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Farmers in Nepal’s Kavrepalanchok district say they are now confident of getting around the problem of erratic rainfall by adopting simple ‘climate-smart’ practices like lining ponds with plastic to conserve water. Bimala Bajagain, 35, who farms potatoes, tomatoes, bitter gourd …

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven recently declared at the U.N. General Assembly that his nation of 10 million people would become “one of the first fossil-free welfare states in the world.” His announcement comes at a time when 146 nations …

Jurriaan Ruys’ of Land Life Company & Ryan Pandya of Muufri. Jurriaan Ruys’ Land Life Company has developed a unique, fully functional product to grow trees in dryland environments. COCOON is 100% biodegradable, highly water efficient, low-cost, low capital and …

A US-based company founded by a group of Indian-origin entrepreneurs, which produces artificial milk, has won a Dutch sustainability innovation prize of 200,000 euros. An international jury chaired by Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer at multinational IKEA Group, awarded Ryan …

Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, NIKE, Inc., Procter & Gamble, Salesforce, Starbucks, Steelcase, Voya Financial, and Walmart are the latest group to join RE100, pledging to source 100% of their electricity from renewable energy to reduce CO2 emissions and seize the …

Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling fast, mainly because of the rapid spread of the wind turbines and solar panels that are replacing fossil fuels for electricity generation. European Union (EU) data shows that once countries adopt measures to reduce …

Amazing display of powerful ideas by various nations for improving sustainability in food The Universal Exhibition Expo Milano 2015 that Milan, Italy, is hosting from May 1 to October 31, 2015 shows that the ever-growing global population can be fed …

A new United Nations-backed report ‘Scaling Up Finance for Sustainable Energy Investments’ launched at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa details concrete ways to boost crucial investment in sustainable energy by some $120 billion a …

Ryman Eco, a new font by stationary brand Ryman claims that its new font, which is available for free download, uses a third less ink and toner than standard fonts such as Arial, Times New Roman, Georgia and Verdana. The …

Although short-term local measurements of 400 ppm have been recorded previously, this marks the first time since record keeping began that CO2 levels were above 400 ppm globally for a month in March this year. Passing 400 ppm could be …

The world’s largest underground aquifers – a source of fresh water for hundreds of millions of people — are being depleted at alarming rates, according to new NASA satellite data that provides the most detailed picture yet of vital water …

Morgan Stanley announced recently that it has closed on the issuance of a $500 million green bond, the firm’s inaugural green bond and the latest step its ongoing strategy to advance market-based solutions to social and environmental challenges. Since 2006, …

Recently, five major companies from the beverage and chemical industries announced collaboration on sustainability initiatives in the shipping sector. FrieslandCampina, AB InBev, AkzoNobel, DSM and Huntsman will join forces under the BICEPS (Boosting Initiatives for Collaborative Emission-reduction with the Power …

Unilever has reaffirmed its leadership position as the world most sustainable brand according to the 2015 Sustainability Leaders report. The report produced by think tank sustainability and research consultancy GlobeScan indicated “Unilever is in the leadership position throughout much of …

Paperwork is still being generated in this digital age. In the US, 30 billion documents are printed annually, Kevin Lynch, vice president of document services for Adobe, told TriplePundit. Here are a few more staggering facts: The average U.S. office …

A cutting-edge new office building has officially opened in Amsterdam’s Zuidas. The Edge was named the world’s most sustainable office building by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), the world authority on building sustainability. The title formerly belonged to One Embankment …

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