By Amanda Froelich, Truth Theory
By 2030, Sweden aims to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels by 70 percent. Days ago, the country took a big step toward achieving its goal.
Sweden is now the first country in the world to have an electrified road that recharges the batteries of vehicles driving on it. Electric rail has been embedded into the nearly 2 km (1.2 miles) of public road which is located near Stockholm.
According to The Guardian, this is just the first stretch of road intended to be built. The government’s roads agency has already drafted a national map which outlines future expansion. By embedding electric rail into the road, Sweden seeks to tackle the problem of keeping electric vehicles charged. Continue reading Sweden Launches World’s First Electric Road That Charges Cars As They Drive
By Amando Flavio, Natural Blaze
Many countries in the world are struggling to deal with the garbage they generate. Especially in the developing world, it is common to find landfills full of garbage. These countries are unable to recycle their waste or use it for any useful thing. The garbage sits in the landfills and turns back to pollute the environment, causing damage to both the environment and human lives. Continue reading Sweden Runs Out of Garbage, Imports from Other Countries for Carbon-Neutral Energy
By Vic Bishop, Waking Times
Our world is being totally trashed, not out of necessity, out of convenience. Something has changed in recent decades, and companies deliberately no longer produce goods that will last as long as possible, instead capitalizing on the consumer’s willingness to toss something in the trash and replace it with something new, rather than go through the effort of having it fixed.
It’s called planned obsolescence, a strategy of some product manufacturers. The basic idea is to engineer a product to have a predictably short lifetime so that when it malfunctions or breaks, the company can profit by selling another product. Continue reading Sweden to Incentivize Product Repairs in Effort to Reduce Consumer Waste
By Christina Sarich, Natural Society
Monsanto’s Round Up, which contains glyphosate as its main ingredient, was recently named a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization (WHO). This means it is going to have a hard time getting re-licensed in Europe. The Netherlands and Sweden recently joined France in an anti-glyphosate stance.
This is a perfectly timed rebellion against the world’s most popular herbicide, due to be re-licensed on March 8th by members of the EU responsible for allowing the chemical a European market. Continue reading The Netherlands and Sweden Join France in Anti-Glyphosate Stance