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How science-based targets guide Walmart's sustainability course 24.5.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Walmart is the first retailer to sign up for approved science-based targets around emissions reductions, says Kathleen McLaughlin, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer for Walmart Stores. "We are committing to reducing emissions by 18 percent by 2025 in our operations," she says, a level of rigor that "has pushed us to be more creative."
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Low-carbon bubbly: Champagne industry adapts to climate change 19.5.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
BusinessGreen uncorks the esteemed French wine region's attempts to protect its interests in the face of the changing climate
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Peat moss: Good for plants but bad for the planet? 11.5.2017 Washington Post
Peat moss: Good for plants but bad for the planet?
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Can Apple close the loop? Tech giant targets 100% recycled material 24.4.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Apple is aiming to use 100 percent recycled materials to make its iPhones, Macbooks and other electronics products in the future in a bid to reduce its reliance on mined raw materials, the company revealed last week.
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2017 Architizer Awards are "a stunning celebration of innovative architecture" 12.4.2017 TreeHugger
They deserve an award for putting on such a terrific award program.
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The Roadmap to Decarbonization Won’t Go Far without Land 4.4.2017 WRI Stories
The Roadmap to Decarbonization Won’t Go Far without LandAdd Comment|PrintFarming in the Amazon. Photo by Sam Beebe/Creative Commons This article was originally posted on Global Forest Watch. A decarbonization roadmap recently published in Science outlines decadal targets that put into perspective the monumental progress we need to make to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and keep warming below 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F). The authors detail specific measures and incentives for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
What it takes to design products for the circular economy 4.4.2017 GreenBiz.com
Planned permanence and material reincarnation both have virtues in pushing the linear economy closer to this desired new model.
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More dirt on General Mills’ sustainable agriculture goals 27.3.2017 GreenBiz.com
General Mill's CSO Jerry Lynch and new sustainable sourcing director, Kevin O'Donnell, tackle ambitious 2025 emissions reduction goals and more.
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Inside the big business of investing in supply chains 13.3.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Kellogg, IKEA and others are seizing financial opportunities from improving lives and reducing the environmental impacts of millions of smallholders in supply chains.
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CEOs spill their sustainability secrets 11.3.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Execs from Dow, Pacific Seafood and more share success strategies like nixing food and packaging waste — and the trials that come with it.
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How Plastic Bottles Benefit ExxonMobil 9.3.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
America has a dangerous and deadly addiction to plastic. If recent trends in New York State are any indication, it’s not going away anytime soon, thanks in part to multi-million-dollar lobbying by the plastic manufacturing industry . Yet the recent showdown over plastic bag fees in the Empire State shows the unwillingness of even climate-committed states to curb their plastics, and thus petroleum, consumption. New York State had been on the front lines of state-based climate action, competing with California to cut emissions. Both states had committed to 50 percent renewable energy goals by 2030. But in shutting down New York City’s attempt to curtail consumption of single-use plastic bags and institute a simple 5-cent fee, New York State legislators showed a clear unwillingness to lead on sustainability. Contrast this with California’s recently-instituted plastic bag ban , the nation’s first, which is now in full effect and shows a real commitment to greenhouse gas emissions reductions. New York’s ...
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What's the environmental impact of a loaf of bread? 2.3.2017 TreeHugger
Researchers were shocked to discover what part of the bread-making process generates most emissions.
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New Technology Turns Beach Plastic into Treasure 24.2.2017 Planet Ark News
An Australian company has launched a crowdfunding campaign for revolutionary recycling technology that could help clean up our beaches. It aims to turn sea waste into treasure!
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Is a carbon tax on consumption the happy medium we've been looking for? 14.2.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Here’s a better way to regulate carbon — and change the tired environment-versus-economy debate.
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Does embodied energy really matter in green building? 10.2.2017 TreeHugger
It's controversial, but more and more people are becoming convinced that it does.
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Should you stop eating meat? 7.2.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Beef from Brazil, avocados from Mexico, lamb from New Zealand, wines from South Africa and green beans from Kenya -- food shopping lists have a distinctly international flavor.
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Agriculture is part of the climate change solution 24.1.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Small farmers face pretty much the same issues no matter what part of the world they happen to till -- access to land, seed, financing and more. I learned that lesson while rolling through the hills of northern Nicaragua, acting as an interpreter for a brigade of Canadian farmers hoping to transfer their skills to support local farmers. At that time mechanization for many small farmers in Nicaragua seemed to be the main impediment. But thinking back to the exchanges I translated, the lack of tractors, chemicals and artificial fertilizers presented challenges but also possibilities to explore. Agriculture can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it is going to mean putting stewardship and food production ahead of profit and expansion. It is ...
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Can you build an "energy positive" office building north of sixty? 19.1.2017 TreeHugger
Snøhetta's PowerHouse Telemark will be built to the world's most insanely tough energy standard.
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How even skyscrapers can be circular 17.12.2016 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Buildings account for nearly 40 percent of energy usage. Prefabrication is just one way to lessen their environmental impact.
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Smithfield Foods, World’s Largest Pork Producer, Sets Goal to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint 17.12.2016 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
A lot has changed since I first started working to reduce pollution from hog farms in North Carolina. That was back in the 1990s, during my early years at Environmental Defense Fund. Back then, industry wasn’t exactly eager to sign on to new, environmentally-friendly technologies to manage hog waste. So it’s gratifying now to work […]
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