Climate Change

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

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Elon Musk’s Libertarian Case for a Carbon Tax

A recent Q&A session with Tesla's Elon Musk at first focused on tax breaks, then morphed into a libertarian case for a carbon…
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Seventh Generation Establishes An Internal Carbon Tax

"The carbon tax anchors our greenhouse gas reduction strategy in the heart of our business, activating our entire organization in support of our…
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Remember Teddy Roosevelt: Conservation Shouldn’t Be Partisan

“I’m so tired of party labels,” said Jim Brainard, Republican mayor of Carmel, Indiana. "[Conservation] should be a non-partisan issue."
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Climate Change and Sustainable Investing: How Investors Can Make a Difference

How can investors help the world meet targets set in the Paris Agreement? From impact investing to low-carbon portfolios, a number of options…
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Trump Eggs on Russian Hackers, Opens a Matryoshka Doll of Fears

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has caused yet another uproar. On Wednesday, he goaded Russian hackers to cyber-spy on Hillary Clinton and search…
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Climate Science Witch Hunt Continues in Congress, NGOs Push Back Hard

U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is leading what NGOs call a McCarthyite investigation of government agencies, state attorneys general and, now, nonprofits. These…
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How Virtual Reality Can Help the Environment

For most people, climate change is some far-off thing. It's not concrete. We must find a way to make them experience it directly.…
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Report: Energy Companies Hugely Underestimate Risks to Investors

Carbon Tracker called out the energy industry for lagging in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. By submitting the same boilerplate risk…
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US-EU Transatlantic Trade Offers Biofuel Incentives But Puts Climate at Risk, Say Critics

Environmental organizations say the Transatlantic Treaty and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be a disaster for the environment if it goes through. And if…
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Missing the Target with Conservation Finance

At the 2016 Mission Investors Exchange conference, experts discussed how the impact investing community can tackle society's most intractable problems.
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3p Weekend: Why The Republican Platform Should Concern Environmentalists

EPA? Who needs it? Keep it in the ground? Pfft... forget that. Carbon tax? Hell no! These gems and more sum up why…
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Nature: A Better, Faster, Cost-Effective Answer for Climate Resilience?

Living shorelines and nature-based solutions reduce climate-related risks to communities and infrastructure, says the Nature Conservancy.
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Warmer Temperatures Are Impacting Fish in North American Waters

Even the small warming we've experienced due to climate change is having significant impacts on how fish, says the U.S. Geological Survey.
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On Algae Bloom, Obama Tells Florida: You Figure It Out

Florida’s Treasure Coast has become inundated with algae blooms. After resisting federal regulations that could have prevented the problem, Florida politicians are asking…
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Video: Heal the Planet with Climate Reality Leader Dr. Susan Pacheco

Dr. Susan Pacheco is a standout climate change activist who is not-so-quietly revolutionizing the health care field in Texas.