Flying Spark food-tech asks, “Do you want flies with that?”

Green Prophet

A start-up business focused on finding new ways of using insect protein in food products is a finalist in this year’s MassChallenge, the Boston-based start-up competition and world’s largest accelerator program. They’re also naturally low in fat, and cholesterol-free. The tipping point for this product’s potential is that insect protein will cost less to produce than any other source of animal protein.

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Meet Dubai’s eco-warrior…who’s just 9 years old!

Green Prophet

But it’s where he took that action that makes this child a stand-out for planetary stewardship.In His passion to protect the environment was supported by youth programs offered by powerhouse environmental organizations such as the The World Wide Fund for Nature ( WWF ) – formerly named the World Wildlife Fund – and the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), which partner with local schools to not only educate kids on green issues but to encourage active stewardship.

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Report Card for TP manufacturers

Eco Friendly Daily

Major tissue and toilet paper manufacturers received failing environmental grades from the conservation group WWF on Wednesday for not doing enough to prove their timber comes from sustainable sources. The Swiss-headquartered group, known variously as the World Wide Fund for Nature and the World Wildlife Fund, gave Kimberly-Clark a 40 percent grade, while Procter & Gamble scored 34 percent and Georgia-Pacific got 27 percent.

50 Gulf Companies Voluntarily Cut Energy and Water Use

Green Prophet

Last week the Emirates Wildlife Society – World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF) recognized five firms in particular for exceeding energy and water conservation targets set as part of the Heroes of the UAE (United Arab Emirates) environmental initiative in a country that currently has one of the world’s highest per capita carbon footprints , The National reports.

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Middle East sheik takes a turtle for a swim

Green Prophet

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is better known for his love of horses than his affinity for sea life. Last May, the Emirates Wildlife Society in cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF) launched a groundbreaking initiative for marine conservation, called the Gulf Green Turtle Conservation aimed at conserving endangered marine turtles and vulnerable marine habitats in both the UAE and wider region.

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The Top Threat to the Most At-Risk Rivers

Eco Friendly Daily

Each of these countries is among the top producers of hydroelectricity in the world. A report by the World Wide Fund for Nature identified the most threatened rivers in the world. One common denominator with the world’s top five rivers was dams and infrastructure. They often require large tracts of land in areas that provide habitat for wildlife. The threats to the waterways of the world represent a danger to life itself.

The Largest Mammal That No Scientist Has Ever Seen in the Wild

Nature Conservancy - Science

On the Trail of Ghosts: Searching for Snow Leopards in Mongolia. Bill Robichaud, is one of the world’s experts on saola. In 1992, a joint biological expedition by the Vietnam Ministry of Forestry and the World Wide Fund for Nature conducted a survey in the Annamite Mountains, a global biodiversity hotspot. This is not local people hunting for food,” says Robichaud. “It Their focus has been on funding snare removal in the Annamites.

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Insect farms to meet feed demand for animals, and us?

Green Prophet

World population is projected to reach 9 billion by 2050. Rising incomes in emerging economies lead to greater demand for meat-rich diets. As the world grows hungrier for animal protein, insects could be the new way to feed livestock, and us. Start-ups in the nascent “nutrient-recycling” industry collect abattoir waste and process it into foodstock for flies. Health experts press for more data. .

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Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet

AGreenLiving

Both S&P Global Ratings and Bloomberg rank biodiversity among the top ESG themes for 2021, the latter naming Fidelity International and AXA Investment Managers as examples of firms that have made it a priority. Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet C.J.

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The open source movement takes on climate data

AGreenLiving

And as those tasked with preparing those reports can attest, the process of gathering the data for them is frustrating and complex, especially as the level of detail desired and required by investors becomes deeper. That pain point was the inspiration for a new climate data project launched this week that will be spearheaded by the Linux Foundation, the nonprofit host organization for thousands of the most influential open source software and data initiatives in the world such as GitHub.

Masdar City Will Be World's First Zero-Carbon, Zero-Waste, Car-free City

The Green Changemakers

With over a third of the world's cranes hard at work building artificial islands, an underwater hotel , and the world's tallest building, biggest mall and most expensive airport, the United Arab Emirates has now turned it attention to building the world's most sustainable city. Masdar City , a $22 billion initiative to build a brand new, zero-emissions city for 50,000 from scratch in Abu Dhabi, got underway last month. Model for other countries?

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The New Economy Challenge: Implications for Higher Education

The Green Changemakers

by David Korten [link] On January 29, 2010, David Korten addressed the Education for Sustainable Development Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. We have gathered for this conference, not to debate the seriousness of our situation, but rather to explore how our educational institutions can contribute to the solution. It is a summation of conversations over several years involving thousands of persons representing the grand diversity of the world’s people and cultures.

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