Recent research suggests the occasional forest fire may actually be beneficial for bees in the long run, as they can provide a boost in their overall population.
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.
Fracking in West Texas has generated opposition from citizens, ranchers, farmers and environmentalists – all of whom share worries, from the lack of water for cattle and crops to potential threats that could be inflicted on popular recreation areas. Could there be a solution?
Cloud computing giant Salesforce announced another step made toward its goal of running 100 percent on clean power. The city is participating in a San Francisco city-wide renewables program.
There have been plenty of theories about the Flint, Michigan water poisoning. One even pinned the blame on the Vortex Winter of 2014-2015. But according to University of Michigan scientists, it wasn’t Mother Nature that caused the water contamination, but one key decision by Flint’s water managers, who were responsible for ensuring the water was clean and potable before it reached residents’ homes.
Climate change and its impacts on crops across India can be linked to 59,000 suicides across the country over the past three decades, according to a recent study.
With President Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, India and China have an opportunity to lead the way in renewable energy and climate protection.
According to UPS, the relationship it has built with TerraCycle has resulted in at least 40 million pounds of waste diverted from municipal landfills since 2012.
A report issued this morning by NGO Mighty Earth suggests the U.S. meat industry is largely responsible for what has become the largest “dead zone” ever in the Gulf of Mexico.
In January, 27 DOE scientists were scheduled to attend June’s quadrennial International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference on fast breeder nuclear reactors in Yekaterinburg, Russia. So why did none of them make it?
DanoneWave has accelerated what it describes as a “pledge” to improve the financial and environmental performance of its dairy farmers, who are crucial to the success of the company’s products such as yogurt.
There is mounting evidence that sea level rise is creating what researchers often call “ghost forests” along the U.S. East Coast. The potential threats include a drop in real estate prices, farming and damage to forests integral to the U.S. paper industry.
A new EPA report says that since 1970, the combined emissions of six common air pollutants have fallen 73 percent since 1970. Meanwhile, the number of miles Americans have driven have almost tripled, and the economy has expanded to over three times its size from almost a half century ago.
The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act gives the Department of Homeland Security immediate access to $12million in funding to build the first 15 miles of the border wall, some of which runs through areas with high concentrations of endangered species, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.
New Jersey’s legislature passed, and Governor Chris Christie signed into law, Senate Bill 3027, which established a statewide food waste reduction goal of 50 percent by 2030. But plans to achieve the landmark goal are still in development.