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A new face for palm oil? How a small co-op is changing the industry in Honduras

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A new face for palm oil? How a small co-op is changing the industry in Honduras

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David Reyes plunges his hand into a black smelly liquid at the bottom of a cut-off plastic jug tied around a palm tree and pulls out a dead horned beetle. “We used to put insecticide on the bottom of the...

Grocery giant committs to zero deforestation policy for palm oil sourcing

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Grocery giant committs to zero deforestation policy for palm oil sourcing

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Safeway has become the latest company to establish a policy that excludes deforestation-linked palm oil from its products. Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY), the second biggest U.S. grocery chain, made the commitment in res...

Portable ‘Fresh air-bags’ come to the aid of Chinese smog-ridden city

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Portable ‘Fresh air-bags’ come to the aid of Chinese smog-ridden city

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Chinese citizens who aren’t wealthy enough to join the “It’s-too-polluted-so-I’m-moving-away” bandwagon just got another opportunity for fresh air — and this one comes in a convenient plastic bag. An unnamed Chines...

Using the arts to teach how to prepare for climate change

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Using the arts to teach how to prepare for climate change

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EUGENE, Ore. — University courses on global warming have become common, and Prof. Stephanie LeMenager’s new class here at the University of Oregon has all the expected, alarming elements: rising oceans, displaced popu...

Electric Buses being tested around the world, pleasing passengers and the environment

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Electric Buses being tested around the world, pleasing passengers and the environment

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A large, 60-foot electric bus has been running for almost two weeks in Sao Paulo, Brazil where it has transported over 135,000 passengers since hitting the road. The bus joined the city’s already diverse fleet, which ...

Amazon inhales more carbon than it emits, NASA finds

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Amazon inhales more carbon than it emits, NASA finds

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A new NASA-led study seven years in the making has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit, therefore reducing global warming. This finding resolve...

NYC Air Quality Cleanest in Decades

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NYC Air Quality Cleanest in Decades

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(NEW YORK) — Ahh, smell that New York City air. No, seriously, go ahead. Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday said the city’s air quality has hit its highest levels in 50 years, a development officials say has led t...