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From coffee beans to car parts: How Ford and McDonald's are teaming up for sustainable solutions

Collaboration builds on their commitments to environmental stewardship. Coffee beans and car parts may not seem like a natural fit, but when two companies are both striving for sustainability in every aspect of their business, a bit of magic can…

Why copper is so good at killing super bugs (and regular bacteria, too)

Copper’s health benefits have been known for ages — literally. One of the oldest medical books in the world, the 5,000-year-old Smith Papyrus, details how copper was used in ancient Egypt to sterilize both water and directly treat injuries. Thousands…

Only you can prevent global warming – The CT Mirror

RAY BOLAND, NOAA. :: Creative Commons According to the National Geographic, the garbage in the ocean can prevent algae and plankton, the photosynthetic producers in the marine food web, from receiving enough sunlight to create nutrients. When these tiny organisms…

‘Massive Attack’ on global warming – BusinessLine

Last fortnight the much-celebrated British trip-hop band, Massive Attack, announced that it had commissioned a study to map the carbon emissions caused by the live music industry in the West. Working in tandem with the UK-based Tyndall Centre for Climate…

Reusable plastic bags are worse than the single-use bags they were meant to replace

Reusable bags, sometimes called “bags for life,” are all the rage these days for environmentally-conscious consumers looking to cut down on their plastic waste. In certain grocery stores, these bags are even required unless you want to fork over a…

Why good Christmas trees might be hard to find

If you’re someone who enjoys the beauty and smell of a real Christmas tree, you might have to search a little harder and pull a few more bills out of your wallet this holiday season. Some news outlets in the…

What's wrong with batteries?

We are a country that loves our electronic gadgets, but when it comes to keeping them charged, it gets complicated. The Sierra Club estimates about 5 billion batteries are purchased in the United States every year, but less than 10%…

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My record on environmental issues | Letter

Your article (Guardian climate score: how did your MP do?, 11 October) notes that “the approach used has certain limitations”. In fact it is massively flawed in its methods, and misleading and partial as a result. It takes just 16…