“Was Your Seafood Caught With Slave Labor? New Database Helps Retailers Combat Abuse”

“The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, known best for its red, yellow and green sustainable seafood-rating scheme, is unveiling its first Seafood Slavery Risk Tool on Thursday. It’s a database designed to help corporate seafood buyers assess… Read More

“Tea Farmer In India Leads Charge For Organic, Evades The Charge Of Elephants”

“As you clutch a cuppa for a bit of winter warmth, spare a moment to consider the elaborate process that goes into producing that seemingly simple sip of tea. In the biggest tea-growing region in India, the hazards… Read More

“As A Massive Garbage Dump Closes In Brazil, Trash-Pickers Face An Uncertain Future”

“Brasilia’s government hasn’t decided what to do with the 44 million tons of trash that comprise the garbage mountain and are polluting the soil and water below. The dump is located on real estate with potentially enormous value.”… Read More

“ING commits EUR 100 million to fund Sustainable Investments”

ING has launched Sustainable Investments, committing EUR 100 million of capital for investments to support sustainable ’scale-ups’ with a proven concept and a positive environmental impact. https://www.ing.com/Newsroom/All-news/ING-commits-EUR-100-million-to-fund-Sustainable-Investments.htm

“How climate change is starting to impact property values”

“Harvard professor Jesse Keenan joins CBSN to discuss his study on what he calls climate gentrification: homes in low-risk areas are rapidly gaining more value than properties in high-risk areas that are considered prime real estate.” https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/how-climate-change-is-starting-to-impact-property-values/

“Climate Change Threatens Mexican Agriculture”

“Mexican agriculture has begun to feel the impacts of climate change, affecting the productivity of some staple foods in the local diet.” http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/12/climate-change-threatens-mexican-agriculture/?utm_campaign=climate-change-threatens-mexican-agriculture&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss

“New report reveals food insecurity in Europe and Central Asia”

“The countries of Europe and Central Asia have made good progress reducing the prevalence of undernourishment, but some 14.3 million women and men in the region are still not getting the food they need and malnutrition problems are… Read More

“With the right moves, India’s renewables push could lift thousands of rural workers out of poverty”

“India’s major renewable energy push could be as much about poverty reduction and job creation as it is about energy security and climate change.” https://qz.com/1136988/with-the-right-moves-indias-renewable-energy-push-could-lift-thousands-of-rural-workers-out-of-poverty/

“How to shop without harming people or the planet”

“When you use the account to make a purchase, Aspiration shows you two scores for the vendor: a “people score” based on employee pay and workforce diversity, and a “planet score” that takes into account factors such as… Read More

“Let’s Fund Disaster Relief – And Fight Climate Change – With A Tax On Carbon”

“Residents of Houston and everywhere else also need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that appear destined to make future sky-borne waterfalls like Harvey more likely and even worse. With all these needs, a carbon tax can help…. Read More