Here's What Brazil's Drought Means for Coffee Lovers Around the World
Brazil produces 30 percent of the world's coffee, but climate change is likely to lower yields — and quality — over the long term.
A German City Has Banned Single-Serve Coffee Pods and Plastic Water Bottles
Hamburg is on the vanguard of German efforts to correct the ecological balance sheet of a throwaway culture, which consumes billions of single-serve coffee pods each year.
Millions of French People Could Get Energy From Roads Covered With Solar Panels
Ségolène Royal, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy, announced in January that roughly 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) of roadway would be covered with solar panels in the next five years.
Consumers Are Dumping Keurig's Single-Serve Coffee — And That's Great News for the Environment
A founder of the company — and creator of the ubiquitous coffee product — is seeking to redeem himself for the all the waste created by the machines.
Threatened by Militias and Traffickers, Mali's Desert Elephants Could Be Extinct in 3 Years
In the first two weeks of 2016, poachers killed 16 elephants — and aerial footage recently gathered by conservationists reveals only about 350 of the rare elephants remain.
There's Not Much Snow in the Alps — So Petting Zoos Are Replacing Skiing
By the end of the century, year-round snow cover is expected only at the highest elevations, while at lower heights, snow my become "ephemeral."
The US Banned This Ship and Now It's Carrying 28 Tons of Radioactive Waste from France to Australia
French energy company Areva, which is managing the shipment, says some “small flaws” were found during the ship’s pre-departure inspection, but they had been fixed.
This Danish Zoo Killed A Healthy Lion and Dissected It in Public
The Odensa Zoo says it conducts the public dissections, viewed mostly by children, in order to disseminate information about animal anatomy.
These People Are Covering the Alps With Blankets
Researchers say in 150 years the glaciers may be only 10 percent of what they are today — and perhaps disappear altogether.