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It’s Payback Time

By Mark Schapiro

Until now the fossil fuel industries have not had to account for the full costs to society of their products. Billions of dollars in climate-related expenses have been hidden inside the budgets for disaster recovery, health programs, national security and numerous other accounting sleights of hand that shield the rippling financial impacts of climate change from the press and the public.


Climate change calls for cuts in carbon emissions. These US companies are leading the way.

By Elizabeth Weise

Industry produces 23% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, which makes cleaning up businesses a crucial part of the fight against climate change. Evaluating such efforts is complex and daunting, requiring deep dives into multiple, sometimes conflicting metrics. Even how companies should measure their carbon footprints is a work in progress.


Walmart to add EV charging to thousands of stores by 2030

By Jeanne Whalen

Walmart said it will add electric-vehicle charging to thousands of its U.S. stores by 2030, on the belief that EV adoption is reaching a tipping point. The company plans to add the fast-charging stations to Walmart and Sam’s Club stores coast-to-coast, more than quadrupling its current network of roughly 280 locations.


Why seniors are blocking entrances to the four largest U.S. banks

By Maxine Joselow and Vanessa Montalbano

Climate activists on Tuesday will protest four banks — Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citibank and Wells Fargo — that help finance the fossil fuel industry….


The world is finally cracking down on ‘greenwashing’

By Emma Marris

Let’s say you want to buy a T-shirt and you want your investment to be as environmentally sustainable as possible—after all, clothing production generates 8 to 10 percent of global carbon emissions. How should you research your purchase? I don’t know. But I know how you shouldn’t research it: by listening to what the companies themselves say about their sustainability.


The carbon emissions of big tech

By Rodrigo Navarro

With a record 36 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced globally in 2021, the world has no choice but to take action on climate change. Policy reports from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) make it clear that reducing carbon pollution is essential in mitigating the devastating impacts of a 1.5°C increase in the Earth’s temperature.


World’s biggest companies accused of exaggerating their climate actions

By Sam Meredith

The climate pledges of the world’s largest companies plan to reduce absolute carbon emissions by just 40% on average, not 100% as suggested by their net-zero claims, according to a study of 25 corporations.


Chicago requires new building construction include EV charging capabilities

By Robert Walton

The Chicago City Council last week approved an ordinance requiring that new construction of some residential and commercial buildings ensures at least 20% of any supplied parking spaces are ready for electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment to be installed.


Top 10 Green Advances in Commercial Building

By Shanna Freeman

Although we’re more concerned about the environment now than ever before, that hasn’t kept us from continuing to put up new buildings. At least we’re concerned about how these buildings impact good ol’ Mother Earth.


What Is Green Architecture? (+How It Informs Modern Sustainability)

By Nicholas Van Antwerp

Science shows that humans are leeching the world’s resources. There have been many different reactions around the world to the scientific findings that Earth, as we know it, is endangered. In the architecture industry, the response has been the growth of green architecture.