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Equinor bends to investor pressure on climate

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By Kelly Gilblom on 4/24/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) – Equinor is the latest large oil company to bow to a major investor group that is pushing corporations to take more robust action on climate change. The Norwegian giant has agreed to align its business model with the goals of the 2015 Paris climate accord and will Read More

Swedish teen climate activist joins London protest as arrests top 830

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LONDON (Reuters) – Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Sunday urged hundreds of climate-change protesters in London to never give up their campaign to save the planet as police arrests over disruptions to the city’s landmarks rose above 830. Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the Extinction Rebellion protest at Marble Arch in London, Britain April Read More

Easter tragedy: What we know so far about the deadly attacks in Sri Lanka

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Seven suspects have been identified and arrested as the death toll from the horrific church and hotel attacks in Sri Lanka climbed to over 200, with no group claiming responsibility. RT sums up what we know so far of the tragedy. Explosions rocked three luxury hotels in the nation’s largest city, Colombo, and three packed Read More

‘Where is justice?’ Vietnam demands Monsanto pay victims of US Agent Orange chemical warfare

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Vietnam is again seeking justice for the victims of Agent Orange, inspired by the multimillion-dollar verdicts against Monsanto in California. The biotech firm had supplied the US military with the chemical during the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA) has written a letter to a US court asking that it Read More

Emma Thompson, weeping teenagers join peaceful climate protest in London

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LONDON (Reuters) – Film star Emma Thompson joined climate change activists in central London on Friday to read poetry praising Earth’s bounties, part of a series of protests which have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital. Organisers Extinction Rebellion have called for non-violent civil disobedience to force the British government to reduce net greenhouse Read More

TED 2019: The online campaign that ended a beard ban

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Three years ago workers at US grocery chain Publix began an online campaign to reverse a ban on facial hair. Seventeen-year-old Brandon Wesley started his Let Us Have Beards campaign on coworker.org, a platform aimed at giving workers who might not be in a union a way to express grievances. Some 12,000 fellow employees, about Read More

Ford forecasts $1 billion profit improvement from Michigan truck plant

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DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co’s shift in production at a Michigan plant to trucks from less profitable cars will lead to a more than $1 billion improvement in operating earnings, an official at the No. 2 U.S. automaker said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The Ford logo is seen at the North American International Auto Read More

Preaching to the converted: Swedish teen climate activist gets pope’s blessing

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg brought her campaign to the Vatican on Wednesday and met Pope Francis, who sees eye-to-eye with her on the dangers of climate change. Climate activist Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg meets Pope Francis during the weekly audience at Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican, April 17, 2019. Read More

Enphase Energy Service Program for Early Adopters Reaches Milestone and Expands

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FREMONT, Calif., April 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that over 2,500 homeowners have joined the Enphase Upgrade Program, a service program that gives homeowners several options for upgrading to the latest, more efficient and reliable microinverters Read More