Sustainability Archive

How You Are Being Conned Into Doing Nothing For The Environment

Right at this very moment, you are doing nothing. You may be sitting, and you may be reading, and you may even be on public transport, but you are doing nothing. Nothing, in the sense that your actions right at this moment are doing

There’s Something Fishy Going On In Scotland…

Outrageous secret plans were leaked this week suggesting that Scotland is contemplating building the world’s largest salmon farm, caging two million fish. Sneaky Salmon Scotland’s Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has been quietly and mischievously humming and ahhing over a project that would see them

Is Ukraine On The Cusp Of Chernobyl 2.0?

As promising reports filter out of Ukraine that Chinese investors plan to invest $1bn in turning the radioactive wastelands of Chernobyl into a giant solar farm, the country comes to grips with a new environmental crisis. Crises at all levels, in all departments… Ukraine

A Message For 2016 And Beyond

Prince Ea, also known as Richard Williams, ups the ante set by his historical and viral videos of the past. He touched on humanity’s cost to ourselves and this planet before, but this time he really makes it clear: we, humans, are pushing the

Watch a citizen de-escalate a situation and get arrested as cops prepare to shoot

In the scene above, police were actively pursuing a driver fleeing at reasonably slow speeds. As the situation continues into more highly packed areas, an unknown citizen positioned himself in front of the car. Although described by the news commentator as a crazy person,

A teacher shows a better way to deal with difficult students than violence

Following the very viral video of a South Carolina sheriff throwing a non-violent student across the room was met with defense by many claiming “we don’t know what she did before the video” or that “the cop was trying to help her learn discipline,”

World’s first ocean cleaning system will be deployed in 2016

It is estimated that the majority of the world’s plastic, of which hundreds of millions of kilograms are produced each year, ends up in the world’s ocean. Once in the ocean it doesn’t float around aimlessly as might be expected, but instead it ends

U.S. is #4 in “development” but only #24 in “sustainable development”

The UN’s famous Human Development Index (HDI) is a little over 20 years old. Of all the world’s indices, the HDI is surely one of the most widely cited. It ranks countries by the quality of life they give to their people. Its brilliance lies

There’s a reason only Iceland repaid all its debts ahead of time and revived its economy

Iceland stands alone in having repaid all of its debts following the financial crisis of 2008. Their ability to do this was not based on their belief in elves or their relatively small population, but instead based on the dedication their population to demand

Emissions cheating is “systemic,” 4 more companies caught

“These new test results [from Emissions Analytics] prove that the Volkswagen scandal is just the tip of the iceberg. What we are seeing here is a dieselgate that covers many brands and many different car models,” said Greg Archer, an emissions expert at Transport