Author: Harry Stevens
As more wastewater treatment facilities convert food waste to biogas, garbage disposals could have a big part to play in creating renewable energy.
An independent project aims to remove the veil of secrecy that has cloaked the proposed route of the Keystone XL heavy crude oil pipeline.
A union representing Hyatt housekeepers says the company refuses to remedy “longstanding labor abuses.” Hyatt accuses the union of negotiating in bad faith.
The aviation industry has endorsed an agreement to reduce carbon emissions, but environmentalists say the agreement is vague and lacks teeth.
At a conference in Orlando last week (full disclosure: Marriott covered travel costs to Orlando), Marriott International executives had a message for some three thousand general managers of the company’s hotels. From now on, said the executives, Marriott would be tailoring its hotels – and its marketing efforts – toward Millennials, the generational cohort that … Continued
Corporations across America have loosened their purse strings to aid victims of the recent tornado that left a path of destruction across central Oklahoma.
A resolution at the McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting today will seek to prevent the fast food giant from marketing unhealthy food to children. While the majority of McDonald’s shareholders will likely reject the resolution when they vote, Sara Deon, director of Corporate Accountability International’s “Value [the] Meal” campaign insists that whether or not the resolution passes is of little consequence.
Intel Corporation has released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report, summarizing the chipmaker’s performance across a range of sustainability activities. The report – the company’s 12th – also provides updates on Intel’s progress toward its 2020 environmental goals. “Intel’s annual Corporate Responsibility Report allows us to transparently track our progress and aggressively work toward new goals … Continued
Trader Joe’s most recent update to its sustainable seafood policy has left environmental groups largely skeptical of the grocery chain’s commitment to preserve the planet’s ocean wildlife. In a statement posted on the company’s website, Trader Joe’s said it has ceased buying swordfish caught in Southeast Asia and is “evaluating sources from U.S. Pacific waters,” … Continued
In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory fire in Bangladesh last month that killed over 1,100 workers in the deadliest industrial accident in nearly three decades, dozens of multinational apparel companies have joined a commitment to improve health and safety measures in the country’s garment factories.
For the first time in human history, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide could rise above 400 parts per million throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere as soon as May 2013.
The latest CO2 measurement was taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii and reported by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a research center at the University of San Diego that tracks increases in atmospheric CO2 levels.