The week in review, focus on #Regenerative & #Upcycling

Barcelona continues to restrict car traffic in the city center

Barcelona has had good experiences with so-called super islands - low-traffic areas with priority for cyclists and pedestrians. Now the principle is to be extended to large parts of the city center.

Dutch government pilots technology to cut e-bike road deaths

Digital system automatically reduces electric bicycles’ power in built-up areas

EU eyes huge increase in offshore wind energy to meet climate goals - draft

The European Union is considering a plan to increase its offshore wind energy capacity five-fold this decade and 25-fold by 2050, as it seeks to become climate neutral by mid-century, according to a draft policy.

Ikea to buy back used furniture in recycling push

Ikea, the world's biggest furniture business, is planning a second-hand furniture venture.

Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

Because of soil depletion, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today

Plants can grow quickly or accurately, but not both

New research examines this well-known trade-off in our floral friends

In My Opinion: Focus on waste reduction, not recycling

The author argues that a focus on recycling creates a culture of guilt-free consumption, allowing people to feel they can consume more and more as long as they think what they’re consuming can be recycled.


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