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Key Takeaway: New Jersey is one of several states that, as world temperatures climb, is buying homes in flood-prone areas and leveling them to build barriers against...
Data centers account for an ever-growing share of global electricity demand, something that Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its partners are trying to stem. The Swiss Data Center Efficiency Label, which aims to encourage data...
Trash and cash go hand-in-hand, from John Waters films to garbage hauling.  Sustainable trash is also drawing interest, as investors pour funds into startups seeking to make earth-friendlier waste. Record sums have been raised...
President Trump kicked off the 50th annual World Economic Forum, the same day his impeachment trial was to begin, by ignoring climate change, the issue that attendees declared the No. 1 danger facing the planet.
Big business is increasingly pointing the finger of blame back at itself regarding global warming -- banks are cutting loans to coal projects, delivery firms are exploring electric vehicles and food conglomerates are pitching plant-based meats.
Is low carbon footprint a selling point for you? Quorn Foods is going to find out. Just as we’ve gotten used to “low-gluten,” “all-natural” and “non-GMO,” the meat-substitue company is adding a “low-carbon footprint”...
U.S. investors don’t appear to share President Donald Trump’s doubts about renewable energy and climate change, pouring a record amount of cash into wind, solar and other clean power. Money flowed into renewable projects...
Bricks and mortar may never be the same, thanks to a group of scientists who have created a type of living concrete that may help reduce greenhouse gases. The new bricks -- green-toned during...
Setting the tone for the World Economic Forum next week in Davos, world leaders are citing failure to act on climate change as the No. 1 danger facing the world, replacing weapons of mass destruction.
Hydrogen will play a bigger role in the transition to a green future -- but only with government cooperation. To make clean-burning hydrogen economically viable, governments will have to double what they charge companies...
Years after the U.K. privatized utilities, London’s mayor Sadiq Khan is moving things in another direction, in hopes of stimulating renewable energy use. Kahn launched London Power, offering city residents renewable energy that’s almost...
Would you convert to a plant-based diet to stop climate change? Have one fewer child?Sadly, while personal sacrifices are commendable, they haven’t been enough to curb global warming. “A big-picture holistic solution” regarding global transportation, industry and...
Can a foreign company be held liable under American law for using child slave laborers in another country if the operations were overseen from the U.S.? That is the question facing the U.S. Supreme...
The next 10 years will see robots on every farm, according to Naio Technologies, and the French agtech company is winning investor support to be part of that future. The developer of battery-powered weeding...
BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, joined the Climate Action 100+ initiative after mounting criticism in recent months about its dedication to fighting climate change. The manager of $6.8 trillion in assets is...
As governments, startups and activists wrestle with Sargasso Seas of floating shopping bags, disposable water bottles and plastic packaging, a new front has opened up -- mountain ranges of unwanted, non-biodegradable clothing and textiles.
Shrimp farming investors have their heads in the sand, focused on growth while ignoring risks from climate change and coastal damage to the billions of dollars they have invested. So says a new report...
If raging wildfires in Australia and the melting of Greenland’s ice sheet aren’t enough to convince doubting governments that climate change is real, perhaps blazing heat will do. Last year was the second-hottest ever...
New energy-storage technologies may help slash greenhouse gases one day, but if someone pitches you an opportunity to invest in them, politely decline, a big backer of clean-energy is warning. The race is on...
Imagine your cell phone powering itself by absorbing the Wi-Fi signals bouncing all around us. Scientists are developing a new material, MoS2, whose unique electronic properties allow it to harvest electromagnetic radiation. Even better,...
The Green New Deal, the Democrats’ proposal to address climate change as well as economic inequality, may get a boost from a new Stanford University study that offers a roadmap on how to achieve the energy portion...
JetBlue Airways Corp. plans to offset all carbon emissions from domestic flights starting in July, seeking to become the first major U.S. “carbon-neutral” airline as climate activists increase pressure on the aviation sector. The...
Artificial intelligence, higher-speed 5G cellular networks, and streaming services like Netflix  may be making our lives easier, but there’s a cost: skyrocketing demand for energy that will have a huge impact on the environment.As the world depends...
While President Donald Trump has criticized renewable power as unreliable and expensive, his administration has quietly approved a string of solar and wind projects. The Department of the Interior plans to approve construction of...
Living in a democracy with a vibrant economy doesn’t always guarantee a good quality of life, with the U.S. being a prime example of how a country can fall short, the think tank Berggruen Institute says.
Attention startups: investors’ patience is wearing thin. Patience for companies who say they can build a market using venture capital-backed discounts and freebies is vanishing, according to dealmakers and founders surveyed by the...
Key Takeaway: Several startups that launched in the last year are using technology to make it simpler than ever for individuals and businesses to track and reduce their carbon footprints. Their success...
Oregonians will soon be able to reap the benefits of solar power without installing panels on their roofs. The Oregon Community Solar Program gives customers of the state’s three investor-owned electric utilities, Portland General...
Karma Takeaway: Farm Fare reimagines the local food supply chain by fostering collaboration among farmers to compete with the economies of scale. It’s the economy of scale, stupid.
While the establishment of the U.S. Space Force stole the spotlight, the new $738 million defense spending bill signed by President Trump also ordered the military to prepare for the worsening effects of climate change.The Department of...
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