Justice or overreach?: As crucial test looms, Big Greens are under fire

Read the full story at Politico.

The environmental movement embraces a broad array of progressive causes while its own agenda hangs in the balance.

A wild, windy spring is creating a soil erosion nightmare for farmers

Read the full story at Civil Eats.

Dust storms fueled by climate change, tillage, and drought are causing the loss of tons of topsoil throughout the Great Plains.

Why Consumer Reports is expanding its Green Choice Sustainability Program

Read the full story at Consumer Reports.

We believe products should last longer, use less water and energy, and be affordable for everyone. Here’s what we’re doing to get there.

What action is being taken on chemicals of concern in food contact packaging?

Read the full story in Packaging Europe.

A recent study led by scientists from the Food Packaging ForumETH Zürich, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology has led to the development of a list of Food Contact Chemicals of Concern (FCCoC) that the researchers believe should be phased out immediately as part of the EU’s Chemical Strategy for Sustainability.

Sustainable Swag Self-Evaluation rubrics for library workers and vendors

Have you thought about the environmental impact of the swag items that your library provides at events? From the raw materials used to create the items through their lifecycle until their final disposal, promotional items have an impact on the planet. These self-evaluation rubrics developed by the American Library Association’s Sustainability Roundtable will help library workers and vendors evaluate the sustainability of promotional materials before they buy.

Zero waste: The Portuguese business turning leftover fish into dog treats

Read the full story from the United Nations.

Sancho Pancho was created by Russian Daria Demidenko, who moved to Portugal in 2015. Her ingenious business idea involves turning leftover parts of fresh fish into dog treats.

The Southwest’s drought and fires are a window to our climate change future

Read the full story at ProPublica.

In a Q&A with ProPublica, experts describe how a new climate reality threatens the Southwest, the fastest-growing region in the U.S.

Study identifies gaps in monitoring of streams

Read the full story from the University at Buffalo.

‘We find that gauges are located disproportionally in large, perennial rivers draining more human-occupied watersheds,’ the authors write in their paper, which was published on April 25 in Nature Sustainability. ‘Gauges are sparsely distributed in protected areas and rivers characterized by non-perennial flow regimes, both of which are critical to freshwater conservation and water security concerns.’

Restoring soil through carbon sequestering benefits farmers, climate

Read the full story from the Kiowa County Press.

With Nebraska farmers facing runaway costs for herbicides and fertilizers this year, a new Center for Rural Affairs report suggested adopting simple conservation practices can help restore soil and improve bottom lines.

How do green knowledge management and green technology innovation impact corporate environmental performance? Understanding the role of green knowledge acquisition

Sahoo, S., Kumar, A., & Upadhyay, A. (2022). “How do green knowledge management and green technology innovation impact corporate environmental performance? Understanding the role of green knowledge acquisition.” Business Strategy and the Environment, 1– 19. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.3160

Abstract: Increasing regulatory obligations to adapt and execute environmentally friendly operations make it critical for businesses to pursue strategies that can strengthen their competitive edge in the market. Academics and practitioners alike have recently gravitated toward exploring how knowledge acquisition activities might improve business outcomes. To address this growing research interest, this study investigates the critical roles of green knowledge acquisition in enhancing green knowledge management and green technology innovation activities in improving corporate environmental performance, positioning resource commitment as a moderator. The research model has been assessed using structural equation modeling with survey data from 283 Indian manufacturers, demonstrating that green knowledge acquisition significantly impacts green knowledge management and green technology innovation. The statistical findings also show that green technology innovation acts catalyzes the translation of green knowledge management into improved corporate environmental performance. The results demonstrate that resource commitment moderates green knowledge acquisition’s interaction with green knowledge management and green technology innovation, providing practical insights enabling managers to focus on planning, allocating, and budgeting resources for effective green practices that can contribute to improving corporate environmental performance.