It's 2011, we've known about the problems of plastic pollution for, oh, a few decades now. So why the hell is excessive plastic packaging still so pervasive? On her Design Observer blog, superstar designer Marian Bantjes challenges product designers to think beyond plastics.
In Brooklyn, Pratt Institute's newly opened Myrtle Hall flexes the school's commitment to sustainability. The building, which features solar power and a green roof, is awaiting LEED Gold certification. See pics at Inhabitat.
Populations of western Atlantic bluefin tuna — prized as sushi meat in Japan — dropped more than 70% from 1970 to 2009. Meanwhile, scientists arguing over whether it should be listed as endangered.