Eco-friendly Practices

Home of Islanders, Nets abandoning plastic drinking straws

Jul 28, 2018

An arena where the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and the NHL's New York Islanders play is the latest place making plastic straws a thing of the past

'Urban island effect' compounds Phoenix's sweltering heat

Jul 26, 2018

Phoenix is seeing extreme heat this week but also faces challenges due to the so-called urban heat island effect

San Francisco moves to ban plastic straws, containers

Jul 24, 2018

San Francisco supervisors voted to give plastic straws the cold shoulder, following the lead of Seattle, another eco-conscious West Coast city where a ban went into effect this month

Family, friends fondly recall doctor shot while on bike

Jul 23, 2018

Family, friends and patients say Houston cardiologist fatally shot while riding his bicycle to work was humble and generous

Africa sees 1st carbon-neutral brewery amid climate concerns

Jul 21, 2018

Africa sees 1st carbon-neutral brewery amid climate change concerns; 'great for the industry'

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


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