In a surprising decision that environmentalists are calling “unprecedented,” the Supreme Court imposed a stay on the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan this week. The decision doesn’t bode well for the EPA-run program, but the Obama administration says it isn’t giving up.
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.
Congress is required to determine if a bill would add to the federal deficit prior to voting on it. But there is no such provision when it comes to climate change.
As a mom, and an educator for a university campus with over 35,000 students, I feel strongly that the younger generation should be given the chance to understand climate change as early as possible to help them with consumer choices.
A new year is always a good opportunity to try new habits and, when it comes to important issues like the environment, there really is no time like the present.
EasyJet is preparing to test out a new hybrid airplane later this year. Not only will this airplane utilize regenerative braking to reclaim energy during landings, but it will also utilize onboard fuel cells.
ExxonMobil is trying to exclude a climate change proposal from this year’s proxy ballot, and if the oil and gas giant succeeds, its shareholders won’t be able to vote on the proposal at the company’s annual general meeting on May 25.
Yet another alternative meat startup, Memphis Meats, is doubling down on meat products cultivated in the laboratory instead of the factory farm. Its products based on beef, pork and chicken will be available within five years.
Following one of the key announcements at COP21, a climate disclosure task force was set up by the Financial Stability Board at the request of the G20, to introduce industry-led corporate reporting of climate risks.
Supply chains represent a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and climate-related risks to companies. So, how are suppliers assessing and managing climate risks?
The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee says this year’s game will be the greenest one yet. The committee aims to achieve a “green legacy” by putting together what it describes as a “net-positive” event.
The Malheur takeover ain’t over ’til it’s over: Yesterday Cliven Bundy, father of Malheur takeover leader Ammon Bundy, published a certified letter he sent to Harney County Sheriff David M. Ward, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, and U.S. President Barack Obama. In it, he pronounced that “we the people of Harney County” intend to “retain possession” of the federal preserve. The letter affirms his group’s intention of retaining possession of the federal natural reserve and is filled with ALEC talking-points on states rights.
The real agenda behind the Malheur takeover in Harney County, Oregon, becomes clear: The area is home to a “model” land management agreement that could undermine the movement to privatize federal land.
No other study, said Mark Z. Jacobson, a Stanford University civil engineering professor, “pushes the limits” like this one, considering what can be achieved with solar and wind without relying on storage.