News in: Climate Protection

Peat? Please!

A Swiss company developed a peat substitute made of corn straw. The resulting substrate can be used for gardening and landscaping, meaning that peat can remain in the ground where it serves as a precious habitat to biodiversity and an important carbon sink. Read on

Trees ForTheFuture

Everyone's a Farmer with Treedom

Key allies in our fight against climate change and its impacts, trees also provide social and economic benefits to the communities in which they grow. This organisation is making tree-planting around the globe as easy as a click of a button. Now we can all be (digital) farmers, from the comfort of our chair... Read on

Orangeaurochs

Animal Leather Minus the Animal

Animal lovers, vegetarians, vegans, environmentalists: take a look. This company has just received an investment injection to commercialise their animal-free animal leather. Yes, animal-leather without the need of the animal – how's that possible? And could this mean a more humane and less resource-intensive animal breeding industry? Read on. Read on

 Bamidele Oni

Education, Innovation and Climate Smart Agriculture: a Multifaceted Approach to Environmental Sustainability in Nigeria

Climate smart agriculture is one of several different initiatives interested parties in Nigeria have undertaken to mitigate climate change. The situation on the ground as regards to how much individuals in Nigeria are affected by climate change reveals how important it is that everybody appreciates and acts on this issue to develop a sustainable system that protects their environment. Read on

© The Perennial

Follow Your Food From Harvest To Plate at This Soon-to-open San Francisco Restaurant

Concerns about what we put in our mouths are multiplying. Is the food healthy? Does it contain unnecessary enhancers? Were pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics involved in its production? Was it sustainably sourced and produced in a socially responsible manner? Such questions are complex and can either put us off eating altogether, or they can make us bury our heads in the sand. Read on

 Larry Krause

Crowdfunding for Crowdinvesting: New Platform for Climate Projects is Seeking Support

Most people know of crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Anyone can use these portals to collect funds for a project or product idea. Plans are currently underway to launch a platform (called CLIME-IT) specifically for start ups wishing to tackle climate change using innovative solutions. However, the initiators of the project are still in need of support. Read on

Roberto Trombetta

'Venice' - Coming to a City Near You in the Not-so-distant Future

Venice. Some claim it to be the world most beautiful city. Stunning architecture immersed in water. Sometimes literally. Charming, romantic, and a much loved destination for millions of travellers every year. And in the not-so-distant future some travellers will be able to enjoy 'Venice' from the comfort of their own city, all courtesy of climate change. Would you like a sneak preview? Read on