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(BPT) - Beef has gotten a bad rap when it comes to environmental sustainability, and the important role cattle play in environmental conservation is often omitted from headlines. It’s true that cattle produce methane, a greenhouse gas, and industry leaders are working to reduce the amount of…

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(BPT) - You've probably heard a lot about climate change, but it can be difficult to know what you can do to help. As one person, you do have the power to make a positive impact on the health of the planet and a great place to start is by looking at the energy choices you make at home.

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(StatePoint) Humans produce over 380 million tons of plastic every year, according to Plastic Oceans. Because plastic doesn’t biodegrade, it creates waste, litter and pollution. But there are steps you can take to reduce your own contribution to this mounting problem. Here are a few ideas to…

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(BPT) - Interest in eco-friendly home improvements is skyrocketing because it allows homeowners to improve their spaces while making a positive impact on the environment. The challenge is it can be difficult for homeowners to know which are the best upgrades for their budget.

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(BPT) - While daily DIY hacks for a more sustainable lifestyle are increasingly popular, consumers are also interested in more meaningful, long-term ways they can make a difference in protecting our planet. One key way to make a lasting impact is investing in a sustainable home, from energy-…

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(BPT) - Today's home improvements aren't just about updating your home to make it more functional. Many homeowners are making strategic improvements that also help green their home and boost its resale value. One of the best places to start is also one of the most frequented rooms in the hou…

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(BPT) - Electric vehicles (EVs) are increasing in popularity as drivers consider the operating cost of owning an automobile as well as the environmental impact of their commutes. The number of electric vehicle models available has nearly doubled in the last few years and the market is gettin…

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(BPT) - Did you know that 83% of Americans are very attracted to someone who cleans their own home? A new study revealed this fun fact and other important insights into how and why people clean. The survey, conducted by Regina Corso Consulting for Casabella, queried three groups of people — …

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(BPT) - Being mindful of your personal impact can save money, reduce your carbon footprint and inspire others to adopt sustainable habits in their daily routines. Whether it’s purchasing gifts from responsible brands, building backyard biodiversity or making eco-friendly swaps around the hou…

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(NAPSI)—The day may come soon when you turn on the AC—and it won’t be there. That’s because climate change could mean such an increase in summer air conditioning use in the United States as to cause prolonged blackouts during peak summer usage—but that doesn’t have to be, if states expand ca…

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(NAPSI)—Before you spring into action cleaning your home this season, you may want to consider a source of dirt you can’t see but do need to deal with: air ducts.

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(BPT) - Did you know that February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day? It reminds us how we can all do our part to make a better world with small acts of goodwill. Here are some suggestions to spread goodness to your family, your community and to the earth.

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(BPT) - If you drive an electric vehicle (EV) or are considering switching to one, you may have wondered how cold weather can affect the charging and mileage range of the vehicle. Living in an area where you can expect colder-than-usual temperatures for at least a few months doesn’t mean you…

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(BPT) - While most Americans may say they're environmentally conscious and care about recycling, their daily habits haven't caught up with their good intentions. In fact, the EPA reports that the recycling rate is currently only at about 32%. Part of this is due to confusion about what and h…

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(BPT) - As people look to make their homes healthier and more comfortable, interest in radiant heating systems has increased. A top home-improvement trend for 2022, these comfortable, energy-efficient heating systems have a variety of installation methods for new and existing homes.

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(BPT) - Being a leader in sustainable farming is more than just ensuring that your company’s supply chain is clean, you must work to change the industry for the better. Since its founding in 1976, Theppadungporn Coconut Company Ltd. (TCC), makers of Chaokoh brand products, has been an indust…

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Volvo introduced its first all-electric model, the XC40 Recharge, in 2020 but has announced its intention to sell only electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030 and to be fully carbon neutral by 2040. For now, Volvo offers two EV models along with a slate of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) cars. Here’s a rundow…

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General Motors has begun deliveries of its Hummer EV pickup trucks coming off the production line at its Factory Zero manufacturing facility in Hamtramck, Michigan. The Hummer nameplate relaunches after being away for more than ten years, reimagined as a line of battery-electric vehicles (BE…

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set new standards for greenhouse gas emissions on passenger cars and light trucks. The new rule finalizes a stricter version of the measures proposed in August 2021 and tightens some of the looser regulations that former president Donald Trump se…

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(StatePoint) Countless headlines suggest you have to drive a battery-powered electric vehicle (EV) if you care about the planet. Yet consumers, including many who want to be “green,” are still opting for gasoline-powered vehicles 98 percent of the time. What’s standing in their way?

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Ford electric vehicle (EV) owners in California will be able to charge their plug-in vehicles on zero-carbon electricity thanks to a new deal between the automaker and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). While anyone can charge their car with carbon-free electricity by installing sola…

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Kia's first dedicated all-electric model will be able to go 310 miles on a full charge, according to official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) figures released this week. The new EV6 is an all-electric CUV that will be available in different versions. The long-range models will use a 77…

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Polestar, the performance electric vehicle (EV) subsidiary of Volvo Cars, announced today that the EPA has rated their Polestar 2 sedan long-range Single Motor variant to deliver 270 miles on a single charge. This range is Polestar’s most extensive yet, and one of the longest on the market t…

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It's one of the largest automakers on earth and a pioneer of hybrid technology. Still, Toyota has been anything but hurried in its development and adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Global competitors, large and small, from General Motors and Ford to Volvo and Mitsubishi, have mad…

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Volvo Cars (Volvo) and Northvolt will build a new research and development center in Gothenburg, Sweden, to continue their work developing better batteries for the next generation of Volvo pure electric cars. The new joint R&D complex will open in 2022 and is part of a $3.3 billion inves…

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Every year, the environmental non-profit group CDP makes a list of how companies are doing regarding their impact on the natural world. This year, Volvo Cars (Volvo) scored an "A" rating in the climate change category, which means the automaker is considered a leader in how it discloses its …

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United States President Joe Biden has signed an executive order for concrete steps to reduce carbon emissions that are harmful to the environment. The goal is to achieve a 65-percent decrease in greenhouse-gas emissions by the end of the decade.

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The plan is an ambitious one, but not an unfamiliar one. As automakers worldwide from Audi to Volvo race to develop software-based connected vehicles that can offer a vast array of in-car products and subscriptions to drivers and passengers, Stellantis has announced its strategy within this realm.