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.

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Groups Sue Feds Over Climate Effects of Coal Leasing

FOE and WORC are seeking the first comprehensive review of the federal coal-leasing program since 1979. “Since that time, scientific evidence has established that greenhouse gases produced by coal mining and combustion endanger the public health and welfare,” they said. “The BLM, however, has never analyzed the coal leasing program’s impact on climate change.”

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Lighting the Way Forward with Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is becoming increasingly cheaper and more efficient. In promoting renewables, we can end our reliance on fossil fuels while creating new economic opportunities in a cleaner, safer and healthier world.

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Timberland Gives Tire Retreads Second Life as Shoes

Outdoor clothing manufacturer Timberland and tire manufacturer Omni United recently announced their collaboration to create a line of tires. Called Timberland Tires, they will be the first tires ever designed to be recycled into Timberland boots and shoes when they are worn out.

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Komaza Plants Sustainable Microforestry in Kenya

Tevis Howard traveled to Kenya and he became determined to do something about extreme poverty there. After coming up with numerous business plans, Howard settled on the idea of planting trees and founded Komaza, a Swahili word that means “to encourage growth.”

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Green Bronx Machine Turns Bronx Students Into Urban Farmers

“I don’t see crisis. I see opportunity,” Stephen Ritz, founder of the Green Bronx Machine, said in an exclusive interview at the Social Innovation Summit. “I’m not into incremental change. I’m into wholesale change. I want to transform lives.”

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Chevrolet Invests in Grasslands Conservation Carbon Credits

The first-of-its-kind grasslands conservation project brought the USDA together with ranchers, Ducks Unlimited and others in a public-private partnership that will avoid carbon dioxide emissions the equivalent of taking more than 5,000 cars off the road.