Latest Sustainable development News

Gift helps U-Michigan put emphasis on environmental justice

Oct. 11, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan said it plans to expand environmental justice efforts after a $11.1 million gift. The school will establish the Tishman Center for Social Justice and the Environment, a scholarship fund and new faculty positions in the...

UN summit seeks to fix food's many problems, but draws fire

Sep. 23, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nations, companies and foundations pledged billions of dollars to feed the world in connection with an ambitious United Nations food summit Thursday, while some grassroots anti-hunger groups and food experts blasted the event as too corporate, tech-focused and...

Outdoor classroom bringing ecology to public in Louisiana

Sep. 12, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Like the deep roots of the native plants studied there, much of the value of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ecology Center lies hidden deep below the surface. Switchgrass roots, native to the Cajun prairie, have been...

Revlon CEO discusses pandemic beauty habits, staying nimble

Sep. 07, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Debra Perelman took over as Revlon’s first woman CEO in its 89-year history in 2018, the global beauty company was already facing big challenges. The publicly traded company, which is backed by her billionaire father Ron Perelman’s MacAndrews...

Montana town looks at clean energy as climate changes

Aug. 15, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — In an Aug. 9 report that the United Nations called a “code red for humanity,” the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) charted the pace of Earth’s warming as nearing its limits, estimating that within a decade planetary temperatures will have...