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California regulators are voting on solar mandates for new buildings.

Published: August 11, 2021

The state’s Energy Commission is considering a requirement for commercial and high-rise multifamily projects to have solar power and battery storage. Read More. 

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IBM chemists have found a faster way to recycle plastics, even stuff coated with residue

The technology was born at the company’s research center in California. Read More

February 27, 2019

With clock ticking on 2020 deforestation pledges, 5 ideas for sourcing palm oil sustainably

Time-bound commitments and better ways to monitor suppliers will play a central role Read More

February 27, 2019

Just dye it: how this apparel company is developing water- and chemical-free textile tinting

And taking much-needed steps towards a more circular fashion industry. Read More

February 26, 2019

PESTICIDES: Roundup chemical found in beer, wine — study

The weedkiller glyphosate is common in low levels in beer and wine, a consumer group said after testing a handful of the beverages. Read More

February 26, 2019

INTERIOR: Zinke’s ‘energy guy’ set to become second in command at BLM

The Bureau of Land Management has chosen a career official who was a favorite of former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to serve as BLM’s second-in-command overseeing the daily operations of the federal government’s largest landowner. Read More

February 23, 2019

PUBLIC HEALTH: EPA stalls review of ‘Erin Brockovich’ chemical — emails

Last July, career EPA officials were set to unveil their plan to complete a long-awaited health review of the toxic metal hexavalent chromium, but more than half a year later, the plan is still under wraps — the latest delay for the human health assessment of the anti-corrosion chemical made infamous by the 2000 film […]

February 23, 2019

How urban agriculture could improve food security in U.S. cities

Cuba offers interesting lessons for how to develop urban agriculture, including government-allocated land and agroecological methods that deliver high yields and diverse crops in small spaces. Read More

February 22, 2019

Solving the plastic pollution crisis requires focus on another ‘R’ — responsibility

Companies must tackle the problem by reducing and reusing first, rather than skipping straight to recycling as the best solution. Read More

February 21, 2019

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