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The climate enemy you didn’t realize was hiding in your kitchen.

Companies are hesitant to report the impacts of their supply chain, which could represent the majority of their carbon footprint.

This could be the beginning of the end of offshore drilling

As the winter storm that hit Texas last February showed, our energy system is fragile, and when it fails lots of people suffer. But transitioning to renewable energy sources, strengthening the electric grid and enabling local generation and storage can all improve resilience.

The Biden administration canceled mining leases near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness -- a place that our network first helped protect way back in 1978. 

 

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Carson Kahoe
Creative Associate

In the past two decades, American bumblebee populations have dropped by 90%. If the decline of bees like this native pollinator isn't halted, plants and ecosystems across the country will suffer.

At Costco’s annual meeting, 69.9% of participating shareholders voted to accelerate reduction of Costco’s carbon emissions, despite the board’s recommendation to the contrary

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Carson Kahoe
Creative Associate

The end of 2021 marks one of the grimmest years for Florida manatees. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, nearly 1,000 manatees have died this year. That's more than double the five-year annual average.

By changing how they make tissue products, American companies can help protect the boreal forest.

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Morgan Folger
Director, Destination: Zero Carbon

Most people aren’t familiar with the tech under the hood of cleaner cars. So what is the difference between hybrid cars, plug-in hybrid cars, electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell cars?