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.
New EPA Chief Gina McCarthy will focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants, but the picture for oil and gas is less clear, especially regarding the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.
How Josh Tetrick went from a student near the bottom of his high school class to founding one of the most innovative sustainable food companies in the world in less than 10 years.
President Obama announced his pledge on his recent African visit, to develop 10 GW of electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. The move would bring power to 20 million households and businesses for the first time. The development would be of the all-of-the-above variety including everything from oil and gas, to hydro, wind, geothermal and solar. Both on and off-grid would be included as well as transmission infrastructure. Initial investments will be in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. Uganda and Mozambique will also receive assistance in developing their oil and gas reserves responsibly.
Soylent is a liquid food replacement made from “broken-down multivitamins, raw elements like potassium and magnesium purchased from lab supply stores, and olive and fish oils, among other ingredients.” Is this the future of food?
Consumer Watchdog released a groundbreaking report today that asks and answers the following question: What economic effect will the Keystone XL oil pipeline have on U.S. drivers and the U.S. economy as a whole?
Google held a fundraiser to benefit Senator Inhofe as well as the national Republican Senatorial Committee. However, why would a company whose Chairman basically just called climate change deniers liars support a senator who said that “global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people”?
The Weather Company is confronting climate change denial by endorsing the BICEP climate declaration, while The Weather Channel reaches a broad audience with reality-based climate information.
Be careful, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Some lawmakers have actually threatened to cash in their favors to the Michigan Militia to keep aquifer-drained areas from sticking a straw in Lake Michigan to compensate for a drained aquifer like you guys are. Waukesha, faced with a depleted aquifer and rising concentrations of carcinogenic radium in the water, is drafting … Continued
By Heather Connon A nice cup of tea is the usual prescription for everything from severe shock to a tiring day. But the industry behind the restorative cuppa is facing some challenges of its own, which, if not addressed, could have a dramatic impact on the supply chain behind the world’s favorite drink. Climate change, … Continued
The Pacific Northwest ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver, BC want to reduce diesel particulate matter emissions by 75 percent per ton of cargo by 2015, rising to 80 percent by 2020.
The politics of climate change are a lot like the politics of gun control, at least in the sense that President Obama meant when he asked in April 2013 how Congress could fail to deliver gun control legislation when 90% of the American public wants it.
In an odd sort of “budget-hawkery,” the U.S. House budget moves to scrap renewable energy programs while calling for a half trillion dollar colony on Mars.