Environment http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6607/more en US Stresses Opposition to EU Opt-Out for GMO Imports http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/us-stresses-opposition-eu-opt-out-gmo-imports <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The United States underscored Friday its opposition to a new European Union plan to allow member states to block genetically engineered imports after bilateral talks on a transatlantic free-trade pact.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/us-stresses-opposition-eu-opt-out-gmo-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/us-stresses-opposition-eu-opt-out-gmo-imports#comments Environment Public Policy The Latest Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:22:00 +0000 165611 at http://www.industryweek.com Earth Day: Packaging a Sustainable Difference http://www.industryweek.com/environment/earth-day-packaging-sustainable-difference <div class="field-byline"> Brian Kennell, President and CEO, Tetra Pak Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturers will be called upon to reduce waste through sustainable packaging and recycling as urban and middle class populations burgeon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/earth-day-packaging-sustainable-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/earth-day-packaging-sustainable-difference#comments Corporate Responsibility Environment Global Economy The Latest Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:34:00 +0000 165351 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Recycling is a well-known practice to divert waste from landfills. However, it remains underutilized by consumers and businesses in the U.S.</p> Exploration Firm Makes 'Significant' Oil Discovery Near London http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/exploration-firm-makes-significant-oil-discovery-near-london <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>UK Oil & Gas Investments said it had discovered 100 billion barrels' worth of oil in the ground next to Gatwick Airport.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/exploration-firm-makes-significant-oil-discovery-near-london" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/exploration-firm-makes-significant-oil-discovery-near-london#comments Environment Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:36:00 +0000 164401 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>An exploration firm says it has discovered oil near Gatwick Airport, outside of London.</p> Copyright Jordan Mansfield, Getty Images Greenpeace Says Activists Board Shell Oil Rig in Pacific http://www.industryweek.com/environment/greenpeace-says-activists-board-shell-oil-rig-pacific <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The six activists planned to camp on the 38,000-tonne Polar Pioneer platform, which they boarded 750 miles northwest of Hawaii using inflatable boats from the Greenpeace vessel "Esperanza."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/greenpeace-says-activists-board-shell-oil-rig-pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/greenpeace-says-activists-board-shell-oil-rig-pacific#comments Companies & Executives Environment The Latest Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:17:00 +0000 164101 at http://www.industryweek.com Royal Dutch Shell Chemical Plant Explosion in China Injures Three http://www.industryweek.com/safety/chemical-plant-explosion-china-injures-three <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Proposals for plants producing paraxylene, a flammable, carcinogenic liquid used in the production of polyester films and fabrics, have sparked large protests in several Chinese cities in recent years over fears it poses risks to health.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/chemical-plant-explosion-china-injures-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/chemical-plant-explosion-china-injures-three#comments Environment Safety The Latest Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:41:00 +0000 164071 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock Endangered Whales Delay TransCanada Pipeline http://www.industryweek.com/environment/endangered-whales-delay-transcanada-pipeline <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>TransCanada seeks new site for marine terminal in Quebec to avoid pod of endangered Beluga whales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/endangered-whales-delay-transcanada-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/endangered-whales-delay-transcanada-pipeline#comments Environment Global Economy Supply Chain The Latest Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:33:00 +0000 163861 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock image Manufacturers Target of Proposed State Chemical Safety Rules http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/manufacturers-target-proposed-state-chemical-safety-rules <div class="field-byline"> Maureen Gorsen, Partner, Alston &amp; Bird LLP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>For product manufacturers who sell consumer products in all 50 states, the legal and regulatory patchwork is likely to get more complex in 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/manufacturers-target-proposed-state-chemical-safety-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/manufacturers-target-proposed-state-chemical-safety-rules#comments Environment Legislation Public Policy Regulations The Latest Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:28:00 +0000 162571 at http://www.industryweek.com Decline of Air Pollution, Rising Abatement Costs http://www.industryweek.com/environment/decline-air-pollution-rising-abatement-costs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>U.S. manufacturers have been highly successful in reducing pollution over the past two decades, yet their costs to shrink their environmental footprint continue to grow. They're being affected by the law of marginal returns and each new pollution regulation that EPA devises will be increasingly more costly to implement.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/decline-air-pollution-rising-abatement-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/decline-air-pollution-rising-abatement-costs#comments Competitiveness Environment Regulations Global Economy None The Latest Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:27:00 +0000 161331 at http://www.industryweek.com NAM: Manufacturing Resurgence at Risk from Proposed Ozone Rule http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/nam-manufacturing-resurgence-risk-proposed-ozone-rule <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Reducing the current ozone standard of 77 parts per billion to 65 ppb could carry a compliance price tag of $1.1 trillion, the National Association of Manufacturers has charged in an updated analysis of the proposed EPA rule.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/nam-manufacturing-resurgence-risk-proposed-ozone-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/nam-manufacturing-resurgence-risk-proposed-ozone-rule#comments Environment Regulations Global Economy The Latest Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:44:00 +0000 160971 at http://www.industryweek.com David McNew/Getty Images President Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline Bill http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/president-obama-vetoes-keystone-pipeline-bill <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In defying the Republican-controlled Congress, Obama made good on a long-standing veto promise and set the stage for a battle in the 2016 presidential election.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/president-obama-vetoes-keystone-pipeline-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/legislation/president-obama-vetoes-keystone-pipeline-bill#comments Competitiveness Energy Environment Governance, Risk & Compliance Legislation Warehousing and Distribution Finance Global Economy Leadership The Latest Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:28:00 +0000 160851 at http://www.industryweek.com Spencer Platt/Getty Images