The world runs on unsustainable maritime shipping

Blue cargo ship filled with containers.

Have you ever asked yourself how things get to where you are?

Bananas from Ecuador? No problem. A computer from China? It’s waiting for you. Clothes from Bangladesh? Of course.

Sure, there’s a lot of buzz going around about Amazon’s supply chain, but that’s usually the end of the journey…


The most important forests you’ve never heard of

Around the world, forests are being burnt and cut to make room for soy farms, palm oil plantations, logging operations, and cattle ranches. It’s come to a point where articles about it have become commonplace in many publications and there are even world records for greatest deforestation. Yet, there is…


Here are some things to watch out for if you want it to be

There are people out there that despise vegans enough that there is now a term to describe them: vegaphobes. These people surely rejoice every time an article or a study comes out that points out a potential health issue linked to veganism. …


Carbon trading is big business, but its sustainable benefits are questionable

Hand painted green, holding a small plant.

It’s easy to see why there is a large debate around the idea of carbon offsetting. You can continue to drive your car, but now you feel good because ‘someone’ is planting a tree. You can go on holiday by plane, but now wind turbines will be built somewhere. Companies…


At least not for the time being

Electric vehicles (EV) are all the rage right now. Tesla keeps breaking sales records and making a lot of rich people richer, large car manufacturers are all jumping aboard the (electric) bandwagon, and even motorcycle brands usually known for their loud engines are releasing electric models. Along with this, reduced…


A few companies have built an oligopoly using science as a resource

A paper that does not have references is like a child without an escort walking at night in a big city it does not know: isolated, lost, anything may happen to it.

Bruno Latour, 1987

This quote, from famous anthropologist Bruno Latour, serves as a good insight into how…


It’s good for you, it’s good for others, and it’s good for the environment

Cars are so ubiquitous these days that it’s hard to imagine what it was like a century ago when this wasn’t the case. In fact, with the average driver clocking in around 50 kilometres per day in both Europe and the United States, it’s hard to fully grasp how much…


Why your plants may have a more negative impact than you expected, and how to fix it.

Domestic gardens are great. Whether you grow plants in the back garden of your home or on the window bench of your apartment, there are countless benefits to adding plants to your everyday life. They look good and help brighten up any living space. They can feed you and be…


The cost of fast fashion doesn’t stop with the price tag

Quick, without checking, how many sets of clothes do you have in your wardrobe? The odds are, you don’t really know, do you? In 1930, the average American woman had nine outfits stashed away in her closet. 90 years later, that number has jumped to 30, with many having thousands…


This is the story of how your ice cream might be hurting the environment.

You would be forgiven for not knowing what a refrigerant is. For many of us, things like air conditioning, freezers, and refrigerators are just boxes that make things cold. Yet, on the inside happens a bit of magic, where a fluid we call a refrigerant absorbs heat on the side…

Alex Hureau

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