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They claim their technology is able to process more than 90 per cent of any type of plastic, reducing costs by half while maintaining the quality of the recycled plastic. The new technology will make the recycling process more profitable without using water.
Have you watered your yard lately? You probably should.
The argument here is that we let everything die when we should be letting only subsets of things (like roses and lawn) go.
The challenge is how do we do that when irrigation systems are designed to water the grass and not the tree roots per se.
A CDP poll of 2,000 publicly traded companies found that nearly half — including a majority of fossil fuel energy companies — support negotiation of a climate agreement to limit global warming.
I too have found that most companies/groups of folks are indeed reasonable. The issue is the mot vocal anti-action folks. They suck all the heat and air out of negotiations or initial discussions for reasonable movement towards effectively dealing with the issues at hand.
One key with new supply chain traceability tools is establishing trust — a priority for emerging players such as EcoVadis and Provenance.
I agree! Solving the (what a decade ago appeared daunting) challenge of true traceability is key. If we are to truly know where a thing comes from or how it was made, we must have robust traceability.
After getting a “major wake-up call” from the U.S. government in its rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline project, the leader of the Canadian province of Alberta announced an aggressive climate-change plan Sunday that sets emission limits for the oil sands and begins the transition from coal to renewable electricity sources.
Wow. To be sure a press conference is not a policy and words are much cheaper than action. But for the first time in a decade, the central government ministries and provincial offices in Canada (save for Quebec, which has been pushing this for a while) seem to actually be taking climate change seriously.
Let's congratulate our Canadian friends for taking this action.
Fingers crossed that this isn't just a collection of empty promises.
Whether she's driving a hybrid car, installing solar panels on her roof or tearing up her beloved front lawn and replacing it with mulch, Carrie Wassenaar said, she wants to do her part for the environment.
Clearly, we don't all need computer controlled flushing our our rain barrel systems, but the idea is a sound one for larger systems (think apartments, office buildings, etc.). Again, the cost will be huge for the early adopters but pave the way for more affordable systems in the future.
Outside of Phoenix, in the scorching Arizona desert, sits a farm that Saudi Arabia's largest dairy uses to make hay for cows back home.
"That dairy company, named Almarai, bought the farm last year and has planted thousands of acres of groundwater-guzzling alfalfa to make that hay. Saudi Arabia can't grow its own hay anymore because those crops drained its own ancient aquifer.
"The laws were put in place in the '70s, and kudos to Arizona — they were really one of the first states to put in groundwater laws. But the laws were really designed for local or domestic farming. The idea that another country would come and essentially export your water via crops just wasn't really around 30, 40 years ago. And so the laws that are in place are really inadequate for dealing with this new trend.
"This is occurring in a part of Arizona that is unregulated for groundwater. So there are no limits on how much water they can pump."
Dave Ulery was set to build his "forever home" on his family's 26-acre property near the Ozark mountain foothills in Arkansas when a knock on the door heralded trouble. The visitor represented Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, a Texas company established to build transmission lines for carrying wind and solar power. The news "put us in limbo," says Ulery, a 34-year-old construction business owner who since that day has been a vocal opponent of Clean Energy's proposed power corridor.
NIMBY is alive and well!
This is yet another argument for moving to decentralized ("rooftop") power generation. While this will never cover the full amount of our power needs, it will go a massive way down the road to a lower-impact system of power generation and supply. And along the way it will solve a bunch of these contentious issues as well.
Looking forward to El Niño, California may find soon itself at the other extreme, with global warming fueling the swing from drought to torrent. When storms do break through to California, they are now loaded with additional rainfall due to global warming, dramatically increasing the risk of flooding.
Ignorance won. Good job short-sighted, selfish thinking. We are reaping what we have sewn.
As a society, we have increasingly become disconnected from our food and food production. The wastefulness of this unnecessary packaging is so lazy it's hard to know where to begin. #food #foodprep #foodproduction #fieldtofork #consumerism #consumption #avocado #guacamole
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Tired of growing electricity bills, Miguel Espinoza decided to turn to the sun, rather than the grid, for power.
The notion of de-incentivizing rooftop solar is beyond insane. To be sure there are additional challenges for power utilities, but distributed, renewable electricity generation is a social good that should be supported and expanded. Not have the legs cut out from underneath it.
The federal government paid out as much as $51 million in green car subsidies for Volkswagen diesel vehicles based on falsified pollution test results, according to a Times analysis of the federal incentives.
This is incredible and inexcusable.
In this week's cpolumn, Kevin O'Marah, Chief Content Officer at SCM World, focuses on the issue of water scarcity He highlights how Coca-Cola has reached its water reduction targets's five years ahead of schedule, revealing an accelerating trend among operations and supply chain people to take on the really big problems facing us all, including not only environmental sustainability but also human health and hunger
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama Saturday (Aug. 29 pressed the case for urgent action to combat climate change, while defending his administration from criticism by environmental critics unhappy with its approval of Shell's plan to drill off Alaska's coast. "I share...
How you say "Climate Change is real" but also approve greater extraction of fossil fuels is unclear to me.
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