverages in container they only use only once. And many companies nudge their patrons in this direction by offering discounts on drinks (and food)...

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Added 28 April, 2015

Wind and solar power projects have seen major gains in the past few years as the world looks for cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels. In the search for green energy, many other ideas have been proffered, including wave power and algae fuel, two of the more novel options. But for many scientists and researchers, the Next Big Revolution in clean...

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Added 27 April, 2015

One hallmark of our green-conscious age has been the rapid rise of reusable, cloth grocery bags, sold at checkout counters or brought from home. Some cities have banned single-use plastic bags altogether, which others encourage (or require) stores to charge a few cents for them. Either way, plastic bags and other packaging create obvious issues...

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Added 16 April, 2015

The European aerospace company Airbus is demonstrating a small all-electric plane it is calling the E-Fan. Just in time to quell rising global concern over the environment, along with the fact that increasing air travel is a huge contributor to airborne the C02 levels that are leading to climate change, the E-Fan just might be a harbinger of an...

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Added 14 April, 2015

In Vienna, Austria, architects are planning to build the world's first wooden skyscraper. At 24 stories, it will be the world's tallest wooden building, and house a hotel, apartments, offices and a restaurant. About 75% of the tower is expected to be made from wood and architects say it's construction will save about 28 hundred tons of CO2...

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Added 14 April, 2015

The green trend and sustainability is one of the biggest trends for the rest of our lives, and we are seeing it embraced by people and businesses all over the world. What's interesting is that governments are now getting into the act, making laws and pronouncements that don't just make greening a social trend, but a legal one as well. Now the...