In drought-stricken Texas where electricity is badly needed, plans for some power plants have been stalled because of a lack of fresh water that is needed to run the plants.
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.
In honor of Fair Trade month, Fair Trade USA produced this great infographic to show what happens when you purchase fair trade products. Click through to enlarge, or visit the main page to view the dynamic version. If you like what you see, take the Fair Trade pledge.
SOCAP 2012 came with a twist: an Impact Accelerator that included 100 social entrepreneurs, sponsored by Halloran Philanthropies and other socially minded enterprises. It provided customized support over a week-long process and offered the entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their projects in the main hall.
Ocean acidification has happened before sometimes with large consequences for marine ecosystems. But within the last 300 million years, never has the rate of ocean acidification been to fast.
Sunlabob Renewable Energy co-founder and CEO Andy Schroeter discusses why universal energy access is a gateway to sustainable development objectives in rural areas including improved health and sanitation, increased economic and education opportunities and eradication of poverty.
Waterkeeper Alliance has sued Perdue to hold the poultry producer liable for pollution that has long dogged the Chesapeake Bay.
Safe Water Network, which works with PepsiCo, IBM and Merck, takes a market-based approach to combat water scarcity in the developing world.
The variety and creation of biofuels can be overwhelming. Here is a comprehensive rundown on the types, the creation process and the differences of each. Most biofuels can be divided into two types: biologically derived material that can fermented to produce alcohol (starch), and natural oils that can be processed to create biodiesel (lipids).
Employing a new tertiary wastewater treatment process reduced levels of phosphorous and trace pollutants in urban wastewater effluent below EPA safe levels, researchers from Veolia Water, Kruger and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee found.
August’s massive blackout highlights the critical crossroads Indians and residents of fast developing nations around the world face: to try to emulate the fossil fuel-dependent development paths followed by developed nations or a sustainable development path centered on local, distributed renewable energy sources.
Fuels America, a group of advanced and conventional renewable stakeholders joined to fight for America’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). This comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking at waiving the RFS, largely thanks to the recent harsh drought conditions over the mid-western U.S. this summer.
Meteo-Logic, an Israeli startup, is offering a new software solution that they believe will be the most accurate weather prediction service. Their technology turns existing weather stations into active forecasting points by analyzing their historical data and turning it into the basis for weather predictions for the station’s specific area.