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Report Points Finger at US Timber Distributors for Illegal Deforestation in PNG

Report Points Finger at US Timber Distributors for Illegal Deforestation in PNG

The global timber trade is driving deforestation in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and abuses are being seen in the supply chains of companies you might not expect, including Home Depot, according to a new report from Global Witness. Home Depot’s supplier, Home Legend, has halted sales of exotic wood flooring linked to often … Read more »

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China’s Environmental Pollution Regs Boost US Clean Tech Companies’ Profits

China’s new environmental pollution control laws have been a boon to US companies, which have found a new and growing market for everything from transportation emissions control technologies to wastewater treatment.

China Will Cut Back Its Coal Use. What does it Mean for the United States?

China Will Cut Back Its Coal Use. What does it Mean for the United States?

China is getting sick of breathing dirty air. So the top brass there says that the country will cut output from its coal-burning power plants over the next three years. But what does it mean to the United States and is this really a concession? The bottom line is that … Read more »

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GE Wastewater Treatment Helps Coal-to-Chemical Plant Meet New Environmental Rules

To help meet new environmental regulations governing wastewater treatment at Chinese coal-to-chemical plants, a facility in Yulin City will install General Electric’s advanced zero liquid discharge (ZLD) technology. GE’s ZLD evaporator and crystallizer system will eliminate liquid discharge of waste and enable water reuse at the Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical … Read more »

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Climate Policy Is Coming. Is Business Prepared?

Businesses can expect stricter carbon pollution regulations coming soon — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to some. We saw this reasoning explained in companies’ briefs supporting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan last week, with major tech firms Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft, along with Ikea and Mars … Read more »

US-China Carbon Pact Relies on Clean Technologies Helping Corporate America

US-China Carbon Pact Relies on Clean Technologies Helping Corporate America

Calling their quest to conquer climate change a “pillar” of the relationship, the White House says that this country and China will ink a deal on April 22 — Earth Day — that formally advances their mutual cause. The goal, it says, to get a grip on global warming before … Read more »