Climate Change

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

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Breakthrough Material: Novacem Carbon Negative Cement

Most people, when they think about global warming, and the sources of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which, by the way, just hit…
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Hotel Chains Standardize Carbon Accounting

Everybody travels and everybody stays at hotels one time or another but travelling comes with a steep carbon as well as water footprint.…
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NASA Scientist James Hansen and Darryl Hannah Arrested at Keystone Pipeline Protest

Things are heating up when it comes to the protests outside of the Whitehouse over the Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion, 1,700…
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Ocean Acidification Devastates Oyster Farms in the Pacific NorthWest

This is World Water Week and I have been writing a lot of water-related posts lately. Water is a resource that we all…
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Would Candidate Michele Bachmann Approve Her Own Record on the EPA?

It’s never boring with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) around. I’m sure both fans and non-fans of the Republican presidential candidate would agree. One…
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Climate Change & the Future – When You Know Trouble is Coming

By: Brian Thomas Most of us greet news of a looming threat with skepticism. “Show me” is the usual reaction. We are like…
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EPA, SEC Take the Lead on U.S. Environmental Progress

Businesses beg for definitive rulings on issues such as carbon pricing and environmental social governance (ESG) reporting requirements, meanwhile the legislature clamors (successfully)…

The Insurance Industry Can’t Afford to Have Their Heads in the Sand on Climate Change

...they only need to look as far as their own checkbooks to see that something very disruptive and damaging is happening. In 2005,…
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Markets at Risk of a “Carbon Bubble”; Fossil Fuel Reserves, Companies Way Overvalued

A "carbon" bubble exists and massive misallocation of capital is taking place in world financial markets as fossil fuel reserves and the shares…
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ExxonMobil Still Pays for Climate Confusion

Despite the overwhelming consensus of scientists, a recent Gallup poll found that 43 percent of Americans still believe that global warming is caused…
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Society for Women Geographers Spurs Sustainability

Formed in 1925 after the Explorer's Club refused to admit women, SWG originally required all members to be American female geographers or explorers…
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Super Cool Biz Summer in Japan: Yes to Hawaiian Shirts, No to Neckties!

Here’s a little experiment for you: While you’re sitting in your office, wearing your usual work outfit, set the thermostat at 82 degrees…
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Mattel CSR: Is it Over for Barbie?

Last year it was decided by popular vote that Barbie made a better journalist than an environmental activist. Probably just as well because…
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TVA Settles on Clean Air Violations

A settlement between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Tennessee Valley Authority will resolve alleged Clean Air Act infractions at 11 TVA coal-fired…
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Terminating the GHG Debate: CA Governors Schwarzenegger and Davis

The connection between greenhouse gasses (GHG) and global warming is a difficult one for many Americans to grasp. The connection may be obvious…