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Smurfit Kappa Takes Another Step Forward in Becoming a Fully Circular Business
Smurfit Kappa Takes Another Step Forward in Becoming a Fully Circular Business
5/17/2019 2:39:28 PM
Smurfit Kappa is making significant progress in its journey towards becoming a fully sustainable and circular business, according to its latest Sustainable Development Report (SDR) which was published today.
Sick Employees and Failure to Protect Workers from Metalworking Fluids Results in OSHA Penalties
Sick Employees and Failure to Protect Workers from Metalworking Fluids Results in OSHA Penalties
5/17/2019 2:37:58 PM
In March, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a Wisconsin company for exposing workers to metalworking fluids (MWFs) after three employees were diagnosed with occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), a debilitating lung disease.
Huge and Amazon Bring Second Annual
Huge and Amazon Bring Second Annual "Change for Good" Hackathon to Cannes Lions
5/17/2019 10:53:59 AM
Today the global experience agency Huge, Cannes Lions, Amazon, and Earth Day Network, the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, are announcing they will host the second annual "Change for Good" Hackathon at the 66th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this June.
UNICEF and partners vaccinate hundreds of thousands of children affected by Cyclone Idai; stepping up life-saving cholera prevention work in northern areas affected by Cyclone Kenneth
UNICEF and partners vaccinate hundreds of thousands of children affected by Cyclone Idai; stepping up life-saving cholera prevention work in northern areas affected by Cyclone Kenneth
5/17/2019 2:48:04 AM
Hundreds of thousands of children affected by deadly Cyclone Idai in Mozambique have been vaccinated and received vitamin A supplements in the past week, with UNICEF and partners including the World Health Organisation (WHO) supporting the Government-led Health Week in the 21 most affected districts of Sofala, Manica, Inhambane, and Zambézia provinces.
Indonesian government actively blocking efforts to reform palm oil industry
Indonesian government actively blocking efforts to reform palm oil industry
5/17/2019 2:46:04 AM
Jakarta, Indonesia – Ministers in the Government of President Joko Widodo are blocking efforts to reform the palm oil industry. Last week the Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs ordered palm oil companies not to share information regarding the palm concessions they own.
Dassault Aviation Starts Construction of an Office Building for Its Plant in Mérignac
Dassault Aviation Starts Construction of an Office Building for Its Plant in Mérignac
5/16/2019 5:16:25 PM
Dassault Aviation officially launched the construction of an office building on its site in Mérignac, France, as a step of its “Leading our Future” transformation plan.
Herschel/Planck: 10 Years Later…
Herschel/Planck: 10 Years Later…
5/16/2019 2:44:36 PM
Just ten years ago, an Ariane 5 rocket lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, with two spacecraft, Herschel and Planck. The two spaceborne observatories, Herschel and Planck, built by Thales Alenia Space as prime contractor for the European Space Agency (ESA), were designed to further our understanding of the Universe.
California Workers and Residents Learn of Sulphur Dioxide Exposure Risks
California Workers and Residents Learn of Sulphur Dioxide Exposure Risks
5/16/2019 1:19:44 PM
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a common air pollutant found in California and many parts of the world. It is a colorless gas with a pungent and suffocating odor and is one of a group of highly reactive gases known as oxides of sulfur.
Energy Initiative on Home Internet Devices Named Environmental Leader’s Project of the Year
Energy Initiative on Home Internet Devices Named Environmental Leader’s Project of the Year
5/16/2019 12:43:01 PM
Environmental Leader, a leading daily trade publication covering energy, environmental and sustainability news, presented its 2019 Project of the Year award to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and NCTA – The Internet & Television Association for leading the  voluntary agreement  to increase the energy efficiency of consumer internet equipment.
National Geographic Teams Up with Sustainable Brands, Leads Push for Next Sustainable Economy
National Geographic Teams Up with Sustainable Brands, Leads Push for Next Sustainable Economy
5/16/2019 8:34:52 AM
Sustainable Brands®  today announced the addition of National Geographic to the highest level of its Corporate Member Network established in 2008. The 131-year-old organization joins 80+ other companies committed to leveraging their unique role in business and society to pave the path towards a sustainable economy.
Primavera Sound teams up with the UN SDG Action Campaign
Primavera Sound teams up with the UN SDG Action Campaign
5/16/2019 6:51:01 AM
· The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by world leaders at an historic UN Summit as a plan of action for governments, the private sector and civil society to work together to eradicate poverty and inequalities, tackle climate change and ensure prosperity for all whilst protecting the planet · The alliance encapsulates the acts of solidarity that the festival has …
EPA Report Suggests More Oil and Gas Wastewater Headed for U.S. Waterways
EPA Report Suggests More Oil and Gas Wastewater Headed for U.S. Waterways
5/16/2019 3:16:04 AM
New information from the U.S. EPA suggests the agency may roll back vital safeguards that keep many oil and gas producers from discharging hazardous wastewater into rivers and streams.
Drilling into the seabed beneath Earth’s most powerful ocean current
Drilling into the seabed beneath Earth’s most powerful ocean current
5/16/2019 3:13:14 AM
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current is the planet’s most powerful and arguably most important current. It is the only current to flow clear around the globe without being diverted by any landmass.
43 cities score an A grade in new cities climate change ranking
43 cities score an A grade in new cities climate change ranking
5/15/2019 1:31:26 PM
 An ‘A List’ featuring 43 global cities has been released by environmental impact non-profit CDP at the start of EU Green Week. Barcelona, London, Paris, Cape Town, Hong Kong and San Francisco  are among the 7% of cities reporting to CDP that have received the top score for climate leadership and action.
New NGO report highlights APP’s continued involvement in deforestation despite its zero deforestation commitment
New NGO report highlights APP’s continued involvement in deforestation despite its zero deforestation commitment
5/15/2019 1:25:16 PM
A group of NGOs under the Anti Forest Mafia Coalition, including WWF-Indonesia, has published a  joint report  highlighting that Sinar Mas Group’s Asia Pulp & Paper (SMG/APP) continues to be involved in deforestation, peatland destruction and fires even after committing to zero deforestation in 2013.
CBRE Group, Inc. Ranked #15 On Best Corporate Citizen List
CBRE Group, Inc. Ranked #15 On Best Corporate Citizen List
5/15/2019 1:20:46 PM
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE) is ranked #15 in Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 2019 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, which recognizes outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance.
Tropical Forest Alliance Annual Meeting Sees Milestones in National and Global Commitments to Tackling Deforestation
Tropical Forest Alliance Annual Meeting Sees Milestones in National and Global Commitments to Tackling Deforestation
5/15/2019 1:00:49 PM
  The World Economic Forum’s  Tropical Forest Alliance  annual meeting, which has concluded in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, has seen a number of commitments that will contribute to the Alliance’s goal of protecting the world’s tropical rainforests.
California Construction Workers Surveyed about Nanotechnologies and Nanoparticle Exposure Awareness
California Construction Workers Surveyed about Nanotechnologies and Nanoparticle Exposure Awareness
5/15/2019 12:00:51 PM
Last year, the Center for Construction Research and Training released the results of a survey of construction workers in California that gauged their overall awareness of nanotechnologies and nanoparticles in the construction industry.  Nanotechnology: Assessing Awareness and Training Needs Among California Construction Trades  surveyed various construction trades in the …
First practical guide to protected areas for sharks and rays launched
First practical guide to protected areas for sharks and rays launched
5/14/2019 1:35:07 PM
“A Practical Guide to the Effective Design and Management of MPAs for Sharks and Rays” provides science-based advice on developing and maintaining MPAs for these species, which are increasingly threatened with extinction.
Tesco Calls for More Businesses to Publish Food Waste Data as Amount of Food Wasted in Tesco Is Down 17%
Tesco Calls for More Businesses to Publish Food Waste Data as Amount of Food Wasted in Tesco Is Down 17%
5/14/2019 12:38:58 PM
The retailer halved the amount of food safe for human consumption going to energy recovery compared to last year (51% decrease) and is now 81% of the way toward its target that no food safe for human consumption goes to waste.  Overall, this led to the amount of food going to waste in Tesco’s UK operations falling by 17% to 44,297 tonnes (0.45% sales) compared to the …