Latest Sustainable development News

Sri Lanka PM says talks with IMF difficult due to bankruptcy

Jul. 05, 2022 03:38 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund are more complex and difficult than in the past because it is a bankrupt nation, the country’s prime minister said Tuesday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told lawmakers that recent...

MEPs object to including gas, nuclear in green investment

Jun. 14, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers from the environment and economy committees objected Tuesday to including fossil gas and nuclear in the EU's list of sustainable activities, in a blow to the bloc's executive arm. The European Commission earlier this year proposed including...

British advocate for sustainable living wins Spanish prize

Jun. 09, 2022 07:36 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Ellen MacArthur, a British sailor who set world solo yachting records before creating a charity that advocates a sustainable way of life, has won this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for international cooperation. The Princess of Asturias Award jury said in its...

Indy 500 waves green flag on sustainability with lofty goals

May. 28, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Parked a few feet from the iconic pagoda at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a reimagined E-Z-Go golf cart that’s essentially filled with garbage. Plastic bottles tossed into recycling bins months ago are now neatly stacked in rows — and they’re for sale. ...

Tennessee State gets $1.9M agriculture grant from USDA

May. 17, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University won a $1.9 million grant for its College of Agriculture to lead a group of historically Black schools in research around sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation, the college announced on Monday. The 1890 Center of...

Caltech breaks ground on sustainability research center

May. 05, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The California Institute of Technology has broken ground on an environmental sustainability research center that will pursue solutions to challenges including water, energy, food and waste. Wednesday's groundbreaking for the Resnick Sustainability Center,...

Vintage in vogue: Latest fashion trends aren't new at all

Apr. 30, 2022 08:11 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The newest trends in fashion are nothing new at all. Utahns in greater numbers are buying pre-owned clothing from bygone eras as a way to be environmentally sustainable, financially sensible, and stand out in the age of big box fashion, the Deseret News...

West Virginia students' sustainability efforts take root

Apr. 24, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A student-led grassroots effort to make Marshall University more sustainable in 2009 has grown into an entire Sustainability Department with bicycle sharing, a thrift store, and the first commercial compost facility in West Virginia. “For a while it was...

Harvest at East Carolina makes honey everybody’s beeswax

Apr. 23, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A demonstration on harvesting honey had participants buzzing about the approach of Earth Day. Community members came out April 18 to learn from East Carolina University staff about how honey is extracted from hives and the many ways that bees help keep the...

Culinary concert to offer hands-on dining experience at home

Apr. 17, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — It was May 2020 when Dan Weidenbenner consulted his fellow Mill Village Farmsboard members and they decided to move their annual fundraiser to a virtual format. The COVID-19 pandemic was raging, and the organizers reasoned, this was a way to keep momentum...