advertisement advertisement advertisement That crown Burger King’s head might seem a little greener these days. It’s not a patina spreading across the fast-food mascot’s royal headwear, but a change in philosophy at the burger giant’s headquarters. advertisement advertisement The chain restaurant this morning announced plans to launch a green packaging pilot program, focussing on the eight items its customers use the most—forks, spoons, knives, straws, drink lids, Frypods (aka fries containers), Whopper wrappers, and napkins. The test runs will be conducted at 51 company-owned restaurants in Miami, where the company is based. “We will also be testing paper and plant-based straws along with strawless lids, which could potentially eliminate up to 500 million single-use plastic straws annually from participating U.S. Burger King restaurants. This action alone would translate to the removal of 910 metric tons of greenhouse … [Read more...] about Burger King goes green with eco-friendly packaging
Crop king greenhouse
Video Player Close LHASA, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Early in the morning, Li Shouyuan put on rubber shoes and hurried to his greenhouses to harvest vegetables. "It is a key period for picking and selling zucchinis these days, as the prices are good. There is no time to lose," said the villager in Jang Village, Chushur County of Lhasa, capital city of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. With the fast development of agricultural infrastructure, Jang Village has become a renowned "vegetable village." In old Tibet, vegetables used to be a luxury and were eaten only by the upper class. Now, vegetables are put on the dining tables of all households, providing good incomes for vegetable growers like Li. Penpa, one of Li's fellow villagers, is also a witness to the development of the Tibetan vegetable industry. "Now, we can eat all kinds of fresh vegetables, including many fashionable ones like cherry tomatoes and okra. In the past, no one would have expected to be able to eat … [Read more...] about Across China: Vegetable crops boost health, wealth of Tibetans
Buried among the flurry of announcements made at the Leaders Summit on Climate was a new initiative to address a substantial driver of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: food systems. One-third of global emissions come from the production, distribution and consumption of food around the world, and yet, the agriculture-climate connection is often overlooked. The Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (or AIM for Climate) addresses this critical piece of the climate puzzle by committing participating countries to significantly increase agricultural research and development (R&D) over the next five years to reduce GHG pollution and enhance the resilience of our food systems. Spearheaded by the United Arab Emirates, with support from the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Denmark, Israel, Singapore, Australia, and Uruguay, the initiative will seek to garner the support of dozens more countries ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit in September and UN Climate Change … [Read more...] about Tackling climate challenge through food and agricultural innovation
The Senate voted Wednesday to undo a Trump administration rule that rescinded methane emissions limits and made it harder to regulate releases of the greenhouse gas from the oil and gas sector. In the 52-42 vote, three Republicans voted with Democrats to get rid of the rule: Sens. Rob Portman Robert (Rob) Jones Portman Republicans embrace Trump in effort to reclaim Senate Tim Ryan launches Senate campaign in Ohio To defend democracy, we must protect truth online MORE (Ohio), Lindsey Graham Lindsey Olin Graham Manchin pumps brakes on Biden infrastructure plans The Hill's Morning Report - Biden address to Congress will dominate busy week Democrats push for chokehold ban, limited immunity in police reform talks MORE (S.C.) and Susan Collins Susan Margaret Collins OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Haaland reverses Trump effort on tribal land | Senate confirms Janet McCabe as deputy EPA chief | Study finds quick action on methane could significantly … [Read more...] about Senate votes to nix Trump rule limiting methane regulation
Last week, rumors swirled that President Joe Biden Joe Biden Atlanta mayor won't run for reelection South Carolina governor to end pandemic unemployment benefits in June Airplane pollution set to soar with post-pandemic travel boom MORE had proposed a ban on burgers. The claims, first reported by UK tabloid The Daily Mail , led to audible gasps of outcry and sent many a meat lover on the defense. By now, news reports have surfaced the real story — Biden did not actually propose a plan to make Americans cut their beef intake in an effort to curb climate change. But, should he? What if that’s exactly what we need to save America and our world from the destructive perils of climate change? Even though Biden may not be encouraging us to cut beef, consider the mounting, emergent, and scientifically-grounded reasons for why we should do it anyway. The burger-banishing claims we heard last week were deciphered from a 2020 study , conducted by the University of … [Read more...] about Biden didn’t ban burgers, but should he?