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KFC Australia stops using palm oil

via MongaBay | Thu May 24, 2012
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has stopped using palm oil for fast food sold in its Australian outlets, reports ABC News.

Microsoft Commits to Carbon Neutrality

via Triple Pundit | Wed May 09, 2012
Microsoft has committed to become carbon neutral beginning on July 1, the start of the company’s new fiscal year. The shift results from three years of internal discussions within the company to improve Microsoft’s carbon footprint and environmental performance.

Broadcasters ordered to dial down TV ad volume

via Globe and Mail | Tue May 08, 2012
Canada’s broadcast regulator has been asking TV providers to turn down the racket in loud commercials, and now it is making that an order.

Momentum builds: Burger King Switches to Cage Free Pork and Eggs

via Mercury News | Fri April 27, 2012
Burger King on Wednesday became the first major U.S. fast-food chain to pledge that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs by 2017.

Bar Codes Apps Allow Consumers To Make Socially Conscious Choices

Story contains video via Triple Pundit | Fri April 27, 2012
Consumers are becoming more socially conscious. A Nielsen survey released in March found that 46 percent of global consumers are willing to pay extra for products and services from companies that have implemented sustainability programs.

Ford Cuts Global Waste by 100 Million Pounds and Counting

via Triple Pundit | Tue April 24, 2012
Today the Ford Motor Company announced huge successes in cutting waste at its factories and has pledged to ramp up those efforts in the coming years.

US to make profit from bailouts, Treasury says

via BBC | Wed April 18, 2012
The US will make a profit from bailing out the nation's banks and carmakers at the height of the financial crisis, the Treasury Department has said.

Whole Foods to Stop Selling Overfished Species

via Triple Pundit | Sat April 07, 2012
Whole Foods Market found a way to commemorate Earth Day: it will no longer sell wild-caught fish with a “red-rating,” meaning a species is overfished, in its seafood departments, starting this Earth Day (April 22).

American Scientists Make Great Leap in Battery Technology

via New York Times | Fri March 02, 2012
Envia Systems, a battery maker based in California, announced on Monday what it called a “major breakthrough” in lithium-ion cell technology that would result in a significant increase in the energy density — and a sharp reduction in the cost — of lithium-ion battery packs

Safeway Announces Sustainable Tuna-Sourcing Policy

via Triple Pundit | Tue February 14, 2012
Safeway recently announced that the Safeway brand Skipjack (chunk-light) canned tuna will be responsibly caught using free-school purse-seine methods. This method of using purse-seiners spots tuna schools by using radar and sonar. The company will transition to this method by the end of the year.

Keystone oil sands pipeline rejected, for now

via CNN | Thu January 19, 2012
The Obama administration rejected a bid to expand the controversial Keystone oil sands pipeline Wednesday, saying the deadline imposed by Congress did not leave sufficient time to conduct the necessary review.

Levi’s drops Asia Pulp & Paper due to its link to deforestation in Indonesia

via MongaBay | Wed January 18, 2012
Levi Strauss & Company became the latest firm to drop Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) as a supplier due to concerns over APP's continued clearing of rainforests in Sumatra, reports the Rainforest Action Network, a green group in the midst of a campaign against APP.

US rolls out historic mercury limits for power plants

via Kansas Star | Thu December 22, 2011
Unveiling a historic rule, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced the first national requirement for the nation's coal-fired power plants to reduce emissions of mercury, arsenic, cyanide and other toxic pollutants.

Solar’s Best Quarter Ever

via Triple Pundit | Wed December 21, 2011
For the third quarter of 2011, solar installations in the U.S. broke a record: 449 megawatts of new capacity in just three months, according to a report by the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA).

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