Day: November 1, 2019

How to Be a More Conscious Consumer, Even If You’re on a Budget

Most of us financially support companies we might not necessarily support socially, ethically or philosophically.Credit…Henrique CampeãPublished Oct. 1, 2019Updated Oct. 3, 2019Farai Harreld was pregnant with her daughter when she realized it was time to downsize. She and her husband had just purchased their first home, which was significantly smaller than their rental.“I was shocked…

How environmentally friendly is the vegan diet?

ITV Report 1 November 2019 at 11:43am Veganism is no longer a dirty word. Whether it’s a Greggs sausage roll or switching to Soy milk, over 600,000 Brits have adopted the diet. It’s assumed that the plant-based diet and sustainability go hand-in-hand but some are questioning the ‘remove and replace’ lifestyle. With a quarter of…

U.S. solar firms see growth in fire-stricken California

(Reuters) – Solar companies expect a run of California wildfires that triggered power outages across vast swathes of the state will fuel demand for panels and battery storage systems from homeowners seeking to avoid blackouts, company executives said. FILE PHOTO: An array of solar panels is seen in the desert near Victorville, California, U.S. March…

Alaska is having a hell of a time growing sea ice

Alaska, a rapidly changing realm, will never cease to amaze Rick Thoman, a veteran climate scientist at the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy — even after a year of broken heat records and unprecedented losses of ice.  Now in the deep of fall, Alaska’s profound change continues. Record warm ocean temperatures mean that…

Scott Morrison threatens crackdown on secondary boycotts of mining companies

Scott Morrison has branded environmental protesters “anarchists” and threatened a radical crackdown on the right to protest by applying penalties to those targeting businesses who provide services to the resources industry. In a speech to the Queensland Resources Council on Friday, the prime minister will tell Australian corporations to listen to the “quiet shareholders” and…