“Daimler Vows to Ethically Source Battery Materials for Electric Cars”

“As electric car production increases, the ethical issues surrounding the sourcing of materials, particularly cobalt, for their batteries are getting more attention. Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler hopes to do its part by joining the Responsible Cobalt Initiative, which seeks… Read More

“Teens work to address needs of ‘food desert’ with vegetable-based desserts”

“From coast to coast, thousands of communities in the United States are classified by the Department of Agriculture as “food deserts” — meaning there is limited access to fresh vegetables, fruit and grocery stores. These “food deserts” tend… Read More

“Big Oil Is Investing Billions in Renewable Energy. Here’s Where and How”

“If the future of energy were a storybook, then renewable energy would play the part of the hero. That would leave oil and gas producers as the villains — and it’s not difficult to see why. The transportation,… Read More

“73 Percent of Millennials are Willing to Spend More Money on This 1 Type of Product”

“”Despite the fact that Millennials are coming of age in one of the most difficult economic climates in the past 100 years, they continue to be most willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings–almost three-out-of-four respondents,” says Nielsen.”… Read More

“The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water – like Cape Town”

“Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just… Read More

“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/