Environment http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6607/more en Study Says Faulty Gas Wells to Blame in Fracking Water Contamination http://www.industryweek.com/environment/study-says-faulty-gas-wells-blame-fracking-water-contamination <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examined eight clusters of contaminated wells near fracking operations in Texas and Pennsylvania.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/study-says-faulty-gas-wells-blame-fracking-water-contamination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/study-says-faulty-gas-wells-blame-fracking-water-contamination#comments Energy Environment Global Economy News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:27:00 +0000 148301 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Equipment used for the extraction of natural gas is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pa.</p> Spencer Platt, Getty Images 'Alarm Bells' as Greenhouse Gases Hit New High: UN http://www.industryweek.com/environment/alarm-bells-greenhouse-gases-hit-new-high-un <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Especially worrying, the UN said, was the sharp rise in CO2, by far the main culprit in global warming, to 396 parts per million in the atmosphere last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/alarm-bells-greenhouse-gases-hit-new-high-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/alarm-bells-greenhouse-gases-hit-new-high-un#comments Environment News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:08:00 +0000 147701 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Copyright Sean Gallup</em></p> <p><em>Getty Images News</em></p> Climate Change: Meteorologists Preparing for the Worst http://www.industryweek.com/environment/climate-change-meteorologists-preparing-worst <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>By 2050, airline passengers will experience twice as much in-flight turbulence as a result, and, on the high seas, monster waves will await cargo and cruise ships.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/climate-change-meteorologists-preparing-worst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/climate-change-meteorologists-preparing-worst#comments Environment Global Economy Supply Chain News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:04:00 +0000 146231 at http://www.industryweek.com David McNew, Getty Images Keystone XL Pipeline May Spark More Emissions Than Expected, Study Says http://www.industryweek.com/environment/keystone-xl-pipeline-may-spark-more-emissions-expected-study-says <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers used a mathematical model that estimated the pipeline would yield greenhouse gas emissions "four times the upper State Department estimate."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/keystone-xl-pipeline-may-spark-more-emissions-expected-study-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/keystone-xl-pipeline-may-spark-more-emissions-expected-study-says#comments Environment Global Economy News Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:14:00 +0000 145301 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) (R) questions witnesses during a hearing about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project with committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 13, 2014.</p> Copyright Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images Myanmar is Ripe with Economic Opportunities http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-markets/myanmar-ripe-economic-opportunities <div class="field-byline"> Mark Travers, Executive Vice President, ENVIRON </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Myanmar holds the promise of rapid growth for US investors but they will need to keep these three business principles in mind.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-markets/myanmar-ripe-economic-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-markets/myanmar-ripe-economic-opportunities#comments Strategic Siting Emerging Markets Environment Global Economy News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:12:00 +0000 142691 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A new Timberland store is seen at the Junction Square mall in Yangon, Myanmar. Major international brands such as Chevrolet, Ford and Coca Cola have started doing business in Burma, taking advantage of the promising market and the country opening its doors to investment.</p> (Copyright Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) How Can Global Consortiums Advance Zero Deforestation and Sustainability Initiatives? http://www.industryweek.com/environment/how-can-global-consortiums-advance-zero-deforestation-and-sustainability-initiatives <div class="field-byline"> Ian Lifshitz, Director, Sustainability and Public Outreach, North America, APP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Public-private initiatives that embrace sustainability benefit business objectives as well as sensitive environmental areas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/how-can-global-consortiums-advance-zero-deforestation-and-sustainability-initiatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/how-can-global-consortiums-advance-zero-deforestation-and-sustainability-initiatives#comments Corporate Responsibility Environment Global Economy Supply Chain News Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:22:00 +0000 142591 at http://www.industryweek.com Apple Examining Production Partners' Emissions http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/apple-examining-production-partners-emissions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>On Wednesday, Apple released its 2014 environmental responsibility report, saying investments in renewable energy helped slash its carbon footprint from energy use by 31% from fiscal 2011 to fiscal 2013. That's despite power consumption soaring 44% over the same period.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/apple-examining-production-partners-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/apple-examining-production-partners-emissions#comments Companies & Executives Environment News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:33:00 +0000 142361 at http://www.industryweek.com Greenpeace Blocks Access to Chevron Shale Gas Site in Romania http://www.industryweek.com/environment/greenpeace-blocks-access-chevron-shale-gas-site-romania <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Chevron started drilling its first exploratory Romanian well in May despite fierce opposition from residents who fear environmental damage in an area dependent on agriculture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/greenpeace-blocks-access-chevron-shale-gas-site-romania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/greenpeace-blocks-access-chevron-shale-gas-site-romania#comments Companies & Executives Environment Global Economy Leadership News Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:59:00 +0000 142031 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Swine Waste-to-Energy Facility Opens in North Carolina http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/swine-waste-energy-facility-opens-north-carolina <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The 600 kW facility, operated by Storms Hog Power, evolved from a grant for four swine farm renewable energy pilot projects administered by the NC Department of Energy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/swine-waste-energy-facility-opens-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/swine-waste-energy-facility-opens-north-carolina#comments Environment Expansion Management News Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:28:00 +0000 141461 at http://www.industryweek.com Supreme Court Broadly Upholds Obama's Effort to Cut Greenhouse Gases http://www.industryweek.com/environment/supreme-court-broadly-upholds-obamas-effort-cut-greenhouse-gases <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Supreme Court took issue with one root argument of the Obama administration -- that the Environmental Protection Agency has the power under the Clean Air Act to restrict the greenhouse gases blamed for climate change.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/supreme-court-broadly-upholds-obamas-effort-cut-greenhouse-gases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/supreme-court-broadly-upholds-obamas-effort-cut-greenhouse-gases#comments Environment Global Economy News Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:43:00 +0000 140731 at http://www.industryweek.com David McNew, Getty Images