What does it mean for a company to be "water-positive"?

Nov 5, 2021
Journalist Amanda Schupak explains how companies like PepsiCo are trying to put more water into the environment than they take out.
The Atchafalaya River in Louisiana is plagued by a buildup of dirt, sand and silt. As some water sources face stress, some companies have pledged to strengthen them.
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Thirty countries agree to methane emissions cuts to protect the climate

Oct 13, 2021
Pound for pound, it's 28 times better at trapping atmospheric heat than CO2.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (L) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) participate in a news conference about the Senate vote on methane regulation outside of the U.S. Capitol on April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Need for climate finance front and center at U.N. General Assembly

Sep 22, 2021
Developed countries pledged $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poorer nations mitigate and adapt to climate change.
President Joe Biden addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. He pledged to increase the U.S. contribution to international climate funding.
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New wood products plant in Minnesota will create jobs, could help climate

Aug 9, 2021
The facility would have ancillary benefits for loggers and truckers, and its building materials would keep carbon locked up, expert says.
The timber industry around the town of Cohasset could see an economic boom thanks to the planned construction of a new mill.
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Nation's fourth- and sixth-largest mines shut down

Jul 2, 2019
Two of the largest coal-producing mines in the United States were closed down without warning.
Coal falls from a conveyor belt in 2016 in Price, Utah.
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"How We Survive": suggested reading on climate change adaptation

May 13, 2019
In addition to sharing our coverage of climate change adaptation on "Marketplace Tech," we also want to highlight great writing, important documents and interesting facets of the bigger conversations in play.
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How climate change will alter the economy

Nov 26, 2018
Late Friday, the White House released the Fourth National Climate Assessment. And it was dire. Among the predictions: If we don’t take global warming seriously by the end of this century, the American economy will be 10 percent smaller than it otherwise would have been. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 
 An iceberg floats through the water on July 21, 2013 in Ilulissat, Greenland.
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The Trump administration has a habit of renaming government groups

Oct 10, 2018
Case in point: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
President Donald Trump hands his pen to the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney (front-L), after signing an executive order beside members of his cabinet in the Oval Office of the White House on March 17, 2017.
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Nobel winner Nordhaus changed terms of climate debate

Oct 8, 2018
There’s a new report out on climate change science and it’s bleak. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, made up of thousands of scientists, finds the earth’s temperature has risen 1 degree Celsius — or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit — since pre-industrial times. And if we don’t keep warming under 2 degrees? Well, the oceans could rise an […]
Yale Professor William Nordhaus speaks during a press conference after winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences at Yale University on Oct. 8, 2018 in New Haven, Connecticut.
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Scientists race toward $7.5 million prize to reduce carbon

Apr 12, 2018
The XPRIZE started with 38 teams and is now down to a final 10.
Members of Carbon Upcycling UCLA convert and harden building materials by treating them with carbon dioxide.
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