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COP 23 caps off a milestone year of corporate climate leadership 16.11.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Tom Murray Photo credit: Rhys Gerholdt (WRI) After the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP 21) in 2015, where the historic climate accord was established, it was near impossible to imagine a future COP where the US federal government wouldn’t play a central role. Yet now, at COP 23 in Bonn, Germany, the US government doesn’t have an official presence at the event – for the first time ever. To fill the void of federal policy action, companies and organizations from across the US are voicing their support for the Paris agreement at the U.S. Climate Action Center , a pavilion sponsored exclusively by non-federal US stakeholders. The Climate Action Center is an initiative of the We Are Still In coalition of cities, states, tribes, universities, and businesses that are committed to the Paris Agreement. Thus far over 1,700 businesses including Apple, Amazon, Campbell Soup, Nike, NRG Energy and Target have signed the We Are Still In declaration – evidence that public climate commitments ...
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It's America Recycles Day, the annual celebration of a culture of disposability 15.11.2017 TreeHugger
And now, a word from our sponsors, big plastic.
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Organic food won't reduce your carbon footprint, study says 7.11.2017 TreeHugger
It's a disappointing conclusion, but surely there are other reasons why Earth-friendly food production is a good idea.
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MIT students fortify concrete by adding recycled plastic 25.10.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Discarded plastic bottles could one day be used to build stronger, more flexible concrete structures, from sidewalks and street barriers, to buildings and bridges, according to a new study.
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Grass-fed beef may be even worse for the climate 10.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
Prepare to be cowed by the data.
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10 ways to use less energy in the kitchen 27.9.2017 TreeHugger
It's possible to become an 'energy-efficient' home cook.
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The transformational power of corporate clean energy purchasing 18.9.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
From China to Mexico, from Apple to Walmart and beyond, WWF finds businesses embracing this global movement.
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Aiming for a zero-carbon future within 10 years 3.8.2017 Planet Ark News
Beyond Zero Emissions has released a Zero Carbon Communities Guide to empower communities and councils. It provides a simple framework and key steps a community can take towards a zero carbon status across all sectors within 10 years.
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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! ...
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