“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

“Tougher climate policies could save a stunning 150 million lives, researchers find”

“There is an overlooked benefit to greatly lowering carbon emissions worldwide, a new study says. In addition to preserving Arctic sea ice, reducing sea-level rise and alleviating other effects of global warming, it would probably save more than… Read More

“143 Million People May Soon Become Climate Migrants”

“Climate change will transform more than 143 million people into “climate migrants” escaping crop failure, water scarcity, and sea-level rise, a new World Bank report concludes. Most of this population shift will take place in Sub-Saharan Africa, South… 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

“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

“The U.N.’s Terrible Dilemma: Who Gets To Eat?”

Even though the program’s budget is at a record high, it’s not enough to keep up with the number of refugees and people in other crisis situations who need emergency food aid. https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/01/10/574597536/the-u-n-s-terrible-dilemma-who-gets-to-eat

“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

“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