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Can the U.S. Halve Food Waste By 2030?

In 2015, the U.S. government targeted a national 50 percent food waste reduction by 2030, its first national food waste goal. Is it…

Gun Fans Flee Levi’s But Can’t Run From CSR

Last week Levi's CEO Chip Bergh issued an open letter asking people to refrain from bringing firearms into the company's stores and offices.…

Despite Trump’s Promise, Economics Will Hasten Coal’s Decline

As the natural gas boom continues and renewable prices fall, it's economics -- not regulation -- that nudges utilities away from coal-fired power…

Research Center Proposes Carbon Tax on Unsustainable Food

Could a carbon tax on food, as proposed by the International Food Policy Research Institute, help make our food system not only more…

Preventive Healthcare Initiatives and the Knowledge Gap

Costs are down (or even free) for preventative healthcare like birth control, mammograms and colonoscopies, but many Americans still don't take advantage. Can…

Will Trump Policies Kill The Electric Car?

While the Trump administration appears bearish on climate and air pollution action, market forces still favor growth in the EV market, albeit slow.

How Close Are We To a New Plastics Economy?

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation sees much value loss as massive amounts of plastic, especially what is used for packaging, ends up in landfill.…

Renewable Hydrogen Now On the Circular Economy Menu

Researchers around the globe are looking into food waste as a renewable source for zero-emissions hydrogen fuel. And a new circular economy pilot…

U.S. Mayors Address Trump On Climate Change

The mayors of 37 small and large American cities -- in states both red and blue -- asked the president-elect to work with…

Apathy or Action? Corporate America, It’s Time to Choose

Post-election, we are all contemplating how a new administration will impact our lives and work. More than ever before, American companies will choose…

Driving Diversity in a Trump-Led Era

How can companies help drive legislation and other policies that help promote diversity and inclusion? It's a question that has become all the…

Emissions from Coal Flatten But Don’t Reflect Planned Increases in Use

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.…

New GMOs Kicked Out of U.S. Organics Guidelines

The National Organic Standards Board voted unanimously last week to update its U.S. standards to ban ingredients derived from new genetic engineering techniques…

How to Wean A State Off Oil

With its rural landscape and cold climate, Maine is among America's most oil-dependent and energy-intensive states. Sustainability professionals came together at E2Tech to…

The U.S. Food Industry is Moving Forward on Date Labels and Food Waste

Date labels on food packaging -- such as 'best by,' 'use by' and 'sell by' -- are often misunderstood, resulting in perfectly edible…