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Eating beef isn't as bad for the planet as environmental activists claim 15.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Although Moby is a talented musician, his op-ed article is out of tune with the facts on modern meat production. (“Moby: Sacramento shouldn't be trying to get you to eat more beef,” Opinion, July 11)

In citing global data, Moby distorts animal agriculture’s environmental impact....

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France To Ban All Gas And Diesel Cars By 2040 6.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The country wants to become a global climate leader.
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The Apparel Industry’s Environmental Impact in 6 Graphics 5.7.2017 WRI Stories
The Apparel Industry’s Environmental Impact in 6 GraphicsAdd Comment|PrintFast-changing fashion trends and low prices allow people to consume more. Photo by Diego Torres Silvestre/flickr Roughly 20 pieces of clothing per person are manufactured each year. Growth of the multi-trillion-dollar apparel industry has been fed by “fast fashion,” which makes clothing cheaply and quickly with a low price-tag. These visuals illustrate why the apparel industry must embrace a new approach to sustainably... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Why chemists — not just economists — are key to a circular future 23.6.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We need a better understanding of the circular economy, and chemical engineers might hold the answer.
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How your sandwich changed the world 20.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
What road did your lunch travel before it reached your plate? This video follows a BLT from the fields where it began its journey.
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Cities can jumpstart climate progress by plugging in vehicles 16.6.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A look at the myriad ways municipalities can make a dent in emissions by rethinking transportation.
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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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