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.

MIT’s Climate CoLab Puts Big Money Up for Big Climate Concepts

“As systems like Linux and Wikipedia have shown, people from around the world — connected by the Internet — can work together to solve complex problems in very new ways,” says MIT Sloan professor Thomas Malone, director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and principal investigator for the Climate CoLab project.

Could Your Poop Turn into Gold?

Your poop could actually turn into gold, according to scientists exploring the feasibility of extracting metals from solid waste.

Can the Guardian’s Climate Campaign Effect Real Political Change?

There’s one important issue that journalism has consistently failed to cover properly: climate change. But a new campaign from the United Kingdom’s Guardian is looking to change that, aiming to not only educate the public on climate change, but also inspire individuals, governments and companies to take action on the issue.

Mushrooms to the Rescue in the Ecuadorian Amazon

The Sucumbíos province of northeast Ecuador is home to nearly a thousand toxic waste pits. And it is here that a group called the Amazon Defense Coalition has recruited specialized fungi with an appetite for toxic waste.

Climate Change Puts California Economy at Risk of Collapse

California faces one more year of water supply — a water crisis that holds the potential to collapse the state’s economy. What an irony that the state most focused on global warming may be its first catastrophic economic collapse victim.

Hawaii Faces Massive Logjam of Solar Permit Applications

Hawaii has the highest solar photovoltaic penetration of any state in the country. Yet, between 2012 and 2014, the number of solar PV permits issued by the city and county of Honolulu declined by over 50 percent. Meanwhile, a massive logjam of permit applications built up in the state. Learn about the cause of the problem and the innovative solution here.

What’s The True Cost of Gasoline?

In light of the recent gas price drop, let’s take a closer look at what that gallon of gasoline actually costs us, when all the impacts are considered.