Frank Trentmann outlines the history of consumption and its resonance today.


Investing in a clean energy future


Massachusetts makes big bet on clean electricity
Diesel cars a casualty in war on smog
Reducing Canadian emissions through biofuels.
Iraqi marshes officially designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site
U.S. food labels get a much-needed update
Pledges by Ireland to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases clash with plans for a major expansion of agricultural sector.

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The fifth annual report measuring sustainability disclosure: ranking the world's stock exchanges

Book Review

Author Jeff Rubin says Canada’s future in a post-oil world is in water and agriculture.
Sustainable cotton slow to catch on with big brands
Carless renters forced to pay $440 million a year for parking they don’t use
New Zealand rolls out plan to purge country of non-native predators by 2050
NYC pension funds begin to craft a fossil-fuel divestment path
So let’s help plants move
Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on.