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.
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.
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.
Last week, ThinkProgress posted a video that talked about how the storms, wildfires, droughts, and “weather on steroids” that are being caused by carbon emissions are costing serious money. Is the answer a carbon tax?
Tom Schueneman recently spoke with founder Riggs Eckelberry to discuss OriginOil’s original mission and its unexpected journey into an unexpected market.
A letter to Senator Mikulski and Other Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee about inserting a rider into Section 735 of the interim funding bill, which effectively places purveyors of biotech products such as genetically modified organisms beyond the reach of the courts.
Despite doubts, Panera’s “pay what you want” model not only distinguishes it in the fast, casual food market, but is proving to be very successful.
Yesterday PepsiCo announced it already achieved its 2015 goal of providing safe water to 3 million people in developing countries in partnerships with NGOs.
If you’re interested in buying New York bonds, the state wants you to know that “climate change poses a long-term risk to the state’s finances.” Sounds reasonable, right? After all Hurricane Sandy wasn’t that long ago. Well, not so fast say rating agencies. A senior executive at Standard & Poor’s said he has “a hard time finding a direct relationship for climate change on New York State’s economy at this point.” Another senior executive at Moody’s explained that FEMA mitigates the risk by picking up the bill when big natural disaster events happen. In other words, investors in NY bonds shouldn’t worry too much about climate change.