Sustainable Business

Fluorescent markers could transform plastic recycling

A new technology applies high-performing luminescent materials to labels on plastic packaging.

A solution to dumping plastic bottles? A simple rubber band

One Israeli company says it has an answer to how to coax people into dumping fewer plastic bottles on site.

Canadian fishermen oppose planned Paper Excellence effluent drainage pipe

Many locals will have none of the mill's argument that its new pipe will be harmless to the environment.

Nitrous oxide emissions are up. That’s bad news

Emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide have been on the rise in this new century, scientists say.

UK activists say fracking move is welcome but not enough

UK activists say fracking move is welcome but not enough

Exactly one year ago, a small earthquake brought Cuadrilla operations to yet another temporary halt in the UK, in compliance

Protecting bees and other insects must be a priority

Protecting bees and other insects must be a priority

Insects perform invaluable functions in ecosystems. They pollinate flowers, for starters.

We need to plan for food system collapse, scientists say

A study explores how extreme events threatening our food systems may occur at once.

Warming weather could devastate future rice crops

Trouble is on the horizon for rice cultivation, warn researchers from Stanford University.