Democrats push for federal clean energy standard

Democrats announced plans to pass a federal clean energy standard as part of the Biden administration’s push to combat climate change. CBS climate and energy reporter Cara Korte joins “CBSN AM” with the latest.

Global Briefing: In-person COP15 biodiversity talks braced for delay to 2022

Plus all the top green business news from around the world this week, including EU’s carbon border row with China, and fresh climate goals from Israel and Indonesia COP15 biodiveristy summit braced for third Covid-19 delay The crucial COP15 UN biodiversity summit in Kunming, China, which had been set to take place in October is […]

Walmart awards $750,000 to fund consumer food waste research in UK and Canada

Donation to WRAP and Canada’s National Zero Waste Council aimed at researching new ways to nudge consumers to avoid throwing edible food in the bin The world’s largest retailer Walmart awarded almost $750,000 to UK waste charity WRAP and the National Zero Waste Council in Canada to help develop a range of new efforts to […]

Sun glint—bane of climate modellers who use satellite images—may have silver lining

Published July 30, 2021 Editor’s note: This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Paros, Naxos, and other Greek islands resemble stones scattered across a rumpled satin sheet of vivid blue in this satellite image captured in late June. The stunning image is the result […]

Net zero's big challenge for small business

While the big guys have their consultants and advisers — not to mention Wall Street-caliber budgets — smaller firms are mostly left to their own scrappy devices Small may be beautiful when it comes to planetary impact but not necessarily when it comes to reducing those impacts. For a small or mid-size company, the journey […]

Climate change threat to 'tuna dependent' Pacific Islands economies

Climate change-driven redistribution of key commercial tuna species will deliver an economic blow to the small island states of the Western and Central Pacific and threaten the sustainability of the world’s largest tuna fishery, a major international study has found.