All posts by Gaelle Gourmelon

Has China’s Economic Shift Really Ended the Commodity Super-cycle?

This post is an overview of the Vital Signs Online trend "Commodity Prices Kept Slowing in 2013 but Still Strong Overall" The most recent economic “super-cycle,” a decades-long trend of rising commodity prices, has been influenced by the surging growth of China since the … Continue Reading ››

Digital Dilemma: Is the Internet Killing (or Saving) the Planet?

Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2014 explores the benefits and challenges that digital technologies offer for sustainability   Washington, D.C.cover_2014SoW—With resource-saving notions like “the paperless office” and “telecommuting,” the digital age holds great environmental promise. But have digital technologies really helped to improve global sustainability? In the Worldwatch … Continue Reading ››

5 Easy Ways to Chase Away Monsters (While Saving Energy)

Worldwatch sustainable living blog by Aaron Schwarze and Gaelle Gourmelon Cold winds are howling. Nights are getting longer. Are energy monsters creeping into your house? This Halloween, kick them out while preventing terrifyingly high power bills. Read these money-saving tips, and keep your home monster-free and energy-happy.
  1. VAMPIRES (and the cold) HATE SUNLIGHT
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Global Economy Inches Up as Environmental & Social Concerns Mount

Washington, D.C. National progress is often measured almost exclusively by growth in the gross domestic product, or GDP. Yet as the global economy inches upward, actual social and environmental well-being lags. Alternative measures for gauging progress are needed to determine true prosperity, write Worldwatch’s Mark Konold and Climate … Continue Reading ››