Actor Ian Somerhalder (Lost, Vampire Diaries) visits Asheville, N.C. and interviews two local activists about Duke Energy and the climate-coal connection during an episode of Showtime’s upcoming documentary Years of Living Dangerously.
Category: 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.
According to a new survey from Cone Communications, 77 percent of American shoppers said sustainability was an important factor in deciding what to buy, while 74 percent said buying locally was a significant factor.
Beset by geopolitical crises, spreading social unrest and economic weakness, Clean Edge’s latest report highlights the high stakes associated with the energy decisions we’re making today and shines a spotlight on five key trends shaping the future of renewable energy markets globally.
It seems like a huge deal for a several reasons: The oil major is publicly acknowledging the potential impact of carbon emission limits on its business model and revealing how it assesses the “risk of stranded assets” from climate change, and it did so at the behest of two shareholder groups.
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on March 11 officially launched the first water quality pilot trades in the Ohio River Basin. The pilot, which is the world’s only interstate water quality trading program, is part of a new initiative to test water quality improvement strategies.
TriplePundit hosted a World Water Day-themed Google Chat interview with Michael Kobori, VP of Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co. Watch the recap here.
Governance at the water-energy nexus will determine the fate, well-being and livelihoods of many millions in this and generations to come, the U.N. highlights in its 2014 World Water Development Report.
Ohio is merely the latest place to make this connection: Other sightings on the fracking-earthquake circuit have occurred in the UK, the Netherlands, British Columbia, East Texas, Oklahoma and even California.
A research lab in the U.K. is helping to find a way to create electricity from a common but rarely considered source: urine. The idea has caught the attention of scientists and philanthropists alike (not to mention four very enterprising Nigerian girls who just want to make impoverished homes a bit safer).
In order to help educate the American people, the Obama administration launched a new site, data.gov/climate, devoted to providing data and facts about climate change.
In 2012, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.3 percent from the previous year, but overall, the nation’s emissions have risen by 4.4 percent from 1990 to 2012 – an annual average rate of 0.2 percent, according to a draft report released by the Environmental Protection Agency last month. The “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2012” is a part of an annual reporting program that monitors the country’s anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by source, economic sector and greenhouse gas dating back to 1990.
Don’t tell the public transit naysayers who maintain that Americans will never get out of their beloved automobiles: Americans took a record 10.7 billion trips on public transportation last year – the highest annual ridership number in 57 years, according to the 2013 ridership report released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). In fact, public transit rides rose by 1.1 percent in 2013, while miles driven only increased 0.3 percent.
Apple enthusiasts in the U.S. looking to upgrade their iPhones have been able to trade in their old devices for a newer model at Apple stores since last summer. But now the tech giant is expanding its iPhone buyback and recycling program to Canadian stores, the Vancouver Sun reported, offering store credit of up to $275 for working but unwanted iPhones.