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Last Minute Save: Durban Platform Sets Path to 2020 Emissions Reduction Treaty

It went into overtime and ended in three days of intense, non-stop negotiations, but UNFCCC delegates to the Durban climate conference agreed on…

The Power of a Population

As we seek to discover new methods of generating and harnessing energy, there is one source that is worth discussing: the human body.

The Environmental Impact of “Too Much Sugar”

Today I read an excellent article by Tom Laksawy in Grist about the amount of sugar in kids’ cereal. The Environmental Working Group…
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World Petroleum Congress in Qatar This Week Will Be Carbon Neutral

This week in Doha, Qatar, over 12,000 attendees will gather for the triennial World Petroleum Congress (WPC), which promises to be carbon neutral.

Puma Updates Environmental Profit & Loss Statement

Releasing a profit and loss statement on the environmental and social impact of a company’s performance is a bold move. First of all,…
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Enterprise Leads the Car Rental Market with its First Ever Sustainability Report

The car rental market is one market that is constantly getting greener, offering a growing number of green services from the newest electric…
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REI President and CEO Sally Jewell Opens Net Impact Conference

By Jacen Greene After a five-week trip to climb mountains in Antarctica—including several first ascents—answering questions for an audience of more than 2000…
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Recycling: a Crutch for Our Conscience?

Too many of us rely on recycling to relieve our environmental conscience. While important, recycling should only be considered one action in the…
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Will McKinsey’s ‘Business of Sustainability’ Report Elevate the Triple Bottom Line?

McKinsey has a unique ability to frame a conversation.  During the last decade when a price on greenhouse gases seemed imminent, every Fortune…
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College Campuses Dump Disposable Water Bottles

To date, over a dozen colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada have campus-wide bans of the plastic bottles. A dozen more…
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Anheuser-Busch, GE Partner to Cut Water, Energy Use & Emissions in China

Multinational brewing giant AB InBev and GE are teaming up to find ways of increasing energy efficiency, conserving water and reducing CO2 emissions…
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NASCAR Goes Green: A Job Well Done or a Lipstick on a Pig?

Earlier this week NASCAR announced race cars had racked up more than one million miles of driving on Sunoco Green E15 ethanol blend,…
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Google Releases Details on its Carbon Footprint

Last Thursday Google released for the first time details on its carbon footprint. The figures themselves were interesting, but the fact that Google…
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Hotel Chains Standardize Carbon Accounting

Everybody travels and everybody stays at hotels one time or another but travelling comes with a steep carbon as well as water footprint.…
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Trade War Looms Over Airlines’ Refusal to Comply with EU Cap-And-Trade Law

In June, I wrote about whether the US was right to seek an exemption from the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)…