Weed, a small town in the far north of California, is now the focal point in the fight for a community’s right to local water versus a company’s right to sell it for a massive profit.
Policy & Government
A catch all category for government, politics and initiatives to influence either.
In an excerpt from his new book, Lord John Browne, former CEO of BP, explains the thought process behind the “Beyond Petroleum” campaign and why it didn’t work. The book covers his learnings from almost 30 years in the oil business.
California fortified its role as a global leader in climate policy with Senate Bill 32 and Assembly Bill 197. Here’s what they mean for emissions policy.
The link between offset revenue and sustainable land management is often overlooked by the interest groups working to undermine climate regulations. Carbon offset revenue directly compensates landowners who choose to implement conservation-based practices rather than business as usual management, and the societal benefits go far beyond greenhouse gas reduction.
Does Wall Street play a role in avoiding the future era of stranded assets? Joyce Coffee of Climate Resilience Consulting went to Climate Week NYC to find out.
According to researchers at a Swedish university, foreign companies have already leased about 3 percent of land in Africa, which could have a long-term impact on communities as competition for resources such as water increase.
Peter Thiel’s data-mining company Palantir claims to celebrate diversity, but it now faces formal charges of racial discrimination.
According to both the Washington Post and the New York Times, presidential candidate Donald Trump made his pick on who will oversee the Environmental Protection Agency if he is elected. While environmentalists would likely sum up Myron Ebell as a poor choice, he fits right in with Trump’s position on climate change.
If your company has a new transportation, energy or “smart cities” technology and you need a living laboratory to test it out, consider Norway’s capital. Oslo’s latest budget seeks a clean-energy future while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent by 2020.
A former “economic hit man,” who convinced governments to forfeit their resources to multinational companies, explains how perception can be used for good.
Georgetown University said it’s sorry for its slavery history, but descendants of 272 men, women and children who were uprooted and sold in 1838 say it isn’t enough. They laid out some bold ideas to fight racism, and they are calling on the university to be the first to take action.
During the presidential debate, Ford Motor Co. found itself defending its business practices while Donald Trump lambasted the automaker for “outsourcing jobs to Mexico.”
A new Presidential Memorandum calls on more than 20 federal agencies to take the national security implications of climate change into consideration. This is a step in the right direction as evidence of the link between climate stress and conflict grows.