U.S. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico introduced a bill that would ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide some research says has links to learning disabilities as well as severe health problems. NGOs including the NRDC is supporting such a ban.
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.
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 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.
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.
Canada, one of the world’s largest beef producers, has issued new dietary guidelines in an effort to promote healthy eating. And beef is no longer on the menu.
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.
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.
HP teamed up with Thread to make ink cartridges with plastic from bottles recycled in Haiti. The initiative brings jobs to some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.
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.
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.
The global banking giant HSBC has launched an investigation of a major Indonesian palm oil supplier over allegations that the company has been ready to clear cut thousands of hectares of rainforests in a remote corner of the island country.
Geohealth – the intersection of place and public heath – is a word and theme you’ll be hearing increasingly, as the global population deals with rising temperatures and sea levels due to climate change.
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.
A United Kingdom study recently concluded that biofuels can have a critical role to play in the mitigation of future climate change risks, but not if they are derived from food crops.