Author: Gina-Marie Cheeseman
Those wetsuits surfers wear are usually made from a synthetic rubber called neoprene that is far from environmentally friendly. Outdoor gear manufacturer Patagonia is out to change that.
This summer, California Gov. Jerry Brown lifted mandatory water restrictions following higher rainfall this spring. But the state isn’t out of the woods yet.
“The carbon tax anchors our greenhouse gas reduction strategy in the heart of our business, activating our entire organization in support of our 2020 goal to obtain our energy from non-fossil fuel sources,” said CEO John Replogle in a statement.
Florida residents will have more toxic chemicals in their drinking water thanks to a controversial ruling by the state’s Environmental Regulation Commission.
In April, Walmart announced it had reduced the use of “high-priority chemicals” by 95 percent. This week, the retailer shared more information on its progress and how it defines these ingredients.
Why would the maker of the iPhone buy and protect forests? In the words of Lisa P. Jackson, the company’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, Apple believes that “paper, like energy, can be a renewable resource.”
America’s top 25 grocery chains have all made commitments to go cage-free. And the Publix announcement could be “a final nail in the coffin” for hen confinement, said the Humane Society of the United States.
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