Yogurt maker Stonyfield Organic is promoting its organic “obsession” by donating funds to shift three of the country’s most famous parks — Central Park in New York City, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and Grant Park in Chicago — to 100% organic maintenance. The organic transition is part of the company’s #PlayFree program, intended to keep parks and playing fields free
JetBlue has announced a set of short- and medium-term ESG targets to achieve net zero carbon emissions for its airline operations by 2040, increase usage of renewable energy, and increase usage of sustainable fuel, among other goals.
DuPont Water Solutions recently announced a collaboration with Vulcan Energy Resources, a lithium and renewable energy project developer, to test and scale up direct lithium extraction solutions for Vulcan's Zero Carbon Lithium extraction process.
The EPA classifies PFAS compounds as “emerging chemicals of concern,” meaning the agency cannot enforce any of the guidelines set for PFAS substances. The latest evolution of their initial draft suggests the agency will be renewing its efforts to impose formal regulations.
During his Feb. 3 confirmation hearing, EPA administrator nominee Michael S. Regan focused on a handful of issues, including his plans to rebuild the agency and to focus on environmental justice. His plans include the appointment of new justice officials in each of its regulatory offices who would focus on air, water and land pollution. A fourth official in each
Rio Tinto, a metals and mining corporation, has launched START, a sustainability label for aluminum based on blockchain technology.
Metals recycling company Schnitzer Steel in West Oakland, California, will pay more than $4 million in a settlement over allegations that the its metal shredding facility violated the state’s environmental laws. The company will also install an air filtration system, at a cost of nearly $1.9 million.
Organic Valley is launching a pilot program that uses satellite photography to measure pasture health on its dairy farms; the company expects that its farmers will be able to capture at least a 20% increase in pasture utilization through the use of this technology.
Boeing is committing that its commercial airplanes are capable and certified to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030.
The EPA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have announced an agreement that advances collaboration and communication on the EPA’s review of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act. This memorandum of understanding provides a framework for coordination and communication between the two agencies regarding exposure to new chemicals in the workplace.
Johnson Controls has agreed to pay $17.5 million to residents in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, whose water was contaminated by PFAS from firefighting foam that was mixed and tested at its Tyco Firefighting Technology Center in Marinette. Tyco Fire Products is a subsidiary of Johnson Controls.
Hasbro is participating in The Chemical Footprint Project to develop and advance the concept and practice of chemical footprinting to reduce the use of chemicals of high concern.