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 trade dispute centered on North Atlantic herring quotas highlights the challenges of instituting regional, ecosystems-based management frameworks. Marking the first time trade sanctions are being used to enforce regional sustainable fisheries policies, the EU voted overwhelmingly in favor of imposing bans on imports of herring and mackerel from the Faroe Islands late last week.
In Snake Oil, Richard Heinberg says “rather than offering the nation a century of cheap energy and economic prosperity, fracking may well present us with a short-term bubble that comes with exceedingly high economic and environmental costs.”
Starting this summer, Maersk has ventured into “green shipping” as it seeks to reduce CO2 emissions as investors review firms’ environmental performance.
Genetic modification promises advancements in sustainability, pest resistance and fibre quality for cotton. But not everyone is convinced by the gene changers’ claims.
25% of small businesses fail after a weather disaster. With climate change causing more extreme weather events, small business is especially vulnerable.
Climate change presents a whole new set of challenges when it comes to emergency planning and preparedness for municipalities. Community-wide resiliency preparedness takes into consideration emergency preparedness, energy planning, health, and safety issues.
Peddler’s Creamery, where employees and customers pedal a bike to churn the ice cream, is the first of its kind in L.A. The store opened in April to coincide with Earth Day and Ciclavia, the quarterly bike event that transforms many L.A. streets into car-free spaces. April’s Ciclavia route went by Belden’s storefront and he sold out of all nine flavors by the day’s end.
Animals rights groups, PETA and Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), filed a lawsuit challenging Utah’s “ag-gag” law, enacted last year, which bans secretly documenting animal abuse at agricultural operations.
A Seattle entrepreneur has developed a new phone app for connecting foodies with a penchant for leftovers. The founder says it’s ideal for cooks who hate to waste food, and the perfect answer for neighbors who hate cooking and wouldn’t mind sampling a bit of yours. Sound tempting? The app is still in beta, but the twitter feed is already going strong!
Earlier this month, the decision of APS—Arizona’s largest electric utility—to propose two major changes to its net metering program, one which would do away with the program entirely, has become the latest lightning rod fueling the growing tension between utilities and solar PV.