BOSTON, Nov 25- In a setback for Franklin Resources Inc that could have implications for other asset managers, a U.S. regulator declined to let the California company skip a shareholder vote over its record on climate change, according to materials provided by activists on Wednesday. The decision by a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission official should help...» Read More
San Diego County may be known for its famous coastline, but when it comes to fresh water, it has very little supply. Residents pay for water to be imported from the Colorado River and other areas. But some believe even higher prices are needed, which would encourage conservation and reduce water use.
BP, which is in the midst of selling off $30 billion in assets, hopes to reinstate dividends early in 2011, its incoming CEO, Bob Dudley, told CNBC Thursday.
A report by the Environmental Protection Agency describes the contents of all the garbage produced in a single year. According to the 2008 report, approximately 250 million tons of municipal solid waste is created, which excludes hazardous waste, industrial waste, and construction waste.
Trash generates cash—lots of it—for companies that collect, recycle or destroy the tons of garbage generated by our world's population. Here's a look at three of 2010's top-performing publicly-traded waste companies.
A boom in population and development, particularly in the Southwest, has created higher than expected demand for water, and an 11 year drought has siphoned off the supply.
With an estimated 100 million tons of plastic afloat in the Pacific Ocean already, ocean-borne plastics are a huge environmental problem. But new technology, consumer education and a long-term vision could be coming to the rescue.
Film star DiCaprio and billionaire philanthropist/investor Soros came together to discuss the economics of climate change.
MillerCoors is trying to reduce the amount of water it uses to produce beer, through conservation on farms to changes in the manufacturing process.
The latest garbage gauge is pointing to a slow but steady recovery that should see trash volumes turn positive this quarter or next for the first time since 2008. That should propel profits of trash haulers who’ve been able to maintain pricing power through the recession thanks to long-term, customer-specific contracts.
If the market in scrap is any indication, the US can recycle the fear of a second recession into a more positive economic outlook.
Recycling is now possible across much of the country, but a complex web of rules—along with corporate and local government desires to be seen being as “green” as possible—can make it hard to figure out what’s really happening to all that rescued waste. Some companies, like Starbucks, are working to navigate those rules.
New York City’s quasi-military $1.2 billion Department of Sanitation is the largest such municipal operation in the world.
It wasn't long after Ted Turner started amassing a sizable real estate portfolio that he had an unusual idea on how to make some money from it. Today, at nearly 72, he is the nation's largest private landholder — he holds about 2 million acres —and he's been able to use his land and money to make those childhood dreams a reality.
The US may have a secret weapon against rivals like China and even economies closer to ours, such as Canada in the Environmental Protection Agency.
Federal officials declared Sunday that the well where the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded had finally been killed. The "nightmare well" is dead. But the Gulf coast's bad dream is far from over.
Although most people don’t think about it, the management of solid waste is one of the most critical issues facing municipalities throughout the United States. Challenges arise every day as society tosses out more and more wastes, the number of landfills available for use continues to decline, regulations grow and the cost of providing services increases. Financially and logistically, the management of solid waste is becoming ever more difficult.
In parts of Ghana, water has become so scarce that young women ask suitors about the distance to sources of clean water in their communities before accepting marriage proposals.
If the oil market focused on fundamentals, instead of equities and currencies, it would be half the price of what it is now, Peter Beutel, president and founder of energy risk management research firm Cameron Hanover, told CNBC.
Why the "Mad Money" host isn't hot on solar energy plays right now.
BP’s internal inquiry into the causes of the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill provoked an immediate backlash from contractors and U.S. politicians who said the British group was “happy to slice up blame, as long as it gets the smallest piece”. The FT reports.