What does it look like to embed sustainability across an organization?

Read the full story in GreenBiz. A recent GreenBiz article by Joel Makower described how Cargill is preparing all of its employees to understand the concept of sustainability. The giant food and agricultural chemical company is also one of the largest private companies in the United States. One of its managers who was very knowledgeable in sustainability felt it was time to …

Vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what America looked like before pollution was regulated

Read the full story in Business Insider. The Trump administration plans to kill the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's main initiative to fight climate change by lowering emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator, Scott Pruitt, said Monday. The Clean Power Plan aimed to help the US reach the goals set in the Paris climate agreement …

52 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump

Read the full story in the New York Times. Since taking office in January, President Trump has made eliminating federal regulations a priority. His administration — with help from Republicans in Congress — has often targeted environmental rules it sees as overly burdensome to the fossil fuel industry, including major Obama-era policies aimed at fighting climate …

Scott Pruitt took a $14,000 flight to Oklahoma to talk about closing EPA offices

Read the full story in Grist. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Pruitt has taken at least four trips on chartered and government flights since his confirmation, at a cost of $58,000, according to documents provided to a congressional oversight committee. The EPA has defended Pruitt’s travel by saying the four noncommercial flights were for necessary trips …

A worldwide survey of neonicotinoids in honey

E. A. D. Mitchell, B. Mulhauser, M. Mulot, A. Mutabazi, G. Glauser A. Aebi (2017). "A worldwide survey of neonicotinoids in honey." Science 358(6359), 109-111. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aan3684 Abstract: Growing evidence for global pollinator decline is causing concern for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services maintenance. Neonicotinoid pesticides have been identified or suspected as a key factor responsible for this decline. We assessed the …