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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Thousands Rallied Against Keystone Pipeline Presidents’ Day Weekend

The Go Forward on Climate rally held in front of the White House brought all ages of Americans together from shore to shore to send a message to President Obama to say no to the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The time to act is now, as the phrase goes, “on the right side of history.” Do you agree?

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Noble Profit Moment with Ryan Wartena: Water as Fuel

Watch this video as MIT’s Ryan Wartena explains how the water electrolysis process can generate oxygen and hydrogen, which in turn can be utilized as a fossil fuel replacement within our already existing combustion engine vehicle fleet.

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Nebraska Utility to Test Solar Powered Irrigation System

The largest utility in Nebraska, the nation’s only public power state and the world capital of center pivot irrigation systems, is planning to test the feasibility of powering them via solar PV.

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Bold New Senate Bill Addresses Climate Change

The Climate Protection Act of 2013 proposes a “fee and dividend” structure. The plan would tax carbon-emitting fossil fuels at the sources, but, 60% of the money raised by this levy would be distributed to the American people, to offset the additional charges they would incur at the gas pump or on their utility bills.

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5 Steps to Mitigate Water Risk and Manage Water Resources

E&Y offers key steps that companies should start taking to move to the next level of water risk mitigation – managing water risks and as well as adopting a much more holistic water management approach.

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European Ride-Sharing Services Struggle to Hitch Up With Public Transportation

European ride-sharing services have expanded much more rapidly than in the United States. Markus Barnikel says “multi-modal” transport, or linking carpools with buses, trains, and plane trips, is the future of transportation. But, linking carpools with timetable-based public transport will be problematic. Has carpooling technology been pushed as far as it can go?

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SOTU: Will Actions Follow Strong Words on Climate Change?

The New York Times reported this morning on a study showing that “of legislative requests presidents have made during the State of the Union address since 1965, just under half were at least partially successful.” If this would be the case with the climate and energy legislative requests President Obama made last night we’re good. Even very good.

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SC Johnson Stakes Out Wind Power Turf

In advance of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, which is expected to include an urgent call for climate change action, SC Johnson has announced a new wind power initiative that expands its U.S. wind power commitments into Mexico.

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Cutting Calories is Good for Business

The Hudson Institute published a new study that makes the business case for offering low-calorie foods and beverages in restaurant chains. It shows that restaurant chains that serve more lower-calorie foods and beverages have better business performance.

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Southwest Rivers and Budgets are Both Drying Up

The projected, forthcoming water crisis in the Western states is a complicated issue and one in which water planners and conservation advocates have, in some ways, become victims of their own success. Water consumption in the U.S. has dropped since peaking in 1980. That is a good thing, but concern is growing rather than shrinking for two reasons: population growth in regions of water stress and reduced water supply, courtesy of global warming.

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CSR Needs a Universal System to Measure Environmental Impact

Here we outline the three biggest challenges facing the industry as they try to measure and manage resource consumption— concluding we need one universal way of looking at resource consumption that enables our decisions and reports to mirror total environmental impact across the board.