Richard Sowa cares as much about the aesthetics of his home as he does about it’s sustainability. Not only has he made his floating island home out of garbage, he’s also made it beautiful. By growing mangroves over plastic bottles wrapped in fruit bags he’s managed to turn trash well and truly into treasure. With the addition of a floating bedraft, a working shower and a composting toilet, it’s truly a unique sustainable home that kills two birds (too much rubbish, not enough land) with one stone. I wonder if it could or will ever catch on, and whether it’s feasible to implement solutions such as this on a larger scale?
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- LabouratoryWe should use the political space being opened by the Labour resurgence to develop a new, participatory economy By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th October 2017 We …
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- After Nine Years and 2,810 Posts, a Dot Earth Farewell December 5, 2016After nine years and 2,810 posts, a blog seeking a sustainable path for humans on a finite planet comes to an end.
- After Nine Years and 2,810 Posts, a Dot Earth Farewell December 5, 2016
- Follow Our Environmental Coverage March 6, 2013Where to find continuing coverage of the environment at The Times.
- Follow Our Environmental Coverage March 6, 2013
- The New Co-op Helping Ex-Inmates Find Work—and RecoverWashington, D.C., has the highest incarceration rate in the country. That's why Juan Reid launched this cleaning company owned and operated by ex-inmates.
- The High Cost of Free Speech on College CampusesPublic universities must walk a delicate line when it comes to upholding free speech in this charged political environment.
- #SwipeItForward: Why People With Transit Passes Are Swiping in People WithoutThe campaign is working to end the criminalization of people who can’t afford subway fares—because no one should go to jail for $2.75.
- The New Co-op Helping Ex-Inmates Find Work—and Recover
- The Environment Report 2016This is an archive site for The Environment Report. From 1995 to 2010, the news service produced environmental news features and spots for radio stations around the Midwest – Great Lakes region and around the country. There’s nearly 20 years’ worth of in-depth reporting on the environment in our archives, and you can continue to … Continue reading "The […]
- The Environment Report 2016
- New Findings Explain How UV Rays Trigger Skin CancerMelanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the U.S. in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- New Findings Explain How UV Rays Trigger Skin Cancer
- Self-harming has risen dramatically among UK teenage girls October 18, 2017In every 10,000 teenage girls in the UK, more than 37 have self-harmed. The large rise in rates of self-harming may be due to stress or mental health problems
- Self-harming has risen dramatically among UK teenage girls October 18, 2017
- Science's role in balancing people and planetMary-Lou Considine This month, ECOS moves to a new home, but its 41-year archive will continue to be freely accessible online. That archive tells the story of how sustainability science evolved in Australia. So where did it all begin?
- Science's role in balancing people and planet
- Drone, Inc. - AcknowledgementsDrone Inc.: Marketing the Illusion of Precision Killing, reveals the contractors and technology behind the targeted killing machinery of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, demonstrating how critical errors and assumptions in this remotely controlled war has resulted in the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent civilians.
- Drone, Inc. - IndexDrone Inc.: Marketing the Illusion of Precision Killing, reveals the contractors and technology behind the targeted killing machinery of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, demonstrating how critical errors and assumptions in this remotely controlled war has resulted in the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent civilians.
- Drone, Inc. - Acknowledgements
- In Times of Crisis: Natural Disasters and Bottled Water’s Savior/Polluter Complex September 8, 2017Bottled water may provide necessary relief in the wake of crises like the devastating Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but the industry itself poses serious long term threats to the environment and public access to water that shouldn’t be ignored. In late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey overwhelmed south-eastern Texas, dumping more than 40 inches of rain... The pos […]
- In Times of Crisis: Natural Disasters and Bottled Water’s Savior/Polluter Complex September 8, 2017
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- REDD in the news: 9-15 October 2017
- Tropical forests are a carbon source not a sink. What does this mean for REDD?
- WWF responds to REDD-Monitor’s questions about its partnership with logging company Rougier in Cameroon. After only 16 months. The questions are only partially answered. And the answers are woefully inadequate