Environmental Health and Safety


An Arctic on Fire Raises Dire Concerns for Climate Change and Pollution Levels

An Arctic on Fire Raises Dire Concerns for Climate Change and Pollution Levels

Arctic fires are not necessarily uncommon, but recent fires up north last month are unlike previous blazes; intense arctic wildfires in June not only released record amounts of pollutants into the air, but it also pushed global temperatures dangerously higher.

Here Are Three Solutions for Recycling Programs Struggling During COVID-19

Here Are Three Solutions for Recycling Programs Struggling During COVID-19

COVID-19 has disrupted companies of all types worldwide. Despite hard times, however, there are steps you can take to stabilize your operation.

HP’s 2019 Sustainable Impact Report: The Corporate Eco-Footprint, Workplace Culture and Serving Communities

HP’s 2019 Sustainable Impact Report: The Corporate Eco-Footprint, Workplace Culture and Serving Communities

The company’s annual report is a thorough and encompassing analysis of its progress and goals for environmental and social change around the world. With new announcements, familiar commitments and impressive goals, HP’s 2019 Sustainable Impact report is surely a business model you want to check out.

World Rainforest Day: Retailers Commit to Deforestation-free Supply Chains

World Rainforest Day: Retailers Commit to Deforestation-free Supply Chains

Every year, June 22 is recognized as World Rainforest Day: a day committed to raising awareness about our world’s largest source of oxygen—and one of the Earth’s most important types of ecosystems. This year, 45 major businesses decided to recognize it together by reevaluating their supply chains.

Seven Tips to Help Your Company Be More Eco-Friendly

Seven Tips to Help Your Company Be More Eco-Friendly

If you want to help your business be greener and more eco-friendly, you’re not alone. Here are some manageable steps you can take to reach your goals for environmental responsibility—and cut costs in the process.

While Wildfire Technology Grows in Australia, U.S. Funding for Fighting Fires Dwindles During Corona

While Wildfire Technology Grows in Australia, U.S. Funding for Fighting Fires Dwindles During Corona

This year started with a burning Australia and then a worldwide pandemic. As Australia recovers from its scorched landscape with new fire response technology, the U.S. enters into a hot summer season of high fire risk—with little wildfire funding after COVID-19.

Coronavirus Has Decreased Air Pollution, but Cars Are not the Whole Pollution Picture

Coronavirus Has Decreased Air Pollution, but Cars Are not the Whole Pollution Picture

The pandemic has meant less car pollution, but not much of a decrease in overall pollution. Why? Because car pollution is just one player.

Pushing Sustainability Forward Through a Pandemic

Pushing Sustainability Forward Through a Pandemic

Businesses have a responsibility to consider to environment--for the sake of the earth and consumers. That responsibility does not disappear during a pandemic, as climate change, resource scarcity, and many other challenges do not shelter in place along with us.



Cities Prepare for Green Initiatives Post-Coronavirus

Cities Prepare for Green Initiatives Post-Coronavirus

For many policymakers, efforts to reopen the economy overlap with the need for green initiatives. As various regions prepare for the bumpy road ahead, the focus on green living and environmental protection has never been more crucial.

For the First Time, Renewable Energy is Expected to Surpass Coal in the U.S.

For the First Time, Renewable Energy is Expected to Surpass Coal in the U.S.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused hardships on many industries—the fossil fuel and clean energy industries alike. However, this is the first time in history that renewable energy use is expected to eclipse coal reliance in the U.S., and its effects on climate change are big.

Earth Day and Climate Change Books: The NYT Greenhouse Part 3

Earth Day and Climate Change Books: The NYT Greenhouse Part 3

As part of Earth Week last week, the NYT Greenhouse gave its recommended list of books on climate change and hosted a conversation with Earth Day organizer, Denis Hayes, and other environmentalists. Here’s the inside scoop.

Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years: a Walk Through History

Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years: a Walk Through History

Since its birth in 1970, Earth Day has become a worldwide movement to garner more attention for the environment, its resources and its species. While the movement has evolved over the years, its ultimate call to action has only gotten louder.

The Visuals of Climate Change: The NYT Greenhouse Part 2

Today the New York Times hosted its second digital climate change event, The Greenhouse, to talk about climate change stories using visual elements—and how the simple technology of a photo has helped transform the climate change discussion over the last few decades.

Climate Change in the Age of COVID-19: The NYT Greenhouse, Part I

Climate Change in the Age of COVID-19: The NYT Greenhouse, Part I

Kicking off the first of a five-part series titled The Greenhouse, the New York Times has invited listeners around the U.S. to hear what climate journalists have to say about global warming climate change in the age of the coronavirus. Here’s a recap of the first event.

The Environmental Protection Agency Loosens Pollution Rules During Pandemic

The Environmental Protection Agency Loosens Pollution Rules During Pandemic

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the EPA drastically reduced pollution rules for power plants, factories and other facilities.

EPA Releases List of Effective Disinfectants to Fight COVID-19

EPA Releases List of Effective Disinfectants to Fight COVID-19

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, or the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

First-Ever Climate Report by a Non-Partisan, Security Body Relates Climate Change to Global Instability

First-Ever Climate Report by a Non-Partisan, Security Body Relates Climate Change to Global Instability

A recent report details national and global security threats related to climate change in the hopes that decision-makers and leaders will recognize the relationship between global warming and security.

Five Biggest Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S.

Five Biggest Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S.

We take a closer look at the current environmental issues in the U.S., how it may be exacerbating these problems and what the country may do to resolve them.

Environmental Pollution Linked to Serious Neurological Illness

Environmental Pollution Linked to Serious Neurological Illness

The relationship between pollution and health is well-established. We know that exposure to higher levels results in worse health outcomes by almost any measure. New research, however, is showing that we may not know all the ways pollution is making us sick.

U.N. Climate Talks Close with Little Agreement or Global Unity

U.N. Climate Talks Close with Little Agreement or Global Unity

The COP25 of this year, hosted in Madrid, proved a disheartening end to urgent climate talks. World leaders disagreed on how to discuss a number of topics, let alone do something about them.