Originally published on Gas 2. Japan’s Shinkansen high-speed rail line network of bullet trains began operation in 1964, and it is the oldest and safest high-speed rail line in the world. So how’d they do it? The Shinkansen high-speed...Show More Summary
Originally published on Green Building Elements. This story about free shipping pallet homes turned a lot of heads in 2009 when it was first posted on GBE. Then it continued to draw attention year after year. There were some good reasons for the draw. Show More Summary
In 2013, a Greenpeace investigation revealed a shocking sight in the midst of two Indonesian palm oil plantations: the remains of multiple endangered orangutans scattered throughout and just outside land owned by two major suppliers. One of the companies,
Originally published on Gas 2. By Zachary Coffey. Getting back to the basics, Kia is showing off two new electric bike prototypes built with an innovative new manufacturing process that harkens back to its days as a bicycle builder.Show More Summary
Indeed, each fish we encounter has a story. Where did it come from? Who caught it? How many miles has it traveled before arriving on your plate? Answering questions like these with confidence empowers stakeholders at every step of the...Show More Summary
Giant corporations like McDonald's and Walmart cast a long shadow across the planet with the enormous amount of resources that they utilize, process, consume and sell. McDonald’s flips and bags 70 million hamburgers every day and is responsible for a full 2 percent of the world's beef consumption. Show More Summary
Mars Bars, 3 Musketeer and Twix fans will be happy: Mars Inc. has heard the call for improved palm oil sourcing. It's joined a nonprofit, revamped its criteria and set laudable benchmarks for its sustainability program. And it has big plans for 2014. The post Mars Inc. Raises the Bar for Sustainable Palm Oil appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
Accidents like the Elk River chemical spill in West Virginia and Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina shine a spotlight on the potential for damage from poorly regulated toxic chemicals. But, in fact, they only hint at how poor current regulations really are for these chemicals. Show More Summary
Summary Summary text: A new PV add-on turns light into heat for improved efficiencies and thermal energy storage. A new PV add-on turns light into heat for improved efficiencies and thermal energy storage. Research at the Massachusetts...Show More Summary
Unilever rewards Paul Polman for sustainability, business guidance to the tune of $11 million, significantly above average European CEO pay. The post Unilever CEO Paul Polman Pockets Extra $722K for Sustainability Work appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
The Avoriaz resort was the brainchild of 1960's Olympic downhill gold medal winner Jean Vuarnet. After Vuarnet returned home triumphant from the games, the municipality of Morzine asked the professional ski racer to help design a popular ski area for the town.
Dan Gestoso Rivers' Boske bike is a beautiful wood cycle inspired by the design of IKEA's flat-pack kit furniture. The bike’s frame is made from curved laminated wood, and the mechanical pieces (such as the front fork and the seat base) are made of aluminum
The storms of showers which soaked many parts of California over the final days of February and early March were the most generous drops from Mother Nature's pitcher of water to grace the state since 2010. Sadly, the saturation is not...Show More Summary
The fight over the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has generated a lot of debate. But another fight brewing out west in California is equally symbolic of the current debate raging about our energy future. Just as the decision on Keystone...Show More Summary
The Green News Report is also available via... Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: 'Green News Report' w/ Brad Friedman & Desi DoyenMarch 11, 2014Click to listen (or download)More info on today's report here... Show More Summary
Dr. Kim has declared the world must do more to address climate change. His lofty rhetoric has soared over that of previous presidents drawing widespread support for his progressive stance. But for those who follow this institution closely one thing has always been true - talk is cheap. Show More Summary
With mounting violations and administrative errors, will Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan finally intervene in the most controversial strip mine in southern Illinois? This question is being raised today by farmers and residents...Show More Summary
First of all, this isn’t unique to GM or the Chevy Spark EV or Volt at all — it happens with EV models from every major (non-Tesla) auto brand. It’s one huge reason — the huge reason — Tesla sells its vehicles the way it does. Secondly, there are also some great dealerships and salespeople. Show More Summary
Increasingly today, East Africa is one of the few places one is likely to have the visceral experience of witnessing vultures crowded over newly found carrion, competing to quickly and efficiently render it to a few large bones and fur. Show More Summary
Editor’s Note: I really, really like the Toyota iRoad, a futuristic electric 3-wheeler that is shielded from the elements. Unfortunately, Toyota doesn’t plan to make it available for general consumers. (Sob.) Nonetheless, it’s greatShow More Summary