Researchers around the globe are looking into food waste as a renewable source for zero-emissions hydrogen fuel. And a new circular economy pilot project here in the U.S. could help ramp things up a notch or two. The project boasts A-list participants including Target, Walgreens and the Walmart Foundation.
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it plans to close down the Standing Rock Sioux water protectors’ camp next month. The protesters insist they are staying put, despite the advance of North Dakota’s hard winter season. With months of clashes between local officials and protestors, however, the winter may be the least of concerns for a people who feel their sovereign rights are now at increasing risk from big business and governments that appear to turn a blind eye to laws in favor of the energy sector.
The mayors of 37 small and large American cities — in states both red and blue — asked the president-elect to work with them to “clean our air, strengthen our economy, and ensure that our children inherit a nation healthier and better prepared for the future than it is today.”
Post-election, we are all contemplating how a new administration will impact our lives and work. More than ever before, American companies will choose their path between apathy and action.The next four years will be an era of increased complexity and opportunity.
The 2016 Global Carbon Project’s annual analysis of carbon emissions showed that contributions from coal declined by 0.28 percent during the last year. While this is a hopeful statistic and part of a flattening trend prevalent for the last three years, it does not reflect predictions for coal use globally.
D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability is urging California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate the state’s solar power companies after mounting customer complaints.
SPECIAL SERIES: How Sustainability at Home Goes Beyond
Date labels on food packaging — such as ‘best by,’ ‘use by’ and ‘sell by’ — are often misunderstood, resulting in perfectly edible food being tossed out. 3p spoke with an academic and a nonprofit expert to find out we can solve this problem.
Leading American energy company NRG provides a good example of why the incoming Trump administration is not likely to throw the clean power train off track.
Analysts for Bloomberg Intelligence, Bloomberg’s research division, examine how a Trump administration will likely affect energy policy, including factors like his campaign promises and their feasiblity.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
For the last 18 months, minorities in this country have endured collective trauma over this arduous and agonizing presidential campaign and the racist rhetoric that accompanied it. President-elect Trump’s success leaves our value as citizens under question, but if our actual lives don’t matter, our sheer buying power should mean something.
Neighborhoods big and small are changing the way Americans look at their waste. But more work is needed to make community composting a viable pathway to emptying our landfills.
The Energy Department says the hydrogen economy is already creating new manufacturing jobs in the U.S. — and could create many more.
Last week at the COP22 talks in Morocco, a group of 365 major corporations and investors urged America’s president-elect not to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
A new report details how jobs grew in Indiana’s clean-energy and energy-efficiency fields despite pushback from its coal-friendly former governor, Mike Pence.