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Tyson Isn’t Chicken

Virtually all of the company’s revenue comes from animal slaughter and processing. Now its new CEO is pouring money into animal-free …

Agriculture

Did Monsanto know its weed killer could be deadly to people?

After a gardener was awarded $289 million for cancer he said was a result of exposure to Roundup weed killer, Monsanto still denies the health risks …

Glyphosate

Bid to limit commercial fishing in marine parks defeated by Coalition

A push by the Greens and Labor to attempt to force greater protection of fisheries in Australia’s marine parks has failed for the second time.<p>The parties had vowed to reject controversial management plans for the parks proposed by the Turnbull government. But on Thursday the Senate crossbench …

Conservation

Why Join

The UN Global Compact provides a universal language for corporate responsibility and provides a framework to guide all businesses regardless of size, …

Climate Reality Project Turns Everyday People Into Climate Activists

—By Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer<b>Dear EarthTalk: What exactly is Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project and how does it work to train activists?</b><i>–Kelly G.,</i> …

Climate

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

Climate Change

UN Global Compact Academy | UN Global Compact

*While the UN Global Compact Academy is designed for companies engaged in the Participant tier, we are pleased to make the Influencer Series open to …

This Indiana Subaru plant hasn’t taken out the trash in 14 years, saves more than $13M

While not his official job title, Tom Easterday has become quite the tour guide.<p>The Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. executive has been known to do as many as a handful a month around the company's Lafayette manufacturing facility. Whether leading top industry officials or a group of young …

North America

The $2.5 trillion reason we can’t rely on batteries to clean up the grid - MIT Technology Review

A pair of 500-foot smokestacks rise from a natural-gas power plant on the harbor of Moss Landing, California, casting an industrial pall over the …

Natural Gas

Ford forms a new company to consolidate self-driving and EV businesses

Ford is crazy serious about autonomous vehicles, so much so that it has just created a new subsidiary company called Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC which will house all of its self-driving car efforts including Ford's self-driving systems integration, autonomous vehicle research and advanced …

Autonomous Vehicle

A New Study Links Rising Temperatures to an Increased Risk of Suicide

Suicide rates tend to rise during months with above-normal temperatures, according to a study published Monday that offers a new understanding of the …

Mental Health

The Hidden Environmental Cost of Amazon Prime’s Free, Fast Shipping

Justin Sullivan / Getty<p>Amazon has changed the way Americans shop. This year, the e-commerce giant said its annual Prime Day sale was “the biggest …

eCommerce

The Sustainable Development Goals are slipping out of reach

The world isn’t making progress on the UN’s 17 benchmarks for a more just and environmentally sound society–and the U.S. has abdicated leadership.<p>You very likely do not need a comprehensive data set to tell you that by the measures of social fairness and sustainability, the world is not doing very …

The Ten Principles

Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, …

The rise of the plastic-free, zero-waste grocery store

As hotels, restaurants and cities continue to cut down on the use of single-use items like plastic straws and bags, supermarkets are also addressing …

Sustainability

A Champion of Responsible Investing Takes On the Gun Industry

John Streur, the chief executive of the investment firm Calvert Research & Management, remembers exactly where he was when he learned of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.<p>Mr. Streur recalled standing in New York’s Pennsylvania Station on the afternoon of Feb. 14, …

Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees

WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials, under pressure from the White House to provide a rationale for reducing the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year, rejected a study by the Department of Health and Human Services that found that refugees brought in $63 billion more …

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

The Surprising Economic Benefits of Clean Energy

Many people think of economic development and environmentalism as diametrically opposed.<p>It seems to be a common misconception that environmentalism and economic growth are opposed, but nothing could be further from the truth. The economic power of the green movement is most visibly on display in …

'Historic First': Nebraska Farmers Return Land to Ponca Tribe in Effort to Block Keystone XL

By Jessica Corbett<p>In a move that could challenge the proposed path of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline—and acknowledges the U.S. government's long …

Transforming Partnerships for the SDGs

In this year’s Special Edition of the UN Global Compact-Accenture Strategy CEO Study, the world’s largest program of CEO research on sustainability, …

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

Ford says fuel cell venture with Daimler will close

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co and Daimler AG are winding down a joint venture formed to develop automotive fuel cell technology, Ford said on Wednesday, as both companies plan to take their respective fuel cell technology development in-house.<p>The Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp venture, …

Who Pays For Roads Once Electric Vehicles Defund The Gas Tax?

Most motorists will switch to electric vehicles because of their favorable economics, according to transportation experts, who therefore expect federal and state taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel to evaporate.<p>The U.S. collected $44 billion in fuel taxes in 2015, according to the Tax Policy …

Nearly a quarter of Tesla’s Model 3 reservation deposits in the U.S. have supposedly been refunded

Most of the refunds happened this April, after Elon Musk again said the mass-market car would be delayed.<p>Two years ago Tesla began accepting $1,000 deposits for its new, lower-priced Model 3 electric car, with the expectation that customers would likely receive their vehicles in 2018. Hundreds of …

Dandelion’s new system is designed to popularize geothermal heat

Installing a geothermal system–which brings heat from the ground into your home–used to be expensive and time-consuming. This company, which came from Alphabet’s moonshot factory, wants to make it the way we all warm our homes.<p>If you live in a typical old house in upstate New York–say, a …

Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

To get conservative climate contrarians to really listen, try speaking their language

It’s a well-studied fact that facts don’t speak for themselves. This is especially apparent with climate change. Some brilliant studies in the past …

Sustainable Marketing vs. Hard-Wired Human Behaviour

Sustainable Marketing vs. Hard-Wired Human Behaviour<p>Researchers believe ecologically harmful human tendencies may be hard-wired, but strategic …