Environment

Sweden Runs Out of Garbage, Has to Import It

Imagine you’ve got an unlimited budget to create the most efficient garbage system the world has ever seen.  (Okay, maybe not the most glamorous hypothetical I’ve ever offered you.  But earth’s human population is producing 1,300,000,000 tons of solid waste every year, and it’s got to go somewhere.  Just think what a hero you’d be!)  … Continue reading

Future Meat, Minus the Animals
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Future Meat, Minus the Animals

Today’s Future Bites brings you the future of meat… maybe.  Here’s Singularity Weblog with the latest on lab-grown animal tissue for human consumption. The motivation for growing meat flesh in-vitro, without the animal, is many-fold.  After all, growing animals for consumption requires vast amounts of water, grain, fertilizer, land area and oil.  Not to mention … Continue reading

Sustainable Seafood Scales Up
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Sustainable Seafood Scales Up

Here’s some heartening sustainability news to file under this week’s Future Bites: Co.exist is reporting that grocery store giant Safeway is boosting the sustainable fishing industry in a big way. This is good because sustainable fishing (like sustainable agriculture) reduces pollution and resource depletion, ensuring that future generations will be able to access the same … Continue reading