"Most global industrial companies that emit a lot of greenhouse gases are not adequately detailing their climate strategies in U.S. financial filings, two studies by environmental and investment groups showed on Wednesday."
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"Underwriters Laboratories, whose ubiquitous product-safety labels have made it household name for more than a century, is pushing hard to make a new name for itself as a global environmental-standards tester."
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Laid-off workers at the Owens Corning fiberglass plant in Newark, Ohio, hope to get jobs back as a result of funding in the economic stimulus bill for insulating attics in low-income homes.
As part of the economic stimulus package, EPA plans to spend $600 million -- double what it usually spends -- on cleaning up contaminated industrial waste sites.
The Indianapolis Speedway, site of yesterdays Indy 500, mounts a major effort to be environmentally friendly.
The push for greener cars will likely bring a boom for companies that mine and refine lithium -- a key ingredient in batteries.
"It's an old energy problem with a new solution: After decades of facing prohibitively high costs to install solar panels, Massachusetts residents will be able to lease the panels for a tiny fraction of their upfront cost."
Some people are starting to weigh the environmental costs of caskets and other trappings of traditional funerals. And they have found alternatives.