This week Scott Pruitt gave his first address as the new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Strikingly absent from his speech: the environment.
Author: Gina-Marie Cheeseman
This week California Senate leader Kevin De Leon introduced a bill that would require utilities to source 100 percent renewable energy in less than 30 years.
Investors and insurers with over $2.8 trillion in assets under management are calling on the G-20 countries to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. They went on to say public finance that supports fossil fuels is a “key concern to the finance sector.”
Closer ties between the U.S. and Russia “would open the doors for massive investment into the Russian oil and gas exploration and production,” a former energy minister under Vladimir Putin said this week.
A team of researchers found a link between how climate change impacts untreated drinking water and the rate of gastrointestinal illness in children. It’s the first study to assess how future rainfall patterns may impact human health.
The rusty patched bumblebee was to appear on the endangered species list last week. But that will be delayed for at least five weeks due to a federal regulatory freeze. Some conservation groups hold out hope that the bee will have its day, but others aren’t so sure.
Over the past decade, a dozen significant sites around Britain — including landscapes and historic buildings — have been damaged by severe flooding caused by warmer and wetter weather, according to a recent report.
President Donald Trump essentially green-lighted the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines last week. Environmental and human rights advocates vowed to keep fighting, and they’re calling on big banks to pull their funding of the projects.
President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back environmental regulations are at odds with a big new jobs report on the clean-energy sector — which now employs 4.5 million and counting.
Hellmann’s says its entire U.S. consumer portfolio is now made with only cage-free eggs. The Unilever subsidiary is the latest to make the switch as a growing number of consumer firms seek to bolster their animal welfare standards.
In defiance of the convention that sustainability kills profits, General Motors says its recycling efforts generated over $1 billion in revenue since 2010 — which the American automaker reinvests back into its business, including the development of fuel-efficient vehicles.
Something big happened in the consumer packed goods industry over the weekend, though few may have noticed. 3p’s Gina-Marie Cheeseman analyzes Unilever’s decision to make all of its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
Chipotle worked with Compassion in World Farming USA and the Humane Society of the U.S. to develop the new standards, which go way beyond cage-free.
American workers are exploited in industries from agriculture to manufacturing to sex trafficking — and the H2 visa program contributes to the problem.