Since launching in 2012 with its non-toxic diapers and other natural baby products, the California-based startup has grown quickly by blending its environmentally sensitive products with a social mission.
Whatever the reasons for the return of the ravens, birders are celebrating just as they did with red-tailed hawks, American kestrels and peregrine falcons, the other avian predators known to nest on the New York City’s multistory buildings.
Birders in New York City are celebrating the return of the raven after more than a century. But ravens are just one of many birds whose fortunes and visibility are on the rise. Some are turning up because of cleaner waterways and better habitat management. Others have arrived on the wings of climate change.
By putting millions of cyclists on the road, bike-sharing is reshaping the design of cities by connecting mass transit, removing cars from centers and creating new infrastructure. Hangzhou and Wuhan in China are the global leaders; India’s megacities are struggling to take off; the U.S. is playing catch-up; Africa is a no-show.
The Buffalo River was everyone’s – industries’ and individuals’ – dumping ground for most of the last century. But when finished at year’s end, the $44 million cleanup of the waterway will allow residents to use the Buffalo River in ways no one thought imaginable.
Marilyn Grossman and her husband, Brad, are making soap from goat's milk and non-GMO (non-genetically modified organism)ingredients like coconut oil, Shea butter, emu oil, soybean oil, lye and, of course, goat milk.
About two dozen species of fireflies – members of the Lampyridae family – call Ohio home, and despite years of concern about their supposedly declining numbers in the Buckeye State, they're back in a big way this summer, depending on where you live.
In Portland, Oregon, entrepreneur Franklin Jones has embraced the future of urban transport. Never mind that the future closely resembles early 20th-Century Britain. Jones, the owner of B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery, uses the same technology relied on by postal carriers in Victorian England, or by Good Humor ice cream vendors in postwar America.
Oral rehydration solution — a simple but life-saving beverage of water, salt and sugar formulated in the late 1960s by American and Bengali doctors and researchers working in Dhaka — has saved an estimated 50 million lives worldwide, particularly children.
Bee colonies are dying off in alarming numbers in rural Minnesota and across the country, sparking worries about global food production and environmental health. It's a different story, though, in the hives on the roof of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. They're healthy, breeding and making lots of honey.
White Lake, a West Michigan lake that once made headlines as being on a "Toxic hot list," is said to cleaned-up and will be delisted as an “Area of Concern” in the eyes of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Earlier this year banker Richard Kauffman rolled out a state-owned financing startup with $1 billion in assets called N.Y. Green Bank. The hope is that, through strategic lending, the state can give the private sector the incentive to help transform New York State’s power system. If it works, the project could provide a template for other states.
During her career at the EPA, Ramona Trovato has been a critical transformation agent in the area of environmental health, addressing the effects of pollution on children and helping the agency become better prepared to handle the challenges of the post-9/11 era.