Would you miss tiny bottles of shampoo in hotel bathrooms?

Nov 25, 2019
Major hotel brands are promising to get rid of one of the most recognizable elements of the hotel experience: tiny bottles of shampoo.
Small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body lotion sit in a bathroom at a SpringHill Suites, a hotel operated by Marriott, in August in New Orleans.
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Science joins impeachment on Capitol Hill today

Nov 13, 2019
A proposed rule would limit how scientific research can be used to set policy.
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Could the future of farming lie below ground?

Sep 9, 2019
Growing Underground, an English startup, is focused on sustainable and intensive crop production in a former air raid shelter in London.
Steve Dring, co-founder of Growing Underground.
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Why REI is embracing "re-commerce"

Aug 1, 2019
Consumers today are "less interested in buying stuff and accumulating more things," said REI CEO Eric Artz.
As part of environmental stewardship efforts and changing consumer preferences, outdoor gear retailer R.E.I is doubling down on rentals and used gear sales.
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Sustainability, while fashionable, is a challenge for the industry

May 15, 2019
The drive for environmental sustainability will need to pick up if it is to match the industry's rapid growth.
A craftwoman passes by pieces of leather on October 12, 2018 at the Louis Vuitton leather work factory in Juilley, western France. Fashion giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has signed a five-year biodiversity partnership with UNESCO, committing to an ambitious set of environmental goals.
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The single-use plastic pollution problem

Apr 22, 2019
This Earth Day, let’s do the numbers on single-plastic use.
This photo taken on May 12, 2018 shows a dog on a garbage-filled creek in Manila.
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What makes a grid "smart"?

Apr 5, 2019
Advocates say the environmental benefit are compelling.
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Employees hand out free reusable grocery bags at a Whole Foods Market in 2008 in Pasadena, California.
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Late potato planting could affect french fry supply

Apr 2, 2019
Availability of french fries depends on the weather in Washington, Oregon and Idaho this spring.
Potatoes scoot by on belts at Balcom and Moe, Inc. in Pasco. The potatoes are rinsed, sized and put in bags destined for America’s supermarkets. The potato farmer and packer-shipper has been in business since the 1920s.
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