Sustainability News

Sustainability is a simple concept, but it is one that is incredibly difficult for societies, countries and governments to achieve. To help you navigate through the issues and stay informed, Wiser has created a sustainability news digest. Living sustainably means everyone on the planet making sure resources and conditions are maintained for the long term. This is because everything that is done by humans has an impact on the natural environment, positively or negatively. Sustainable practices are those that protect natural resources like water and other materials. Scientists believe that unless sustainability goals are achieved, population growth and increased consumption will lead to a strain on natural resources that will, at some point, become too heavy to withstand. Changes in society that are ongoing include environmental protection measures, the increased use of renewable energy, and the development of new green technologies. All of these topics and more are covered in the articles that feature in the sustainability news digest from Wiser. Sign up today to make sure you are always up-to-date.

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Warmshowers: why free hospitality for bike tourists is a priceless experience | Joshua Cunningham
The Guardian • Joshua Cunningham
It’s time to bite the bullet and terminate the high-speed rail project
Orange County Register • The Editorial Board
The Latest: Toronto cops say van incident looked deliberate
Washington Post • Associated Press
Lab-grown meat
BBC • Alison Van Diggelen
The Latest: Toronto police say 9 dead, 16 injured by van
Washington Post • Associated Press
Metra looks for ways to combat missed fare problems
Chicago Tribune • Mary Wisniewski
Target plans to build hundreds of EV chargers at stores across 20 states
Mashable • Sasha Lekach
Why failing to recycle electronics leaves gold mines untapped
The Verge • Angela Chen
Hyperloop promises a 30-minute trip from Chicago to Cleveland, but multiple challenges ahead
Chicago Tribune • Mary Wisniewski
Meet the anti-plastic warriors: the pioneers with bold solutions to waste
The Guardian • Tim Lewis
 
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Environment, Green Transportation
Warmshowers: why free hospitality for bike tourists is a priceless experience | Joshua Cunningham
The GuardianJoshua Cunningham
Imagine you’re nearing the end of another long day in the saddle, partway through your latest cycling tour. Your panniers feel heavy and your tyres sticky as you drag your bike over the final climb of the day. You pull your map...
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Green Transportation, Laguna Beach
It’s time to bite the bullet and terminate the high-speed rail project
Orange County RegisterThe Editorial Board
With every passing day, the California bullet train can only make sense if you’re making money off of it. At a board meeting of the High Speed Rail Authority on April 17, it was revealed that the body seriously underestimated the cost...
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Green Transportation, International Security
The Latest: Toronto cops say van incident looked deliberate
Washington PostAssociated Press
The latest on the van striking pedestrians in Toronto (all times local):
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Agriculture, Finance
Lab-grown meat
BBCAlison Van Diggelen
The meat industry is a major contributor to carbon dioxide emissions and deforestation, and a huge consumer of water. But can lab-grown veggie alternatives wean us off our addiction to red meat? Silicon Valley tech companies are betting on it. Evan McCormack,...
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Green Transportation, International Security
The Latest: Toronto police say 9 dead, 16 injured by van
Washington PostAssociated Press
The latest on the van striking pedestrians in Toronto (all times local):
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Education, Green Transportation
Metra looks for ways to combat missed fare problems
Chicago TribuneMary Wisniewski
Summer concert and festival season is coming, and that means more packed Metra trains, and issues over conductors not collecting all fares. “It’s clearly a concern,” Metra CEO Jim Derwinski told reporters Monday after a speech before the City Club of Chicago....
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
Target plans to build hundreds of EV chargers at stores across 20 states
MashableSasha Lekach
Image: target Target wants to make your next shopping trip worth the drive, so it's adding hundreds of charging stations for electric vehicles to its parking lots across the country. The big-box retailer announced Monday an expanded EV charging program, offering Tesla,...
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Mobile Phones, Recycling
Why failing to recycle electronics leaves gold mines untapped
The VergeAngela Chen
There’s 80 times as much gold in one ton of cellphones as there is in a gold mine, says Federico Magalini, an expert on electronic waste. That means there’s enormous potential for recycling — and yet, most of us keep our old...
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Education, Energy Regulation
Hyperloop promises a 30-minute trip from Chicago to Cleveland, but multiple challenges ahead
Chicago TribuneMary Wisniewski
Suppose you want to go to Cleveland — how fast can you get there? A car ride takes around five hours. A plane takes an hour and 20 minutes, not counting waiting time in the airport. Hyperloop technology, which involves a system...
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Environment, Recycling
Meet the anti-plastic warriors: the pioneers with bold solutions to waste
The GuardianTim Lewis
Among retailers and manufacturers, they talk of “the Blue Planet effect”. The BBC series, screened late last year, was the moment that many of us realised the catastrophic impact our use of plastics was having on the world’s oceans. Scenes such as...
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