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This article originally appeared in our Food Weekly Newsletter.  You may remember my semi-successful attempt to persuade my kids to eat fungi-based bacon. This week, I bring news of a more formidable challenge: Can my two elementary-aged children be persuaded to eat insects? Our experiment begins with our two subjects upstairs, engaged in one of
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Kemmerer, Wyoming, is a frontier coal town. It was organized in 1897 by coal miners and still employs people in the coal and natural gas industries today. Photo courtesy TerraPower TerraPower, a start-up co-founded by Bill Gates to revolutionize designs for nuclear reactors, has picked Kemmerer, Wyoming, as the preferred location for its first demonstration
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This article was adapted from Climate Tech Weekly, a free newsletter focused on climate technologies. My biggest geek-out moment during the COP26 gathering in Glasgow, Scotland, last week came in the central train station, where I had the opportunity to briefly tour a 30-year-old passenger train retrofitted to run on hydrogen fuel cells and lithium-ion
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Economist Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo reacts as he testifies before the Senate Finance Committee during his confirmation hearing to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, D.C., February 23, 2021. Jim Lo Scalzo | Reuters U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo told CNBC Tuesday that President Joe Biden was
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There’s a disconnect in the energy market, and it could lead to future supply shortages, Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Markit, told CNBC. International oil companies are under pressure to cut investments in traditional energy production at a time when demand for oil is growing — and that’s leading to a “preemptive underinvestment” in
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For the first-time, some of the world’s most influential circular economy actors have come together to urge businesses to consider new ways of designing, producing and consuming goods — and their role in scaling change to meet climate targets. The U.N. Climate Change Conference, COP26, is hailed as a “make-or-break” moment for the world, one
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This week’s run time is ???. WEEK IN REVIEW (10:20) FEATURES Amazon’s climate plan in Europe (19:55) Zak Watts, director of sustainability for the giant retailer and tech company’s European operations, discusses how Amazon’s global sustainability agenda, the Climate Pledge, is playing out far from its Seattle headquarters. What does circularity have to with climate?
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In theory, the circular economy offers an elegant alternative to the siloed, short-sighted and waste-ridden reputation of the building industry — an industry that accounts for 38 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions by some estimates. This lens provides a compelling opportunity to expand the ecosystem around the design, construction, operation, renewal and repurposing of
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This article was originally published on YES! Magazine and allows reprints 48 hours after publication. Milwaukee’s proposed 25-story Ascent tower sounds like a conventional housing project. Scheduled to open in September 2022, it offers 250-plus apartments with views of downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan. But one thing sets it apart from other housing towers in
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Members of the environmental group MilieuDefensie celebrate the verdict of the Dutch environmental organisation’s case against Royal Dutch Shell Plc, outside the Palace of Justice courthouse in The Hague, Netherlands, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Shell was ordered by a Dutch court to slash its emissions harder and faster than planned, dealing a blow to
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LONDON — Climate is the “ultimate systemic risk” and represents “the biggest single opportunity the insurance industry has ever seen,” according to the CEO of the centuries-old insurance market Lloyd’s. In an interview with CNBC, John Neal, who heads up the British company, attempted to paint a picture of how his sector would operate going
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This article is sponsored by ESGeo. Information about environmental, social and governance metrics are no longer a “nice to have” issue in corporate management, they are an indispensable input for leaders to consider across every business decision being made. Typically, gathering this data has been the purview of tireless corporate sustainability or CSR teams, who
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Electrifying transportation won’t be about making a grand and mighty “jump.” Many communities don’t have the resources to pull that off. The widespread implementation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers and other low-emission infrastructure promises to be ongoing and iterative. What’s more, it demands collaboration across sectors. A one-time fix is impossible for two reasons: First,
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Glasgow, Scotland – COP26 is at the halfway point, and I’ve only hit the ground here in this delightful city a few days ago, soaking up the human warmth amid the cold and soggy clime. And while we don’t yet know where the negotiators will end up on a host of critical issues — and
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Long-time market bull Ed Yardeni is delivering a dose of optimism into year-end. Yardeni, who’s known for running investment strategy for Prudential and Deutsche Bank, expects the holidays to boost stocks deeper into record territory. “This is going to be one of the best Christmas seasons ever,” the president of Yardeni Research told CNBC’s “Trading
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Adapted from “A New Way To Wealth: The Power Of Doing More With Less,” by Bruce Piasecki, published this month. High on the COP26 agenda is the future of our planet and the billions of people who live here. But there is a central critical issue that will be ignored. First some praise. With President
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LONDON — There is reason for cautious optimism when it comes to negotiations at the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow, Scotland, according to the United Nations’ climate chief. The pivotal conference, which the U.K. is hosting between Oct. 31 and Nov. 12, has seen a number of high-profile announcements in its first week. India’s
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LONDON — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has called on oil-producing nations to immediately increase crude supplies to mitigate the surging cost of living. On Thursday, oil cartel OPEC and its allies agreed to continue with their current output plan, deciding against loosening the taps despite U.S. pressure to help cool the market. Oil prices have
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This week’s run time is 40:26. WEEK IN REVIEW (10:00) FEATURES More voices from VERGE 21 (25:30) Replaying keynote conversation highlights from our four-day online event this week. Find coverage of VERGE 21 here. This week’s feature includes: Renee Lertzman, founder on Project InsideOut — On the hope/despair binary and why leaders should let themselves
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EMBARGOED until 8 a.m. PACIFIC, NOV. 4 Who wants to buy steel produced with low-carbon production processes? Who’s looking for sustainable aviation fuel? What about zero-emissions, heavy-duty trucks? A new initiative representing more than 30 big corporations and accounting for more than $8 trillion in market capitalization is stepping up their purchase orders for early-stage
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Oil pumping jacks, also known as “nodding donkeys,” operate in an oilfield near Almetyevsk, Tatarstan, Russia, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images Oil prices have hit their highest levels since 2014, and crude importing countries are feeling the pain. But despite diplomatic pressure, OPEC and its allies are unlikely
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Date/Time: December 2, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Cities and organizations are adopting ambitious sustainability goals to demonstrate their commitment to a cleaner energy future but may not necessarily know where to start when it comes to developing their energy roadmap and identifying the best steps to build momentum in their sustainability journey. This
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This article first appeared on WRI. Here’s the good news: In the past decade, development banks and the private sector have made financial commitments of more than $16 billion to restore Africa’s degraded farms, forests and other ecosystems through the AFR100 and the Great Green Wall Initiatives. It’s no wonder funders are interested — every $1 invested in land restoration can
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U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) walks through the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., October 21, 2021. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters Sen. Joe Manchin has been working to shrink or eliminate key elements of President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party’s massive social spending and climate proposal as several of his former advisors lobby Congress for
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Tree planting has a long history in the corporate and charitable world. Funding tree-planting projects is a safe and inoffensive strategy for the philanthropic arm of many large businesses. Companies wanting to make a long term impact will work with nonprofits to choose a project or two that meets the company’s goals and set up
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If point A of today’s infrastructure systems are worn out, unjust and dangerous in this climate crisis, how does the United States reach point B, realizing next-generation, low-carbon infrastructure that’s equitable, smart and resilient? President Joe Biden has assembled a dream team of experts, including longtime activists, to journey toward low-carbon infrastructure policy that explicitly addresses
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This week’s run time is 45:24. WEEK IN REVIEW (4:45) FEATURES Voices from VERGE 21 (19:50) Replaying keynote conversation highlights from our four-day online event this week. Find coverage of VERGE 21 here. This week’s feature includes: Margaret Klein Salamon, executive director of the Climate Emergency Fund — Reflecting on a new movement of changemakers,
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