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.”
Category: 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.
The odds are high this week that India will make a big announcement this week regarding its climate change agenda at the Lima climate change conference.
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.
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef issued the “release of the first global definition for sustainable beef.” Will critics of the industry buy in?
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.
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.”
General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell declared the company’s commitment to water conservation at the The Nature Conservancy Global Water Summit in Chicago last week.
“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.”
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.