Tag: natural environment

We compare the 2021 Kia Sportage to the 2021 Honda CR-V

This battle of compact SUVs pits the 2021 Kia Sportage against the 2021 Honda CR-V. Here’s how they compare. 2021 Kia Sportage 2021 Kia Sportage...

Don’t stop believing in bonds

Given the current doom and gloom, with the occasional spell of relief, over interest rates rising, does it still make sense to invest in bonds...

Review: The 2021 Ford F-150, updated and redesigned

One of the most appealing things about the Ford F-150 is that this well-rounded full-size pickup consistently offers capability, value, innovation, and choice. All-new this...

‘Pittsburgh can’t win the day without Paris, or vice versa’ — these mayors are allies not foes on climate change

  City of lights? Pittsburgh’s skyline at night. AFP via Getty Images “ ‘Pittsburgh can’t win the day without Paris, or vice versa. Nor will...

These midsize trucks get the best mileage

Pickup trucks generally aren’t famous for great fuel economy, but the efficiency of some midsize trucks in 2021 may surprise you. There are multiple diesel...

Mastercard joins net-zero climate club with ambitious pledge to bring most of its customers on board

Mastercard Inc. pledges to hit the equivalent of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, an increasingly familiar refrain across major companies and government bodies as...

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...

‘Hold the champagne’ on China’s updated climate-change target — guide markers still don’t guarantee net zero emissions by 2060

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday pledged to cut the nation’s carbon emissions per unit of economic output by over 65% by 2030 and boost...

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé top ’10 worst plastic polluters’ of 2020

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé top a list of the biggest plastic polluters globally based on how often their packaging turns up discarded on beaches, in...

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...

Here’s what Biden could change just by executive order

What could Joe Biden do as president with the stroke of a pen? He’s shown here at a virtual meeting with his COVID-19 advisers on...

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...

Denmark will cull millions of mink after coronavirus mutation spreads to humans

Mink are seen at a farm in Gjol, northern Denmark. mads claus rasmussen/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Denmark plans to cull its entire mink population of up...

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...

Exclusive: Health official quits after push to re-open Colorado meat plant

As a human tragedy unfolded at a meatpacking facility in Colorado’s Weld County in early April, the county’s chief health officer unwittingly found himself at...

Here’s why oil majors may struggle to find bargains in the shale patch

It may be tempting to think oil giants like Exxon Mobil Corp. will swoop in and pick up smaller crude producers at bargains, given the...

A mutant bacterial enzyme can break down plastic for sturdy recycling in just hours

Use of a mutant bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling in mere hours is finding traction. The French company behind the breakthrough,...

A warning for Atlanta and other potential hot spots: Pollution is linked to higher COVID-19 deaths

Dying from COVID-19 is more likely for stricken residents of U.S. counties with higher levels of long-term air pollution, including areas around Atlanta and Los...