“Furniture from China contributes to deforestation in central Africa”

“Is your new coffee table contributing to the deforestation of African rainforests? If the furniture comes from China or other parts of Asia, there’s a good chance it is. While much attention has been devoted to Chinese demand… Read More

“Formula E paves way for electric cars on and off racetrack”

“Unplug and go. Filling up a car is as simple as that, even if it’s not gas flowing through the nozzle. Electricity is efficient. Formula E, a global electric auto racing series, steers the way — toward the… Read More

“California beats its 2020 goals for cutting greenhouse gases”

“California has beaten its self-imposed goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, achieving a milestone in the state’s fight against climate change. The California Air Resources Board announced Wednesday that total statewide carbon emissions fell to 429 million metric… Read More

“The Key to Saving the Planet May Be Under the Sea”

“A Cold War-era joke has an American economist asking a Soviet peer how the communist economy is progressing. “In a word: good” the Russian responds. “In two words: not good.” So it goes this century with the rapidly… Read More

“Seattle Becomes the First Major U.S. City to Ban Plastic Straws”

“STRAWLESS IN SEATTLE. On Sunday, Seattle became the first major city in the U.S. to ban plastic straws and utensils. The ban is part of a 2008 ordinance that banned any one-time-use food-service items that aren’t recyclable or… Read More

“UPS is buying a fleet of 1,000 electric vans from Workhorse”

“Parcel delivery companies are all starting to look at electric vehicles to reduce their operating costs and their impact on air pollution. UPS is arguably leading the way on that front as it orders a fleet of 1,000… Read More

“Methane leaks offset much of the climate change benefits of natural gas, study says”

“The U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of methane from its operations each year — nearly 60 percent more than current estimates and enough to offset much of the climate benefits of burning natural… Read More

“NYU Stern professor on what many people get wrong about sustainability: It’s not just about the environment and it actually leads to better financial performance”

“the truth is you will perform better financially by doing things like having a great sustainability program” http://www.businessinsider.com/what-people-get-wrong-about-sustainability-2018-6

“Getting More Wind and Solar is 100% Possible, But Not 100% Straightforward. Here’s Why”

“With wind and solar prices beating the cost of fossil-fuel generation in many places, we have a great opportunity to replace and modernize our energy supply with more renewables—and we can do so reliably. The Union of Concerned… Read More

“A Warming Planet Could Zap Nutrition From Rice That Feeds The World”

“Grains are the bedrock of civilization. They led humans from hunting and gathering to city-building. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the fruits of three grasses provide the world with 60 percent of its total food: corn,… Read More