US-led group wanted to give $100bn a year directly to MNCs for projects to tackle climate change in developing countries
Efforts by rich countries to give the money from Green Climate Fund directly to companies, instead of countries, in the developing world has failed. The board has decided to set up a powerful private sector advidory group and investment committe - but it is still not clear how the many will be raised or what it will be used in.
Have apples, carrots, lemons or watermelon on your grocery list? Bad news -- without bees, these foods could be much harder to find in the produce section, according to a new campaign from Whole Foods Market.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has tried to curb soda consumption, ban smoking in parks and encourage bike riding, is taking on a new cause: requiring New Yorkers to separate their food scraps for composting.
NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is to begin the collection of food scraps for composting after pilot programs have been succesfull. Composting is great way to reduce waste and recycle food matter.
Students from preschoolers to teens in Maryland are learning to love the environment in classes on everything from sustainability to plant life cycles, part of a new trend of schools adopting a green curriculum.
The state mandates each high school student graduate with an environmental literacy credit. For Frederick County Public Schools, the curriculum runs from K-12 and is embedded in science and social study classes.
The state Maryland introduced an "environmental literacy credit" that is mandatory in all levels of education.
The chemical secrets of a concrete Roman breakwater that has spent the last 2,000 years submerged in the Mediterranean Sea have been uncovered by an international team of researchers led by Paulo Monteiro of the U.S.
Going back in time to find a less pollutant alternative to our common "cement glue".
Thanks to a sophisticated health impact assessment model, the scientists were able to estimate both the health and economic impact of the 300 biggest coal plants in Europe, as well as the potential impact of 50 projects still in the planning phases.
Shocking numbers: The top 300 coal plants cumulative cause an estimate 22,300 premature deaths a year, and the 50 new plants would cause an additional 2,700 premature deaths. There is also a cost estimated to be in the billions of dollars for healthcare and lost working days.
In one of the largest documented bumble bee deaths in the Western U.S, the number of dead bees represents the loss of over 150 colonies. Biologists are looking into what has caused the massive die-off.
This is a scary number and to show how scary it should be, we'll put up next a great but horrible Whole Foods simulation of what life would be like without bees.
Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, is pouring money into burning trash.
If a billionaire is investing on it, what should we think about it? Does it mean it is a viable option, like the NYTimes suggests with the piece on the same topic and its implementation in Denmark? Or is it a way to make money?
UK cities pay to send rubbish to Norwegian incinerators, but green campaigners warn of dangers
"Norway is leading the way in turning waste into energy... by burning it. The article mentions that it's "clean trash" and it is environmentally better than letting it rot in landfills. But what is the emission count?"
Ford Motor Co. Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks’s call today concerning the No. 2 U.S. carmaker’s sustainability efforts shows that going green is falling into the laps of those who control purse strings at more of the world’s largest companies.
Going green and being sustainable is - rightfully - becoming a concern of those in charge - and in charge of money too.
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