When the multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative was established, organizations like the Institute for Energy Research and the Heritage Foundation argued against any type of carbon tax or cap-and-trade program, saying that they would “inflict high costs on families.” What has actually taken place differs widely from these dire predictions.
Author: RP Siegel
When it was revealed that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was gearing up for a global lobbying campaign against anti-smoking laws, CVS Health resigned its membership in the chamber.
A new report reveals that fossil fuel companies began working actively to derail conversations around climate change as early as 1981 — seven years before the issue hit the national stage.
This turns out to be quite a week for green aviation. First, an incredible milestone in the historic journey of the Solar Impulse as the fuel-free aircraft successfully completed a five-day crossing of the Pacific from Japan to Hawaii, the longest solo manned flight in history. Then, United Airlines, announced that it would invest $30 million in a program that would produce jet fuel from trash.
Three of the top 10 carbon emitting nations — the U.S., China and Brazil — announced new carbon reduction commitments in a joint news briefing on June 30. The countries pledged to obtain 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, not including hydropower, by 2030.
After collaborating with partners, Hormel Foods released a targeted nutrition solution to children in Guatemala. While Guatemalan children generally receive enough calories, they lack protein and other nutrients. So, Hormel created an original product for use as a supplemental ingredient that provides a protein boost and other essential vitamins and minerals.
Ford’s finance arm, Ford Credit, just announced a six-month experiment that will help them get involved with and learn about how the sharing economy is reshaping the transportation world into one of smart mobility.
We spoke with Ben Thompson, Autodesk’s senior sustainable business program manager, on the occasion of the release of its 2015 Sustainability Report, entitled, “Sustainability in Action.”
A group of 16 cities from around the world will be participating in a 24-hour climate hackathon on June 18, which they are calling a Climathon.
Pope Francis has been a trailblazer in many ways. Now he has rocked the world yet again, weighing in with a papal encyclical on the question of climate change. Mother Jones obtained a leaked copy.
Is there anything about the Koch Brothers’ Heartland Institute that isn’t disingenuous? This week the group announced its 2015 Climate Change Award winners, though, if it were being truthful it should have called them the Climate Change Denial Awards.
MillerCoors brewing company announced today that both its corporate headquarters and its Milwaukee brewery are now landfill free. This is the seventh of the company’s eight major breweries to achieve this status and the first complete campus (brewery plus offices) to get there.
Speaking at the BASF CreatorSpace Summit in NYC last week, futurist Alex Steffen described a compelling vision of the role that cities will necessarily play on the path to a sustainable future.