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Apple's Lisa Jackson Discusses Company's Quest for 100 Percent Renewable Energy
Though Apple says its data centers and corporate offices are mostly powered by renewable energy, the tech titan looks to become even more sustainable with the hire of Lisa Jackson as its vice president of environmental initiatives.
Jackson spent 25 years in the public sector, most recently as the administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before joining Apple in May. While at the EPA, she strived to bring businesses and EPA together to help companies become more sustainable. Now, Jackson is a central figure in Apple's mission to become completely powered by renewable energy.
"I wasn't going to go anywhere that didn't espouse those values," Jackson told a crowd at GreenBiz.com's VERGE conference in San Francisco earlier this week.
The three-day VERGE conference brought innovators, entrepreneurs and public officials together to discuss efficiencies that could be created through technological advancements in energy, green building and transportation.
Click here for more videos from the event.
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By Derrick Z. Jackson
As much as hurricanes Katrina and Maria upended African American and Latinx families, the landfall of the coronavirus brings a gale of another order. This Category 5 of infectious disease packs the power to level communities already battered from environmental, economic, and health injustice. If response and relief efforts fail to adequately factor in existing disparities, the current pandemic threatens a knockout punch to the American Dream.
'We Need People's Bailout, Not Polluters' Bailout': Climate Groups Move to Preempt Big Oil Giveaway Amid Pandemic
By Andrea Germanos
A coalition of climate organizations strongly criticized President Donald Trump's in-person Friday meeting with the chief executives of some of the biggest fossil fuel companies in the world, saying the industry that fueled climate disaster must not be allowed to profiteer from government giveaways by getting bailout funds or preferred treatment during the coronavirus pandemic.
An Important Note
No supplement, diet, or lifestyle modification — aside from social distancing and practicing proper hygiene — can protect you from developing COVID-19.
The strategies outlined below may boost your immune health, but they don't protect specifically against COVID-19.
By Zak Smith
It is pretty amazing that in this moment when the COVID-19 outbreak has much of the country holed up in their homes binging Netflix, the most watched show in America over the last few weeks has been focused on wildlife trade — which scientists believe is the source of the COVID-19 pandemic. Make no mistake: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is about wildlife trade and other aspects of wildlife exploitation, just as surely as the appearance of Ebola, SARS, MERS, avian flu and probably COVID-19 in humans is a result of wildlife exploitation. As a conservationist, this is one of the things I've been thinking about while watching Tiger King. Here are five more:
By Hector Chapa
With the coronavirus pandemic quickly spreading, U.S. health officials have changed their advice on face masks and now recommend people wear cloth masks in public areas where social distancing can be difficult, such as grocery stores.
But can these masks be effective?