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Walmart Launches The Sustainability Consortium in China, Sets Supplier Targets · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Walmart Launches The Sustainability Consortium in China, Sets Supplier Targets · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it

Walmart announced series of sustainable supply chain initiatives including a $2 million Walmart Foundation grant to launch The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) in China, and a target for suppliers to use the company's Sustainability Index.

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WWF Publishes Guide to Responsible Commodities Investing · Environmental Management & Energy News

WWF Publishes Guide to Responsible Commodities Investing · Environmental Management & Energy News | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it

The WWF today released a guide to responsible investing in commodities.

The report, The 2050 Criteria Guide to Responsible Investment in Agricultural, Forest, and Seafood Commodities, is backed by Credit Suisse and addresses 10 commodity sectors: aquaculture; beef; cotton; dairy; palm oil; soy; sugar; timber, pulp and paper; wild-caught seafood; and bioenergy.

WWF says these sectors are high priority because of their affects on global biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions and water use.

An increase in population and consumption between 1961 and 2008 has led to a decline in biocapacity per person (see chart), according to WWF. It says in 2008, the Earth’s total biocapacity was 12 billion hectares, while the population’s ecological footprint was 18.2 billion hectares, meaning it would take 1.5 years for the Earth to regenerate the renewable resources that humans use in one year.


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Cathay Pacific bans shark fin from its cargo flights | South China Morning Post

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Colgate, Apple, Crocs Agree to Shareholder Resolutions | Sustainable Brands

Colgate, Apple, Crocs Agree to Shareholder Resolutions | Sustainable Brands | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it

Pressures from investors to enhance sustainable procurement practices are on the rise! At the peak of the 2012 proxy voting period, Ceres has pointed out at least 22 shareholder resolutions (from large U.S. pension funds totaling $485 billion in assets) that focus on supply chain management. Colgate and Smucker’s have agreed to source 100 percent certified sustainable palm oil to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts. Of interest are the commitments from Apple, Dell, HP and Intel to encourage or require sustainability reporting by their major suppliers.


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Meet to discuss pollution in Ganga - Times of India

Meet to discuss pollution in Ganga - Times of India | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
Meet to discuss pollution in GangaTimes of IndiaALLAHABAD: Ganga Sewa Abhiyanam has convened a meeting on Sunday to discuss methods to check the rising pollution into the holy river due to pumping of drain water.
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Yale Environment 360: Pollution from Tar Sands Sites Comparable to Mid-Sized City, Study Says

Yale Environment 360: Pollution from Tar Sands Sites Comparable to Mid-Sized City, Study Says | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
@toxicsoup: RT @YaleE360: Pollution from tar sands sites comparable to mid-sized city,Canadian stud..
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'Tourism in Chiang Mai not affected by haze pollution' - Home » Other Sections » Breaking News

'Tourism in Chiang Mai not affected by haze pollution' - Home » Other Sections » Breaking News | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
Haze pollution in the northern resort city of Chiang Mai poses no short-term threat to the province's tourism sector, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand's Chiang Mai office Chalermsak Suranan said, Thai News reported today.
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River pollution in Bangladesh: Sewage dumped in to the Balu River in Dhaka, Bangladesh

River pollution in Bangladesh: Sewage dumped in to the Balu River in Dhaka, Bangladesh | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
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Lead Pollution Can Be Treated With Fungi « Insights & More

Lead Pollution Can Be Treated With Fungi « Insights & More | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
Fungi are appreciated as worthy bioremediators, but their talent to treat toxic lead pollution has gone unnoticed until now. A team of Scottish microbiologists has recently shown that two soil fungi, Metarhizium anisopliae and ...
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Cross-Border Battery Pollution Investigated | La Prensa San Diego

Cross-Border Battery Pollution Investigated | La Prensa San Diego | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
In a statement, the CEC Secretariat warned of the dangers conncected to lead pollution. “Even in small doses, exposure to lead dust and vapors in lead-contaminated air, water, or soil has been associated with nervous ...
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Air Pollution Ups Risk Of Stroke, Impaired Memory - NPR

New York Times (blog)Air Pollution Ups Risk Of Stroke, Impaired MemoryNPRTwo studies in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggest short and long-term exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of stroke and cognitive declines.
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Haze pollution remains in North - Thai News Agency MCOT

Haze pollution remains in NorthThai News Agency MCOTCHIANG MAI, Feb 18 - Thailand's northern provinces of Chiang Mai remained covered by haze pollution while concerned agencies planned to use artificial rain to abate particulate dust particles, which...
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U.S. will lead new effort to cut global warming from methane, soot

U.S. will lead new effort to cut global warming from methane, soot | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
With global efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions stalled, the United States and five other countries are launching a new program to cut other pollutants.
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US coal exports make mockery of green policies

US coal exports make mockery of green policies | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
California fights moves to ramp up coal exports to Asia through new terminals planned for west-coast states.
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Video: A Changing Landscape

Video: A Changing Landscape | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
While gold and copper mining have made Mongolia the world’s fastest-growing economy, they have also created some health and environmental problems in boom towns throughout the Gobi Desert.
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SEC Approves Detailed Disclosure On 'Conflict Minerals' - Forbes

SEC Approves Detailed Disclosure On 'Conflict Minerals' - Forbes | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
The Democratic Republic of the Congo The Security and Exchange Commission on Wednesday voted 3-2 to adopt controversial new rules that will require companies to disclose if they use four key minerals important to the electronics industry - tantalum,...
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Climate change could make Canada's traditional ice hockey extinct

Climate change could make Canada's traditional ice hockey extinct | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
A quintessentially Canadian winter tradition – outdoor ice hockey – could be facing extinction within decades because of climate change, a new study says.
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Giant new plant shows coal power isn't going away - Stars and Stripes

Giant new plant shows coal power isn't going away - Stars and Stripes | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
TIME (blog)Giant new plant shows coal power isn't going awayStars and StripesThe companies said it wasn't economical to upgrade them with newly required pollution controls.
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$4M needed to clean up lead, secure Nigeria mines

$4M needed to clean up lead, secure Nigeria mines | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
An international watchdog said Tuesday it will cost about $4 million to clean up toxic lead and secure mines in northern Nigeria, where activists say "the worst outbreak of lead poisoning in modern history" has taken place.
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Scientists Find New Dangers in Tiny but Pervasive Particles in Air Pollution

Scientists Find New Dangers in Tiny but Pervasive Particles in Air Pollution | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
Gaseous byproducts that were thought to dissipate quickly are now found to evaporate more slowly and persist longer than anyone had thought.
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Scrap GDP to save the world, say scientists | Sustainability, SocioEconomic, Environmental & Energy Issues

Scrap GDP to save the world, say scientists | Sustainability, SocioEconomic, Environmental & Energy Issues | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
Top scientists will Monday urge governments to replace GDP as a measure of wealth, end damaging subsidies, and transform systems of governance to set humanity on a new path to a better future -- or risk climate, biodiversity and poverty crises...
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The Hidden Risk and Cost of Mercury Pollution | Organic Connections

The Hidden Risk and Cost of Mercury Pollution | Organic Connections | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
Think that mercury pollution is nothing to worry about if you don’t live in the rural Northeast and don’t eat tons of fish, right? Guess again...
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Air Pollution is Health Pollution - Blog - EcoWanders

Air Pollution is Health Pollution - Blog - EcoWanders | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
Environmental, Green, and Eco living blog (Air Pollution is Health Pollution #pollution #greenliving #running http://t.co/T9Xu14jU...)...
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Lead in air, water spur kidney ailments - Times of India

Lead in air, water spur kidney ailments - Times of India | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
Lead in air, water spur kidney ailmentsTimes of IndiaSadly, there are no standard or periodic tests that warn people about water or air pollution in their locality," he said.
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Why the Short-Term Climate Pollution Plan is a Long-Term Green Win - GreenBiz.com (blog)

Why the Short-Term Climate Pollution Plan is a Long-Term Green Win - GreenBiz.com (blog) | Environmental Awareness Network | Scoop.it
Environment News ServiceWhy the Short-Term Climate Pollution Plan is a Long-Term Green WinGreenBiz.com (blog)This new program will focus on the types of global warming pollution that stay in the atmosphere for weeks or months, and will complement...
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