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.

San Diego Struggles with Styrofoam: Recycle or Ban?

Despite a study concluding that the city could lose $90,000 a year from foam container recycling, San Diego’s city council has given the green light to include Styrofoam in its municipal recycling program instead of outright banning the material.

China Tells WTO: No More Garbage Imports

China recently informed the World Trade Organization that wastes resulting from textiles and steelmaking are among a list of 24 types of garbage that will no longer be accepted at the country’s ports.

The Health Impacts of Rush Hour Pollution

While sensors monitor pollution near the freeway, what gets sucked into a car’s interior is another matter all together. And it’s linked to heart disease, asthma and other respiratory disease for unlucky drivers.

‘Fossil Fuels are Dead’ Says Coal Transport Magnate

The CEO of the United States’ third-largest rail transport company has been predicting the end of fossil fuels for a year now. Last week he announced what that would mean for CSX Rail: No new coal cars for a disappearing industry.

Even Smart People Are Still Arguing About Fossil-Free Electricity

At a pivotal moment for climate strategies, scientists and business leaders have started a public debate about how fast and how fully we can leave oil, coal, and gas behind. More people now recognize climate change as the pre-eminent issue of our time, a core focus of resistance, and a source of massive economic opportunities.

Speed Up Oceanic Carbon Sequestration, to Fight Climate Change

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology and University of Southern California believe they have found a way to bring oceanic carbon sequestration closer to reality, a discovery which may pave the way to reducing global warming emissions in the atmosphere.

California Extends Bipartisan Carbon Cap and Trade

This week, with considerable bipartisan support, the Calif. Legislature passed AB-398, which extends the state’s cap-and-trade climate law to 2030. Supporters say the bill’s passage will strengthen market certainty for Calif.’s clean technology and oil sectors.

3 California Communities Sue 37 Big Oil Firms For Climate Change Damages

Marin and San Mateo Counties in Northern California and the City of Imperial Beach in San Diego County allege that the companies had foreknowledge that fossil fuel industries precipitated climate change and are responsible for covering the costs of adaptation and mitigation. 

Oil & Gas Sector’s Big Role in New Energy Future

For the oil and gas industry, lowering its operational footprint is just the starting point. The industry should leverage its global infrastructure and engineering prowess to play a more active and central role in the new energy economy.

Paris Accord U.S. Commitment Still Alive

Two outspoken supporters of the Paris Accord, California Governor Jerry Brown and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced last week that they will launch a new initiative to help drive down greenhouse gas emissions across the U.S. and keep the U.S. on track to meet its voluntary commitment to the Paris Accord.