McDonald's among food firms urging tougher deforestation rules

Unilever and Tesco also say a new law should apply to all deforestation, whether legal or illegal.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Oct. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: companies deforestation-of-the-amazon-rainforest

Pringles and Cadbury 'failing on recycled packaging'

KitKats and Babybel are among other big brands that did badly in the Which? recycling test.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: recycling food-packaging companies

Airbus looks to the future with hydrogen planes

The aerospace giant said its hydrogen-fuelled passenger planes could be in service by 2035.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 21, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: air-travel airbus-group aerospace companies

BP plans for post-coronavirus low-carbon future

The firm expects prices to be lower as plans to cut carbon emissions are sped up in the wake of coronavirus.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: oil oil-gas-industry companies carbon-footprint bp

Sainsbury's pledges £1bn to cut emissions to zero by 2040

The retailer says it can hit "net zero" by 2040 with action on food waste, packaging and water use.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment plastic sainsburys companies retailing

Rolls-Royce plans mini nuclear reactors by 2029

The firm says it plans to build up to 15 of the mini reactors, which can be delivered by a lorry.

By Roger Harrabin & Katie Prescott • bbcnews
Jan. 24, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: nuclear-power companies rolls-royce-holdings energy-industry

Polluting firms 'will be hit by climate policies'

Which business sectors will be winners and losers when, and if, climate change policies take affect?

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Dec. 9, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: companies carbon-footprint

Helium shortage: 'Prices just keep going up and up'

Why is there a shortage of the precious gas and how is it affecting firms?

By Katie Hope • bbcnews
Sept. 16, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: companies

Ryanair one of Europe's top polluters, EU data suggests

It is the first time a company not running a coal-fired power plant has come near the top of the ranking.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 2, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: pollution transport air-travel aerospace companies ryanair

Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic makes it to the edge of space and back.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 13, 2018 ~3 min

Tags: space-exploration aerospace companies richard-branson

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