sustainability

Pandemic Shopping Fuels Jump in Amazon’s Climate Pollution in 2021

Pandemic Shopping Fuels Jump in Amazon’s Climate Pollution in 2021

Despite being the world’s biggest corporate buyer of renewable power, Amazon’s climate pollution grew 18% in 2021 compared to 2020, according to the retail giant’s latest sustainability report. Amazon generated about as much climate pollution as 180 gas-fired power plants last year, and it’s the second consecutive year Amazon’s climate pollution grew double digits. In […]

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    Billions of Humans Depend on 50,000 Wild Species for Food, Fuel and Income, New Report Finds

    Billions of Humans Depend on 50,000 Wild Species for Food, Fuel and Income, New Report Finds

    Protecting biodiversity isn’t just important for its own sake; it’s essential for human wellbeing too. A new report from the The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – which is often described as the “IPCC for biodiversity” – found that billions of people depend on 50,000 wild species for food, medicine, fuel […]

    3D-Printed Vegan Salmon Fillets Expected to Reach U.S. Stores in 2023

    3D-Printed Vegan Salmon Fillets Expected to Reach U.S. Stores in 2023

    Revo Foods, a plant-based food tech startup, is ready to start stocking grocery store shelves with sustainable “seafood.” No, it’s not seafood caught from the ocean — instead, Revo Foods has created 3D-printed salmon made from plants that is expected to reach the market in 2023. The company, based in Vienna, currently sells packets of […]

    New Plastic Alternative Degrades Into Sugar

    New Plastic Alternative Degrades Into Sugar

    Scientists around the world are working to find an alternative to fossil-fuel based plastics that contribute to the climate crisis and persist in the environment, including the ocean.  In the latest attempt at a sustainable plastics alternative, researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, or EPFL, have developed a plant-based plastic alternative that […]

    UN Chief Declares ‘Ocean Emergency’ on First Day of Global Conference

    UN Chief Declares ‘Ocean Emergency’ on First Day of Global Conference

    From sea level rise to ocean acidification to plastic pollution, our planet faces an “ocean emergency,” UN Secretary General António Guterres said on the first day of the UN Ocean Conference. The conference, which is taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from June 27 to July 1, is an international gathering co-hosted by the governments of […]

    Carlsberg Beer Tests New Plant-Based, Recyclable Bottle

    Carlsberg Beer Tests New Plant-Based, Recyclable Bottle

    Carlsberg is trialing a new greener way to drink beer. The Danish beer company launched its new Fibre Bottle on Wednesday – that’s a bottle made from wood fibers on the outside and plant-based polymers on the inside, according to the company website. The entire bottle is both biobased and recyclable, with the exception of […]