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Renewable plastic from carbon dioxide and plants

Stanford scientists have discovered a novel way to make plastic from carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses. Researchers say the new technology could provide a low-carbon alternative to plastic bottles and other items… read more

Can urban gardeners benefit ecosystems while keepi..

Do you live in a city? Do you have a garden? Or a balcony full of plants? Many people do not realize that it is possible to grow food in a city garden or even on a balcony. Urban gardens… read more

Africa’s Great Green Wall could halt youth m..

A project to plant a wall of trees stretching across Africa aims not only to halt desertification, but also to improve food security, create jobs, and offer young people an alternative to migration and extremism, environmental experts said on Thursday.… read more

Wasted food

How often do you throw away good food? When you live in a rich country possibly often, when you live in a poor country may be never… Worldwide about one third of the produced food is wasted. This means also… read more

Going vegetarian could save emissions and prevent ..

Oxford researchers have quantified the benefits of the world becoming vegetarian, writes Marco Springmann. Their study shows that simple changes – like moving to diets low in meat and high in fruit and vegetables – could lead to significant reduction… read more