In 2005, famous Danish energy company DONG Energy was one of the most coal-intensive utilities in Europe. In fact, only 15 % of the company’s heat and power were coming from renewable sources. But by 2015, the figures had changed drastically from 15% to 55%. As a result of this huge achievement, the company now ranks 11 on the […]

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TATA Steel’s Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) in Odisha’s Jajpur district bagged 5 awards including Par Excellence award as the best mine amongst participants of the state from Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM). The mine secured first rank in overall performance and systematic and scientific development of mine, second in dump management and third position in afforestation. 79 operating mines […]

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An eco-friendly initiative undertaken by the Explore Lake Simcoe Sustainable Tourism project encourages tourists and visitors to support green practices. One of them is saying no to plastic straws. According Explore Lake Simcoe spokeswoman Aileen MacMillan, an average restaurant uses 36,400 straws per year. She says, “While plastic drinking straws are only used for a short time, […]

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After grappling with a 5-year long drought, Californians have finally received some respite in the form of relentless rain and snow these past days. The powerful storms have already added 350 gallons to the parched reservoirs and most of them are swelling. A year ago this week, only 3 percent of the state was classified […]

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You may want to think twice before having your favorite breakfast spread again. A report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says that the smooth texture and longer shelf life of Nutella is because of a key ingredient- palm oil, which is found to be more carcinogenic than any other oil. Since Nutella’s profits have taken […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a violation notice to Fiat Chrysler Automobile for cheating on emissions standards in 104,000 of their vehicles. The vehicles in question had 3.0 liter diesel engines and were sold in the United States from 2014-2016. EPA alleged that the Italian automobile company violated the Clean Air Act as its vehicles failed to […]

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Mobility giant Tesla revealed its plan to power its Gigafactory in Nevada entirely with a 70-megawatt rooftop solar farm. This solar farm is a proof of the company’s commitment towards 100% sustainability and will be about 7 times larger than the largest solar rooftop system currently installed. A majority of the electricity needed to power the […]

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Consumer packaged goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) has an eco-friendly goal for 2020- it plans on investing in recycling and beneficial reuse to ensure zero manufacturing waste from its global network of more than 100 production sites. It highlighted projects in Lima, Peru and Ohio in the US where it has converted liquid waste from its […]

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The bioplastic bags from a Bali-based social enterprise Avani may solve the plastic problem that plagues the world today. Made from cassava root, these bags dissolve in hot water, breaking down into carbon dioxide and water without any toxic residue. Avani claims that their bags are biodegradable, compostable, recyclable, and when dissolved, even safe enough to drink! […]

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