With the exception of stabilizing the stratospheric ozone layer, since 1992, “humanity has failed to make sufficient progress in generally solving these foreseen environmental challenges, and alarmingly, most of them are getting far worse,” the study says.
November 7, 2019
Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, Mass., and more than 1,700 independent scientists penned the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity,” which called on humankind to curtail environmental destruction and cautioned that “a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required if vast human misery is to be avoided.”
Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods formed Align RNG in November 2018, committing $250 million over 10 years to capture methane from Smithfield’s company-owned and contract hog farms and convert it into clean RNG.
October 23, 2019
Smithfield Foods, Inc., Smithfield, Va., and Dominion Energy, Richmond, Va., are doubling their investment in renewable natural gas (RNG) projects across the United States to $500 million through 2028.
Hortau and its partners have been working since late 2017 on developing what is said to be the first predictive and global monitoring tool for crop production.
October 22, 2019
Gestion AgrIA, Canada, received a $4.7 million financial contribution from the Government of Quebec through the Green Fund to complete a key research project designed to help growers boost their productivity while significantly reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The funds will modernize the steam boiler system, which is used to generate steam for plant production and sanitation.
October 22, 2019
Blue Diamond Growers is the recipient of the California Energy Commission Food Production Investment Program grant, which will allow the Sacramento, Calif., headquarters facility to install a new boiler system and save 1,350 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
EIA analysis found ALDI U.S., Whole Foods, Target, Sprouts and Ahold Delhaize USA as companies taking significant steps to reduce HFCs and increase energy efficiency in refrigeration.
October 2, 2019
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Washington, D.C., unveiled a new initiative identifying U.S. retailers committed to taking leadership action to reduce potent greenhouse gases used in cooling, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
The report details the way different parts of the cow (meat, milk, collagen and leather) and the markets they serve will be disrupted separately and concurrently by different technologies and business-model innovations.
September 17, 2019
By 2030, the dairy and cattle industries will have collapsed, as animal-derived foods are replaced by modern equivalents, and the rest of the livestock industry will suffer a similar fate, according to a report released by RethinkX.
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