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Ben & Jerry’s Is Putting Its Cows on a Low Methane Emissions Diet

Ben & Jerry’s Is Putting Its Cows on a Low Methane Emissions Diet

Do cows eat seaweed? On a Ben & Jerry’s dairy farm, yes. In May, the popular ice cream maker announced that it’ll be putting its cattle on a special diet to reduce emissions of methane. It’s no secret that animal agriculture and dairy farming are major contributors to global climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions.  As a […]

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    Biden Admin Announces Steps to Boost U.S. Solar Projects

    Biden Admin Announces Steps to Boost U.S. Solar Projects

    President Joe Biden has taken steps to boost the solar industry in the U.S.  The administration announced plans to pause tariffs on solar panels and use the Defense Production Act to boost the domestic manufacturing of clean energy technology including solar parts.  “Together, these actions will spur domestic manufacturing, construction projects, and good-paying jobs – […]

    3 Oil Companies Pull Out of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    3 Oil Companies Pull Out of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Three oil companies have canceled their leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  Drilling in the refuge has long been a controversial issue, as the 19.5-million-acre wilderness area is home to 45 species of mammals including polar bears, bowhead whales and caribou and considered sacred by the Indigenous Gwich’in people, according to the Gwich’in Steering […]

    Massachusetts Sues 15 Companies Over PFAS Contamination

    Massachusetts Sues 15 Companies Over PFAS Contamination

    Toxic forever chemicals known as poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have polluted drinking water throughout the U.S. Now, one state is fighting back.  Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit Wednesday against 13 PFAS manufacturers that had knowingly polluted drinking water, groundwater and other natural resources in the state, leading to millions of dollars […]

    Heinz Is Developing a Paper Ketchup Bottle

    Heinz Is Developing a Paper Ketchup Bottle

    Heinz is ready to move on from squeezable plastic bottles into the “Ketchup Bottle of Tomorrow” — a bottle made entirely of sustainably sourced wood pulp. The company announced its partnership with Pulpex to develop a paper bottle for Heinz ketchup. The new bottles will be paper-based, renewable, and recyclable and sourced from sustainable materials, […]