Putting cork, screw top and plastic wine stoppers into perspective
March 11, 2014, 10:08 a.m. by Robin Shreeves
Student film "Battle Behind the Bottle" tells the story of the cork industry positive response to the “kick in the pants” screw tops and plastics gave it.
Your choices matter, even if the consequences are hidden
September 16, 2013, 9:11 a.m. by Robin Shreeves
The Rainforest Alliance's new video for Follow the Frog week gives you a glimpse of what it would be like if the environmental consequences of your food choices happened in your own backyard.
Wood meets the waterfront in Timber in the City design competition
August 14, 2013, 5:04 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A team from the University of Oregon wins top prize in Timber in the City, a student design competition that challenged entrants to design a wood-centric mixed-use complex for Red Hook, Brooklyn.
One percent of global commercial wood supply used to make IKEA products
July 8, 2013, 1:50 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Yes, the wood furniture and home accessories found at IKEA are indeed made from actual lumber in some shape or form and, not surprisingly, the sustainability-minded retailer consumes a whole lot of it.
What does 'sustainable supply chain' mean for the planet?
September 17, 2012, 5:03 p.m. by Clint Williams
Companies are shaping the future of business from the wheels up.
Is your bookshelf made from a 600-year-old Russian tree?
June 5, 2012, 11:45 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Chances are it's not, but Swedish mega-retailer IKEA has come under fire from environmental watchdog groups for clear-cutting old-growth forests in a sensitive area of northwestern Russia.
Marijuana growers may be destroying national forests
December 12, 2011, 11:12 a.m. by Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience
Remediation and clean-up of sites pot growing sites can cost thousands of dollars an acre, officials say.
Trade law hits raw note for Gibson Guitars
September 19, 2011, 2:49 p.m. by Tim Ghianni
When federal agents seized rare ebony and rosewood from famed guitar maker Gibson Guitars, it sparked a firestorm over illegal logging.
Mattel vows change after Greenpeace 'Barbie' campaign
June 14, 2011, 11:01 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Toy giant freezes purchases from supplier accused of deforestation.
California is generating so much solar energy, it's paying other states to take it
12 plants that repel unwanted insects
More trees than there were 100 years ago? It's true!
In praise of 'scruffy hospitality'
Why doesn't anyone want to play with this baby elephant?
Quidditch comes to life in a remote Himalayan village