Author: Gina-Marie Cheeseman
Kraft Heinz plans to vote on three sustainability-related shareholder resolutions at its annual meeting in Pittsburgh next month. And the company is opposed to every one of them.
Last month, grocery manufacturers and retailers came together to standardize date labels on food packaging — which experts have long linked to increased food waste. But the author of pioneering food waste book “American Wasteland” insists labels alone won’t solve our problem.
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A partnership between one company and two Texas cities helps the region conserve water — and it shows how public-private partnerships can help towns fight water scarcity.
In response to growing pressure from consumers and NGOs, three big-name food companies vowed to bolster their commitments to animal welfare.
“Mass incarceration is a huge issue in the United States, and a major area of focus for our grants,” said Justin Steele, principal of Google’s charitable arm, Google.org.
U.K. grocery chain Waitrose plans to run lorries on biomethane made from food waste. And that’s not the only way it’s keeping food out of landfills.
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.
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.