Eco-friendly Practices

UN envoy: 1.1 billion people face risks from lack of cooling

Jul 16, 2018

A UN envoy says new data from 52 countries in hot climates reveals that over 1.1 billion people face "significant risks" from lack of access to cooling including possible death

Mexico officials: roof garden may have caused mall collapse

Jul 13, 2018

Mexican prosecutors: roof garden apparently caused mall collapse

Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry's over eco-friendly claims

Jul 12, 2018

A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry's alleging the company misleads consumers about its environmental practices

Is the "organic" seal worth it, given disputes on standards?

Jul 11, 2018

Is the "organic" seal worth the extra price, given disputes over standards?

Japan nuclear agency urges measures to cut plutonium stocks

Jul 5, 2018

Japan's nuclear policy-setting body has endorsed a call for stricter management of its fuel recycling program to reduce its plutonium stockpile

Japan OKs ambitious nuke energy goals, plutonium reuse plan

Jul 3, 2018

Japan OKs ambitious nuke energy targets, plutonium recycling plan

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

Jul 2, 2018

Seattle bars and restaurants can no longer offer plastic straws and utensils under a rule that aims to reduce marine plastic pollution

In 'Leave No Trace,' Debra Granik stays off the beaten path

Jun 26, 2018

In the survivalist father-daughter tale 'Leave No Trace,' filmmaker Debra Granik stays off the beaten path

Foxconn investing in $30 million water recycling system

Jun 19, 2018

Foxconn Technology Group says it's investing in a $30 million recycling system to significantly reduce the amount of water it draws from Lake Michigan for its planned manufacturing complex in southeast Wisconsin

A big stink erupts over landfills ringing Russia's capital

Jun 19, 2018

Thousands are protesting the noxious fumes coming from overcrowded landfills surrounding Moscow, saying the gases are causing respiratory problems and other illnesses.

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