The company is already notorious for the way workers in its Chinese supplier’s factories are treated, but what’s less known is those same factories’ incredible impact on the environment. But after years of ignoring concerns, Apple may be starting to come around.
Some days, the wind doesn’t blow, or the sun doesn’t shine. For those renewable energy-less days, power companies are developing giant batteries to hold excess power and then release it during peak hours or when renewable power isn’t available. Bet you never thought your house would be battery powered.
Besides the massive amounts of property damage that climate-change related events have caused, it’s also sending people to the hospital at rapid rates. And those costs are adding up.
International bodies, national governments, and even cities move at too glacial a pace to keep up with the latest innovations. But small groups in neighborhoods can start transforming where they live without outside help. It might be the future of sustainable urban planning.
Yes, there are droughts everywhere. But there is enough water in our rivers to quench all thirst and increase food production. All it will take is not wasting so much of it.
Shipping operates out of any laws or regulations that cover emissions, but some companies are making attempts to reduce their footprint. One idea: good old-fashioned wind power
A U.K.-based banking startup is offering alternative financial instruments--person-to-person lending and equity crowdfunding for startups--that the big banks won’t touch. And you can own a piece with a timely donation.