How to buy a carbon-conscious fund in wake of Supreme Court EPA ruling

The Supreme Court last week limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change – and that may leave eco-conscious investors wondering what they can do. Certain investment managers offer funds meant to promote values ​​such as environmental preservation and social good, and those funds have become more popular … Read more

Picking a socially responsible fund can be confusing. Here’s what to know

Tetra Images – Erik Isakson | Brand X Pictures | Getty Images Investment funds that promote values ​​like the environment and social good have become more popular. But trying to pick a so-called ESG fund – especially one that aligns well with your interests – may seem about as easy as drying a towel in … Read more

Why the global soil shortage threatens food, medicine and the climate

Soil can be considered black gold, and we’re running out of it. The United Nations declared soil finite and predicted catastrophic loss within 60 years. “There are places that have already lost all of their topsoil,” Jo Handelsman, author of “A World Without Soil,” and a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told CNBC. The … Read more

SEC unveils rules to prevent misleading claims by ESG funds

Gary Gensler, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, at the SEC headquarters in Washington, on July 22, 2021. Melissa Lyttle / Bloomberg via Getty Images The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed two rule changes that would prevent misleading or deceptive claims by US funds on their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) … Read more

The Salton Sea could produce the world’s greenest lithium

About 40 miles north of the California-Mexico border lies the shrinking, landlocked lake known as the Salton Sea. Once the epicenter of a thriving resort community, water contamination and decades of drought have contributed to a collapse of the lake’s once vibrant ecosystem, and given rise to ghost towns. But amid this environmental disaster, the … Read more

How Amazon plans to fix its massive returns problem

Amazon is handling a rapidly growing number of returns that are causing a massive problem for the e-commerce giant and the planet. A National Retail Federation survey found a record $ 761 billion of merchandise was returned to retailers in 2021. That amount surpasses what the US spent on national defense in 2021, which was … Read more