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Art of the Possible Redux: How the Paris Agreement Came Into Force and What Happens Next

The door was opened in Paris, and last week we stepped through the threshold, once again affirming the Art of the Possible. How…

Indirect Suppliers, Deforestation and Brazil’s Beef Industry

Brazil's beef industry is booming, with plenty of environmental and social consequences. When it comes to deforestation, indirect suppliers with a huge role…

Researchers: Global Warming Could Wipe Out Maine Lobsters in 85 Years

A new report from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences predicts the Maine lobster population…

Climate Signals: Connecting Science to the Extreme Weather in Your Backyard

Climate Signals, a new tool from Climate Nexus, offers a real-time, Web-based, visual database for climate-related events and impacts around the world.

What Other Countries Can Learn from the Canadian Beef Industry’s Sustainability Progress

Beef industries across the world, which are under social, environmental and economic pressure of becoming more sustainable and responsible, should take notes from…

EU Ratifies the Paris Climate Deal: What’s Next?

This week, the European Parliament voted to approve the global deal negotiated at last year’s COP21 climate talks in Paris. The EU ratification…

As U.S. Meat Consumption Increases, the Beef Sector Must Embrace Sustainability

Beef consumption is on the rise, and that has big implications for the planet's long-term health. The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef met…

Trump Inadvertently Hastened Global Climate Accord Ratification

The Paris climate agreement is now legally binding. As the news made its way across the Web, experts lined up to offer their…

Study: The World’s Reservoirs Release More Methane Than All of Canada

A new university study suggests the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from the world’s water reservoirs could be as high as 1 gigaton,…

What California’s History-Making Climate Laws Mean For Emissions Policy

California fortified its role as a global leader in climate policy with Senate Bill 32 and Assembly Bill 197. Here's what they mean…

A Place for Offsets in the New Climate Reality?

The link between offset revenue and sustainable land management is often overlooked by the interest groups working to undermine climate regulations. Carbon offset…

Stranded Assets: Preventing the Next Era of Climate Change

Does Wall Street play a role in avoiding the future era of stranded assets? Joyce Coffee of Climate Resilience Consulting went to Climate…

Laurels for Credit Raters: Levers of Change in the Climate Adaptation Market

Credit rating agencies are seizing their role as levers of change in the adaptation market, says Joyce Coffee of Climate Resilience Consulting.

Trump Picks Climate Change Denier for EPA Head

According to both the Washington Post and the New York Times, presidential candidate Donald Trump made his pick on who will oversee the…

Earth May Have Passed the Carbon Threshold — Permanently: What It Means for Business

Carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere surpassed the 400 parts per million (PPM) mark last year. And research suggests these elevated levels may…