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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A Brief History of Biofuels

Biofuels, defined as fuel created from recently living material, have been around for more than a century. Periodically, they would surge in popularity and abundance, only to be opposed by fossil fuel companies or phased out by heavy taxes. Recently legislation was passed that supports biofuel production. Will it prosper in the future?

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Fair Trade: How to Vote with Your Wallet

Walking the grocery store aisles can be daunting if you know a thing or two about international supply chains. In honor of Fair Trade month, Fair Trade USA released this video about how to vote with your wallet when it comes time for your weekly grocery trip.

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Defining Sustainability in the Restaurant Industry

U.S. consumers want sustainable food, and demand is growing quickly. According to the Organic Trade Association, the market for organics alone has gone from $1 billion in 1990 to $26.7 billion in 2010.

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Activists Ask Trader Joe’s to Say No to Meat with Drugs

Earlier this week a group from Consumers Union showed up at New York City’s Trader Joe’s at Union Square demanding that the grocery store chain stop carrying meat from animals raised on antibiotics.

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How Burning Trees Can Improve Biodiversity

Greening Australia, a non-profit environmental organization, has devised a project in which burning trees actually helps improve biodiversity, connects fragmented landscapes and even provides economic benefits to farmers.

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Why Vote Mitt Romney? Not Because of Climate Change

There are probably a couple of reasons to vote for Mitt Romney. Yet, climate change shouldn’t be one of them. If anything, climate change should be a deal breaker for any American concerned about climate change. Here are four reasons why:

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Atlantic Offshore Wind Turbines Can Power the Entire East Coast

Offshore winds off the US Atlantic coast could generate enough clean, renewable electrical power for at least one-third of the entire U.S., or the entire East Coast, from Maine to Florida, according to a Stanford University study.