ecology

Planting trees has real health benefits, we should plant more of…

Planting trees relieves asthma and saves millions of dollars in health costs. More trees, stat!

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Activist fuels his bike tour with dumpster food to call attention…

By eating from dumpsters during his cycling tour across America, activist Rob Greenfield is hoping to draw attention to, and find solutions for, food waste.

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5 ways to save water in a drought-stricken world

Water is the essence of life. Humans are bound to this universal mandate as is any other form of life, but how we differ is our ability to control consumption and preserve what is perhaps the most precious…

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In Beijing, You Can Pay For Train Rides With Plastic Bottles

Across the world, there are many ways to encourage recycling. Tax breaks, virtual points, deposit payments--there's no shortage of ideas. Recently, we even came across a machine in Istanbul that gives…

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The downsides of environmental innovation

In June 2014, a solar roadways project sparked debate: do we need a new solar innovation when most roofs still are not equipped with solar panels? This question can be widened: as we wait for the next…

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3 Tips to Make the Kids More Eco-friendly

As an environmentally friendly parent it is, of course, important to be a good example of environmentally friendly activities yourself. Here are three tips that can help you to engage your kids in environmentally…

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Could we live without paper?

Dematerialisation is coming to all dimensions of our everyday lives. Books, bills, travel tickets, even exams and papers are being replaced by their digital counterparts. Cheaper, faster, lighter and "greener",…

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Travelling responsibly: the issues facing ecotourism

Since the International Year of Ecotourism, in 2002, ecotourism initiatives have multiplied. The concept has become more visible, and the figure of the responsible and committed tourist has emerged. But…

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This eco-friendly supermarket is using food waste to power its store

When you think about how often food in your fridge goes bad and needs to be thrown out, it’s easy to see how the issue of food waste would be amplified for places such as restaurants and supermarkets.

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Returnable bottles: a new informal economy is emerging

In Germany and in Denmark, but also in Brazil, new kinds of workers are using the flaws of the recycling industry to make a little extra money and fight poverty.

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