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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Ocean Spray, the leading producer of bottled juices and juice drinks, found a way to reduce its carbon emissions from transportation by 20 percent, plus transportation costs.
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.
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.
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.
The World Resources Institute released the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, an online tool offering users a way to create customizable maps of water risk.
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.