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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Local Governments Must Take Charge of Building Resilient Communities

Climate change presents a whole new set of challenges when it comes to emergency planning and preparedness for municipalities. Community-wide resiliency preparedness takes into consideration emergency preparedness, energy planning, health, and safety issues.

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You Like Bikes. You Like Ice Cream. How About Bike-Churned Ice Cream?

Peddler’s Creamery, where employees and customers pedal a bike to churn the ice cream, is the first of its kind in L.A. The store opened in April to coincide with Earth Day and Ciclavia, the quarterly bike event that transforms many L.A. streets into car-free spaces. April’s Ciclavia route went by Belden’s storefront and he sold out of all nine flavors by the day’s end.

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Animal Rights Groups File Lawsuit Over Utah ‘Ag Gag Law’

Animals rights groups, PETA and Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), filed a lawsuit challenging Utah’s “ag-gag” law, enacted last year, which bans secretly documenting animal abuse at agricultural operations.


New Phone App Gives New Life to Leftovers

A Seattle entrepreneur has developed a new phone app for connecting foodies with a penchant for leftovers. The founder says it’s ideal for cooks who hate to waste food, and the perfect answer for neighbors who hate cooking and wouldn’t mind sampling a bit of yours. Sound tempting? The app is still in beta, but the twitter feed is already going strong!


When it Comes to Distributed Solar Photovoltaics, the Devil’s in the Details

Earlier this month, the decision of APS—Arizona’s largest electric utility—to propose two major changes to its net metering program, one which would do away with the program entirely, has become the latest lightning rod fueling the growing tension between utilities and solar PV.

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Most Retailers Get a Failing Grade for Their Electronics Recycling Programs

The e-recycling system is still very much based on the options retailers provide us with, and as a new report released by the Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETB) shows, most retailers still do a poor job helping consumers responsibly recycle their old electronic products.