The projected, forthcoming water crisis in the Western states is a complicated issue and one in which water planners and conservation advocates have, in some ways, become victims of their own success. Water consumption in the U.S. has dropped since peaking in 1980. That is a good thing, but concern is growing rather than shrinking for two reasons: population growth in regions of water stress and reduced water supply, courtesy of global warming.
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.
The World Resources Institute released the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, an online tool offering users a way to create customizable maps of water risk.
Here we outline the three biggest challenges facing the industry as they try to measure and manage resource consumption— concluding we need one universal way of looking at resource consumption that enables our decisions and reports to mirror total environmental impact across the board.
Recyclebank and the Coors Brewing Company have launched an online awareness campaign that seeks to educate consumers even more about aluminum recycling.
GM achieved a milestone of 7,000 metric tons of carbon reduction as the result of their investment in IdleAir, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based company that makes an innovative Advanced Travel Center Electrification service available for long-haul truckers. IdleAir provides parking stations that provide electricity, heating and cooling, as well as Internet and Satellite TV, for long-haul truckers. Using these stations eliminates the need for truckers to idle their engines during these rest stops thereby savings thousand of pounds of carbon emissions in the process
The growth, manufacturing, transporting, and washing of cotton uses huge amounts of water. Cotton farming is the largest consumer of water in the apparel supply chain, and is used in 40 percent of all clothing worldwide.
Last week, McDonald’s exhibited bold leadership by agreeing to shift their entire seafood supply-chain to Marine Stewardship Council-approved fish.
More than half of the world’s wetlands were lost in the 20th century. Marking the Ramsar Convention’s World Wetlands Day 2013, a host of leading international environmental organizations aim to change the economic calculus.
When fertilizer chemicals (phosphorus and nitrogen) escape farm boundaries and enter waterways, they can end up in protected biodiversity hotspots such as wetlands and estuarine environments, where they cause problems by disrupting natural nutrient cycles.