The Everlane Sustainability Committee gathers in San Francisco on a bright Thursday morning for its weekly meeting. Three dozen staffers take seats around a white conference table in the middle of the company’s open-plan headquarters. Dressed in a white T-shirt, high-waisted jeans, and blockheeled sandals (a variation on the company’s signature normcore-basics look), marketing head Ayni Raimondi calls the meeting to order. The volunteer committee, which oversees environmental efforts across the company’s offices and stores, takes its responsibilities seriously. Everlane, after all, has a reputation to uphold. The startup clothing brand, which was founded in 2011, waited a full six years before introducing its first pair of jeans, holding out for an ethical manufacturer that recycles 98% of the water used. Last summer, Everlane launched a “clean silk” line of shirts, made in an energy-efficient factory using chemical-free dyes. The year-old committee, … [Read more...] about Everlane’s founder vowed to remove all new plastic from the brand’s supply chain by 2021. Now he has to figure out how.
Where are the right whales
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Steve Annear Globe Staff April 08, 2019 Patrick Clarke got up early Sunday morning to capture footage of the sunrise off Provincetown. But he ended up filming something even more breathtaking instead.Shortly after launching his drone into the sky and sending it hovering over the ocean, Clarke noticed something on the screen that shows what the drone is filming: It was a North Atlantic right whale.“All of the sudden I see this massive whale on the feed on my phone. I thought, ‘This is crazy,’” said Clarke, owner of Cape Clasp, a company that makes bracelets and other products. “My heart was racing. I was like, ‘I really can’t believe I'm getting this footage right now.’” Advertisement The sighting was particularly exciting because of how rare the marine mammals have become. North Atlantic right whales are … [Read more...] about Watch this drone video of a right whale twirling and enjoying the waters off Cape Cod
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Science | Oceans Are Getting Louder, Posing Potential Threats to Marine Life Supported by Increasing ship traffic, sonar and seismic air gun blasts now planned for offshore drilling may be disrupting migration, reproduction and even the chatter of the seas’ creatures. ByJim Robbins Jan. 22, 2019 Slow-moving, hulking ships crisscross miles of ocean in a lawn mower pattern, wielding an array of 12 to 48 air guns blasting pressurized air repeatedly into the depths of the ocean. The sound waves hit the sea floor, penetrating miles into it, and bounce back to the surface, where they are picked up by hydrophones. The acoustic patterns form a three-dimensional map of where oil and gas most likely lie. The seismic air guns probably produce the loudest noise that humans use regularly underwater, and it is about to … [Read more...] about Oceans Are Getting Louder, Posing Potential Threats to Marine Life
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Beth Teitell Globe Staff January 19, 2019 Remember the Super Bowl between the Patriots and Seahawks in 2015? Jeff Judge sure does. Not that he saw it all that well. For much of the game Judge stood in the cold outside his buddy Mark’s house, peering through window blinds and listening for boos and cheers from his friends for clues to the action. “I was freezing,” recalled the 26-year-old Judge.His crime? In January 2007 — yes, more than a decade ago, when he was just 14 — Judge innocently took a bathroom break during the AFC divisional playoff game between the Patriots and San Diego Chargers. And sometime between him leaving the TV room and flushing the toilet, the Patriots started a successful rally from an 8-point deficit and went on to win, 24-21. Advertisement Fair or not, the group immediately held Judge responsible for … [Read more...] about Left out in the cold, ‘jinxed’ Pats fans ostracized on game day by friends
Can’t prove this, won’t even try, but the turn of this new year seemed to bring an unusually robust flow of retrospectives on 2018 as a year of good news for our terrestrial environment and the people who care about it. Can’t explain that but will speculate that it may have something to do with the year’s bad news being so very bad, especially in the realm of climate change: its accelerating pace and proliferating impacts; the deepening concern about feedback mechanisms, already under way, that are poorly understood but are likely to proceed even if greenhouse-gas emissions could be brought down rapidly. Still, last year’s good news does deserve more attention than it received in most ongoing coverage, including my own. So as a time-conserving service to you, dear readers, I devoted a fair chunk of time to sifting all such compilations I could find; what follows is a selection of the positive developments that struck me as having the most merit, with extra … [Read more...] about It turns out that, amid a whole lot of terrible, 2018 brought some good news for the environment, too