Archive | June 2019

“Ready-to-Wear and Re-Wear — Meet Sustainable Fashion”

A greener way to dress.

There’s a clash brewing in the fashion industry — between consumers’ pocket books and consciences. Shoppers have embraced fast fashion, from the rise of Zara and H&M to brands such as Boohoo, regularly updating their wardrobes quickly and cheaply. Yet increasingly, they don’t want to damage the planet by doing so and the fashion industry can be rough on the environment. Now apparel makers for all budgets are committing to making fashion more sustainable. Is green the new black?

” A new species of ‘cat fox’ may be prowling a French island”

There may be a fascinating new species of a fox-like cat, or a cat-like fox, prowling the island of Corsica and yep, it’s already cranky and hates your guts.

“Stunning photo shows dogs ‘walking on water’ amid Greenland ice crisis”

dogs sledding over ice

Danish meteorologist Steffen Olsen and his band of sled dogs are walking on thin ice — across a frozen sea that has become flooded with melted glacial waters.

“U.K. Pledge for Net Zero Fossil Fuel Pollution Is a First for G7”

Britain is to become the first major economy to adopt laws that require a cut in fossil-fuel emissions to zero by 2050 to fight climate change.

Prime Minister Theresa May said legislation to wipe out the U.K.’s net contribution to rising global temperatures will be put to members of Parliament, endorsing a report from advisers that laid out what a carbon neutral future would have to look like. The radical move recommended by the government’s climate-change adviser has won backing from across the political spectrum even as debate about leaving the European Union roiled U.K. lawmakers.You’ve reached your free article limit.S

“Europe Criticized for Not Doing Enough to Slow Deforestation”

Deforestation in Borneo.

European companies aren’t doing enough to slow deforestation as they’re buying too much of commodities such as soybeans and palm oil from unsustainable sources, according to sustainable trade initiative IDH.

As forests shrink to produce timber and make space for crops like soy, cocoa and palm oil, that’s leaving fewer trees to absorb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. While European business has made some progress in tackling deforestation, it’s behind on targets for purchasing sustainably grown commodities, Netherlands-based IDH said in a report.You’ve reached your free article limit.Save 30%

“The ‘Great Dying’ Nearly Erased Life On Earth. Scientists See Similarities To Today”

There was a time when life on Earth almost blinked out. The “Great Dying,” the biggest extinction the planet has ever seen, happened some 250 million years ago and was largely caused by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Now scientists are beginning to see alarming similarities between the Great Dying and what’s currently happening to our atmosphere. 

“KLM to fund development of fuel-efficient Flying-V plane”

KLM TU Delft Flying-V

The development of a V-shaped, fuel-efficient airplane design known as the Flying-V is getting a boost with the announcement that Dutch national carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will help to fund it.Intended to improve the sustainability of air travel, the Flying-V was conceived by Justus Benad, then a student at the Technical University of Berlin, and developed by researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, also known as TU Delft.