Greenwashing: The Lesser of Two Evils

January 14, 2021 by  
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German court rules mass killing of male chicks legal

June 14, 2019 by  
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This month, the Federal Administrative Court in Germany ruled to uphold the common practice of killing male chicks, which are widely considered inefficient for meat production. The ruling is meant to be temporary, until an alternative and scalable solution is available, despite outcry by animal rights advocates. The hearing is in response to a ban of the practice from 2013 within a state in Germany. Following the ban, two major hatcheries challenged the decision, claiming that the practice was necessary for food production. On Thursday, the courts ruled that the practice was indeed legal– at least temporarily– and does not contradict the country’s Animal Welfare Act. Germany’s Minister for Agriculture, however, stated that the practice is ethically unacceptable. Related:Free at last: Canada passes Act to prohibit dolphin and whale captivity Male chicks are mass slaughtered throughout the world. They do not grow as fast as hens, and therefore are considered inefficient for meat production. The meat industry will be worth worth about US $7 trillion by 2025, and estimates show that about 84 percent of consumers had chicken in the last two weeks. Despite some reports that alternative meat demands are rising, meat industry statistics show growing demand for animal products, especially in wealthy nations. For every hen consumed, an equal number of male chicks has been slaughtered. The most common ways for slaughtering newborn chicks include gassing and high-speed grinders. In Germany alone, 45 million male chicks are slaughtered annually. One German company already has an alternative on the market– an egg they claim can be tested for sex before it hatches. The company can determine the sex of the egg just seven days after fertilization by extracting fluid from the egg and testing it for hormones. The company is selling their eggs in 200 German markets and hopes to take off as a solution to this animal welfare concern. Via The BBC Image via onefox

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How Interface realized that the carpet business as usual wasn’t sustainable

September 1, 2018 by  
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The transformation of the CEO and the company created the practice of strategic corporate biomimicry.

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Making Solar Sweeter: Pollinator-Friendly Arrays

October 2, 2017 by  
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Introduced at VERGE 2015, and highlighted recently in training by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, the practice of using the land under and around U.S. solar arrays to benefit pollinators is on the cusp of becoming a standard practice — as it is in Europe. Benefitting pollinators at scale, and producing “Solar Honey,” are new ways to increase support for large-scale solar.

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Mediterranean hunters trap, glue and otherwise illegally kill 25 million birds every year

August 27, 2015 by  
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Wild birds are being hunted by the millions throughout Mediterranean Europe with impunity, despite strong laws against the practice. It is estimated that 25 million birds are hunted annually, using cruel trapping methods, such as tangled nets, metal traps, and glue-covered tree branches. Egypt, Italy, and Syria are the biggest offenders, yet several nations engage in the practice. Why are people getting away with this? Read the rest of Mediterranean hunters trap, glue and otherwise illegally kill 25 million birds every year

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15 awe-inspiring semi-finalists announced for the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

August 27, 2015 by  
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Anti-Shark Finning Bill Passes Senate

December 21, 2010 by  
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Photo: sharktrust.org It’s a loophole that should have been closed long ago — but since it wasn’t, shark finning is still legal off the West Coast and in the Pacific. Shark finning , as you’re probably aware, is the practice of capturing a shark, slicing off its dorsal fin, and casting it back into the water, where it slowly bleeds to death

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Gulf Spill Reservoir Still Worth $3.5 Billion, Will Likely be Tapped Again

September 20, 2010 by  
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Image via USA Today Relief Wells May be Later Used for Drilling While we were all quietly celebrating the news that the Macondo well that spewed nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf was finally officially “dead” , there were nagging concerns that nevertheless refused to be silenced.

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‘Comfortable Contemporary’: Upcycled Furniture from Think Contemporary

September 20, 2010 by  
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Images: Think Contemporary Surely you’ve gotten the urge at least once — passing by an anonymous pile of discarded furniture pieces curbside, you feel a compulsion to rescue some forlorn credenza from landfill purgatory and to make it something ‘new’ and beautiful again. Dublin-based interior design company Think Contemporary seems to have heeded the call, launching a line of upcycled furniture that appears to have found its own unique voice…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Americans Reject Frankenfish

September 20, 2010 by  
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Photo credit jlastras via flickr. If you’ve been following AquaBounty ‘s attempt to get Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its AquAdvantage genetically engineered salmon (the salmon has extra genes from Chinook salmon and an eel-like species called the ocean pout to make it grow much faster than normal) you might already know that FDA has given preliminary approval and is weighing final approval in two day of hearings. What you might not know is that a strong majority of Americans surveyed by the environmen…

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