Environment and Climate

this photo shows a group of collectors at a Plastic Bank collection centerPlastic Bank

The Plastic Bank Turns Plastic Waste into Currency for the Poor

Collectors make money or earn credit for essential services when they bring in plastic waste, which is then recycled for high-end Social Plastic products.
this photo shows a tiger, one of the many endangered species imperiled by the global extinction crisisSayantan Kundu

How to Solve the Global Extinction Crisis for Just $100 Billion

The Center for Biological Diversity proposes a U.S.-focused roadmap to help end the global extinction crisis and restore American leadership worldwide.
this photo shows crows that pick up litter at Puy du Fou theme park in France

Litter Police: Crew of Clean-Up Crows Roam Puy du Fou Theme Park

A falconer at Puy du Fou taught rooks, a member of the crow family, to pick up litter and drop it in a specially designed box that rewards them with food.
this photo shows an airline dedicated to banning single-use plastic bottles

Some Airports Make Strides to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

Bans on single-use plastic water bottles have been implemented or are in the works at various airports, but planes still pose a carbon-emissions threat.
this photo shows a group of Wofford College students who major in environmental studies

Wofford College's Environmental Studies Department Celebrates a "Decade of Ruggedness"

The interdisciplinary nature of the school's Environmental Studies major sets Wofford apart from other institutions of higher learning.
this photo shows edible bowls manufactured by Munch Bowls

Edible Bowls and Plates Could Take a Bite out of Plastic Waste

Munch Bowls in South Africa is the latest company to roll out a line of fully biodegradable, edible bowls and edible plates made from wheat bran.