Why the US-China trade war is leaving firms vulnerable to soy risk

June 10, 2019 by  
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China’s growing demand for soy is leaving billions of dollars of investments exposed to deforestation risks, CDP report finds.

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As more developing countries reject plastic waste exports, wealthy nations seek solutions at home

June 10, 2019 by  
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Malaysia sent the United States back its scrap material. Here’s what that means for curbing plastic waste.

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Renewable energy microgrid to power Oakland conference

June 10, 2019 by  
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GreenBiz Group announces VERGE 19 conference and expo to once again be powered by renewable energy.

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How to drive value through supply chain sustainability

June 10, 2019 by  
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Knowing the four levels of supply-chain leadership is one place to start.

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Report Report: Climate risk, biodiversity, natural capital and plastic

June 4, 2019 by  
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A monthly wrap-up of recent research on sustainable business and clean technology.

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Transportation drives uptick in emissions in Europe

June 4, 2019 by  
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As European voters demand action on climate, EU greenhouse gas emissions rose by .7 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year.

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Good news and new tools to help companies fight against global deforestation

May 30, 2019 by  
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Three ways to move towards a forest-positive future.

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A radical idea to get a high-renewable electric grid: Build way more solar and wind than needed

May 30, 2019 by  
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Solar and wind are renewable yet variable resources. New research shows that using them for the energy transition is not only possible, it’s also affordable.

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New research shows that neglect of nuclear threatens low-carbon transition

May 30, 2019 by  
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Failing to invest in the future of nuclear power will make global transition to green power ‘much harder’, experts warn.

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English tree planting challenge will help plant 130,000 trees

May 21, 2019 by  
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This week, England announced a plan to plant at least 130,000 trees in cities and towns throughout the country as part of the Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund. The challenge, endorsed and announced by environment secretary Michael Gove, allows individuals, municipalities, nonprofits and non-governmental organizations to access trees and maintenance funding as long as they can prove they have funding to continue to maintain the trees after a three-year funding period. “We need trees lining our streets, not only to green and shade them but to ensure we remain connected to the wonders of the natural world, which is why we must go further and faster to increase planting rates,” said secretary Michael Gove . Related: Labor party launches solar panel program for 1.75m homes Trees have remarkable benefits for the environment and for people living in urban areas. Although 130,000 trees won’t stop climate change , evidence suggests that a mature tree can absorb and store up to  22 kg of carbon every year and produce enough oxygen to sustain two people. Every 10 percent of forest cover in urban areas reduces ozone gas by 3 to 7 percent. In addition to the benefits to air quality , urban trees provide a habitat for birds, squirrels and other species. Tree-lined streets are considered aesthetically pleasing and mentally calming and have even been linked to a reduction in violent and petty crimes, as well as an increase in property values of between 5 to 15 percent. The English Forestry Commission is a U.K. government agency with a mission to increase the value of forests for people and the environment. Forestry Commission chair Sir Harry Studholme said of the tree planting challenge, “This will allow us to plant more trees much closer to where people live and work and where the benefits of trees make the most difference.” Via The Guardian Image via Mary Salazar

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