“Climate change driven by humans made heatwave ‘twice as likely'”

“Climate change resulting from human activities made the current Europe-wide heatwave more than twice as likely to occur, say scientists. Researchers compared the current high temperatures with historical records from seven weather stations, in different parts of Europe…. Read More

“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

“Green buildings boost health, productivity and value for investors”

“Buildings account for one-third of the world’s greenhouse gases, according to the United Nations. While there’s certainly an opportunity to improve that performance through sustainability measures, taking those actions also can address the fundamental elements that make for… Read More

“There Might Be Shark In Your Sunscreen”

“Millions of rare, deep-sea sharks are killed each year to support a multimillion-dollar industry—but which one might surprise you. In remote regions around the world, fishermen pull sharks out of the deep and harvest their livers. Shark livers… Read More

“Recycled packaging ‘may end up in landfill’, warns watchdog”

“You try to be virtuous, wiping the curdling yoghurt off a plastic pot, then putting it in the recycling bin. Perhaps you envisage the pot eventually re-incarnated as a frisbee or maybe even a plastic bench. But don’t… Read More

“Adidas joins the fight against plastic”

“The global sportswear maker said Monday that it has committed to using only recycled plastic by 2024. The pledge to eliminate the use of “virgin” plastic, which was first reported by the Financial Times, includes polyester. Used in… Read More

“Fear of flying”

“For those who fly regularly, boarding airplanes for far-flung vacation destinations and distant family gatherings, flights could account for a large and growing share of their carbon footprint. A single round-trip between New York and Los Angeles produces… Read More

“New York City Filed a Voluntary Report to the UN on Its 2030 Sustainability Goals”

“New York City has more people than Denmark, New Zealand, or Mongolia — but still, it was pretty surprising seeing them submit a report about their sustainability plans directly to the United Nations, a process typically undertaken by… Read More

“Clean energy is catching up to natural gas”

“For around 10 years, the conventional wisdom in the energy sector has been that natural gas is ascendant. Coal is dirty, and it’s getting expensive, but it’s too early to jump all the way to renewable energy. To… Read More

“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