European energy firms Centrica and Galp, food group Nestle and watchmaker Swatch are among 50 companies worldwide that are highly exposed to physical climate risks, investors with $10 trillion in assets say.
Bayer AG launched a pilot program in the United States and Brazil on Tuesday that will pay farmers for capturing carbon in cropland soils, making it the latest agriculture company to seek to capitalize on environmental initiatives. One incentive for farmers will be credits toward Bayer products, e.g., RoundUp.
Tobacco users struggling to quit may soon be able to share their plight with Florence, the WHO's first virtual health worker. The technology uses AI to come up with personalized advice, minus the human judgment.
Gone are the days of the Marlboro Man and the glossy ads that make smoking Virginia Slims seem cool. Now the Surgeon General's warning could make a migration to fuel pumps, listing the level of emissions you'll contribute to the atmosphere with your purchase and the number of lives you could endanger.