Why Hawaii’s carbon neutrality pledge matters

June 13, 2018 by  
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From the standpoint of reducing emissions, the declaration might seem symbolic. But other states are watching and learning from the island state’s policies.

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AAA has new automation leaders; Nelson Switzer leaves Nestle

June 13, 2018 by  
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In this month’s roundup of interesting sustainability career moves: ex-politicos go private, Nelson Switzer leaves Nestle and sustainability boards get shakeups.

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China is winning the war on air pollution

March 14, 2018 by  
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China is notorious for having some of the worst air pollution on the planet. In 2014 the country declared war on smog, and the results are in: China is killing it. In just four years, pollution is down 32 percent on average. Now, it’s fair to say that the country is leading the way in proving to the world that meaningful change is possible. Getting to this point wasn’t easy. The Chinese government has been very aggressive in controlling pollution by prohibiting new coal plants and forcing existing ones to reduce emissions, closing some steel and coal mines, and reducing automobile traffic. It has also invested heavily in renewable energy. And it’s working; Beijing has seen air pollution fall by 35 percent and Shijiazhuang has realized a drop of 39 percent. China’s most polluted city of Baoding had a reduction of 38 percent. Related: China calls America selfish amid Trump attempt to revive coal Almost every region in China has beat its targets, and the results go beyond allowing people to breathe easier – experts believe that Chinese citizens could live 2.4 years longer on average if these declines persist. Via Popular Mechanics and The New York Times Images via Deposit Photos ( 1 , 2 )

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New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

August 21, 2015 by  
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Imagine being able to turn pollution into something useful while returning the planet to pre-industrial carbon levels in just ten years. Scientists believe that it’s possible: a new process developed by team at George Washington University could manufacture the fibers using carbon dioxide extracted from Earth’s atmosphere – talk about a win/win for everyone. The double-whammy discovery could help tackle climate change , while revolutionizing many industries. According to Gizmag , carbon nanofibers could one day be used for everything from building better bulletproof vests to fixing damaged hearts, not to mention making a big dent in climate change.   Read the rest of New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

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New study confirms global warming is making California’s drought worse

August 21, 2015 by  
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Climate scientists have been keeping a close eye on the years-long drought plaguing California , looking for clues that might suggest how to cope with or even reverse the drought conditions. Although droughts occur from time to time over the course of history as part of natural cycles, scientists said Thursday that global warming has had a direct and severe impact on the current drought , making it much more severe than it might be otherwise. And, of course, the droughts aren’t the only consequence of human-caused climate change. Read the rest of New study confirms global warming is making California’s drought worse

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How FedEx’s ‘purple promise’ shrinks emissions and grows revenue

April 17, 2014 by  
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The company's drive for "outstanding" experiences extends to minimizing pollution and disaster relief.

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Hannaford supermarket eliminates HFCs; Whole Foods to follow

September 3, 2013 by  
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Using carbon dioxide to chill and freeze food replaces other refrigerants that vastly accelerate climate change.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance sells 100,000th electric car

July 25, 2013 by  
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The partnership between Renault and Nissan has sold more zero-emission vehicles than all other automakers worldwide.

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How to put ‘the 3% solution’ to work for your carbon projects

June 19, 2013 by  
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Companies need to make major carbon cuts to keep global temperatures down, but the CDP and WWF show how that can be done while profiting.

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Can business help achieve water sustainability goals beyond 2015?

June 19, 2013 by  
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Here's a look at managing growing water risks beyond the UN's 2015 Millennium Development Goals.

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