Could a Wine-Makers Yeast Help Replace Palm Oil?

Bath, UK—Researchers at the University of Bath are hopeful that a type of fermented yeast can give palm oil a run for its money,...

Nation’s Largest Grocer Will Convert Food Waste to Energy

If you are looking for examples of large-scale eco-friendly initiatives, you’ll want to pay attention to supermarket giant Kroger over the next few months....

Beverage Industry Recycling Gets a Report Card for 2011

A close examination of the U.S. beverage industry’s collective efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle reveals many divergent trends. For the third year, advocacy organization...

Climate Change Will Be Costly for U.S. Economy, Says Report

Though many fondly remember the 1983 Tom Cruise film, the phrase “Risky Business” recently took on darker connotations. It’s the name of a new...

Palm Oil Production Threatens Biodiversity

Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil, which is used in endless food, health and beauty, and biofuel products. However, palm oil...

Organic Culinary Center to Open in Washington State

Dayton, WA—In the sprawling hills and forests of Washington state, a new type of business will soon appear: an eco-friendly food park named Blue...

With Government Shutdown, Environment Goes Unprotected

As the first U.S. government shutdown since 1995 began on the morning of October 1, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was forced to...

Marine Stewardship Council Responds to Critical Study

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards were described as “too lenient and discretionary” by a study recently published in the journal Biological Conservation. Now, the...

Shopping with Earth in Mind

The eco-friendly revolution begins at home, with ffective consumer products that make a true environmental impact.Bringing home truly green products can put a smile...

Cleaning Up an Ocean of Plastic, One Gyre at a Time

For those unfamiliar with the term, in the context of oceanography, a gyre refers to any large system of rotating currents in Earth’s oceans....

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