People Power

Shocking eco-news can be a wake-up call

Sometimes it’s hard to see the positive in environmental news. Like this article from the BBC: Northern white rhino: Last male Sudan dies in Kenya [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43468066] Jan Stejskal, an official at Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, where Sudan had lived until 2009 puts it as clearly as anyone could: “His death is a […]

Science & Technology

Researchers discover wood-based fire-resistant material

Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a wood-based material that outperforms almost all other heat insulators and costs about $7 a metre to manufacture. “Nanowood” is created by stripping away all the filler material in wood, leaving just the fibres. This is achieved by exposing wood to sodium hydroxide, sodium sulphite and hydrogen […]

Consumer Power

L’Oréal aims to be carbon neutral by 2019

  Great to hear some positive environmental news from the cosmetics industry. L’Oréal USA has announced it plans to achieve carbon neutrality in 2019 for all 21 of its U.S. manufacturing and distribution facilities by using renewable natural gas (RNG). The company currently has 17 renewable energy installations across the country, including large on-site solar […]