Lamar Smith, chair of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, held a hearing on Tuesday titled “Making EPA Great Again,” as part of what critics describe as an ongoing witch hunt against climate scientists.
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.
Last weekend an article in the Mail on Sunday, a sister publication of the British paper the Daily Mail, attempted to cast doubt on the strength of climate science. It’s now been taken up by the U.S. House Science Committee. But there’s one catch: It’s not grounded in facts.
Republicans who have long opposed former President Barack Obama’s efforts to curb environmental pollution are having a field day this month. It seems a rarely-used tactic will allow the Trump administration, with the help of the Republican-led Congress, to nibble away at Obama’s much lauded environmental legacy.
Beijing’s mayor says the city of 11.5 million will adopt “extra” anti-smog measures this year, including a 30 percent decrease in coal consumption.
Technology is innovating at an exponential rate. New products and services are being rolled out on an almost daily basis. But while the pace of the technology revolution increases, design innovation is failing to keep up in one key area: sustainability.
The Danish wind power giant Dong Energy, which last fiscal year generated almost $9 billion in revenues, plans to phase out coal from all of its power stations by 2023.
The potential closure of the largest coal plant in the American West is another sign that dirty coal is on its way out of our energy mix — and there’s nothing that Donald Trump can to do save this industry.
A planned coal-fired plant in Bangladesh would be located near the world’s largest mangrove forest, which is home to endangered species such as the Bengal tiger. NGOs are furious, and an online petition urging citizens to pressure Rampal’s financial backers scored over 1 million signatures.
In its most recent impact report, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) claims the industry has made “tremendous progress” on improving ethics and sustainability. But many NGOs would say otherwise.
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WWF launched the Climate Savers Program in 1999 as a platform for corporate leadership in climate action. Nearly 20 years later, its members offer a business-smart framework that others can follow.
The double-whammy of falling of electric vehicle costs, plus rapidly falling solar power prices, could slow the world’s demand for both oil and coal after 2020, according to a study released today by CarbonTracker.
A bill submitted last week by Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah is angering hunters, anglers and local communities. The proposed law would allow at least 3.4 million acres of public lands to be sold at a “fair market value” in order to reduce the federal government’s debt.
Collaborative research carried out by insurers, engineers and conservationists identifies solutions to reduce risks and protect coastal communities.
Of the over 26 gigawatts of new energy capacity added in the U.S. last year, the vast majority came from renewables, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.