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.
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.
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.
Despite public statements, a review of ExxonMobil’s campaign contributions — especially during this election cycle — indicates the company is funding climate deniers.
New ocean policies may open up investment opportunities in offshore wind energy. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan spells out how the federal government will help energy developers to reduce risk and inefficiency in environmental assessment. But it hasn’t received much attention — at least not yet.
Scholars and researchers affiliated with the nation’s top think tanks often moonlight as corporate board members, lobbyists and outside consultants, a New York Times investigation revealed this week.