Sustainability: What Are the Alternatives to Economic Growth?

The EEA briefing ‘Growth without economic growth‘ presents an overview of the various ideas about progress beyond economic growth. Economic growth is closely linked to increasing production, consumption and resource use, which has negative effects on nature, climate and human health. Moreover, current research suggests that it is unlikely that …

WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR ECOHEALTH

Although EcoHealth is significant for all living beings on the planet, the general public is not yet sufficiently familiar with the concept and term of this multidisciplinary field. The multiplication of the number of the inhabitants of the Earth over the past hundred years is accompanied by the exponential increase …

Scottish Offshore Wind Farms Given Second Life Following Court Ruling

A legal ruling in Scotland has given second life to as much as 2.3 gigawatts worth of offshore wind farms that had previously been halted due to concerns over their impact on migratory seabirds. Back in July a judge in the Outer Court of Session in Scotland revoked consent for …

7-Eleven to Power 425 Texas Stores With Wind Energy

7-Eleven, Inc. will energize 425 stories in Texas with wind energy it will buy from TXU Energy. This initiative is expected to reduce 7-Eleven’s carbon footprint by 6.7 percent and reduce operating costs. The energy will come exclusively from wind farms in Texas, which is a state with more than …

Greenpeace calls timeout for fast fashion

New research on fashion trends and textile waste, released by Greenpeace on the eve of Black Friday, highlights the serious environmental consequences of over consumption. Clothing is among the most sold products on the annual shopping day promoted in many countries, which, critics say, encourages impulsive overspending and unnecessary purchases …