High nutritional quality is not associated with low greenhouse gas emissions in self-selected diets of French adults

submitted by: Nicole Darmon
Background: Healthy diets are supposed to be more environmentally friendly because they rely mainly on plant-based foods, which have lower greenhouse gas emissions (GHGEs) per unit weight than do animal-based foods. Objectives: The objectives were to estimate the GHGEs associated with the consumption of self-selected diets in France and to analyze their relation with the nutritional quality of diets. Design: For each adult in the national dietary Individual and National Survey on Food...
Authors: Florent Vieux, Louis-Georges Soler, Djilali Touazi, Nicole Darmon


submitted by: nsf
Lisa Van Pay of the National Science Foundation meets with Will Lark, an MIT graduate student working on the CityCar project. The two discuss the technologies that make this vehicle unique and explore the relationship between art, science, and design. The CityCar team hopes that their ideas will some day be part of the solution to problems common to many cities: pollution, traffic and lack of green space. This story allows the viewer to see how researchers identify problems, build models to...

LEED Building Design: Overview of free market and government incentives

submitted by: USPSD

Overview of the incentives for adopting LEED despite higher start up costs.

Introducing Sourcemap: the Open Source Platform for Sustainability and Supply Chain Transparency

submitted by: amerigo
How can we begin to make sustainable decisions without information about the products and services we buy? At Sourcemap, we believe you have a right to know where things come from and what they're made of. Sourcemap is a free and open platform for understanding the social and environmental impacts of modern supply chains. It is a rich social tool for crowd-sourcing information from producers, designers and consumers to build a comprehensive catalog of consumer products. Built-in...

Steve Savage at the 2010 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Steve Savage from Cirrus Partners on "Three Non-Technical Challenges in the Development of Biomass-based Energy" on March 25, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting.