Tag: Environment

Germany’s federal election may be the Georgia Senate race of the autumn

When the U.S. Senate surprisingly fell into Democratic hands after the Georgia runoff race, the financial market impact was monumental. The move was most obviously...

Tata Group makes compliance to ESG standards top priority

Tata Sons has sent a directive to heads of all group companies to urgently put together a dossier on how each company meets the environment,...

Biden administration looks set to target ‘forever chemicals,’ as 3M warns about ‘onerous regulation’

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s administration looks poised to crack down on a group of “forever chemicals” that have been linked to a range of...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg chides Sen. Ted Cruz’s preference for a ‘Pittsburgh Accord’

Teenage global climate-change activist Greta Thunberg, who can boast over 4.6 million followers on Twitter and her own postage stamp, welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden’s...

assam: Sonowal asked the Forest and Revenue Department to permanently rehabilitate the families of Laika and Dodhia

Guwahat: With indigenous people living in the two villages of Laika and Dodhia in Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the Environment...

Boris Johnson wants a Green Industrial Revolution that bans new petrol cars, adds jobs

The UK economy must snap back from COVID-19 with an intentional “green recovery” that brings high-skilled jobs and a shift from traditional cars, Prime Minister...

For the first time, Fed identifies climate change as a risk to financial stability

A firefighter battles the Silverado Fire Monday, October 26, 2020, in Irvine, California. AP For the first time, the Federal Reserve identified climate change as...

Biden has a climate-change mandate — what can he actually achieve?

Joe Biden wavered on the controversial practice of oil and gas fracking early in the campaign but by the time the presumptive president-elect addressed the...

From a Kansas cattle rancher to a Florida day trader, voters tell MarketWatch the money worries behind their choice for president

Every voter has a story, and these are the economic backstories and money motivations of some of the people who are voting for President Donald...

Fracking and the ‘Green New Deal’: Here’s where Trump and Biden stand on climate change

It may be a squishy timeline on fossil fuels for Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden, but that there’s a timeline at all for moving away...

PA voters weren’t swayed by debate, reflect deep divisions in American politics

Delaware County, Pa. (MarketWatch) — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in the final televised debate of the 2020 presidential...

It was billed as the final showdown between the EU and U.K. — this is what will happen next

A European Union flag and a U.K. flag during a special meeting of the European Council on November 25, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. AFP via...

Amy Coney Barrett says ‘politically controversial’ climate change is still a matter of public debate

Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. Getty Images Man-made climate change — the long-run threat to...

A Barrett Court could continue Trump’s deregulatory agenda long after he’s left the White House, experts say

Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court has brought the public’s attention to divisive social issues like abortion rights, but replacing the late...

Wall Street sees Biden win speeding U.S. shift to clean energy

Electric energy generating wind turbines near Palm Springs, Calif. David Mcnew/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images President Donald Trump vowed four years ago to bring back the U.S....

The intense 2020 Atlantic hurricane season used up all the storm names for only the second time since 1950

Here’s how active this year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been: When Tropical Storm Wilfred formed on Sept. 18, the National Hurricane Center exhausted its list...

Apple Begins Ditching Bundled Chargers: Eco-Friendly Move or Cynical Stinginess?

Many companies bury or gloss over parts of announcements that are likely to invite criticism, but Apple specifically highlighted its decision to stop bundling chargers...

UBS is first to make sustainable investments the preferred path for clients of its $2.6 trillion wealth management business

UBS Group, which manages $2.6 trillion in assets for some of the world’s wealthiest people, will now advise private clients to opt for sustainable investments...

Colossal mine in fat bear country just passed a major hurdle

Alaska’s Bristol Bay, a region teeming with fat bears and the richest run of sockeye salmon in the world, is one of the wildest lands...

P&G plays climate-change catch up but critics say worrisome tree-to-toilet pipeline has to go

Charmin toilet paper-maker Procter & Gamble Co. has joined other consumer-product conglomerates with its own updated climate-change campaign, agreeing with rivals that the next decade...

Smartphones without chargers: Greenwashing attempt from Apple and Samsung

“All smartphones must be sold without chargers.” This attention-grabbing headline, like the ensuing article celebrating the possible withdrawal of chargers by Apple and Samsung in...

Italians embrace coronavirus tracing app as privacy fears ease

ROME (Reuters) – Italy, the first major European country to roll out a smartphone app to trace COVID-19 infections that does not rely on a...

Investors are now asking big companies to disclose environmental impact report

Increasing number of investors are now asking companies to disclose data on the environmental impact of their activities. More than 100 investors, holding assets worth...

Exclusive: Obscure Indian cyber firm spied on politicians, investors worldwide

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A little-known Indian IT firm offered its hacking services to help clients spy on more than 10,000 email accounts over a period...

Automaker trade backs U.S. on effort to weaken fuel efficiency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group representing many major automakers on Friday backed the Trump administration’s decision to weaken Obama administration fuel efficiency standards but said...