3 maps reveal the impact of global business

December 1, 2016 by  
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Logistics, supply chains and renewable energy adoption appear in a new light with these data-driven visualizations.

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Scot Horst: Why the future of green building is data-driven

October 18, 2016 by  
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The USGBC has at least nine green building rating systems. The CEO of the new arc platform explains what you need to know.

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New study finds PET bottles of five huge soda brands contain harmful heavy metals

October 7, 2016 by  
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The Indian government just delivered a blow to soda drinkers around the world. They commissioned a study that uncovered five toxins in the PET soda bottles of five major brands, all owned by either Coca Cola or PepsiCo . Heavy metals such as lead and cadmium are among the offending toxins. India’s Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) instructed the All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Heath (AIIH&PH), based in Kolkata, to conduct the study. AIIH&PH found lead, antimony, cadmium, DEHP, and chromium in Pepsi, Coca Cola, Sprite, Mountain Dew, and 7UP. Coca Cola owns Sprite, and PepsiCo owns Mountain Dew and 7UP. The sugary drinks were all packaged in polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, bottles. Even worse, the researchers found as temperatures rose around the bottles, more toxins leached into the drinks. Related: Big Soda goes to war against proposed Soda Tax in San Francisco For their data, the researchers drew from four 600 milliliter bottles of each brand. In a Pepsi bottle, for example, they found 0.029 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of antimony, 0.011 mg/L of lead, 0.002 mg/L of cadmium, 0.017 mg/L of chromium, and 0.028 mg/L of DEHP. The Indian Express reached out to Coca Cola India, which did not provide an answer, and PepsiCo India for comment. A PepsiCo spokesperson said all their products “conform to Food Safety and Standards Regulations” and they wished to “emphatically reiterate” their products complied “with the permissible limits for heavy metals as laid down by these regulations.” There’s a problem with that – according to The Indian Express, “there are no permissible limits for heavy metals in cold drinks.” Indian government officials reportedly acknowledged India lacks standards for “safe plastic packaging” as some countries have. Exposure to heavy metals can lead to major health problems. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cadmium and lead are two of 10 chemicals of ” major public health concern .” The other three offending toxins also can result in negative side effects. AIIH&PH conducted another study last year that found heavy metals in medicines contained inside PET bottles. Via The Indian Express Images via eddie welker on Flickr and PublicDomainPictures.net

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President Obama proclaims state of emergency due to Hurricane Matthew

October 7, 2016 by  
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President Obama announced a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew’s arrival in Florida . His declaration includes federal aid and authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security ” to coordinate all disaster relief efforts .” Meanwhile, Hurricane Matthew hurtles towards Florida with maximum sustained winds of around 120 miles per hour . Scientists from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) call Matthew ” extremely dangerous ” even as the hurricane diminished to a Category 3 storm during the night. NHC said there could be “potentially disastrous impacts.” Florida has not been hit with many storms that have winds as forceful as Matthew’s. About 1.5 million people have left the Atlantic coast, fleeing inland as the hurricane approaches. Around 300,000 homes in Florida have already lost power. Related: How to Prepare Your Home and Family for a Hurricane or Superstorm White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said according to scientists , Hurricane Matthew could be “largest and most powerful hurricane to hit the United States in a decade” and that it is a storm “people should take seriously.” He said if anyone doubts the severity of the storm, “they need only look at the images that are coming back from Haiti.” According to U.S. National Weather Service , Matthew could be the most forceful storm to hit particularly northeast Florida in 118 years. Florida governor Rick Scott urged residents in potentially affected areas to evacuate at once. In a news conference, he said, “You need to leave now. Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate…Your safety, not comfort, is the most important thing.” President Obama’s state of emergency applies to Florida, and according to CNBC in phone calls with state governors he also offered federal resources if necessary to South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. The hurricane center is likely to move “near or over” Florida’s east coast tonight, according to NHC, and could move over South Carolina and Georgia coasts on Saturday. “Maximum sustained winds” could still be 120 miles per hour. Via The New York Times and CNBC Images via Wikimedia Commons and screenshot

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Do green buildings really save energy? A look at the facts

September 21, 2016 by  
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A dearth of data on certified green buildings complicates the issue.

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Taste the flavor of VERGE 16, in tweets

September 21, 2016 by  
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GreenBiz’s biggest event of the year has taken flight in Santa Clara. Here are highlights from Twitter.

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How VERGE manages to run on independent renewable energy

September 21, 2016 by  
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It may look complicated, but it’s simple organic matter, sunlight and wind that are powering the microgrid for the entire Interconnect Expo at VERGE. Check out how it all fits together.

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Episode 41: Food data players to watch; a corporate renewables crash course

August 26, 2016 by  
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This week on the GreenBiz 350 podcast: A look at where agriculture meets cap-and-trade climate policy, plus a breakdown of the organizations catalyzing corporate clean energy.

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8 food data companies to watch

August 25, 2016 by  
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What happens when you combine Big Data and the push for more sustainable food systems?

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Why you should grab a piece of the sharing economy

August 25, 2016 by  
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Amazon, BMW and others are following the lead of Airbnb and Uber… and you should too.

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