Florida’s coastline is world famous for its tourism amenities. The state is also a vital transportation nexus for the country, providing an essential link with Latin America. And of course, people love going to the Kennedy Space Center to learn about the country’s space endeavors. But all three of those vital Florida industries face considerable challenges if sea levels continue to rise. So does Miami’s million-dollar shorelines, which face insurance problems, flooding landscape and the prospects of a sizable exodus in coming years.
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 House Committee on Natural Resources recently discussed the benefits that carbon emissions provide to the planet. Yes, you heard right. I said “benefits.” Greenhouse gases produced by burning coal, oil and other fuels are good, so some representatives and witnesses say.
The nation’s third largest retailer ditched Chilean salmon in favor of antibiotic-free Norwegian salmon, Reuters reported on Thursday. Why stop selling Chilean salmon? In response to an aggressive bacteria plaguing their aquaculture environments, Chilean fish farmers used 1.2 million pounds of antibiotics to produce less than 900,000 tons of salmon last year.
Temple Grandin, an animal scientist at Colorado State University, says that being autistic helps her do better work to improve animal welfare in slaughterhouses. There’s a stereotype that people with autism are cold and unfeeling. However, Grandin is empathetic toward animals. Here are her strategies.
Gore is confident there will be some sort of agreement coming out of Paris. “Even if it falls a little bit short of the 2-degree threshold, it will definitely lend a tremendous amount of momentum to an historic transition that is now well underway, away from carbon-based energy and towards renewables efficiency, battery storage and sustainable agriculture and forestry.”
For years the United Arab Emirates has had the lowest automobile fuel prices in the world. Thanks to the government’s long-standing policy of subsidizing gasoline (petrol) and diesel, current average gasoline prices are less than 1.7 dirhams (50 cents) a liter. But the elimination of fuel subsidies signals a huge shift in the UAE.
The lack of awareness – let alone knowledge – of the global water shortage is dangerous. Can anyone wake up American consumers to this growing problem? You bet, and corporations are at the heart of efforts to curb the global water footprint.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took the first strides toward his goal to power all city government buildings and facilities with renewable energy within 10 years.
The goal of every corporation or business is to earn money, but what happens when a company’s approach doesn’t take environmental impact into account? Exxon Mobil provides a useful case study.
House Speaker John Boehner – leader of the least productive Congress in American history, one which has done little, if anything, to assist the Western United States and its historic drought — has decided to blame President Barack Obama and environmentalists for causing said drought.
As a result of a four-year drought, all regions in California are implementing water conservation measures. San Diego stands out as a model when it comes to water conservation.
Peter Fox-Penner, author of “Smart Power” and other energy policy books, discusses the Pope’s Climate Encyclical and its focus on broader economic and social change as opposed to carbon pricing.
Walk down the aisle of any grocery store, and it’ll be easy to see that there’s a growing trend toward eco-friendly practices and products. Then look online and you’ll see the same thing. But, how can you tell if a company is truly committed to environmental sustainability, or if it’s just trying to cash in on the ever-growing eco-friendly market? Read on to find out.
Have you ever wondered how the U.S. and its states are doing in terms of resource availability and ecological footprints? You don’t have to wonder any longer. A report by Global Footprint Network and Earth Economics details the ecological footprint and resource availability of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.