The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is generating questions about the viability of the clean energy companies it financed, as the bank had long been a favorite of renewable startups because of its understanding of the clean tech marketplace and clean tech-focused financing tools.
Italy has joined the list of countries moving to restrict labels on plant-based “meat” products. The lawmakers proposing such labeling rules — which include banning terms like “burger” or “sausage” — argue that using traditional meat-related terms for plant-based foods could mislead consumers. The proposed legislation says that use of terms like “tofu steak” or […]
Australia made a massive investment in renewable energy towards the end of 2022 — channeling $4.3 billion towards large scale carbon-free electricity generation and storage developments. This is the highest quarterly investment since 2018, according to data reported Thursday by the nonprofit renewable industry group the Clean Energy Council. But more is still needed for […]
When wastewater from coal-fired plants is released into wider waterways, it can have serious consequences. Environmental toxins including mercury, arsenic, bromide and chloride can pollute drinking water and aquatic habitats, causing cancer and other ailments in humans and making it harder for wildlife to reproduce. That’s why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved on […]
From supplements to skin care, collagen has been buzzing in the wellness world. But this popular ingredient is linked to the deforestation of tropical forests in Brazil, according to a recent investigation.
Environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and Earthjustice, sued the Biden administration Monday to stop the sale of oil and gas drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico. The lawsuit, filed in Washington, DC federal court, seeks to prevent the auction of approximately 13,600 blocks on 73.3 million acres by the U.S. Department of the […]
Food production to meet modern human diets is expected to contribute enough emissions to push global warming past the 1.5°C target, according to a new study. The analysis found that emissions from current global food systems, which are primarily focused on meat, dairy and rice production, could contribute at least 0.7°C of warming by 2100, […]
Negotiators working on a legally binding United Nations treaty to end plastic pollution will need to be as ambitious as possible with the final document. That’s the main takeaway from a new report from Back to Blue — a collaboration between Economist Impact and the Nippon Foundation — released Monday. The report modeled what would […]
A month and a day after a Norfolk Southern train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio — forcing evacuations as it spewed toxic chemicals into the surrounding community — another train from the same company derailed in the same state. The derailment, which took place Saturday, March 4 at around 4:45 p.m. local time near Springfield, […]