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November 8, 2021 Viewpoint: European politicians seem hell-bent on undermining sustainable farming

Source: GLP

The studies all agree that the EU Farm2Fork strategy will result in a serious decline in farm yields, adding even more hardship on EU consumers (all in the name of Commissioner Frans Timmermans’ Green Deal showboatism in the...

November 3, 2021 Inventing sustainable solutions to food waste

Source: ASU

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, between 30% and 40% of America’s food supply goes to waste. That waste corresponds to more than 130 billion pounds of food in landfills that could have helped feed families in...

November 3, 2021 Biden touts international agreement to cut methane emissions

Source: Yahoo Finance

"One of the most important things we can do in this decisive decade is to keep 1.5 degrees [Celsius of temperature rise] in reach and reduce our methane emissions as quickly as possible," Biden said during his second day at the...

November 3, 2021 Greenland's ice sheet is melting at such a fast pace it is 'heightening worldwide flood risks,' scientists warn:

Source: Daily Mail

The melting of Greenland’s ice sheets is 'heightening worldwide flood risks,' according to a new study that found more than 3.5 trillion tons have disappeared in the past decade.

November 1, 2021 Sustainable, Plant-Based Jet Fuel Could Reduce Emissions by 68%

Source: Sci-Tech Daily

Replacing petroleum-based aviation fuel with sustainable aviation fuel derived from a type of mustard plant can reduce carbon emissions by up to 68%, according to new research from University of Georgia scientist Puneet Dwivedi.

November 1, 2021 Plastic bans will not deliver sustainability

Source: The Hill

Environmental activists are accusing plastics of being the next and newest contributor to climate change. The accusation’s gone politically mainstream: Boris Johnson is telling school children that recycling doesn’t work, Canada...

November 1, 2021 The sun shines bright on Kentucky: New solar facility to provide sustainable energy to UofL and other organizations

Source: UOfL News

The University of Louisville is part of new power agreements between the Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company to provide more renewable energy options. A

November 1, 2021 G20 agrees on key climate goals around global warming limits and coal financing, but lacks firm commitments

Source: CNN

The Group of 20's final communiqué is expected to put an end date of 2021 on the financing of coal and include language committing to keep a limit of 1.5-degrees Celsius of global warming within reach, Tom Burke, co-founder of...

October 29, 2021 Tim Berners-Lee’s startup Inrupt in talks to raise over $30 million

Source: TechCrunch

Softwood grows a lot faster – in ‘sustainable’ forests – than hardwood. The latter is often found in bio-diverse old-growth forests like, um, the Amazon. So if you could make softwood behave like hardwood, you’d not only access...

October 29, 2021 Reducing embodied carbon in construction, with sustainability leader Sarah King - video

Source: BDC Network

Reducing the amount of embodied carbon in steel, concrete, and other materials is a key issue in commercial construction. Sustainability leader Sarah King explains how developers and contractors can use the new EC3 software tool...

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