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Why Are Nature-Based Solutions on Climate Being Overlooked?

Why Are Nature-Based Solutions on Climate Being Overlooked?

On the low-lying northern shore of the Indonesian island of Java, the sea has invaded a kilometer inland in places in recent years, engulfing whole communities and vast expanses of rice paddy. But villagers are fighting back against further advances by erecting brushwood barriers in the mud to help the natural regeneration of mangroves. This innovative nature-based response to rising […]

The Green Production Guide helps Hollywood reduce its footprint

The Green Production Guide helps Hollywood reduce its footprint

Hollywood may not come to mind first when considering climate impacts, but feature films require enormous amounts of building materials, energy and travel. To address this, the Green Production Guide helps movie studios find sustainable solutions. Everything from catering to set design can help production companies reduce their environmental impact. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos What climate difference does […]

New DISSOLVE pods help cut down on plastic waste

New DISSOLVE pods help cut down on plastic waste

As part of its efforts to reduce plastic waste, SC Johnson announced its new DISSOLVE™ Concentrated Pods in its Windex®, Scrubbing Bubbles® and fantastik® brands in the U.S. Combined with a refillable bottle, the company says this system will use 94% less plastic per refill. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos To use these products, you drop one concentrated pod into the empty bottle, […]

This sustainable kitchen remodel maximizes efficiency

This sustainable kitchen remodel maximizes efficiency

A Mar Vista kitchen remodel by Sato Architects is showing how even tiny post-war tract houses can be made sustainable. The original 1,000-square-foot house home had never been renovated or updated. With a limited budget, Sato Architects transformed the kitchen by adding just 75 square feet and reconfiguring the nearby dining room and living room into an open concept floor […]

Art installation raises concerns on the rising sea level

Art installation raises concerns on the rising sea level

St. Petersburg, Florida is already struggling with the effects of significant rising sea level. TIDAL, created by The Urban Conga, is an art installation that uses play to spark conversations about this important topic related to climate change. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos TIDAL art installation was installed in the Florida community of Shore Acres in St. Petersburg. They […]

Metal walls panels from Dri-Design are 100% recyclable

Metal walls panels from Dri-Design are 100% recyclable

Dri-Design started out as a small business. The founders of Dri-Design used their experience and their hands-on knowledge to see exactly what was wrong with certain building materials and how to make them a lot better. They saw how the metal panel systems that were used for decades could become sustainable aspects of a building. Continue reading below Our Featured […]

Once Rocked by Nuclear Disaster, Fukushima Is Now a Renewables Hub

Once Rocked by Nuclear Disaster, Fukushima Is Now a Renewables Hub

More than a decade after a major nuclear power plant disaster, Fukushima, Japan is seeing extensive renewable energy development on abandoned lands, as satellite imagery from NASA shows. When an earthquake and resulting tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011, damaged reactors released radioactive material into the surrounding area, rendering large swaths of farmland unusable. Today, some […]

Hydropower sparks debate as New York fights for clean energy

Hydropower sparks debate as New York fights for clean energy

Renewable energy faces an uncertain future in New York. After the Indian Point nuclear plant shut down last year, the state returned to fossil fuels. Now, fossil fuels power about 90% of New York’s grid. As the state finds new energy sources to meet emission targets, divided opinions complicate the way forward. While some experts push for hydropower, others voice […]

Vegan dog food diets examined in new study

Vegan dog food diets examined in new study

Fido might not like this news, but a new peer-reviewed study concluded that vegan dog food diets are healthier than omnivorous ones. The analysis of 2,500 canines found that vegan dogs take fewer medications and require fewer veterinarian visits. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos Dog owners completed surveys which were analyzed by the study’s authors. Funded by ProVeg, an organization advocating […]

A photographer captures glacier melt over the years

A photographer captures glacier melt over the years

Mona Miri holds many titles in the art world. As photo editor and photo art director of photography for Boston Magazine, she is charged with overseeing all of the photography from cover to cover of each publication. She also is a regularly contributing photographer. Even with those accomplishments, she’s perhaps most well known for her work on changing landscapes. Her […]