Real colour of money: business wants profit and green cred

Real colour of money: business wants profit and green cred

Saving the planet Dubai-style with real snow and a ski runRobert Wallis / Panos By Fred Pearce GREENWASH is everywhere. In 2018, almost anything, it seems, can be painted “sustainable”. Take snow-covered ski slopes in the deserts of the Persian Gulf. You might think they were a hard sell as a contribution to the greening […]

How concrete and condoms could turn a greenhouse gas green

How concrete and condoms could turn a greenhouse gas green

Bratislav Milenkovic By Michael Marshall TAKE a breath. You have just inhaled about 0.6 grams of air, including 0.4 milligrams of carbon dioxide. Had you lived in the 1600s, you would have taken in less than 0.3 milligrams of CO2 with each breath. Although it might not seem like a big difference, the additional greenhouse […]

The fashion industry can only go green by becoming unfashionable

The fashion industry can only go green by becoming unfashionable

Ellen MacArthur and Stella McCartney at the report’s launchDarren Gerrish/Getty By Michael Le Page Green is the new black, if efforts to acknowledge the environmental harm caused by the fashion industry are to be believed.  A report released yesterday by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation highlighted the damage done by our efforts to look absolutely fabulous, […]

US military goes green, eyes creation of ‘spy plants’

US military goes green, eyes creation of ‘spy plants’

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 11:24 Edited time: 27 Nov, 2017 11:25 A new research program commissioned by the US military could turn horticulture into a form of spycraft, potentially sparing humans the need to work in dangerous environments. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to genetically engineer plant-based sensors as battlefield surveillance […]