Fidelity Launches Five ESG Mutual Funds and ETFs Focused on Environment, Climate Change, Gender Diversity & Sustainability

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fidelity Investments® today expands its sustainable investing lineup with five new actively managed Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) funds – two equity mutual funds, one bond mutual fund and two equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) – available June 17, 2021. With the addition of these new funds, Fidelity will offerContinue Reading

Oil, the environment and climate change

It is not often that well-resourced and politically powerful companies such as ExxonMobil and Shell suffer historic defeats. However, last month, in different ways, both oil majors saw activist shareholders and environmentalists cause them and the international energy sector, to have to think hard about what the future holds forContinue Reading

an infographic with statistics about the ocean on it

Seaweed plays a crucial role in the ocean’s ability to absorb greenhouse gases. Seaweed is better at absorbing CO2 emissions than trees are. Seaweed is considered a high-value source of protein for humans and livestock. We’re all familiar with the role forests play when it comes to providing a sustainableContinue Reading

Teflon and ′forever chemicals:′ The hidden toxins in your body  | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

What do raincoats, pizza boxes, frozen vegetable packaging and nonstick frying pans have in common? They all contain perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS). Known as “forever chemicals” by experts, they could be damaging human health. Roland Weber, an environmental consultant with the United Nations describes them as “one of the mostContinue Reading

Solving Plastic Pollution and Climate Change Simultaneously

Plastics contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that threaten human health. An authoritative new report, Plastics, EDCs, & Health, from the Endocrine Society and the IPEN (International Pollutants Elimination Network), presents a summary of international research on the health impacts of EDCs and describes the alarming healthContinue Reading

Turkey′s ′sea snot′ is part of a growing environmental threat | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

What is ‘sea snot’? Over the last six months, a huge mass of organic matter has bloomed over the surface of Turkey’s Marmara Sea, south of Istanbul, boosted by global heating and an overload of pollutants including wastewater and pesticides. The thick, slimy gray-brown sheets, known as marine mucilage, are made upContinue Reading

Biden's Bureaucratic Bogeyman Or A Real Plan To Curb Climate Change?

Protected lands necessary to accommodate wildlife migrations also translate into healthy wild and pastoral lands that figure at the center of the Biden Administration’s 30 X 30 proposal for safeguarding biological diversity and trying to slow the effects of climate change. Will this convergence become a critical focal point toContinue Reading