Yum Brands Inc.’s Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurant chains plan to remove artificial flavors and colors from most of their food, joining a host of other food companies that are opting for more natural ingredients in the face of changing consumer tastes.
After the drenchings of Oklahoma and Texas, climatologist Bill Patzert says "This might be a preview, if this El Niño continues to develop, of what we might see in Southern and Central California next winter."
As decision day looms for host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics, officials in the Chinese capital boasted this week that they were finally making progress in cleaning up their city's notoriously polluted air.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is asking its meat and egg suppliers to curb their use of antibiotics and offer animals more humane living conditions, inching into a tricky supply issue as Americans press for higher standards for what they eat.
In 2010 and 2011, runoff from large peat mining operations owned by VAPO — the state-run energy company — caused two massive river contamination events, which lead to major fish die-offs in the Jukajoki River.
Some conservationists argue that the international response to poaching has been weighted too heavily toward law enforcement, and is overlooking the role that communities who live closest to wildlife can play in protecting these species.
The United States, Canada and Mexico share borders and trade agreements, and now a new plan announced this week by the White House might have the three countries cooperating around butterflies and bees as well.
Most major companies have taken steps to improve their environmental profile, if only by becoming more efficient or cutting down on waste. Dow Chemical Co intends to go a lot further, declaring that it wants to change the very role of business in society.
The case against trans fats is not new. For years, health experts have been telling us to avoid them. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to take action soon to phase out much of the remaining trans fats in the food supply.
Apple Inc is planting trees, Mars may move to 'zero carbon' and Foxconn Technology Co Ltd is spending millions of dollars to give its factories a 'green' makeover, as companies operating in China face tighter rules on pollution.
Buffers are back in a bill meant to better protect communities from aerial timber spraying. The legislation was negotiated in response to highly publicized reports of people and pets being sickened by pesticide drift or accidental exposure.
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