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.

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DOE Develops Wireless ‘Smart City’ Platform

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Lab have developed a wireless sensor network platform that could revolutionize urban planning, development and management.

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Why You Should Care About Freshwater

RFK Jr explains that as freshwater supplies dwindle, global investors are scrambling to own what’s left. The World Bank already values water privatization at $1 trillion and predicts that many of the wars of the 21st century will be fought over water.

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Eiffel Tower Ramps Up Renewables With Wind Turbines

“It really does represent this big leap forward for renewable energy as a whole, to have this technology to the point where it can be easily adopted by consumers like the Eiffel Tower,” said Jan Gromadzki, an engineer who oversaw the project. “And I think that was something that, five years ago, no one would’ve been ready for. It demonstrates that we’ve come this far to create renewable energy technologies that can be easily integrated into the daily lives of people around the world.”

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New Partnership Promises Biodegradable Microbeads

The plastic microbeads used in many personal care products harm marine life and have already been banned in three states. Metabolix and Honeywell are working on manufacturing microbeads that biodegrade and release no toxins into the environment.

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New Partnership Promises Biodegradable Microbeads

The plastic microbeads used in many personal care products harm marine life and have already been banned in three states. Metabolix and Honeywell are working on manufacturing microbeads that biodegrade and release no toxins into the environment.

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Heineken Lager Brand Zaps ‘Skeeters, Fights Malaria

It’s been said that necessity breeds ingenuity. In this case, that accolade also belongs to the pesky mosquito — the inspiration for the Mozzie Box. The pesticide-infused box is the latest brainstorm for warding off mosquitoes in Papau New Guinea, where malaria at one time sickened one in five residents. SP Lager and the marketing firm GPY&R have come up with an ingenious way to introduce a mosquito repellant to outside gatherings, where mosquitoes often lurk. And the best part is the repellant is naturally produced.

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Has China Reached Peak Coal?

According to energy data released by the Chinese government last week, the country’s consumption of coal fell by 2.9 percent in 2014 – the first dip in 14 years, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reports.

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EPA Takes on the ‘Gas Guzzlers’ of Home Appliances

For the first time ever, it is possible to buy a highly energy-efficient clothes dryer that meets performance standards set by Energy Star. If all clothes dryers sold in the U.S. were Energy Star certified, Americans could save $1.5 billion each year in utility costs and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to more than 2 million vehicles.

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Incentivizing Investment In Climate Change Infrastructure

The Climate Trust has explored options for raising capital to invest in building new greenhouse gas offset projects, and has identified a variety of new models for using public financing to mitigate and manage the risks associated with true impact investments—investments for social and environmental good.