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Gildan Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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MONTREAL, September 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. announced today that the Company has been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. This marks the seventh consecutive year that the Company has been included on the Dow Jones Indices.

The Billionaire Inspired “Climate Karma Tax”: Part II

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Has the carbon tax been effective at lowering global GHG emissions? In a word no, but maybe it’s not the tax itself that’s flawed but rather that it’s never been properly targeted at the people who are holding back progress.

Roger Gottlieb: Philosophy and the Environment

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When you see someone littering a plastic bag into the street how do you judge that person? What about the person who stands by watching the litterer and does nothing? And what about the person who supports the policy-makers who want to dismantle the EPA, or support other steps that undermine the health of the planet?

U.S. Recycling Companies Face Upheaval From China Scrap Ban

By Erica E. Phillips
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U.S. companies that collect waste for recycling are weighing higher prices and other changes to their operations since China upended the industry when it stopped accepting much of the scrap material Americans have been shipping there for decade.

Recycling at ‘Risk’: China’s New Rules Put Programs in U.S. In Jeopardy

By Katey Rusch, Q13 Fox
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SEATTLE -- Companies that collect your bottles and boxes say recycling programs as we know it are at risk. It’s because of the so-called ‘China Sword,’ the country’s ban on several types of recyclables. The ‘sword’ has paper and plastic piling up across the country, including Washington state.

How can one country’s restrictions have such an impact on the national market? Its size.

Gavin Newsom: Time Waits for No One

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This being primary election week in California and seven other states, we thought it an appropriate time to revisit our discussion with California gubernatorial candidate, Gavin Newsom. In our discussion, which was on the heels of the election of Donald Trump in late 2016, Newsom delved into a number of important environmental policy issues ranging from California’s clean energy plan, to the Delta tunnels project, to the future of nuclear energy in the state. These issues are just as relevant as ever, and Newsom’s optimism is a salve for what the past year has wrought.

Tomorrow Never Knows: Daniel Kirk-Davidoff

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How far into the future should we be planning when it comes to the environment? 20 years? 100 years? These are vital questions with which scientists, politicians and futurists are grappling, as our icecaps melt and our seas rise. This week on Sea Change Radio, we delve into the moral dilemma policymakers face today with Daniel Kirk-Davidoff, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland. The starting point for our conversation is a soon-to-be-published paper comparing the timescale of methane versus CO2 emissions.

Brexit’s Impact on Environmental Policy: The Pros and Cons - The Minute

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The outcome of this week’s referendum about whether Great Britain should leave the European Union—the so-called “Brexit”— is uncertain. So are the potential environmental policy consequences.

Sanofi – Cop 21 - What are the Consequences for Climate Change on Population’s Health?

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Sylvie Joussaume, Climatologist at National Institute of Sciences of the Universe (CNRS, France), explains how climate change is already noticeable and affects people's health: extreme weather events, food shortages, restrict access to water or air pollution, are some of its consequences.

Watch more Sanofi videos! Vist our YouTube page at SanofiTV

Sanofi – Cop 21 - First Step to Act on Infectious Diseases Evolution Due to Climate Change

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Laurent Fraisse, head of research on infectious diseases at Sanofi, explains how research can help tackling infectious diseases evolution due to climate change.

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