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Nissan Cuts CO2 Emissions 22.6%

Nissan Cuts CO2 Emissions 22.6%

Nissan says it achieved a 22.6 percent cut in CO2 last year when compared to fiscal year 2005, thus achieving its goal to reduce CO2 emissions from corporate activities by 20 percent during that period. Looking ahead, the automaker says one of its CO2 emission goals is to increase the … Read more »

Climate Pact Signed by 12 International States, Provinces

Twelve international states and provinces yesterday signed a first-of-its-kind climate agreement to limit the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius. The dozen-state agreement, called the Under 2 MOU, provides a template for the world’s nations to follow as work continues toward an international agreement to reduce … Read more »

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GM Manages 5,000 Acres of Wildlife Habitat

General Motors has received 15 certifications and three awards from the nonprofit Wildlife Habitat Council for establishing wildlife habitats and education programs at facilities in five countries, including the first certified program in China by any company. The automaker maintains an industry-leading 43 certified programs and actively manages nearly 5,000 … Read more »

Nestlé Factory to Reduce Water Consumption 15%

Nestlé will reduce the total amount of water it uses in Mexico by 15 percent a year as the result of its new dairy facility in Jalisco, which will produce 1.6 million liters (422,000 gallons) of water daily out of cow’s milk, according to the company. The company plans to … Read more »

EPA Funds Reduce Water Pollution, Increase E-Waste Recycling

The EPA has awarded more than $8.6 million in grants to fund environmental improvement projects to reduce water pollution and increase e-waste recycling along the US–Mexico border. The federal funds were awarded in partnership with the North American Development Bank and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission to advance commitments in … Read more »

Global Warming Threatens Organic Coffee

Global warming has created the worst outbreak of leaf-rust fungus in 30 years for organic coffee growers throughout Mexico, Central America and parts of South America, according to Bloomberg. Farmers can use chemicals to kill the fungus, though they risk losing their organic certification if they do. Humid conditions and … Read more »

Clean Transport, Energy Efficiency ‘Could Grow GDP by $2.6 Trillion’

Government policies that improve energy efficiency and public transport could increase global economic output by as much as $2.6 trillion per year, and also save lives, reduce crop losses and tackle climate change, according to analysis from the World Bank and the ClimateWorks Foundation. The Adding up the Benefits report, … Read more »

Ford Beats Water Reduction Goal Two Years Early

Ford will later this year begin asking high water-use suppliers and those working in water-stressed regions to voluntarily report water consumption. The automaker says it will then work with the suppliers to achieve reductions in an effort to reduce its overall environmental footprint. Ford’s latest water initiative comes as the … Read more »

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Pepsico Commits to Third-Party Environmental Audits of Top Supplier Countries

Pepsico is committed to establishing a third-party audit program based on the social, environmental and human rights standards of its top sugar sourcing country, Brazil, by the end of 2014, according to the company’s new land use policy. Pepsico plans to create similar audit programs for its sugar supply chain in Thailand, palm oil … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: ISO 14064, LEED, GM’s ISO 50001

General Motors’ San Luis Potosi Complex in Mexico has received ISO 50001 energy management certification, GM Authority reports. The plant had already achieved the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, and GM has other ISO 50001-certified facilities in Germany, Thailand, Austria, Poland, Spain and Argentina. The Regal Airport Hotel in Hong … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: RFS Repeal Bill, Bayer Penalty, Superfund, PCBs

A bipartisan group of eight senators, led by Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) has introduced a bill to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard’s ethanol mandate. The Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2013 would remove the “top-line mandate” for renewable fuels, The Hill reports, but not requirements for non-corn-based advanced biofuels. Meanwhile Christopher … Read more »