Natural History of Ecological Restoration: Desert Trees of the World – A new database for ecological restoration

Natural History of Ecological Restoration: Desert Trees of the World – A new database for ecological restoration. “Desert Trees of the World represents a multi-purpose, participatory database in which we have gathered a vast array of information about dryland trees, where and how they live, the communities they are part of, the many ways in which they are used by people, and some elements about their successful cultivation.”

University of Southampton: Student launches search engine for sustainable fashion in the UK

University of Southampton: Student launches search engine for sustainable fashion in the UK. “Project Cece uses in-house developed web tools to automatically ‘collect’ products from over 100 sustainable webshops on one website, providing a complete overview of all available ethical clothing. With insightful icons, to-the-point descriptions and filters, Project CeCe helps consumers find clothing that fits their style, budget, and values, say its founders.”

CNET: Google pledges to include recycled materials in all its consumer devices by 2022

CNET: Google pledges to include recycled materials in all its consumer devices by 2022. “Google says it’s trying to reduce its carbon footprint. The search giant on Monday outlined its sustainability efforts for its ‘Made By Google’ line of consumer hardware, which includes Pixel smartphones, Google Home smart speakers and Nest thermostats.”

City AM: Former UN climate chief calls for fossil fuel database

City AM: Former UN climate chief calls for fossil fuel database. “Investors should be given more information about energy companies’ fossil fuel usage so they can steer funding away from activities that contribute to climate change, former UN climate change chief Mary Robinson has said.”

CNET: AI tools can help individuals tackle climate change, scientists say

CNET: AI tools can help individuals tackle climate change, scientists say. “Small footprints can leave lasting impressions. In a paper released earlier this month, a team of machine learning experts mention how artificial intelligence tools can empower individuals to reduce their own carbon footprint.”

Phys .org: Pitt researchers’ report pushes for regional green infrastructure database

Phys .org: Pitt researchers’ report pushes for regional green infrastructure database. “A consensus-building exercise at the meeting determined that a centralized database that allows researchers to examine maintenance costs, economic benefits and water quantity/quality impacts, as well the benefits and drawbacks of methods and technologies used by individual local governments, would be one critical tool to help stakeholders better understand if their efforts are making the best possible impact.”

Evidensia: The Evidence Website Informing Action for a Sustainable Future (PR Newswire) (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Evidensia: The Evidence Website Informing Action for a Sustainable Future (PRESS RELEASE). “Evidensia covers a broad range of sustainability issues, from climate change, deforestation, biodiversity and water conservation to child rights and wages. The information is represented in a variety of formats, including independent scientific studies, evaluation reports and case studies. Evidensia transparently shares where the credible research into the effects and impact of sustainability initiatives is positive and where improvements are needed.”