Climate Change

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News and analysis of the impact of climate change on governments and businesses.

From Lab Coats to Pinstripes: Scientists May Make a Run for Washington

With tensions flaring between the scientific community and the incoming Trump administration, more scientists are considering a run for public office -- and…

700 Businesses and Orgs to Trump: Address Climate Change, It’s Real

American businesses have a message for the newly-elected U.S. president: Climate change is real. And it needs to be addressed. Now.

American Companies Team Up to Fuel the Hydrogen Economy

Trump or no Trump, the U.S. Department of Energy is still cooking up ways to get zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered vehicles into the hands of…

Pushing Urban Density: The Answer to Global Warming?

A new report suggests urban density does more than cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing transportation needs. All aspects of residents' lifestyles become…

Corporations: Unlikely Heroes in America’s Quest for Climate Action

Regardless of the incoming administration’s position on climate change, American corporations are charging forward with clean-energy and energy-efficiency commitments, says Marty Spitzer of…

Finding Common Ground Through Climate Change Conflict

Adding vigorous communication to the conflict between cap-and-trade supporters and environmental justice groups — groups with, let's admit it, much commonality in their…

What the Tourism Industry Should Take Away From COP22

The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. With this in mind, Emma Owens of Positive Impact takes…

California’s New Climate Program Steams Ahead Despite Likely Legal Challenges

With the inauguration of President Trump underway, the California Air Resources Board launched its new proposal for fighting climate change. It calls for…

How Climate Change Impacts Our Water Supply

Climate change is creating a vicious cycle of higher temperatures, changes in rainfall and water contamination.

Business Wants More Renewable Energy: Let’s Help Them Get It

Understanding the forces that determine the pace of the clean-energy revolution in different parts of the world is the somewhat daunting task undertaken…

Will Equity Crowdfunding Accelerate Impact Investing in 2017?

This past May, a new law allowing equity crowdfunding opened a new world of possibilities for social entrepreneurs around the country. Whether or…

2017: The Year of the Chicken

The vast majority of chickens raised for meat live in windowless warehouses and suffer from a number of welfare concerns. But thanks to…

Could a Rick Perry DOE Threaten Jobs, Increase Energy Bills?

The clean-energy and energy-efficiency sectors employ 2.5 million Americans and counting. How would they fare under a Rick Perry-led Department of Energy? Elizabeth…

The EPA Under Scott Pruitt: What Will it be Like?

The irony of the "fox guarding the henhouse" isn't lost on Johnson Bridgewater of the Sierra Club's Oklahoma chapter. He weighs in on…

How to Move Sustainable Investing Into the Spotlight

The Climate Trust's director of investments, Kristen Kleiman, explains how we can bring sustainable investing into the spotlight: "If 25 years have taught…