Environment

October 14, 2018

Vespa Announces Price of Electric Scooter and Starts Pre-Orders

Two years ago, Piaggio debuted a sleek, modern electric Vespa at EICMA in Milan and now they’re ready to take orders. The Vespa Elettrica has drawn a lot of attention, with promises of a smooth, silent ride and smart features that make it an environmentally friendly, technological way to motor around town. Currently, pre-orders are available in Europe, with an estimated ship date of late this year.

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October 10, 2018

Austin Passes Law Requiring Restaurants to Donate or Compost Uneaten Food

Over the last few years, food waste laws have been popping up all over the globe. In 2015, France passed a proposal that requires grocery stores to donate or compost unsold food. In 2016, Italy and Denmark followed suit, implementing their own food-focused initiatives. And now, the United States is hopping on board, as Austin has banned restaurants from throwing away anything that can be composted.

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October 5, 2018

Hyperrealistic Pastel Drawings Reveal How Climate Change Is Making Arctic Ice Move

Artist Zaria Forman uses her immense creative talent to document the devastating effects of climate change. For many years, she has produced large-scale landscape drawings using soft pastels. Rendered in hyperrealistic detail, the images are an incredible yet poignant representation of the majesty of glaciers that are rapidly deteriorating, despite their awe-inspiring size, because the Earth is getting warmer. Forman’s previous soft pastel art depicts forms that are instantly recognizable as glaciers and icebergs.

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September 28, 2018

Shocking Beached Whale Installation “Washes Up” in the Philippines

With microplastics polluting the food chain and increasing numbers of marine species facing endangerment, the world’s ocean plastic issue is more urgent than ever. To push the issue, Greenpeace Philippines used art to make a bold statement about the pollution issues facing local communities. Seeking to capture the public’s attention, a nearly 50-foot-long blue whale was beached just south of Manila.

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