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.
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.
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?
European cap-and-trade suffered a huge setback after the European Parliament rejected a plan to shore up the ailing carbon emissions trading system.
Last week, BICEP released a “Climate Declaration” in support of clean energy, signed by some of the nation’s best known brands and leading employers, smack in the middle of confirmation hearings for Obama’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy.
In Nestlé’s 2012 sustainability report, you will find evidence that not only is shared value alive and kicking, but also you see an update from what seems to be one of the current largest experiments in creating shared value (CSV).
This week, Royal Dutch Shell released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which focuses on the environment and social issues around the world.
Dr. James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, is continuing to warn the public of the dangers of climate change even as he retires from public service.
Nearly all of the meal possibilities offered to kids at America’s top chain restaurants are of poor nutritional quality, according to a new report of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. But whose responsibility is it?
The more nuanced aspects of the GM debate are beginning to find voice. Leading environmentalists, including two of the UK’s highest profile ones, Jonathon Porritt and Tony Juniper, say that their minds are not closed as to the future of GM.
You might think that the only way these massive coal port projects can be stopped is by an equally massive force. Yet, that is not the case. It’s an executive in Korea, Native-Americans in Washington, lots of people protesting online, and a waitress in White Rock stirring up people who live 100 miles away. It takes the global village.
As the whole world watches and waits to see if President Obama is going to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, no one is saying anything about the huge spill that just occurred from Keystone’s predecessor last week, the 65 year-old Pegasus pipeline that runs through central Arkansas.
Looking at the carbon tax debate – what we can learn from other nations who decided an environmental tax can actually help solve a problem? A good example is the UK landfill tax that was introduced in 1996 by no other than the Conservatives, becoming UK’s first environmental tax.