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March 3, 2021 Circling the sun
In the third quarter of 2019, for the first time ever more electricity was supplied to homes in the UK by renewable sources than by fossil fuels. And in 2020, renewables were the main source of electricity in the UK for the whole...
March 3, 2021 Jamie Dimon warns too much COVID-19 relief could pose threat to US economy, says Dems should be 'cautious'Source: Fox Business
Democratic lawmakers should be cautious about spending too much money on coronavirus relief efforts, according to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who warned this week that "overdoing it" on fiscal stimulus could lead to runaway...
A new report by Greenpeace, called "Shopping for Plastic: The 2021 Supermarket Plastics Ranking," explores efforts that major food retailers are making to reduce plastic usage in their stores and ranks them accordingly.
While the Federal Reserve may not raise its benchmark interest rate for years, there are growing expectations it may tweak policy soon to address some of the recent tumults in the bond market.
March 2, 2021 Warren bill would impose wealth tax on $50M householdsSource: The Hill
The bill, called the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act, would create an annual tax of 2 percent on the net worth of households and trusts between $50 million and $1 billion and a tax of 3 percent on net worth above $1 billion. The rate...
he discovered that there are many people who want to make a change in their life to be more sustainable, but do not know how to start. Valeria assures that "it is not that people are not interested, but there is no guide to do...
Source: The Daily Beast
The E.U. will introduce electronic covid cards to allow those who have been vaccinated to skirt regulations and those who haven’t to prove they have been tested.
Source: The Guardian
Rochelle Walensky, the director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), warned on Monday that a recent increase in coronavirus cases indicated a “fourth surge” could occur before a majority of the US is...
Pushing Biden's plan through budget reconciliation allows Democrats to approve it more quickly and without Republican support. But it also means there are limits regarding what can be in the package, because of rules dictating...
March 1, 2021 What Is Sustainable Tourism and Why Is It Important?Source: Treehugger
Sustainable tourism considers its current and future economic, social, and environmental impacts by addressing the needs of its ecological surroundings and the local communities. This is achieved by protecting natural...
March 1, 2021 It's Not Just Texas. The Entire Energy Grid Needs An Upgrade For Extreme Weather - Text/audioSource: NPR
The Texas blackout is another reminder that more frequent, climate-driven extreme weather puts stress on the country's electricity grid. It came just months after outages in California aimed at preventing wildfires.
Action Advances Fight Against COVID-19, Follows Comprehensive Evaluation of Available Safety, Effectiveness and Manufacturing Quality Information by FDA Career Scientists, Input from External Experts
February 26, 2021 WHICH PLASTIC BOTTLE SIZE IS WORST FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? STUDY REVEALS A SURPRISING ANSWERSource: Inverse
Public-health officials want to shrink the bottles down to try and limit our consumption of such sugary, acidic beverages. But a new study published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports points to a different problem, one...
February 26, 2021 How Unilever is turning sustainability into opportunitySource: Food Dive
The CPG giant is using upcycling, a big plant-based commitment and initiatives to curtail food waste to save money and the environment, says the company's president of foods & refreshment.
February 26, 2021 Goldman Sachs CEO Solomon calls working from home an ‘aberration’Source: CNBC
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said that working from home was “not a new normal” for the investment banking giant, calling it an “aberration.”
February 26, 2021 Fed chief downplays inflation concerns connected with stimulusSource: CNN/YouTube
In congressional testimony, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell was asked about the inflationary effects of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan and said he expects inflation to be a bit volatile over...
February 25, 2021 Millennials and Gen Z Are Willing to Accept Lower Wages to Work in More Sustainable FirmsSource: Promarket
Firms in more environmentally friendly sectors are better able to attract and retain talent and at lower wages. Millennials and Gen Z, who are climbing the corporate ladder, have more pronounced preferences for sustainability....
February 25, 2021 The Federal Reserve suffers widespread disruption to payment servicesSource: CNN Business
The Federal Reserve suffered a widespread disruption in multiple payment services Wednesday, including a system that banks and businesses rely on to zip trillions of dollars around the financial system each day.
February 25, 2021 New York shuts cryptocurrency exchanges which hid losses
New York state authorities said they reached an agreement to shut down activities of two cryptocurrency trading platforms which hid an estimated $850 million in losses.
February 25, 2021 Texas Was 4 Minutes and 37 Seconds Away From a Blackout That Could Have Lasted MonthsSource: NBC Dallas
The board that oversees The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT) held an urgent meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the winter storm that crippled most of Texas last week. They offered apologies for the...
February 24, 2021 Beef Is, and Always Will Be SustainableSource: Drovers
There is an ongoing conversation in consumer spaces about beef’s contribution to climate change. We know that pasture and rangeland, through proper management, can actually reduce the amount of carbon and more than offset the...
February 24, 2021 Biden orders supply chain review for 4 industriesSource: Politico
President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Wednesday to review the global supply chains used by four key industries in an effort to avoid the shortages in medical equipment, semiconductors and other goods seen as...
February 24, 2021 Freshwater fish are in "catastrophic" decline with one-third facing extinction, report findsSource: CBS News
Thousands of fish species are facing "catastrophic" decline — threatening the health, food security and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people around the world. New research shows that one-third of all freshwater fish now...
February 24, 2021 Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Janet Yellen are sending bitcoin tumblingSource: CNN
Bitcoin's roller coaster ride continues. The top cryptocurrency surged to a new all-time high above $58,000 on Sunday but fell to just above $46,000 in early trading Tuesday morning.The move followed skeptical comments from Tesla...
February 23, 2021 Coca-Cola Unveils Its New Sustainable Paper Bottles Ready for TestingSource: My Modern Met
Coca-Cola had to reconsider its business practices when it was found to be the worst polluting brand in the world multiple years in a row. Following through with earlier promises, Coca-Cola has now released a prototype of their...
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