Goldman-Backed Recycled Cotton Supplier Valued at $1 Billion

Goldman-Backed Recycled Cotton Supplier Valued at  Billion

Recover, the Valencia, Spain based producer of recycled cotton fibre and cotton fibre blends for many major fashion brands, has closed a $100 million minority equity investment led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management and existing investor STORY3 Capital Partners. The new funding values ​​the company at $1.1 billion, according to sources close to the deal. … Read more

Chilean lake turns to desert, sounding climate change alarm

Chilean lake turns to desert, sounding climate change alarm

By Alexander Villegas and Rodrigo Gutierrez PENUELAS, Chile (Reuters) – The Penuelas reservoir in central Chile was until twenty years ago the main source of water for the city of Valparaiso, holding enough water for 38,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Water for only two pools now remains. A huge expanse of dried and cracked earth that … Read more

Bacteria living on ocean plastic pollution could produce antibiotics to fight against superbugs

Bacteria living on ocean plastic pollution could produce ANTIBIOTICS capable of protecting humans against drug-resistant superbugs, scientists claim Ocean microplastics provide a surface for antibiotic-producing bacteria to grow Scientists from San Diego isolated five bacteria from pieces of ocean plastic They found they were receptive against some antibiotic-resistant bacteria They could be utilised as novel … Read more

City: Expect delays as trash collection efforts continue; no recycling collection this week

Refunds or credits seem unlikely FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The city of Fort Wayne said “delays will continue” as it works alongside strapped Red River to collect residential trash. Recycling collection will not happen this week, the city added. Here’s Monday’s latest “solid waste update” from the city: For this week, crews are focusing … Read more

Plan to scrap Natural England will disrupt net zero targets, experts say | Conservation

Discussions about dismantling Natural England have sparked anxiety, with experts fearing this would further damage efforts to protect wildlife and reach net zero. Campaigners have raised the alarm after spotting the proposal buried in a recent government consultation on nature recovery, which was sent to stakeholders. Craig Bennett, the chief executive of the Wildlife Trusts, … Read more

Why is the coalition to renewable energy?

The Australian National Greenhouse Accounts April 2021 show that in 2019 forest land (including harvested and replanted forests) had net negative carbon emissions of 54,651 million tons. Harvested wood products had net negative emissions of 4815 million tons. VicForests reportedly harvests (and replants) around 3000 hectares a year – just 0.4 per cent of Victoria’s … Read more

California Reaching 100% Renewable Electricity

As Earth Month drew to a close, the state of California was recently able to produce virtually all of their energy needs from renewable sources for the first time ever. In early April, the state achieved a new record at 97.6% renewable power, and on May 2 they were able to reach 99.9%. On May … Read more

‘We beg God for water’: Chilean lake turns to desert, sounding climate change alarm

PENUELAS, Chile, June 13 (Reuters) – The Penuelas reservoir in central Chile was until twenty years ago the main source of water for the city of Valparaiso, holding enough water for 38,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Water for only two pools now remains. A huge expanse of dried and cracked earth that was once the lake … Read more

Iraq’s ‘pearl of the south’ Lake Sawa dry amid water crisis

LAKE SAWA, Iraq (AP) — Hussam al-Aqouli remembers the exact spot along southern Iraq’s Lake Sawa where his two daughters once dipped their feet into clear waters. Now he stands there two years on and the barren earth cracks beneath him. This year, for the first time in its centuries-long history, the lake dried up. … Read more

25 years in, a look at Vermont’s oldest regional conservation partnership

A waterfall hidden inside the Bramhall Wilderness Preserve. Photo by Ethan Weinstein/VTDigger BRIDGEWATER — At the corners of Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington and Stockbridge rises a hundred square miles of rugged, rocky land. Twenty-five years ago, the four towns banded together, working alongside conservation-minded nonprofits, to form the Chateauguay No Town Conservation Project, with the goal … Read more