chemicals in the clothing manufacturing process by 2020.
• Mayor Michael Bloomberg says protecting NYC from storms carries a $20 billion price tag, as it builds flood walls, levees and bulkheads to protect against rising seas and damage from storms such as 2012's Hurricane Sandy.
• We covered in great detail the release of the Best Global Green Brands rankings earlier this week, but the Canadian version came out this week as well, as Maclean's released its Top 50 Socially Responsible Firms this week. There's a good deal of overlap on the lists, with Ford, IBM, Pepsico, H&M, Philips Electronics, Starbucks, Cisco and many others appearing on both rankings.
• In what marks a major milestone for both aviation and biofuels, United Airlines has committed to buy 15 million gallons of biofuels for flights out of its LAX hub. The cost will be competitive with traditional jet fuel, and United's investment will allow its supplier to scale up production to potentially serve other airlines flying out of Los Angeles.