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“Instead of ‘going public,’ you could say we’re ‘going purpose.’” That’s what Yvon Chouinard announced on Patagonia’s website, the outdoor clothing company he started 50 years ago. He and his family donated all their stock—valued at about $3 billion—to fight climate change and protect undeveloped land.
Seafood is one of the most-traded commodities in the world and is susceptible to fraud. To address that problem, a team of researchers from Australia have figured out a way—akin to using fingerprints—to trace chemicals in fish bones and shells of many marine species to stop illegal and unsustainable fishing.
The nutritional content of seafood and its carbon footprint was the subject of new research from Australia. Herring, mackerel, anchovies, and other fish living near the ocean's surface have more nutrients than beef, pork, or chicken, and generate fewer greenhouse gas emissions than livestock. Wild-caught salmon is also a good choice for a low-emissions protein source, but wild crustaceans have as high a carbon footprint as beef.
A prototype car developed in the Netherlands sucks—carbon dioxide that is. The Zero Emission Mobility vehicle named ZEM was built by TU/ecomotive, a student team based at the Eindhoven University of Technology, and it captures CO2 as it drives.
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