Tag Archives: Sustainability

Barclays’ directors have legal duties to act on climate

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As Barclays prepares to decide if it will support a major climate resolution tabled by shareholders, we are reminding board members of their legal duties to address climate change risks. In a letter to Barclays’ Board, ClientEarth CEO James Thornton has reminded board members of their legal obligations to address …

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Can the zero-waste movement survive the coronavirus?

Can the zero-waste movement survive the coronavirus?

Get your daily dose of good news from Grist Subscribe to The Beacon It’s official: Your reusable mug has been tainted — with suspicion. Starbucks announced last Wednesday that it is “pausing the use of personal cups and ‘for here’ ware in our stores” due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, …

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EWG Applauds Introduction of Minnesota State Water Well Testing Bill H.F. 3950

EWG Applauds Introduction of Minnesota State Water Well Testing Bill H.F. 3950

MINNEAPOLIS – After issuing back-to-back reports highlighting the increasing threat of nitrate pollution from agriculture poses to Minnesotans’ sourcing of drinking water from private wells, the Midwest office of the Environmental Working Group today released a letter in support of Minnesota House File 3950. H.F. 3950 requires water testing of …

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A clean-energy school in southern France draws power from the sun

A clean-energy school in southern France draws power from the sun

The French city of Nîmes recently welcomed the Ada Lovelace Secondary School, Occitania’s first-ever clean-energy school that’s earned both BEPOS energy level certification and a sustainability rating of Silver-level BDM (Bâtiments Durables Méditerranéens). Opened in the fall of last year, the eco-friendly school is the work of French design firm …

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Indian Ocean study reveals Australia’s future climate risks

Indian Ocean study reveals Australia’s future climate risks

Researchers have found Indian Ocean surface temperatures that helped drive hot and dry conditions in eastern Australia last year were more clearly influenced by climate change than previously thought and are likely to worsen in future. Scientists studying a phenomenon known as the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) say their observations …

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Inspiring women who bring environmental stories to their crafts

Inspiring women who bring environmental stories to their crafts

Photographer Ore Huiying works on her We Are Farmers exhibition at Objectifs, an independent non-profit visual arts space in Singapore. To celebrate International Women’s Day, Greenpeace puts the spotlight on female visual storytellers from around the world and their work on nature and the environment. From documenting rivers to climate …

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Government’s approach to plastic pollution ‘dysfunctional’, says Green Alliance

Government's approach to plastic pollution 'dysfunctional', says Green Alliance

The government’s ‘dysfunctional’ approach to preventing marine plastic pollution is unlikely to deliver any lasting improvements, according to the think tank Green Alliance. Alarmingly, the pressure group believes legislation brought in by the government risks detracting from the wider need to improve the sustainability of resources used and cut waste …

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Five animals that could rival CN Tower climbers

Five animals that could rival CN Tower climbers

For 30 years now, climbers from across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond have tackled the CN Tower’s 1,776 steps in support of nature. While the average climb time is between 30 to 40 minutes, some wildlife that call Canada home could rival even our speediest Elite Climbers, those humans …

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Climate change affects rich and poor unequally. Climate justice redresses the balance

Climate change affects rich and poor unequally. Climate justice redresses the balance

Global temperatures have already risen by 1ºC, hitting those people least able to adapt. Millions of people are experiencing food insecurity in southern African following unprecedented droughts and storms. Summer temperatures reach up to 51°C in parts of India and Pakistan, causing serious health problems. Diseases are spreading and crops …

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Michigan Is Facing An ‘All-Out Assault On Water.’ Will It Swing The State In 2020?

Michigan Is Facing An ‘All-Out Assault On Water.’ Will It Swing The State In 2020?

EAST LANSING, Mich. ― “They’re called ‘forever chemicals,’” a narrator intones overdramatic music as a little girl sips from a glass of water. “And once these toxins enter your body, they can stay there for the rest of your life.” This 30-second ad is running across the Republican-leaning 8th Congressional …

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