Bayer settles Monsanto litigation

Bayer resolves Monsanto litigation

Last week Bayer announced a series of agreements that will substantially resolve major outstanding Monsanto litigation, including U.S. Roundup™ product liability litigation, dicamba drift litigation and PCB water litigation. The main feature is the U.S. Roundup™ resolution that will bring closure to approximately 75% of the current Roundup™ litigation involving approximately 125,000 filed and unfiled…

Climate Pledge Fund

Amazon Announces $2 Billion Climate Pledge Fund

Amazon has announced The Climate Pledge Fund to support the development of sustainable technologies and services that will enable Amazon and other companies to meet The Climate Pledge—a commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040. This dedicated venture investment program—with an initial $2 billion in funding—will back visionary companies whose products and services will…

2020 Environmental Performance Index

2020 Environmental Performance Index

Denmark emerges at the top of the 2020 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) according to researchers at Yale and Columbia universities who produce this biennial scorecard of national results on a range of sustainability issues. In commenting on the rankings, Yale professor Dan Esty, who directs the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policythat co-produces the…

mass species extinction

Loss of land-based vertebrates is accelerating

Analysis of thousands of vertebrate species reveals that extinction rates are likely much faster than previously thought. The researchers call for immediate global action, such as a ban on the wildlife trade, to slow the sixth mass extinction BY LINDSAY FILGASStanford Woods Institute for the Environment In 2015, Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich co-authored a study…

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day June 8

World Oceans Day has been celebrating the ocean on June 8th every year since 2002. And while Covid-19 and social distancing are changing how we recognize our blue planet this year, the need for action is perhaps more important than ever. For 2020, World Oceans Day is growing the global movement to call on world…