Tag: Environment

Going vegan to save your body and the planet

On average, the United States consumes around 478 billion pounds of meat, or 270 pounds per person, every year. U.S. citizens are the second largest consumers of meat in the world. Recent studies  by the USDA and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey have displayed an array of health defects directly associated with meat… Read More

Global warming: More Americans say action is needed

With rising sea levels, warmer oceans, and heightened temperatures threatening wildlife and crops, Earth is at risk from the dramatically changing climate, and people are finally starting to acknowledge it as a problem. According to new polling data, a record number of Americans see climate change as a global threat. Global warming is rapidly becoming… Read More

Is there any safe way to transport fossil fuels?

Crude oil transportation

Transporting oil and natural gas by rail has become a necessary part of business for large energy companies after President Obama rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline proposal. Railways are a convenient and cost effective alternative to a direct pipeline, but questions about safety and ability to monitor spills and accidents provide a new and different… Read More

ExxonMobil under increased scrutiny

Exxon gas station

New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, has launched an investigation into ExxonMobil to find out whether or not the company lied about the potential effects climate change has on both the environment and their finances.   Schneiderman’s investigation wants to know if Exxon took part in deceptive business practices and fraud. Exxon now has to… Read More

Nestle: 3 things to do NOW to save face

A Nestle logo is pictured on a van outside the company headquarters in Vevey February 19, 2015.

When California’s drought caused a huge water crisis across the state, Nestle started facing endless waves of negative PR when they continued their water bottling operation within the area in need. The company’s situation has only gotten worse since, but there are a few changes they could make to help boost their brand image.  … Read More

Nestle and U.S. Forest Service’s PR problem over water permit

San Bernadino mountains

Multiple environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday for letting Nestle siphon water from the San Bernardino National Forest for the past 27 years with an expired permit.      The plaintiffs in this case believe that draining the water for all these years has been potentially damaging to the forest’s… Read More

The car manufacturing industry’s growing pollution problem

Exhaust spewing from a car

Diesel cars manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Mazda, and Honda have all been found to emit more pollution on the road than their regulatory tests have shown.     In September, it was reported that Volkswagen violated the Clean Air Act by misleading emissions testers into believing their diesel vehicles produce less pollution than they actually emit. This… Read More