Environmental organizations say the Transatlantic Treaty and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be a disaster for the environment if it goes through. And if the past week is anything to go by, they have a reason to be concerned. There’s a lot at stake with this year’s TTIP negotiations in Europe. But there’s a lot to be gained, as well, say some researchers.
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.
EPA? Who needs it? Keep it in the ground? Pfft… forget that. Carbon tax? Hell no! These gems and more sum up why the 2016 GOP platform should worry environmentalists. It’s worse than you think.
Why would the maker of the iPhone buy and protect forests? In the words of Lisa P. Jackson, the company’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, Apple believes that “paper, like energy, can be a renewable resource.”
Pokémon Go offers a massive opportunity to community leaders and small businesses as they seek new ideas for community projects and sustainable development.
Living shorelines and nature-based solutions reduce climate-related risks to communities and infrastructure, says the Nature Conservancy.
Many Americans think of golf as an old sport with dated practices and traditions. This notion is prevalent on many levels throughout the game — none more so than the industry’s attempts to be a good environmental steward. But signs point to some improvement.
Even the small warming we’ve experienced due to climate change is having significant impacts on how fish, says the U.S. Geological Survey.
Florida’s Treasure Coast has become inundated with algae blooms. After resisting federal regulations that could have prevented the problem, Florida politicians are asking the White House for help. And the Obama administration was clear in its response: It is your mess, so you fix it.
China is on pace to open one new coal-fired plant a week until 2020, says Greenpeace, despite its promises to boost renewables and wean itself off dirty fossil fuels.
While it cannot be denied that money talks, it doesn’t always tell the truth. The Natural Resources Defense Council fact-checked a key fossil fuel trade group and uncovered the common “doomsday myths” it uses to scare politicians and the public.
It’s official: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is on the Donald Trump ticket. Although he’s a GOP mainstay, Pence isn’t exactly a household name — leaving many to wonder where he stands on the issues they care about and how he would perform as veep. To answer all those burning questions, we took a look at Pence’s voting record and his stance on environmental and social sustainability issues. Spoiler alert: It’s not pretty.