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

Environmental Justice Wins with California Cap-and-Trade

Environmental justice is in need of a win, especially when the current climate crisis serves to magnify racial inequality and dramatically effects the…

3p Weekend: The Climate Deadline No One Is Talking About (Yet)

As the Paris Agreement continues its slow march through legislatures around the world, there's one impending deadline no one is talking about --…

Sea Level Rise Could Cause $1 Trillion in U.S. Real Estate Losses

The online property database Zillow issued a report this week that suggests sea-level rise could cause almost $1 trillion in property losses by…

Philippines Investigates Carbon Majors’ Role in Climate Change

In a move the governments of other developing countries will watch closely, the Philippines issued a complaint directed at 47 of the world’s…

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…

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…

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."

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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.

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…