Latest Sustainable development News

Lawmakers: End tax breaks for companies that pull lobster

Dec. 07, 2022 12:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two lawmakers in Maine want to change laws to prevent the state from offering tax breaks or contracts to companies that stop selling lobster after sustainability organizations raised concerns. The Marine Stewardship Council and Seafood Watch removed their...

In new role as G-20 chair, India set to focus on climate

Dec. 01, 2022 10:30 AM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — India officially takes up its role as chair of the Group of 20 leading economies for the coming year Thursday and it's putting climate at the top of the group's priorities. Programs to encourage sustainable living and money for countries to transition to...

Whole Foods decision to pull lobster divides enviros, pols

Nov. 26, 2022 16:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Environmental groups are once again at odds with politicians and fishermen in New England in the wake of a decision by high-end retail giant Whole Foods to stop selling Maine lobster. Whole Foods recently said that it will stop selling lobster from the Gulf...

VP Harris meets with China's Xi in bid to 'keep lines open'

Nov. 19, 2022 07:10 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke briefly with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Saturday in another step toward keeping lines of communication open between the two biggest economies. Harris and Xi exchanged remarks Saturday while heading into a closed-door meeting...

Sustainability group pulls lobster certification over whales

Nov. 16, 2022 15:53 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An international nonprofit organization that sets sustainability standards for commercial fishing management has suspended a certification it awarded Maine's lobster industry over concerns about harm to whales. Representatives for Marine Stewardship Council,...

Ukraine war, tensions with China loom over big Bali summit

Nov. 13, 2022 21:24 PM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — A showdown between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin isn’t happening, but fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and growing tensions between China and the West will be at the fore when leaders of the world’s biggest economies gather in tropical Bali this...

Qatar: No ‘white elephant’ legacy for World Cup stadiums

Nov. 05, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

One of the World Cup stadiums in Qatar is named after the Persian Gulf country's international dialing code — 974 — and another is called “Education City.” They're unusual names that hardly sound like they have links to soccer, and after the tournament many no longer will. ...