The quest for sustainable leather alternatives

Throughout history, leather has been a popular material for clothes and many other goods. However, the tanning process and use of livestock mean that it has a large environmental footprint, leading consumers and manufacturers ...

The epigenetics of life at 12,000 feet

Humans inhabit an incredible range of environments across the globe, from arid deserts to frozen tundra, tropical rainforests, and some of the highest peaks on Earth. Indigenous populations that have lived in these extreme ...

How do you measure innovation in sustainable development?

In 2015, the United Nations established 17 Sustainable Development Goals as "a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." The goals range from eliminating poverty and hunger to reducing inequality ...

Will lockdown loneliness make us loners?

Over the past few months at least half of the world's population has been affected by some form of lockdown due to COVID-19, and many of us are experiencing the impact of social isolation. Loneliness affects both mental and ...

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