The recent publication of a climate report draft by the New York Times is raising questions about how President Donald Trump will tight walk the precarious balance between appeasing his voter base (that largely doesn’t believe human-made global warming exists) and a report that is blunt about the fact that human activities have a large role to play in its existence and impact. Recent efforts by federal agencies to evade talking about the phenomena suggests Trump still has a way to go to realize the implications of denouncing climate change. And that has scientists worried.
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.
The Sierra Club announced that the Orlando City Commission unanimously approved a resolution mandating that the city run 100 percent on renewables by 2050. But as more cities announce these plants, are they backed up by staff and funding?
A recent United Nations report suggests the global aviation sector could consume as much as one-quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2050 if technological advancements cannot be met.
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.
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.