So-called “eco-drones” are helping a growing variety of public and private sector groups monitor, collect and analyze high-resolution images and data to address some of our most pressing social-environmental issues. A report from UNEP’s Global Environmental Alert Service highlights the advantages, benefits and challenges posed by their use.
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.
Ian Simm, Chief Executive of Impax Asset Management, tells Anna Simpson why solutions in energy, water, food and waste are particularly attractive to investors.
Label this one under the category of the news that’s not too surprising, but somewhat depressing nonetheless. In an effort to provide “fair and balanced” coverage on climate change, the mainstream press and media “routinely cites climate contrarian think tanks without reporting their ties to the fossil fuel industry,” according to a Union of Concerned … Continued
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) named the Israeli drip irrigation technology firm Netafim its annual Industry Water Award winner.
160 million tons of goods are carried on the Great Lakes each year, keeping our nation’s industrial belt supplied with raw materials. Climate change is affecting water levels on the Great Lakes threatening shipping routes and making goods more expensive.
Intel Corporation has released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report, summarizing the chipmaker’s performance across a range of sustainability activities. The report – the company’s 12th – also provides updates on Intel’s progress toward its 2020 environmental goals. “Intel’s annual Corporate Responsibility Report allows us to transparently track our progress and aggressively work toward new goals … Continued
The court ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto, concluding that patent exhaustion does not apply to this case and that Vernon Hugh Bowman violated Monsanto’s seed license.
Joe Madden, a pioneer in the North American Greenhouse Gas Markets, and Jeff Cohen, a 2008 Nobel Peace Prize honoree, created EOS Climate in 2009. Their mission is to tackle climate change by managing greenhouse gases with market-based approaches.
Move over, Iron Man. A new kind of “superfood” is emerging that promises to save more lives than your high-tech armor ever could. The Moringa Tree is a plant native to parts of Africa and Asia renowned for its nutritional value – each leaf contains seven times the Vitamin C of oranges, four times the vitamin A of carrots, four times the calcium of milk, three times the potassium of bananas and twice the protein of yogurt.
As fantastic as it may sound, an Israeli-American company is actually splicing the DNA from a firefly into a plant, to create plants and trees that may prove to be the sustainable streetlights of the future.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and four universities recently completed a study that sounds an ominous note for the future of many cities’ water supplies.