Amazon’s global plastic footprint might be shrinking, but the US is a different story

Oceana released a new report, “Amazon’s United States of Plastic,” which estimates that Amazon generated 208 million pounds of plastic packaging waste for all transactions in the United States in 2022, a 9.6% increase over Oceana’s estimate for 2021. This amount of plastic, in the form of air pillows, would circle the Earth more than 200 times. […]

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Forget ‘doomers.’ Warming can be stopped, top climate scientist says

Climate expert Michael Mann from Pennsylvania State University. Elizabeth Hanlon/Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Nation & World Forget ‘doomers.’ Warming can be stopped, top climate scientist says Michael Mann points to prehistoric catastrophes, modern environmental victories Alvin Powell Harvard Staff Writer April 3, 2024 6 min read Keeping the Earth’s warming below the […]

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College accepts 1,937 to Class of 2028

File photo by Dylan Goodman Campus & Community College accepts 1,937 to Class of 2028 Students represent 94 countries, all 50 states March 28, 2024 4 min read Harvard College has accepted 1,937 students to the Class of 2028 from a pool of 54,008 applicants. This marks the fourth consecutive year Harvard has received more […]

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Idemitsu, Qantas and Airbus back Australian Sustainable Aviation Fuel Refiner Jet Zero with $19.2 Million

Jet Zero Australia Pty Ltd (Jet Zero Australia) has achieved a significant milestone by successfully receiving funding commitments of A$29 million(1). This is a crucial step towards advancing the engineering activities of Jet Zero Australia’s flagship Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) project, Project Ulysses, in North Queensland, Australia. Funding will also support advancement of other renewable […]

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Nestlé Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 13.5% in Five Years, On Track for 20% Reduction by 2025

Nestlé achieved a net reduction of 13.5% of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2023 compared to its 2018 baseline, while continuing to grow its business over the same period. This included delivering a reduction of more than 15.3% in methane emissions. The company has successfully decoupled its growth from its emissions and is on […]

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Climate Fund Managers to Manage SAPP’s $1.3 Billion Energy Transmission Initiative

New facility to strengthen Southern African power grid by funding cross-border energy transmission infrastructure; Blended finance mechanism enables participation of private and public capital at scale; Enhanced access to reliable, affordable, and renewable energy in 16 SADC member states. The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), in partnership with the Southern African Development Community (SADC), announced […]

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New InfluenceMap Report Reveals Canadian Banks’ Fossil-Fuel Exposure Outpaces US, European Peers

InfluenceMap, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing objective and data-driven analyses of corporate and financial institutions’ impact on climate change and biodiversity loss, has released assessments evaluating the climate governance, financing activities, and policy engagement of Canada’s five largest banks in relation to their progress toward achieving net-zero emissions. FinanceMap’s 2024 assessment of the Big […]

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Apple Hit with Record €1.8 Billion Fine for Antitrust Violations in App Store Music Streaming Practices

The European Commission has imposed a record €1.8 billion (around $2 billion) fine on Apple for anti-competitive practices related to music streaming apps on the App Store. This landmark decision marks the first time the EU has fined Apple for such practices and sets a precedent for regulating dominant tech companies in the digital market. […]

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Amazon and ENGIE Sign Major Deal for 473MW from Moray West Wind Farm

Amazon has signed agreement with ENGIE to procure 473MW of renewable energy from the Moray West 882 MW offshore wind farm in Scotland. It will help power its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025. January,30 2024, Amazon has signed a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) with ENGIE, increasing its share of output from Ocean […]

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EU Strikes Deal to Cut CO2 Emissions from Heavy-Duty Vehicles

The Council and the European Parliament’s negotiators today reached a provisional political agreement on CO2 emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). The aim is to further reduce CO2 emissions in the road transport sector and to introduce new targets for 2030, 2035 and 2040. The new rules will contribute to fulfilling the EU’s 2030 climate ambitions and reaching climate neutrality by […]

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