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.

Beef or Cow? Researchers Find the Way We Talk About Meat Matters

In a study published this month in the journal Appetite, Norwegian researchers argue that the way meat is processed, labeled, and advertised makes it easier for consumers to dissociate their hamburger or steak from the animals they once were.

Will Hurricane Matthew Inspire Safer Buildings?

Despite widespread flooding, torrential rain and even the loss of human life, including dozens in the U.S. alone, many buildings in the Southeast actually withstood the storm quite well. But those who sustained damage are taking notice.

Fukushima Radiation in the Pacific (Revisited)

While the level of concern suggested in my prior piece was overstated, I maintain that the situation at Fukushima is far from resolved and that is remains a serious concern, particularly in Japan.

Summer Olympics Can’t Compete in a Warming World

Scientists speculate that if climate change continues on its current trajectory, there won’t be a future for the Summer Olympics, due to the decreasing number of “safe cities” to hold the games.

Why Science-Based Targets Are Necessary For Meeting Paris Climate Agreement Goals

While the commitments made at COP21 were laudable, collectively, the proposed GHG reductions won’t achieve the Paris agreement’s goal of holding global mean temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. Instead, we are on track to see an increase of almost 4 degrees C by 2100.

France Reverses Course and Nixes Carbon Tax Proposal

France’s government scuttled plans to include a carbon tax in its fiscal year 2016 budget. The sudden decision comes at a time when France’s energy portfolio faces several challenges.

Los Angeles to Go Zero Waste by 2050

The Los Angeles Board of Public Works brought the California city closer to its goal by approving a contract the end of September that will overhaul its waste collection. Under the new system, LA will be split into 11 franchise zones serviced by seven waste haulers. It’s a big improvement over the 144 private haulers who now crisscross the city collecting trash.