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The Biggest Vertical Farm In The World Is Breaking Ground In November
One of the biggest airline food providers is starting construction on a vertical farm in Dubai as a solution to demand for fresh greens and a severe water shortage.
Scientists Discover Thriving Coral Reefs Under Oceanic Volcanoes
Researchers from marine life advocates Oceana have discovered a surprising new world under the sea near Sicily.
Starbucks Announces Plan To Ban Straws From All Stores
Starbucks is ramping up its sustainability efforts with a plan to eradicate the use of plastic straws in its assembly line.
Honeybees Are Being Saved By Dogs Trained To Sniff Out Bacteria
It's challenging and laborious to detect this bacteria that decimates bee populations, so an apiary inspector trained a dog to do it. They're amazing.
This Classroom In The U.K. Is Producing 1.5 Times The Energy It Needs
New technologies means that instead of sucking power off the energy grid, buildings can feed back into it, powering other buildings and even cars.
Scientists Say Trees In Cities Can Trap As Much Carbon As A Rainforest
New technology has allowed scientists to more accurately estimate how much carbon trees absorb, and the results may change how green spaces in cities are planned.
Sir David Attenborough Is Telling People How To Help Bees In Their Backyards
If you see a bee who looks confused or disoriented, it may not be sick. It just needs a little help from a friend.
This Edible Coating At Costco Can Double The Life Of Your Produce
This edible coating helps produce, including avocados, extend their shelf life, which ultimately cuts down on food waste.
U.K. Manufacturers Plan Paper Straw Factory As Restaurants Drop Plastic
A company of packaging experts are looking into the future and seeing a world without single-use plastic.
Animals Are Becoming Nocturnal To Avoid Interacting With Humans
Animals are starting to avoid daytime hours as a means of avoiding humans.
Prince's Paisley Park Promises To Remain Meat-Free In His Honor
What can and can't be served at Paisley Park has been contested in the past, as Prince had very specific rules when he was alive. But on this issues, the museum and estate are standing strong.
Ben & Jerry's Is Campaigning For Wind Energy In The UK With Special Flavors
Every Wednesday in the UK will be "windy," with flavors meant to draw attention to the loss of wind technology development in the country.
Pope Francis Brought Oil Executives To The Vatican And Demanded They Switch To Clean Energy
Pop Francis has been a vocal support of clean energy, and the need to take a stand against climate change before it's too late. Now, he's following up.
Tokyo Announces Plan To Install Solar Roads In Time For 2020 Olympics
The installation of solar panels into our roadways could be world-changing, but the expense is still prohibitive. By introducing it before the Olympics, Tokyo is giving solar roads a chance to grow in popularity and perhaps lower in cost.
India's Prime Minister Announces Plan To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic By 2022
India is being praised for showing "world leadership" by instituting the ban, but UN officials warn we still need to do much more to keep plastics from running into the ocean and destroying marine life.
Mars Inc. Is Spending $1 Billion On Bringing Sustainability Into Its Production Line
The food and candy company is getting ahead of competitors with their new sustainability program, confident they'll be paid back financially for their investment in the future.
Research Suggests The Best Thing You Can Do For The Earth Is Avoid Meat And Dairy
This study suggests that a vegan diet may be best for the environment.
Chile Just Became The First Country In The Americas To Ban Plastic Bags
The country has gone beyond their promise to ban plastic in only coastal communities and expanded to the entire country, setting an example for the rest of the continent.
The European Union Is Being Sued For Not Taking Enough Action Against Climate Change
Ten families from around the world are coming together to demand that the European Union be held responsible for how climate change is destroying their livelihoods, communities, and way of life.
Berlin Just Opened A 'Bee Hotel' To Save The Bees
Tourists come to see historical buildings and parks in Berlin everyday. This initiative from two scientists wants to both support bees with a place to live, but also educate the public about how bees are needed and can be raised even in urban environments.
Scientists Discovered A 'Shark Highway' And Are Working To Protect It
Video evidence of a shark pathway across the Pacific ocean may be the next step for conservationists trying to protect declining shark populations.
St. Louis Is Turning Abandoned Areas Into Award-Winning Greenways
The city of St. Louis is trying to connect all of its best spaces with urban greenways that encourage development, community, and tourism.
Food Delivery Service DoorDash Is Using Its Network To Feed The Hungry And Reduce Waste
DoorDash has a network in place for connecting food to people, and logistics are often the biggest hurdle for restaurants who want to donate their excess food to the hungry. This company is offering their network and social capital to both reduce food waste and make sure the people who need it are getting healthy, quality meals.
This Company Wants To Use Elevated Pods Instead Of Cars And Subways
These carbon pods are a system of mass transit that could eliminate pollution and traffic, while saving any city that adopts them an enormous amount of money.
Sustainable Safari Options For Eco-Conscious Travelers
These African safaris focus on sustainability and preservation of wildlife in ways that also benefit local communities.
This App Reduces Food Waste By Getting Leftovers To Those In Need
Food waste is a serious issue when it comes to wasting energy and water. One woman took a simple idea for eliminating that waste by doing a world of good, then turned it into a booming business.
This Luxury Hotel Is Working To Bring Sustainable Tourism To The Maldives
Controversial development is causing conflict in the beautiful archipelago, but one hotel builder thinks they have a way to satisfy both the nation and the environment's needs.
These Shoes Have Soles Made From Recycled Chewing Gum
Three companies from Amsterdam are finding an innovative and stylish way to deal with one of the city's biggest waste issues.
Australia Is Pouring $349 Million Into Funding For The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef has been facing more and more danger from every side and some don't think the government is going far enough in addressing its root problem.
Australia Sets Goal For 2025 To Implement Sustainable Packaging Everywhere In The Country
Faced with a serious back-up of recycling waste in the country, Australia is being forced to confront their issues around production with new plans. But some think they need to be a lot more ambitious.
This Company Uses Agricultural Waste To Make Eco-Friendly Packaging
Farmers in India produce agricultural waste that often ends up polluting the atmosphere in fires. This company is trying to eliminate the damage to air quality while also replacing plastic with a new biodegradable material.
Nigerian Refugees Are Planting 40,000 Trees Near Their Camp In Cameroon
Several acres of trees were lost in the drought-prone area of Cameroon where a refugee camp was established for victims of Boko Haram. Now, camp residents and the local community are working to re-establish the greenery.
This Major Music Festival Just Banned Plastic Straws
Campaigns for recycling, carpooling, and banning single use plastics have become increasingly popular at enormous events, which means the potential to spread these ideas is growing.
Artist Turns Discarded Plastic Bags Into Beautiful Faux-Flowers
This artist is drawing attention to plastic waste through his very specific craft, and turning his creations into fashion, interior decorating, and jewelry.
The North Face Is Making Shirts From Recycled Bottles To Clean National Parks
A new lines from The North Face is helping to find a use for waste left behind by tourists in national parks, while also innovating more sustainable means of production for clothes.
This Toilet Provides Safe Sanitation Without Plumbing Or Electricity
This innovative membrane creates a sanitation system that makes clean toilets accessible to low-income households, which could potentially change the lives of billions.
This Art Installation Is An On-The-Ground-Cloud You Can Walk Inside
A pavilion set up in the middle of Milan is allowing people to experience what it's like to walk around in a giant, clean cloud without breathing in a chemical atmosphere. But it's only the first step in a plan to control temperature in entire cities.
Apple Now Runs On 100% Renewable Energy
The company has hit a milestone in clean energy production, and they've made progress in bringing their global suppliers with them.
Airbnb Launches New 'Healthy Tourism' Office To Promote Green Travel
After facing backlash for some of their practices, Airbnb launches an initiative to promote a healthy relationship with the communities it is deeply embedded in.
Upstate New York Just Opened Their First All Vegan Supermarket
The store is run by people who have themselves embraced veganism and who want to teach others how to make it their own lifestyle.
White Castle Is Now Offering Vegan Sliders With 'Bleeding' Meat
White Castle is proud to be the first fast food chain to offer this vegan "meat" to consumers, and they're using a product that was created with exciting new food technology that makes it almost indistinguishable from beef.
This Italian Fabric Company Gives Scraps A Second Life In Fashion
Their innovative spinning process reduces waste, saves energy, and supports fair labor standards. Is it something that could be done everywhere?
Iceland Supermarket Announces Ban On Palm Oil In All Store-Brand Items
Appalled by the devastation caused to communities and rainforests by palm oil production, one big company has decided to put their foot down.
Researchers Refigured An Old Type Of Battery To Power The Energy Of The Future
Batteries need to catch up with the advancing technology of clean power generation. A group of scientists at MIT think they may have discovered the perfect material to increase battery storage power immeasurably.
Greece Is Campaigning To Remove Plastic Waste From Their Oceans
Most tourists and citizens of Greece are unaware of the awful plastic waste problem that is creating devastation for marine life around their beautiful islands. New goals set by the European Union are forcing people to face the work that needs to be done.
Paris Plans To Dedicate A Third Of Its New Green Spaces To Urban Farming
A government-supported initiative in Paris is creating jobs and spreading green spaces throughout the city.
This Vegan Butcher Shop's Food Truck Is Hitting The Road
This "butcher shop" is popular for vegans as a place to pick out a variety of fresh vegan sausage and "meat" cuts for their own cooking, but they want to break out onto the open road and show more people what they can do.
London Non-Profit Launches Campaign To Plant Millions Of Wildflowers
A non-profit has been campaigning the idea of seeing London as a national park, rather than a city meant only for people.
This Breast Cancer Survivor Is Launching A Line Of Zero-Waste Bras
After struggling to find a bra that suited all her needs during treatment for cancer, one woman has been working to make a bra that supports both her body and the planet.
Mumbai Beach Welcomes Turtle Hatchlings For The First Time In 20 Years
Volunteers have been conducting a massive clean up on one of Mumbai's beaches, and the results of their labor just waddled into the sea.