SEC May Require Companies to Disclose Their Climate Impact

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed rules that would require companies to disclose their environmental impact to investors.

Amazon Using Pinkertons to Combat Unions, Spy on Workers

Amazon has a complicated relationship with its employees and the latest reports are not likely to help the situation.

Apple Commits to Being Carbon Neutral by 2030

Apple has released its latest Environmental Progress Report and has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

California Will Require Zero-Emissions Trucks By 2045

California has adopted regulation that will require zero-emissions trucks by 2045.

Apple Announces Partnerships For Environmental Efforts In China

Apple announced that it is expanding its renewable energy and environmental protection efforts in China. This includes a multi-year project with World Wildlife Fund, which the company says will “significantly increase” responsibly managed forests across the country. The two strive…

Jimmy Carter Calls Out Climate Skeptic Nutcases

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter became the first president to install solar panels on the White House. At the time, the nation was facing an impending oil crisis from the Arab Oil Embargo and Carter was cementing his presidential legacy…

Rachel Louise Carson Google Doodle Celebrates Environmentalist and ‘Silent Spring’ Author

Today, Google is celebrating influential environmentalist Rachel Louise Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring is credited with exposing everyday Americans to the various environmental problems facing the country, and thus sparking the modern day environmental movement. Her work played a…

Kitty Litter May Have Caused Radiation Leak

A nuclear waster storage facility in New Mexico was shut down weeks ago after researchers discovered unsafe levels of radiation, which affected 21 workers. Now scientists have attributed kitty litter to a possible cause of the nuclear decontainment. The underground…

Google Adds Beautiful Street View Imagery Of Endangered Colorado River

Google has partnered with American Rivers to bring imagery of the Colorado River to Street View. Take a look at some of the beautiful scenery: “For 6 million years, the Colorado River has flowed through the heart of the desert…

Hybrid Cars Are On The Rise – And So Are Sales

Since the U.S. recession began, many folks have looked for ways to downsize, to cut costs, and conserve. All of this could explain the jump in sales of smaller, more fuel-efficient cars beginning in January of this year. Cutting vehicle…

Woody Harrelson Limits ‘Wood’ From Paper Company

Academy Award-nominated actor Woody Harrelson has made a name for himself as a talented performer. He has starred in The Hunger Games , Zombieland, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Natural Born Killers, and Out of the Furnace. Despite being recognizable…

Tokyo 5.5 Earthquake Shakes Up Saturday Morning

Yahoo News tells us that eastern Japan has felt a strong rumble registering at a 5.5 magnitude early this morning, but thankfully no tsunami threats, serious damage or nuclear damage have been reported. This has been the ninth earthquake this…

Wind Farms Granted Permits to Kill Bald Eagles

The Obama administration is under heat again, but this time the pressure is unrelated to the Affordable Care Act. On Friday, it was revealed that wind power companies will be able to accidentally injure and kill bald and golden eagles…

Google Helps To Map Deforestation Over The Past Decade

Google has released what it is calling the world’s first detailed maps of global forest change, illustrating deforestation throughout the world over time. The project is a collaboration with Dr. Matthew Hansen and his team at the University of Maryland.…

Mercury From Gold Rush Contaminating Wildlife Today

Gold mining has been called “the gift that keeps on taking” by geographer Gary Brechin, and the damage to California will possibly last ten millennia. The LA Times and USA Today report that the hydraulic mining practices of gold rush-era…

‘Environmental Debt’ Author Amy Larkin Speaks At Google

Amy Larkin, author of the book Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy, recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available for all to see. “For decades, politicians and business leaders alike…

Ash Borer Beetle Spreading in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) this week confirmed that the emerald ash borer beetle has moved into Kawartha Lakes, Ontario. The discovery raises the number of Ontario counties the beetle has been found into 32, alongside seven in Quebec.…

Indonesia Haze Affecting Singapore, Forest Fires Being Blamed

Indonesia is being asked by Singapore to get control of its forest fires after the pollutant index in the air rose to a staggering 155 on Monday, the highest it’s been since 2006. Officials asked employers to provide masks to…

Earth Day 2013 Celebrated with Interactive Google Doodle

For Earth Day 2013, Google is celebrating with an interactive doodle that lets you experience much of what nature has to offer – in animated form, of course. Google’s Earth Day doodle lets you change the seasons, weather, moon, and…

Google Joins NYC’s Initiative to Cut Emissions by 30%

Google, along with a handful of other high-profile companies, has announced that they will join New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is participating in the “Carbon Challenge,” an initiative to “cut greenhouse gases, improve air quality, and fight climate change.”…