Latest Sustainable development News

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...

Tucson eyes conversion of landfill to sustainability campus

Jul. 14, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson’s Los Reales Landfill has a new name, but the change is only the first step in an effort to completely restructure the facility into an environmentally conscious resource. The Tucson City Council voted unanimously July 7 to rename the...

Nonprofit plans greenhouse project at Carson High School

Jul. 11, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada nonprofit group called The Greenhouse Project is proposing creation of a comprehensive teaching farm on land neighboring Carson High School that organizers say would benefit the site’s agriculture students and provide revenue for its operations....

Mississippi State names new director of architecture school

Jul. 10, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A professional architect who has worked in higher education for nearly two decades is the new director of Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture. Karen Spence began her role at the university on July 1. She is a registered...

Pandemic garbage boom ignites debate over waste as energy

Jul. 09, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America remains awash in refuse as new cases of the coronavirus decline — and that has reignited a debate about the sustainability of burning more trash to create energy. Waste-to-energy plants, which produce most of their power by incinerating...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 07, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. July 6, 2021. Editorial: Study underlines DNR’s spring failures The goal of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources with regard to the state’s wolf population is stability. More evidence is emerging that it badly...