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Gap Wants To Halve Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2020

Gap, Inc. just set an ambitious climate change target: The clothing retailer wants to cut its absolute greenhouse gas emissions in half by…
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The COP21 Climate Agreement: What Does It Mean for the United States?

Critically, in the words of one U.S. representative at COP21, the final Paris Agreement is “Congress-proof.”
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The VW Scandal Continues: Implications for Corporate Social Responsibility

Volkswagen’s emissions scandal has not only tarnished its own reputation, but also given us a stark lesson in how businesses should (not) approach…
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Concept Tool Launched at COP21 Offers Market-Based Climate Solutions

In a COP21 breakout session focused on environmental standards, Joe Madden, co-founder of EOS Climate, presented a concept that could revolutionize raw materials…
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California Declares State of Emergency Over LA Methane Leak

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over the methane gas leak in Porter Ranch, about 30 miles northwest of downtown…
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A 2016 Carbon Market Forecast

The Climate Trust’s annual predictions about the events, policies and ideas that will matter in 2016, across the carbon market. The trends, which…
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British Columbia’s Carbon Tax is Working

British Columbia, the third most populous province in Canada, enacted a carbon tax in 2008. How successful has the tax been? It decreased…
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The LA Methane Leak: 2015’s Epic Environmental Injustice

Environmental injustice can occur anywhere, and this Christmas, a gated community of 30,000 residents in the scenic hills of Los Angeles proved this…
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The Who’s Who in the Low-Carbon Economy

A new report issued by CDP and the Climate Group reveals that many companies and governments are already preparing for a low-carbon economy.
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Coal’s Double Jeopardy: The Overlooked Impact on Forests

The Dutch NGO Fern has issued a report that advocates turning away from coal because of the impact the loss of land, as…
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Firms Could Lose $2 Trillion on Unneeded Fossil Fuel Projects

The think-tank Carbon Tracker issued a report suggesting that, in the long run, energy companies investing in long-term fossil fuel projects may be…
As some industries, like the aluminum industry in North America and Europe, gain traction on greenhouse gas reductions, the need emerges to level the playing field with their counterparts in markets like China.

As Industry Commits to Climate, a Level Playing Field is Needed

The CEO of the Aluminum Association explains how a strong policy framework for climate will help her industry.
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Deep Decarbonization Study Reveals Multiple Pathways to Carbon Goal

Dr. Dan Lashof, chief operating officer of NextGen Climate America, one of the sponsors of the research, said: “This is by far the…
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Yes, EVs are Cleaner than Gasoline-Powered Cars

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a two-year study has provided the answer. The EV is the cleaner option, hands down.
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Solving Climate Change One (Hundred) Busted Fridges at a Time

San Francisco-based company EOS Climate wants to change the way the world looks at the refrigerant market -- and, in the process, reduce…