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Burger King has announced that it will transition to antibiotic-free chicken by 2018 and is stepping up its effort to stop its support for deforestation in South America by 2030 where soy is grown for its products. But environmentalists say that a 13-year window to stop its use of deforestation is too long, calling in questions about its commitment to sustainable business practices.
It’s been a bad, bad month for Brazil’s President Michel Temer. First he is called on the carpet by Brazil’s supermodel, Gisele Bündchen, for efforts to open up more of the Amazon to deforestation. Then he’s told that he’s at risk of losing a $1.1 billion payment from Norway for the same concern. And if that’s not bad enough, the US is rejecting Brazil’s beef imports because of alleged bribes in the supply chain. What’s a president to do?
Copper is one of the most useful metals – it has a role in construction, railways and heavy machinery to power transmission and telecommunications to semiconductors, microchips, photovoltaic cells for solar panels and other high-tech applications. But mining the red metal is energy intensive. Which is why Chile’s conversion of copper mines to renewable energy is getting climate folks talking.
The acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon raises a bevy of questions about the future of retail. Are we seeing automation gone awry, or are about to embark on new ideas that could actually save brick-and-mortar stores?
Trump may have left Paris, but more than 1,200 cities, counties, businesses, states and NGOs say they intend to advance their support of Paris climate goals. As the divide grows between federal and local priorities, businesses are setting their own agendas for reducing carbon emissions.
A new conservation easement in eastern Oregon protects the Zumwalt prairie. The land owners teamed up with TNC, NRCS and The Climate Trust to ensure their 12,225-acre ranch will benefit both ranching livelihoods and native habitat.
HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed is a hip, young vegan Saudi Prince who invests in clean energy and supports animal rights. He spoke with TriplePundit about his passion for plant-based food and new documentary projects.
This week ExxonMobil joined an elite group: a growing list of oil and gas companies that are under pressure by shareholders to actually talk about climate change risk in their portfolios. And despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of Paris talks and effort to roll back climate legislation, that pressure will probably continue.
Greenpeace and As You Sow are among the organizations challenging ExxonMobil’s stance on climate change as the company convenes its annual shareholder meeting today in Dallas, Texas.
Chevron’s annual shareholders meetings starts today, and several NGOs and activist investors hope their resolutions will attract attention.
Proponents of carbon offsets say these programs do their part to mitigate climate change risk, but the market faced a rough year in 2016. Does it have a future?
Could Americans really give up beef in exchange for more plants? One group of researchers say it’s the fastest way to reduce carbon emissions.