The EPA scored much criticism when it reversed a ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos in March. Even low exposure to chlorpyrifos has been shown to cause developmental delays in children. Now it turns out EPA head Scott Pruitt met with the CEO of Dow Chemical, a manufacturer of the pesticide, a few weeks before the policy reversal.
Loowatt is a startup based in the United Kingdom that has been selling waterless toilets in Madagascar since 2012. The contraption at a first glance looks like the familiar western toilet. But instead of water, the toilet emits a biodegradable film that envelopes the human waste and then stores it for eventual conversion into fertilizer and electricity.
As policy makers, scientists, environmental activists and others work to convey the importance of climate change, some are beginning to focus less on saving the polar bears and more on global warming’s effect on human health. Doing this may enable organizations to garner more public support for their environmental initiatives.
Volunteerism is seen by many hiring influencers as a valuable asset to have on your resume. But not all job applicants realize that value, according to a survey conducted recently by Deloitte Services. That disconnect points toward a huge opportunity for employers to educate employees.
What's the value of the Great Barrier Reef? Economists were recently tapped to figure that out. While it's huge, some may say the study doesn't take in its most important asset: The health and sustainability of our oceans and our atmosphere.
Gonzales prides itself on running a streamlined and business-friendly development review process that at the same time promotes sustainability. It's producing real economic results for local business Taylor Farms.
While speculation still unfolds over the reasons behind Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, the founders of the "conscious capitalism" movement say this is a huge opportunity for Amazon to emerge as a responsible business leader.