miscellaneous

What we learned this week

Some potentially significant good news in the latest stats from the FAO – global meat consumption has fallen for the second year in a row. Have we reached peak meat, wonders Nathaniel Bullard at Bloomberg Green.

Speaking of meat, Jelmer Mommers writes about aviation, and how one trans-Atlantic flight is equivalent to 1,000 Big Macs.

31% of Black-owned businesses are successful when applying for a loan, compared to 49% for white-owned businesses. The micro-loans platform Kiva are prioritising Black businesses this month, and you can join Kiva and contribute here.

The ethics of lithium is a concern in a world that uses increasing amounts of it in electronics and battery storage. So this pilot project in Cornwall is one to watch – extracting lithium from deep geothermal brine, and by doing it with geothermal energy produced on the same site, it would be zero carbon.

Lots of nice ideas among the winners of the RSA’s Student Design Awards, including categories for circular economy fashion, reforestation and community building.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: