Chile creates several new national parks

Chile has officially created five new breathtakingly beautiful national parks, and expanded the boundaries of another two, protecting huge swaths of remote and rugged Patagonia. The designation is largely down to the tireless efforts of US philanthropists Doug Tompkins and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, who have donated the largest amount of private land to a government ever seen… Lire la suite Chile creates several new national parks

An Indonesian company uses seaweed as environment-friendly packaging

One potential solution to the massive plastic pollution problem could come from Evoware, which makes seaweed-based packaging that is not only 100% biodegradable, but is edible as well. According to the Plastic Pollution Coalition, some 33% of all plastic is « used just once and thrown away, » which contributes to an immense global problem. Although we… Lire la suite An Indonesian company uses seaweed as environment-friendly packaging

UK supermarket plans on going plastic-free by 2023

LONDON (Reuters) – British supermarket Iceland plans to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023 and called on the industry to follow its lead. Theresa May pledged to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years as part of the government’s environmental strategy. The prime minister promised to extend… Lire la suite UK supermarket plans on going plastic-free by 2023

Nikki Reed and Dell create gold jewelry line from recycled computers

Dell has partnered with designer Nikki Reid to create a jewelry line that has 99% less impact on the planet than if it were traditionally mined. Did you know that only 12.5 percent of electronics are responsibly recycled globally? Many of these devices contain precious metals, such as gold, silver, copper, and palladium. It is… Lire la suite Nikki Reed and Dell create gold jewelry line from recycled computers

China will plant over 16 million acres of forest in 2018

The pollution-beleaguered country plans to increase forest coverage to 23 percent of its total landmass by the end of the decade. I’ve always wondered how China could sit by as its air, water and other natural splendors were being turned into the stuff of dystopian nightmares. Outdoor air pollution contributes to the deaths of an estimated 1.6… Lire la suite China will plant over 16 million acres of forest in 2018

Tesla just announced six new projects to restore power in Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria destroyed much of Puerto Rico earlier this year, Elon Musk was quick to offer Tesla’s services as an energy provider. The largest energy contract in the restoration efforts ultimately went to Whitefish, a small energy company from Montana, but they’ve since halted work. Tesla, however, has remained dedicated to improving energy access… Lire la suite Tesla just announced six new projects to restore power in Puerto Rico

Kamakhya temple is all set to become India’s cleanest pilgrimage site

The state government of Assam is vying to elevate the Kamakhya temple, its most touted pilgrimage hotspot, as the cleanest pilgrimage site in the country. The ancient temple has been declared as a Swachh Iconic Place, with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of Kamakhya Development Project on Monday. “Kamakhya is… Lire la suite Kamakhya temple is all set to become India’s cleanest pilgrimage site

This natural liquid is starting to replace oil-based plastic

Microbeads, the tiny plastic beads used in some facial scrubs and toothpaste that rinse down drains and pollute oceans and lakes, are now banned in “rinse-off” products in the U.S. But it’s not like those products are great for the environment now: you’re probably still slathering other lesser-known petrochemical ingredients on your face, like methylparaben… Lire la suite This natural liquid is starting to replace oil-based plastic

These electric busses could start cleaning up national park travel

Under the Donald Trump administration, the national parks and monuments in the United States have entered into an era of unprecedented threat. Earlier in December, the President moved to slash the size of two national monuments in Utah by a combined total of around 2 million acres, the largest rollback of federal land protections in… Lire la suite These electric busses could start cleaning up national park travel

200-year-old Mumbai mosque’s green choice cuts electricity bill by 67%

Mumbai’s Jama Masjid in Kalbadevi is going to save 35 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year. The 200-year-old mosque is switching to solar energy for 70% of its electricity requirements, reports the Hindustan Times. This mosque in South Mumbai is not the only one to do so. Two other mosques — Minara Masjid at… Lire la suite 200-year-old Mumbai mosque’s green choice cuts electricity bill by 67%