Thanks to a novel process, human urine can be turned into bio-bricks.
Some of the things we discard - like urine - can actually be useful resources.
Trash or treasure?
The internet makes it easier for discarded stuff to land in someone else's home instead of the dump.
Globalised fishing can leave workers vulnerable to exploitation.
A lack of sustainability, profitability and transparency in the global fishing industry is exacerbating the problem of slave-like working conditions for crew. Here are the warning signs to look out for.
Bill C-69 would update the assessment process for new energy projects in Canada.
Bill C-69 will slow down Canada's efforts to transition to a decarbonized and sustainable economy.
A cleaner future with autonomous vehicles is not a sure thing.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
The spread of ride-hailing services and autonomous vehicles will lead to higher energy demand, a study finds. Electric vehicles and a much cleaner grid are the only way to avoid more emissions.
Are you really making a difference?
You could take the bus to work, or eat less meat. But how do you know if your efforts are making a difference? A new approach aims to break global environmental budgets down into digestible chunks.
A discarded Juul on the floor of a San Francisco streetcar March 20, 2018.
E-cigarettes are hotly debated because of the uncertainty of whether they are a gateway to cigarette smoking for teens, or an aid to smoking cessation. One thing is clear: They are not biodegradable.
There’s a bridge over this Michigan waterway and a precarious pipeline beneath it.
AP Photo/Al Goldis
A big spill in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac could have devastating consequences. But does replacing the pipeline running beneath it make sense in a warming world?
Participants in a virtual reality travel experience reported a sense of relaxation, similar to that gained from travel in real life.
Mind wandering engages the same neural pathways used to receive stimuli from the real world, evoking emotions similar to real life. VR can elicit these same feelings.
Many farmers are now facing a future in which it is much harder to make a living off the land.
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A decade ago, only a third of farmers accepted the science of climate change. But surveys show attitudes have shifted in recent years as the farming community begins to confront what the future holds.
The proposed policy doesn’t quite fit all the pieces together.
This year's recycling crisis has prompted the federal government to pledge a move towards an economy in which materials are kept in use for as long as possible. But it still has a long way to go.
Many Australians are feeling less secure about the future, despite rising income levels since 2000.
For our country to have a sustainable future, we need to ensure all Australians have access to quality education and healthcare and take steps to reduce inequality.
Australia is a long way from achieving responsible consumption and production – SDG 12 – and China exposed the reliance on shifting the problem elsewhere when it stopped accepting waste for recycling.
Australia has yet to properly acknowledge that the Sustainable Development Goals aren't just an issue for other countries. The problems that demand our attention are much closer to home.
Instead of fighting other countries, we should be fighting our overflowing landfills.
Trump's plan to slap $200 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods is premised on yesterday's waste-fueled economy. Tomorrow's economy is 'circular.'
Why isn’t sustainability a part of accounting training?
Despite the leaders of both countries being champions of fighting climate change, research shows both Canada and France are failing to train their accountants in sustainability. Why?
There is something deeply irrational about the food waste movement.
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Too often, talk of population and sustainability becomes emotionally loaded and conflict ridden.
Conveyors carry mixed plastic into a device that will shred recycle them at a plastics recycling plant in Vernon, California.
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Since China stopped importing 'foreign garbage' in March 2018, scrap – especially plastic – has built up in the US. Will this shock trigger long-overdue investments in plastic recycling here?
A community built tree nursery in Chikwawa District, Malawi is one example of sustainability in action.
Without contextual knowledge, education and adaptation, foreign or imposed practices or resources cause new sets of problems.
Terraced rice fields in northwest Vietnam.
A new analysis explores what making space for nature means for our global food production systems.