Luxembourg-based retailer Cactus has announced that it has replaced all single-use plastic bags for bakery items, across all points sale, with a new packaging comprisi…
They may be considered an eco-friendly way to generate energy, but wind turbines pose a major threat to migrating birds, which are at high risk of colliding with the giant blades while in flight. Now a new study has identified the collision ‘hotspots’ where migrating birds such as owls, swans and eagles are most at risk of being killed by turbines or power lines. The researchers have produced a map, revealing that birds are more likely to get too close to turbines and power lines on key migration routes, on the coast and at key breeding grounds. Many such spots lie in Mediterranean regions including the South of France, Southern Spain and the Moroccan coastline – such as around the Strait of Gibraltar. They are also vulnerable in Eastern Romania, on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and along Germany’s Baltic coast. Researchers say in light of their findings that power lines should not be built in places where birds risk colliding with turbines as they migrate.
Have you ever really considered the impacts of the shipping of products you purchase? Dirty fuels, ocean and air pollution – regardless, our global society demands the movement of goods. Enter the Smart Green Shipping Alliance (SGSA) an organization committed to disrupting the shipping industry by…
These sustainability programs integrate sustainable development themes in curriculum, dedicate research to it and promote faculty diversity.
The circular economy diagram is a visual representation of an economic model that could be important for American businesses moving forward.
Although we have relied on a “take, make and dispose” model since the dawn of the industrial revolution, globally industries are facing a major challenge. Resource depletion is a legitimate concern as commonly used resources such as natural gas, phosphorous and even water are approaching distressing levels. A circular economy diagram illustrates the restorative or regenerative properties of a model that redefines growth and focuses on keeping materials at their highest value and continuously in use.