In a move to grow the market for Fair Trade products, the longtime head of Fair Trade USA proposes to allow much bigger coffee growers into the certification -- a move that some say runs contrary to the whole purpose of Fair Trade.
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As demand for food increases on a planet with limited resources,organic foods' low yields are an issue. But there are other benefits to consider -- along with some possibilities for addressing yield concerns.
Critics of wind power point to infrasound as an agent produced by wind turbines that causes health impacts of varying degrees of severity to people nearby.
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's new headquarters is not only ultra green, it's smart too.
With melting sea ice opening up previously inaccessible parts of the Arctic Ocean, the fishing industry sees a potential bonanza. But some scientists and government officials have begun calling for a moratorium on fishing in the region until the true state of the Arctic fishery is assessed.
A group of activists and companies is staging a one-day forum on innovations in recycled plastics, alongside the upcoming Rio+20 Summit.
Proponents of organic foods have the fervor of faith in their belief in the benefits of organics, but if we want to truly understand organic agriculture's impacts on the planet and on our health, science and not faith ought to guide us.
Badgeville just released new tools to made it easier for companies to use online games to influence customer behavior and increase brand loyalty. Here's what games can do for sustainability.
A British scientist argues that global warming could lead to a future of more intense volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. And while some dismiss his views as preposterous, he points to a body of recent research that shows a troubling link between climate change and the Earth’s most destructive geological events.
Do consumers in emerging economies spend more responsibly? Those consumers seem to be doing the most to reward businesses that support societal causes, according to a recent survey.