Global Environmental Society

Over five trillion pieces of plastic are floating in our oceans, damaging marine life and entering the food chain when ingested by fish. (Photo credit: Agustin Rafael Reyes, flickr) 0

Swimming in a sea of plastic

Over five trillion tonnes of plastic particles weighing nearly 260,000 tonnes are afloat in the world’s oceans, according to a new study. Large plastic pieces are often found on coastlines, while microplastics are mostly...

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Share Ride – Double Profit

Mobility can get substantially more efficient. Traffic jams can be avoided and the negative impact on the climate can be reduced by increasing vehicle occupancy levels. PTV SWISS AG has created a software platform...

The Aral Sea continues to shrink at an alarming rate and is now a fraction of its former size. (Photo: Mentat Kibernes, flickr) 0

Can the Aral Sea be saved?

The Aral Sea is shrinking at an alarming rate as water from its tributaries continues to be diverted for cotton production. In a last-ditch effort to prevent a looming disaster, Uzbekistan has set its...

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Paris Motor Show 2014

The 2014 Paris Motor Show opened its doors from October 4 to 19, presenting new production and concepts cars, among them several notable green vehicles. Once again, the animated showroom highlighted a testing center...

Underwater architects want to install artificial reefs along Australia's coasts. (Photo credit: amazize, flickr) 0

Planting trees underwater

Fish stocks are declining around the world. Overfishing, climate change and continued coastal development are putting pressure on our oceans. To help restore much-needed balance, Australian underwater architects are building artificial “forests” underwater. Barbara...

The high-speed train will connect San Francisco and Los Angeles. (Photo credit: California High-Speed Rail Authority) 0

High-speed rail project picks up speed

The high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles is closer to becoming reality. California’s Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal that would have challenged financing of the route. The train will...