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  • Global Consumption Trends Break New Records

    From coal to cars to coffee, consumption levels are breaking records. According to the Worldwatch Institute’s latest report, Vital Signs, Volume 22: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future, the acceleration of resource depletion, pollution, and climate change may come with underappreciated social and environmental costs (www.worldwatch.org). ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Global Consumption Trends Break New Records

    From coal to cars to coffee, consumption levels are breaking records. According to the Worldwatch Institute’s latest report, Vital Signs, Volume 22: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future, the acceleration of resource depletion, pollution, and climate change may come with underappreciated social and environmental costs ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Global water consumption increases frequency and intensity of low flows in rivers and streams

    Human water consumption has increased the frequency and intensity of periods of abnormally low flow in streams, new research suggests. The frequency of these events increased by 30% globally, largely due to use of water for irrigation, the researchers conclude. Between 1960 and 2010, global water consumption has more than doubled and currently stands at 1970 cubic kilometres per year (km3/yr). ...

  • Groundwater footprint reveals unsustainable water consumption

    Reservoirs of water stored under the earth’s surface, otherwise known as groundwater, are a valuable resource. However, using a footprinting method, a new global study has indicated that about 1.7 billion people live in areas where groundwater is being used more quickly than it can be replenished. Groundwater supplies water to billions of people and is important for agricultural ...

  • Business opportunities in sustainable consumption

    BSR"s latest report examines the newest frontier of sustainability, outlining the opportunities for companies to deliver value to customers, society, and the planet by promoting sustainable consumption-an economic and social system that allows all individuals to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Unsustainable water consumption contributes to sea level rise

    The global sea level is rising, yet only part of that rise can be attributed to the effects of climate change. New research has calculated that human impacts on terrestrial water storage make up around 42% of total sea level rise, in particular, the extraction of groundwater that eventually makes its way to the ocean. Tidal measurements have revealed that the global sea level rose by 1.8mm per ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Business takes a lead on sustainable consumption

    Business can play a leading role in fostering more sustainable consumption patterns, according to a report released by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The report, Sustainable Consumption: Facts and trends from a business perspective (1.3 MB), is the result of a year-long study of the relationship between business activities, consumer behavior and environmental and social ...

  • Reducing consumption key to a sustainable future

    The Limits to Growth’ modelled scenarios for the future global economy and environment and recommended far reaching changes to the way we live to avoid disaster. In a paper published in the current edition of the international journal; Global Environmental Change, CSIRO physicist Dr Graham Turner compares forecasts from the book with global data from the past 30 years. ”The real-world data ...

  • Global Consumption of Alternative Energy to Reach 7756 Terawatt-Hours by 2015, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

    Follow us on LinkedIn – Clean-tech energy is a major force enabling global economic recovery. Though countries primarily depend on conventional energy sources such as natural gas and coal, government incentives and rising environmental ...


    By PRWeb

  • Energy Consumption Market (2012-2018)

    Energy is one of the most important factors in each and every industry.. The per capita energy consumed in 2009 accounted to 1,790 kg as reported by the World Bank. The energy consumption market can be segmented into white goods, consumer electronics, and general illumination in residential and commercial premises. Innovations such as induction cooking and rising natural gas and oil prices are ...


  • A vegetarian diet can help reduce water consumption across Europe

    Different European regions have very different diets and environmental conditions, meaning their water consumption varies widely. Despite this, switching to vegetarian diets in keeping with regional variation would substantially reduce water consumption in all areas, a new study concludes. Where people choose to eat meat, adopting a healthy diet low in oils and sugar will also reduce water ...

  • Reduced meat consumption in the EU would significantly lessen water usage

    A study on how diet can affect water usage in the EU has concluded that a vegetarian diet is the most sustainable, but any reduction in meat consumption would be a move towards more sustainable water use. This study compared the average water footprints, a measure of water use which accounts for both direct and indirect requirements, of four different diets across the EU-27 and Croatia (EU-28). ...

  • Production and consumption systems need fundamental rethink

    The European Environment Agency's indicator report 2014 looks at the transition to a green economy with a focus on the global environmental impacts of the EU's production-consumption systems. The report's launch coincides with the Global ...

  • Grundfos Pumps to Halve Water Consumption For Irrigation at Fresno Facility During 2011

    Grundfos Pumps Corporation today announced that it will voluntarily cut in half the amount of potable water used to irrigate its 27-acre campus here during 2011, with plans to eliminate the practice entirely by the end of 2012.  As a result, the global pumps and pumping systems manufacturer will save roughly 3 million gallons of potable water during 2011 – enough to fill four ...


    By Grundfos

  • Efficiency of Buildings Critical to Reducing U.S. Energy Consumption

    Addressing our nation’s existing and future building inventory presents one of the greatest opportunities in the United States for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, according to Ingersoll Rand Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Lamach, who took part in an event today during the Democratic National Convention titled ...


    By Ingersoll-Rand Company

  • Oil consumption hits all-time high

    Global oil consumption reached an all-time high of 87.4 million barrels per day in 2010, according to a new Vital Signs Online report from the Worldwatch Institute. The 3.1 percent increase more than makes up for the brief decline in consumption caused by the economic crisis. “Between the recession, the BP oil spill, and instability in the Middle East and North Africa, oil markets have ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Energy Consumption Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2012 - 2018

    Energy is one of the most important factors in each and every industry.. The per capita energy consumed in 2009 accounted to 1,790 kg as reported by the World Bank. The energy consumption market can be segmented into white goods, consumer electronics, and general illumination in residential and commercial premises. Innovations such as induction cooking and rising natural gas and oil prices are ...


  • How to measure environmental pressures from production and consumption?

    The consumption and production of goods and services is currently unsustainable in Europe, with ‘decoupling’ of environmental pressures from economic growth insufficient to date. A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) describes methods for quantifying environmental pressures caused by European consumption patterns and economic production sectors. These methods can ...

  • Understanding environmental consequences of population growth and consumption

    Interactions between population growth, consumption and the use of natural products and services have created an unsustainable pressure on the environment. New research has provided a detailed investigation into the relationships between these three trends, providing insight into how to alleviate these pressures. It concludes they cannot be addressed by market mechanisms or technological advances ...

  • Paques nominated in Global Water Awards

    Balk, March 2nd 2011 - Paques, worldwide market leader in anaerobic wastewater and gas treatment that either produce energy from wastewater while purifying the water and facilitating reuse, has been nominated as ‘Water Technology Company of the Year’ in the Global Water Awards 2011 of Global Water Intelligence (GWI), high-value business information leader for the ...


    By Paques B.V.

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