The Los Angeles Board of Public Works brought the California city closer to its goal by approving a contract the end of September that will overhaul its waste collection. Under the new system, LA will be split into 11 franchise zones serviced by seven waste haulers. It’s a big improvement over the 144 private haulers who now crisscross the city collecting trash.
Author: Gina-Marie Cheeseman
The ClimateCongress Wikipedia Project is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) climate education project that gives Wikipedia information on the climate positions of each U.S Congressional incumbent and their challenger. Could it help turn the tide in this year’s Congressional race?
By now nearly everyone knows Samsung was forced to issue a recall of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7. One less discussed aspect of this story is the environmental threat posed by the massive recall.
The food and agriculture industry could create $2.3 trillion a year by 2030 for companies with stakes in sustainable business models, according to a new report.
Residents of a small Alabama town are still complaining of foul odors eight years after a mercaptan spill at a Mobile Gas facility. Some stakeholders say mercaptan, a chemical added to natural gas to give it an odor, is nontoxic. But residents are complaining of health problems, and the company’s sluggish response highlights a trend of lax oversight.
Researchers estimate that climate change “contributed to an additional 4.2 million hectares of forest fire area” from 1984 to 2015, almost doubling the expected forest fire area.
Through partnerships with Timberland, HP, Team Tassy and ACOP (the Plastic Collectors Association), sustainable fabric manufacturer Thread plans to help improve the lives of about 300 Haitians, 200 of whom are children.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order last week that spells out a plan to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Modest cash transfers of $1,000 or less can have a huge impact on developing communities, providing a massive return on philanthropic investment.
Personal care company Dr. Bronner’s resigned from the Organic Trade Association earlier this week over its backing of America’s controversial GMO labeling legislation.