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EU eyes sustainable fuel quotas to tackle aviation emissions

By Beatriz Rios

The European Union is considering quotas to force airlines to use more sustainable fuels as it seeks to clamp down on the climate impact of aviation, the European Commission said on Wednesday (5 August). 

A β€˜Smart District’ Takes Shape in the Netherlands

By Joann Plockova

The goal is a sustainable community that uses technology to improve the quality of life for 4,500 residents.

Greener aviation set for end-of-year lift

By Sam Morgan

An EU initiative aimed at boosting the uptake of cleaner aviation fuels is set to launch at the end of 2020 and a new push by the European Commission to streamline tax policy might yet have a big impact on air travel’s carbon footprint.

Investing post-COVID: Is a green recovery assured?

By Marlene Stocker

As policymakers turn their attention to the economic recovery post-COVID, there is a risk that investments in a green recovery may be side-lined.

Local action for global goals

By Tine Soens

Authorities around the world are putting UN Sustainable Development Goal at the core of their agenda but including local governments in their implementation is key for success, writes Tine Soens.

EU’s trade deals can put an end to deforestation

By Fazlun Khalid

The EU must take an aggressive “stick and carrot” approach to trade deals in order to put an end to deforestation and avert a next pandemic, writes Fazlun Khalid.

EU action ineffective in safeguarding wild pollinators, say EU auditorsΒ 

By Natasha Foote

EU measures have been largely ineffective in preventing the decline of wild pollinators, according to a new review from the European Court of Auditors (ECA).

Earth Day Message to Leaders: After Coronavirus, Rebuild Wisely

By Somini Sengupta

Activists and scientists called on world leaders to shift the global economy onto a healthier, more sustainable track.

The β€˜Profoundly Radical’ Message of Earth Day’s First Organizer

By John Schwartz

Fifty years on, Denis Hayes is still trying to keep the spirit that made Earth Day a world-changing event alive — and to refocus its energy on climate change.

How Climate Anxiety Is Shaping Family Planning

By Dani Blum

The notion of forgoing children as a means of fighting global warming is entering the mainstream.

The King of D.I.Y. Dwellings

By Penelope Green

Before cabin porn and van life were hashtags, before tiny houses were a movement, Lloyd Kahn was the living embodiment of them.

It’s the End of the World as We Know It

By Vanessa Friedman

The apocalypse comes to Paris Fashion Week with floods at Balenciaga, a snowstorm at Thom Browne and darkness at Valentino. But you’ll look fine.

My Tireless Quest for a Tubeless Wipe

By Emily Flitter

I was unusually devoted to an eco-friendly brand of toilet paper. When it disappeared from the market, I had to know why.

Make Way for the Eco-Beast

By Alex Williams

Electric Hummers and Cybertrucks are just the beginning when it comes to sustainable trucks and S.U.V.s.

I Quit Cars

By Danya Issawi

And in Los Angeles! Lauren Ferree, 27, does not miss the traffic — or destroying the environment.