California’s emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks protect the health of both truck drivers and the environment. But some companies still think they can shirk the rules.
Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
350.org’s outside counsel requested a meeting with the Congressional Science Committee last month to discuss Lamar Smith’s subpoenas and issues related to climate change science. According to 350.org, however, its request to meet Smith and the committee has been denied.
The growing demand for avocados has led produce brokers and retailers to look beyond California as a place to cultivate this savory and creamy fruit. It’s reportedly leading to pine forest eradication in Mexico.
North Carolina’s coal ash debate just got louder. Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and Environmental Working Group want the Environmental Protection Agency to get busy and set better rules regarding hexavalent chromium in drinking water, a chemical that is found in coal ash ponds like the ones Duke Energy maintains in North Carolina.
While American politicians continue to debate the efficacy of a carbon tax, external stakeholders are lining up in support. Check out what they have to say before you make up your mind.
The American Chemistry Council insists via a commissioned report that plastic has an environmental impact far smaller than alternative materials such as glass and aluminum.
Eco Shrimp Garden’s first project contains scores of indoor pools where shrimp are raised inside a retrofitted mattress factory in the town of Newburgh, in upstate New York.
A carbon capture technology firm in Canada will trap carbon emissions from a pulp and paper plant and transfer them to a nearby greenhouse.
A Chicago court ruled unanimously that the Department of Energy “acted within its authority and did not violate any regulatory or statutory provisions” when it put a figure on the social cost of carbon.
The energy sector of our global economy has long been due for an overhaul. We need cleaner sources, an upgraded grid and new options for energy storage and carbon sequestration. But is the United States a leader in this effort?
InterContinental Hotels Group, the parent corporation of popular hotel brands like Holiday Inn, spearheaded a certification program that requires its 5,000 or so franchises to meet environmental benchmarks. Interestingly, hotels aren’t just meeting the minimum requirements, they are reaching beyond them.