Vikings cleared the forests, now Iceland is bringing them back

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Public Domain | What’s missing in this picture? Before the first settlers arrived, forests covered up to 40% of what is now barren Iceland. Reforestation has been challenging, but progress is being made. One of the iconic and ironic beauties of Iceland is the barren, otherworldly landscape. There are volcanoes and glaciers, all punctuated […]

Continue Reading >>

Apple says it’s now powered by 100 percent renewable energy worldwide

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Apple announced today that its business is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources. The news is a major victory that the iPhone maker has been working toward for years through the purchase of green energy bonds and other renewable investments in its supply chain and physical infrastructure. The company’s last milestone, announced two years ago, was 93 […]

Continue Reading >>

World’s most powerful wind turbine installed off the coast of Scotland

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

EOWDC confirms installation of the world’s largest wind turbine / CREDIT: Vattenfall Vattenfall confirms giant 8.8MW turbine has been deployed at European Offshore Wind Deployment Center The world’s most powerful wind turbine has been successfully installed in Aberdeen Bay, providing another first for the record-breaking European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Developer Vattenfall announced it […]

Continue Reading >>

Paris to turn a third of its green space into urban farms

Posted on Friday, April 6th, 2018

France’s famously beautiful capital is not a place you’d expect to find chickens, beehives and rows of neatly planted cabbages — but urban farming is flourishing in Paris. It all started when the city’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo, who was elected in 2014, declared her intention to make Paris a greener city. The Paris government responded […]

Continue Reading >>

Scientists harvest the first ever Antarctic vegetables

Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Fresh, local produce might have seemed like an impossibility in Antarctica — until now. The experimental greenhouse EDEN-ISS at Alfred Wegener Institute‘s Neumayer-Station III recently harvested their first crops: 18 cucumbers, 70 radishes, and nearly eight pounds of lettuce. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) described this achievement as the “first harvested Antarctic salad.” The EDEN-ISS indoor farm serves two purposes: first, to provide fresh produce for the […]

Continue Reading >>

Ecosystems matter

Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2018

People have always been dependent on ecosystems for their lives and livelihoods. The majority of the global population lives in cities and may feel disconnected from nature, but urban dwellers are still dependent on the services and benefits provided by ecosystems. All human activity is based on well-functioning ecosystems. Ecosystems provide us with everything we […]

Continue Reading >>

Turning desert to fertile farmland on the Loess Plateau

Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Around 3,000 years ago, farmers settled on the fertile Loess Plateau in western China, a region about the size of France. By the 7th century, the rich soils were feeding about one quarter of the Chinese population. But intense pressure on the land eroded the soil. By the 20th century, desertification had condemned the remaining […]

Continue Reading >>

Water purification breakthrough uses sunlight and ‘hydrogels’

Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

According to the United Nations, 30,000 people die each week from the consumption and use of unsanitary water. Although the vast majority of these fatalities occur in developing nations, the U.S. is no stranger to unanticipated water shortages, especially after hurricanes, tropical storms and other natural disasters that can disrupt supplies without warning. Led […]

Continue Reading >>

This Park Planned to Be Built in NYC Functions as a Flood Barrier

Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

East Side Coastal Resiliency Project A flood-proof park, at least in theory, may be heading to New York City at some time in the future. In large part due to the effects of global climate change, the world seems to be witnessing unprecedented levels of flooding. The park is planned for the […]

Continue Reading >>

“Transforming The Food System Is Key”

Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Two scholars, from Haiti and Brazil, discuss the global solidarity that forms between states who have faced similar oppressions. Food sovereignty is a necessary part of resistance movements in the Global South, they say, because it gets to the heart of Western imperialism and occupation. Thanks to the Vera List Center. This interview was filmed […]

Continue Reading >>

Excess Access Program

Link Surplus with Needs - It's Free, Fast, Easy!
Donate Hair, Donate Stuff, Donate Food...
EA Register Donate Stuff