When it comes to being environmentally friendly, those born between the early 1980s to early 2000s, otherwise known as Millennials, are talking a lot of talk without walking much of a walk, according to a recent study by DDB Worldwide.
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.
A recent Public Policy Polling survey found that 58% of Republicans polled still believe that Global Warming is a hoax. This, at the same time that international polls are finding that Americans are among the biggest doubters. Only 47% of Americans believe that global warming is real and is mostly caused by emissions, compared with 58% of Canadians.
Introducing Olazul, a non-profit organization dedicated to develop sustainable livelihoods in balance with healthy ecosystems through the principle of ecological aquaculture.
A recent report states that, “The five-year mean global temperature has been flat for a decade.” So does this mean climate change is less of a problem than climate science has suggested? Not really.
A proposed natural gas storage and transportation hub has stirred controversy in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, both for its potential risks and for its possible role in enabling the introduction of fracking into the area.
The leading online service for ordering delivery and takeout food says that its customers are increasingly making “eco-friendly” orders, asking delivery drivers to hold the plastic utensils and napkins.
Seamless, a New York-based company that lets users order food from more than 12,000 top restaurants in the United Stated and the United Kingdom, announced this week that eco-friendly orders processed through the website increased by 155 percent from 2010 to 2011, and by another 216 percent from 2011 to 2012.
ExxonMobil has had a horrible four-week run in the aftermath of its Pegasus pipeline break in Arkansas, but a just-published greenhouse gas emissions study by the company’s research arm could show a bright spot. The new study looks at the total lifecycle of natural gas from drilling to power generation, and concludes that its carbon footprint can be significantly lower than coal.
The Navigating the American Carbon World Conference, a three-day event (April 16-18th, 2013) in San Francisco, was jam-packed with workshops, meetings, offset credit offer info sessions, keynotes, plenaries, breakouts, and an exhibition hall featuring consulting services.
Recent months have seen a long list of institutions and individuals—many rather unexpected, some powerful—speaking out in favor of action on climate change.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad appeared together recently defending the Renewable Fuel Standard from recent attacks from people like Robert Bradley Jr. who writes for Forbes. Bradley, an adjunct scholar of the fossil-fueled Cato and Competitive Enterprise Institutes, said that now is the time to roll back the renewable fuel standard (RFS) which sets targets for the amount of fuel that refiners must buy containing biofuel.
Masdar, the clean energy company and eponymous “green city” based on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, launched a $32 million solar plant in Mauritania.
The past few years have been amazing for solar in the U.S. New capacity added in 2012 grew by 76% over the previous year. NREL recently estimated that the US has the potential to meet 20% of its total electric demand with solar. Yet, solar still only provides 1% of the total U.S. power demand. So why, if the potential is 20%, are we only at 1%?
Ethanol has seen several hiccups as of late. A drought has caused water shortages wreaking havoc on corn crops, driving up the price of ethanol fuel and jeopardizing its long-term viability. Increased costs and dwindling demand has already caused 10 percent of the nation’s ethanol plants to halt production. According to the USDA, the record-high corn prices could spike by as much as 19 percent in 2013.
Consumers are already watching more and more TV on their mobile devices or the Internet, and pushing their old TV sets out the door. How will we manage the ongoing environmental impact that the accumulation of toxic e-waste brings?