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A Sustainability Focused Education Should Start Young

09/03/2015 20:04:00 PM

We need to start teaching sustainability at a much younger age. While we are seeing a number of universities and colleges offer sustainability training, we need to see more at the level of primary and secondary schools. The world has changed and it > read more

An LSE Cost Benefit Analysis Supports Climate Action

09/03/2015 11:19:00 AM

Research from the London School of Economics (LSE) makes the economic case for acting on climate change. This study along with many other make the point that the costs of inaction on global warming are far greater than the costs of acting. This is in > read more

Acting on Climate Change Makes Good Economic Sense According to Citibank

09/03/2015 07:16:00 AM

A recent Citibank report showed that if we act to slow climate change we could save as much as $50 trillion. This finding is significant because cost is one of the most common reasons put forth to avoid acting on climate change. The Citi report is bu > read more

Sustainable University (SU)

09/02/2015 22:09:00 PM

Sustainable University (SU) is an open access site that promotes sustainability in higher education and education for sustainable development. On the site you can find dozens of links to sustainability oriented universities focusing primarily on the > read more

Obama in Alaska Talking about the Arctic and Climate Change

09/02/2015 08:50:00 AM

On Monday August 31, President Obama was in Alaska as part of his climate change tour. “The point is that climate change is no longer some far-off problem,” Obama told an international meeting on Arctic issues Monday night. “It is happening h > read more

Why Interest in Sustainability is Growing in Business Schools

09/01/2015 13:42:00 PM

Sustainability is an increasingly important part of contemporary business schooling. In response to student demand and the dictates of the modern workplace educational establishments around the globe are helping the business leaders of tomorrow to un > read more

Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is not Optional

09/01/2015 08:14:00 AM

Pope Francis has designated September 1, 2015 as the inaugural World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Orthodox Church has been celebrating creation care since 1989 and now the world's 1.25 billion Catholics as well as Christians of every d > read more

Water Management is Big Business: Carrots and Sticks

08/31/2015 17:11:00 PM

A wide range of companies are responding to the demand to manage their water usage. This includes products like software, printing, and decontamination. There is also powerful disincentives to responsibly manage water resources. The number of compani > read more

Event - Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit and Exposition

08/31/2015 07:16:00 AM

The 9th annual Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit and Exposition will be held October 29 - 31, 2015, at the Pasadena Convention Center 300 East Green Street in Pasadena California. The Green Market Oracle is once again proud to be a > read more

International Conference on Sustainable Development

08/30/2015 08:04:00 AM

The 3rd Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development on September 23-24, 2015, at Columbia University in NYC. This year’s conference theme is “Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Getting Started.” The aim of the > read more

Middlebury Institute’s IEP Program: Focused on Today’s Sustainability Issues (Video)

08/29/2015 16:07:00 PM

Middlebury Institute’s International Environmental Policy degree program is designed to attract students who want to play a part in setting international agendas for worldwide sustainability issues and initiatives. To learn more click here. _____ > read more

Expanded Water Tool Reveals the Actual and Future Risks and Costs (Videos)

08/29/2015 07:29:00 AM

An expanded version of a tool has just been released that provides actionable information to help businesses manage their water risks. It obvious to everyone, including businesses that water is a finite resource that is in growing demand. It is becom > read more

A Brief History of Responsible Water Stewardship at Nestlé

08/28/2015 14:47:00 PM

Responsible water management is a critical issue for Nestlé and their stakeholders. In recent years the company has made great strides in water efficiency and stewardship. This is important with more than a third (38 percent) of their factories situ > read more

Obama Ignores Jindal and Talks About Climate Change 10 Years after Katrina

08/28/2015 08:11:00 AM

President Obama was in New Orleans on Thursday to mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, but he did not heed Gov. Bobby Jindal's warnings to avoid the topic of climate change. Since the devastation that occurred on August 29th 2005, the ci > read more

Sustainable Systems Management Degree from the University of Minnesota

08/27/2015 11:05:00 AM

A new program has been created that is designed to prepare students for the vast number of green jobs that are now available. To reflect the increasing importance of sustainability, the University of Minnesota has recently changed the curriculum and > read more

Sustainable Communities: Public Works (Infographic)

08/27/2015 07:50:00 AM

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Performance Contracting Offers Water and Energy Savings for Schools and Governments

08/26/2015 11:43:00 AM

A new report suggests that western public school schools and government facilities can reduce energy and water usage and save vast sums of money by using performance contracting. The western states covered in the report are Arizona, California, Color > read more

President Obama's New Renewable Energy Initiatives

08/26/2015 07:34:00 AM

At the start of a national climate and energy tour President Obama has outlined plans to further his efforts to move the US away from fossil fuels and towards renewables. These plans include support for distributed energy and home based efficiency. T > read more

Water is a Key to Sustainable Development

08/25/2015 07:56:00 AM

The theme of World Water Week 2015, (August 23-28) is "Water for Development." This year's theme is crucially important issue as water is central to development issues around the world. There can be no sustainable development, nor can we hope to erad > read more

Free Sustainable Water Management Software for Universities

08/24/2015 19:02:00 PM

Water and wastewater modeling software is now available for free to students and professors at universities around the world. The GIS-centric water and wastewater modeling software is a special student edition of both InfoWater and InfoSWMM. The sof > read more

Water Purication for Developing Countries (Infographic)

08/24/2015 09:56:00 AM

RelatedWater Stewardship Steps: Developing a Water Strategy Sustainable Water Purification TechnologySix Innovations for Better Water ManagementSolutions to Diminishing Ground WaterThe World’s Aquifers are Being Tapped Unsustainably Siemens Water T > read more

Event - Colorado Green Schools Initiative September Meeting

08/23/2015 19:27:00 PM

This meeting will take place on September 16, 2015, from 7:30 AM MDT to 9:00 AM MDT at The Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop St, Denver, Colorado CO 80202. This is one of several meetings planned, these meetings are free for all to attend. AgendaGreen > read more

Shade Balls: Everything You Always Wanted to Know but were Afraid to Ask

08/15/2015 11:47:00 AM

Los Angeles has dumped 96 Million plastic "shade balls" into a California reservoir to block the sun's ultraviolet rays. The black spheres are expected to prevent harmful chemical reactions. The innovative balls were made by a company called XavierC, > read more

Chemical Blast and Inferno Devastates Town in Northern China (Video)

08/15/2015 08:33:00 AM

What has been described as a sea of fire has engulfed a Chinese port town. A series of explosions at a chemical warehouse in the port city of Tianjin, in northern China on August 14, 2015 have left at least 85 people dead and more than 720 people inj > read more

Comprehensive Green School Information and Resources

08/14/2015 12:03:00 PM

In 2015 The Green Market Oracle is reprising its annual Green School Series. Over the course of the last five years The Green Market Oracle has published more than 300 articles related to environmentally oriented academics, sustainable infrastructure > read more

The Climate Investment Fund's Low Carbon Development

08/14/2015 07:48:00 AM

With a value of $8.1 billion the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) is the largest fund for climate smart development in the world. The CIF had been a leader in such investments since 2008. There is growing demand for "climate-smart" development capital > read more

Sustainability Initiatives Almost Double Revenues

08/13/2015 11:01:00 AM

Engaging sustainability has been shown to be a profitable move and this is corroborated by new research which shows that it can increase revenues by more than 90 percent. Corporate sustainability initiatives are sometimes dismissed as too costly, how > read more

Sanders is the Best Presidential Contender on Climate and the Environment

08/13/2015 07:54:00 AM

For anyone who is serious about protecting the environment and combating climate change Democratic Presidential contender Bernie Sanders is by far the best candidate. The Vermont Senator has the most comprehensive policy positions on climate and the > read more

Innovate or Die: The Next Big Trend in Sustainability

08/12/2015 07:39:00 AM

Innovative approaches to sustainability are rapidly becoming the next frontier of corporate differentiation. Being more innovative is not only essential to improve the bottom line, it is also a pathway to growth.The combination of rapid technological > read more

The Challenge of Sustainability: Economic Growth and Emissions Reduction

08/11/2015 07:56:00 AM

We can simultaneously grow and enhance our sustainability efforts. These two goals are both compatible and mutually reinforcing. Research reveals that we can meet the dual challenge of economic growth and combating climate change. This means that com > read more

Trump is Unelectable: So Say the Koch Brothers and Others

08/10/2015 07:30:00 AM

Trump may be may be many things but one of the things he is not is electable. It would be easy to dismiss Trump, but at this stage he is the unchallenged leader in the Republican presidential race. Trump is a leader in many ways. In addition to being > read more

Event - James Beard Foundation Food Conference

08/09/2015 15:35:00 PM

The sixth annual James Beard Foundation Food Conference, subtitled "Rethinking the Future of Food" will take place on October 19 and 20 at the Conference Center (730 Third Avenue) in New York City. Building on last year’s theme of prescriptions for > read more

Event - Environmental Journalism Conference: Weather, Water and Energy

08/09/2015 11:35:00 AM

The 25th annual SEJ Environmental Journalism Conference will take place on October 7 - 11, 2015 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. The campus is home to the National Weather Center, which is the source of every single tornado and sev > read more

Event - Sustainable Brands: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

08/09/2015 08:01:00 AM

This event will take place on August 25-27, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The flair and culture of Rio de Janeiro continues to inspire brand, sustainability and design leaders to spark the innovation that leads toward a flourishing future. Understa > read more

Family Health and the Clean Power Plan (Videos)

08/08/2015 22:20:00 PM

Not only will the Clean Power Plan help to protect future generations from climate change it will protect the health of families.Air pollution increases respiratory illness in vulnerable populations. It is projected that the EPA's green power plan c > read more

Homage to Jon Stewart: Thanks for Putting Denial on Display and Making us Laugh in the Process (Video)

08/08/2015 11:47:00 AM

The Daily Show hosted by Jon Stewart has come to an end after 16 years. He has educated more young people with his hilarious parodies than any news show on television. Stewart's material was often little more than verbatim reviews of the outlandish a > read more

President Obama Introduces and Explains the Clean Power Plan (Video)

08/08/2015 07:45:00 AM

Early in August US President Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency made history in the fight against climate change. In recent years the US has made more progress decreasing its GHG emissions than any other nation on earth. The Clean P > read more

Harper Gets Pummeled on the Economy and the Environment in the First Canadian Federal Election Debate

08/07/2015 11:57:00 AM

The ruling Conservatives were hit by a barrage of interrelated economic and environmentally focused attacks in the first debate of the federal election in Toronto. In addition to Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the debate included Liberal > read more

Climate Change a No-Show in the First Republican Presidential Debate

08/07/2015 08:29:00 AM

Despite a letter from Jerry Brown and the urgings of Tom Steyer, few were surprised that climate change was a non-issue in the first Republican debate.Ten of the 17 Republican candidates took the stage for the first GOP presidential debate of the 201 > read more

The Health Benefits of Combating Climate Change and the Clean Power Plan

08/06/2015 13:52:00 PM

The Clean Power Plan and other government mitigation efforts are not only about reducing the impacts of one of the worst threats ever faced by humanity, they are also about addressing one of the foremost health issues of our times. > read more

Republicans at Odds with Americans on Climate Change and the Clean Power Plan

08/06/2015 10:00:00 AM

Republicans including the candidates who are vying for the GOP's presidential nomination have failed to appreciate that voters are concerned about the health impacts of climate change and air pollution and they want governments to do something about > read more

The Clean Power Plan for the Health of Latinos: Congresswomen Sánchez Testimonmy to the EPA

08/05/2015 12:50:00 PM

On July 29th, 2014 by Congresswoman Linda Sánchez gave her testimony to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In this testimony she explained why she is particularly concerned about the impacts of air pollution on the Latino community. She spok > read more

Republicans and Dirty Energy Oppose the Clean Power Plan

08/05/2015 07:50:00 AM

Although the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan has received widespread support, vociferous resistance has come from the fossil fuel industry and conservatives. This includes sitting members of the GOP in congress and those seeking th > read more

Clean Power Plan: Business Opportunities and Economic Benefits

08/04/2015 11:26:00 AM

The Clean Power Plan will provide a host of opportunities for business and benefits for the economy. The plan can be expected to accelerate clean energy innovation and improve energy efficiency, it will also cost a tiny fraction of the estimated cost > read more

Innovations that Sequester Carbon to Combat Climate Change (Videos)

08/01/2015 13:34:00 PM

There have been a wide assortment of innovative solutions proposed to combat the climate crisis. While most of these technologies offer low carbon alternatives to existing technologies, others actually remove greenhouse gases (GHGs) like carbon right > read more

Greenpeace Stalls Arctic Drilling by Blocking Shell's Ice Breaker (Video)

08/01/2015 10:03:00 AM

Late in July an icebreaker that is crucial to Shell's drilling operation in the Arctic sea was turned back by Greenpeace activists in Portland, Oregon. Activists spent almost 2 days suspended from St. Johns Bridge, while others took to kayaks in Will > read more

Climate Change Increases Risks of Water Borne Diseases Contracted by Swimming

07/31/2015 13:19:00 PM

While swimming is a common summertime activity it can also make people very sick. Cryptosporidiosis or Cryto is one of a number of sicknesses that appear to be on the increase due to climate change. Whether on a beach or in a pool cryto is one of m > read more

Beaches are Facing Environmental and Climate Threats

07/31/2015 09:25:00 AM

Beaches are a favorite summertime destination but they are suffering from environmental degradation and climate change. Our coastal and inland beaches are facing some very serious problems due to overpopulation, obsolete sewage systems, and erosion a > read more

Carbon Trust Sustainability Certification

07/29/2015 11:52:00 AM

Carbon Trust offers certification for organizations in sustainability. This includes energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste management. Carbon Trust independently validates and certifies organizational achievements in adopting more > read more

Nobel Laureates Call for Action on Climate Change

07/29/2015 07:48:00 AM

At a recent gathering, Nobel laureates joined a large group of scientists in calling for immediate action to tackle the climate crisis. The call came as a group of 65 Nobel Laureates along with 650 young scientists met in Lindau, Germany. These two g > read more

Scotland Leads UK Renewable Energy Generation

07/28/2015 13:42:00 PM

Scotland derived half of its electricity needs from renewables last year. Renewable energy, once dismissed as a pipe dream by some, is becoming a reality for many nations including Denmark and Germany. According to data released by the Scottish gove > read more

Climate Action from American Corporations

07/28/2015 08:37:00 AM

On Monday July 27th the White House launched the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Nations around the world have submitted their INDCs and corporations are also providing climate pledges of their own ahead of COP21. This significant climate ch > read more

The United Nation's Corporate Sustainability Advocacy and Guidance

07/27/2015 13:56:00 PM

The United Nations has been at the forefront of helping businesses and investors to understand the value of sustainability as well as providing valuable research and resources. Through agencies like the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Developm > read more

Renewable Energy Milestones in Germany, Denmark and the US

07/27/2015 08:14:00 AM

Germany, Denmark and the US are clean energy leaders that are proving that renewables can meet the electricity needs of modern nations. In Germany and Denmark they are producing so much power from renewables that they are exporting clean energy. In t > read more

Ethical Corporation (Video)

07/18/2015 17:26:00 PM

There are a number of truly great organizations that are at the vanguard of efforts to help make the business community more sustainable. One such organization is called Ethical Corporation. They provide a host of resources that give businesses the i > read more

Canadian Premiers Reach a Deal that Tries to Combine Tar Sands Pipelines and a Climate Strategy (Video)

07/18/2015 10:06:00 AM

Despite some intense disagreements Canadian premiers and territorial leaders managed to reach a unanimous deal. The agreement strives to strike a balance between a national energy strategy that includes fossil fuels and climate change mitigation effo > read more

Oil Slick Spotted Near Australia's Great Barrier Reef

07/18/2015 00:21:00 AM

On Friday July 17, oil was spotted by a helicopter crew in reef waters south of Townsville, Queensland. According to a dispatch from Queensland Transport, the oily patches are about one meter in diameter, however the scope of the spill was not disclo > read more

Montana Oil Train Derailment and Spill

07/17/2015 11:12:00 AM

On Tuesday July 14th, a train containing 106 oil cars derailed in eastern Montana. A total of 22 cars came off the tracks and at least two of those cars are known to have spilled their load. The derailment took place near Culbertson close to the Nort > read more

One of the Largest Spills in Canadian History

07/17/2015 08:03:00 AM

One of the largest spills in Canadian history was discovered on July 15, 2015. A 42,000 barrel (five million litre) emulsion leak occurred south of Fort McMurray at a Nexen Energy pipeline's Long Lake tar sands facility. The emulsion, a mixture of bi > read more

Selling Sustainability is about Changing Culture

07/16/2015 15:21:00 PM

There is an ever increasing pool of sustainability manuals and guides, and while these reports are valuable, they do not really change buying behaviors. When it comes to sustainability in addition to selling products or services, marketers must also > read more

We Should Address Climate Change the Same Way We Approach the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

07/16/2015 07:42:00 AM

There has been a great deal of talk about the national security threat posed by the nuclear capabilities of states like Iran, however we should be equally if not more concerned about climate change. This message was echoed by the UK's foreign minist > read more

A Marketing Guide to Selling Sustainability

07/15/2015 10:57:00 AM

Sustainability may be a hot and growing mega-trend, but selling sustainability is by no means easy. Sustainability is destined be the new normal, however, the question on marketers minds is how to get from here to there. > read more

Iran Poised to be a Renewable Energy Superpower

07/14/2015 14:21:00 PM

Now that Iran has reached a nuclear agreement with six world powers it is well positioned to become a global energy superpower that includes renewables. Iran's geographical position means that the nation has enormous potential for the production of d > read more

Climate Change Fueling Forest Fires in the North American West

07/13/2015 11:14:00 AM

In North America the summer of 2015 has just gotten underway and already fires are raging across vast swaths of the continent. Forest fires are burning across the Canadian west and Alaska. These fires are getting worse and they are increasingly being > read more

Sustainability is a Strategic Imperative for Businesses and Investors

07/13/2015 07:43:00 AM

Sustainability continues to grow in value among members of the business community, investors and the general public. Sustainability is a superior long-term investment for both businesses and investors. Businesses benefit from decreasing their costs, > read more

Event - Renewable Energy India Expo (REI)

07/12/2015 16:38:00 PM

The REI event will take place on September 23 - 24, 2015 in Noda, India. The sessions at REI are interactive panel discussions. These sessions bring together leading Indian and global renewable energy developers, financial experts, sector knowledge e > read more

Event - Global Sustainability [Retail Food] Summit

07/12/2015 12:12:00 PM

This event will take place August 19 - 21, 2015 at the Sheraton Denver in Downtown Denver, Colorado. This event will address ways of strengthening your sustainability efforts in the retail food sector. It will include information on the demand for > read more

Event - Project NZ: Telling Good Stories

07/12/2015 09:43:00 AM

This event will take place on September 3, 2015 at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. While organizations are increasingly integrating sustainability into their practices, they must also be able to effectively share that information. Communicat > read more

Our Common Future Under Climate Change (Video)

07/11/2015 14:32:00 PM

An international scientific conference on climate change took place in Paris between July 7 and July 10. It focused on our current understanding of the science of climate as well as mitigation and adaptation efforts. The conference was titled Our Com > read more

Proof of Disinformation from Fossil Fuel Companies (Video)

07/11/2015 09:19:00 AM

The fossil fuel industry is widely known to be the driving force behind climate denying front groups and disreputable scientists. Their aim is to make the public question the veracity of climate scientists and by all accounts they have been successfu > read more

Sustainability Manual: Towards Sustainable Business Models and Eco-Industrial Networks

07/10/2015 11:47:00 AM

A manual has been published that provides companies with guidance concerning the planning and building of sustainable business models and networks. It is intended for company decision-makers and it offers assistance with everyday routines. The Towar > read more

Holistic Sustainability Guidelines: Inspire and Grow Your Business

07/10/2015 06:41:00 AM

A recently released sustainability guideline offers insight into the process of implementing sustainability into business operations. The updated International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Business Charter for Sustainable Development helps businesses to > read more

Fiscal Sustainability: Stimulus or Austerity

07/09/2015 19:15:00 PM

Cost cutting and economic consolidation makes good fiscal sense particularly during difficult economic times. Conversely, stimulating your economy with investments that contribute to sustainable growth and job creation also makes sense. The recessio > read more

China is Using Less Coal and Reducing Carbon Emissions

07/09/2015 06:15:00 AM

In 2014 coal use declined in China and this trend continues into 2015. China cut its coal use by 2.9 percent in 2014. This was the first time coal use diminished in country this century. In the first four months of 2015, coal use fell another 8 perc > read more

Climate Summit of the Americas Call for Subnational Action

07/08/2015 12:12:00 PM

The two day Climate Summit of the Americas convened on July 8, 2015. This event was organized by the government of Ontario. It is intended to emphasize the role provinces, states and other subnational governments can play in reducing greenhouse-gas e > read more

China Increases Climate Action with INDC Submission

07/08/2015 08:48:00 AM

China is committed to serious climate action that includes emissions reduction and massive increases in cleaner energy generation. As the world largest emitter of CO2 these announcements are of pivotal importance to global efforts to manage climate c > read more

Climate Deal Between the US and Brazil

07/07/2015 15:50:00 PM

On June 30th, 2015, the US and Brazil, two of the world's largest emitters of CO2 made major climate pledges including significant emissions reductions pledges. The US and Brazil have led the world with 10 percent and 41 percent emissions reduction > read more

Green Market Panic as Equity Disaster Hits Chinese Stock Market

07/07/2015 08:00:00 AM

While the focus may be on Greece an even bigger concern for the global economy may be the collapse of the Chinese stock market which has been a significant driver of the cleantech boom. China's stock market is the world’s second-largest outside the > read more

The OXI Fallacy: Greek Austerity and Economic Sustainability

07/06/2015 13:25:00 PM

On the surface, the Greek referendum on July 5, 2015 was a rejection of austerity and a bid for a new economic deal. Without realizing it these voters also said "No" to sustainability which may be the country's best hope for recovery. > read more

Hot Topics in Drinking Water and Wastewater

07/05/2015 19:16:00 PM

This full day program about drinking and wastewater will take place on July 22, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. -3:45 p.m. at DSM Nutritional Products, Inc., 206 Macks Island Dr., Belvidere, New Jersey.Both the drinking water and wastewater industries are contin > read more

ECS Conference on Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage & International Conference on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XIV)

07/05/2015 14:22:00 PM

This major international conference will be held on July 26 to July 31 July, 2015 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.This event is a forum for the discussion of interdisciplinary research from around the world > read more

Event - Grid Modernization Summit

07/05/2015 11:32:00 AM

This event will take place on Wednesday 15 July 2015 - Friday 17 July 2015 in Washington, D.C. Grid modernization is an urgent and imperative requirement as the energy demands of the nation continue to grow, expand and evolve.With a multitude of new > read more

Event - Energy Storage USA

07/05/2015 07:05:00 AM

This event will take place on July 7 & 8, 2015 at the Hilton Sand Diego Mission Valley, in San Diego, California. > read more

Declaration of Freedom from Fossil Fuels and the Adoption of Renewable Energy (Video)

07/04/2015 12:40:00 PM

It is time for Americans to declare their independence from dirty sources of energy and begin working towards a future free of fossil fuels. Two hundred and thirty nine years ago, US colonies freed themselves from the injustice of British rule, now A > read more

Solar Powered Plane Traverses the Pacific Ocean Highlighting the Importance of Renewable Energy (Video)

07/04/2015 09:17:00 AM

The Solar Impulse, a plane powered by nothing other than the sun has succeeded in crossing the Pacific Ocean. This amazing accomplishment highlights the capabilities and the importance of renewable energy. This record setting voyage was flown by pilo > read more

New GRI Sustainability Reporting Tools and Resources

07/03/2015 11:34:00 AM

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a leader in sustainability reporting and they continue to provide resources to help companies to track their performance. GRI's latest contribution is another helpful installment in this rapidly growing field. > read more

Alaskan Glaciers are Melting and Adding to Sea Level Rise

07/02/2015 12:40:00 PM

In Alaska unprecedented heat is melting glaciers and causing sea levels to rise. According to a new study the amount of water from melting glaciers could cover the entire state of Alaska in a foot of water every seven years. This is the finding of th > read more

Obama Administration Cuts Shell's Arctic Drilling in Half

07/02/2015 07:04:00 AM

Shell may be drilling the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska this summer but they will only be able to do half of the drilling they had planned. On Tuesday June 30, the Obama administration announced that it has limited shell's drilling plans in the > read more

On July 4 and 5 Canadians are Coming Together in Support of Climate Action and in Opposition to Tar Sands Pipelines

07/01/2015 13:36:00 PM

Despite the less than stellar leadership of Canada's federal government we are seeing a new reinvigorated climate movement taking shape in the country. Major actions are planned for the beginning of the month of July which is part of the grassroots > read more

Canada's Failed Climate Leadership is also an Economic Disaster

07/01/2015 09:40:00 AM

While Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's ruling Conservatives love to taut their economic achievements, however their failed climate leadership is destined to impoverish the nation economically. > read more

The Pope's New Encyclical Opposes Fossil Fuels and Supports Renewables

06/30/2015 11:25:00 AM

The Encyclical of Pope Francis clearly states that fossil fuels are a leading cause of climate change causing emissions and as such we must reduce their use. He has called for stringent policies to restrict emissions and increased use of renewable en > read more

Supreme Court Setback for EPA's Coal Plant Mercury and Toxics Rule

06/30/2015 07:48:00 AM

On Monday June 29th, the Supreme Court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to clean-up pollution from US coal-fired power plants. The ruling appears to favor economic concerns over cleaner air and water. The EPA's 2011 Mercur > read more

Pope Francis and COP21

06/29/2015 17:08:00 PM

While Pope Francis is not the first pope to address environmental concerns he is the first to embark on a global campaign with lofty ambitions that include influencing the outcome at COP21 later this year in Paris. Pope Benedict XVI and John Paul II, > read more

Improving Health by Tackling Climate Change

06/29/2015 07:29:00 AM

A recent has identified several significant opportunities to improve human health by tackling climate change, most notably the phasing out of coal. This is the finding in the 2015 edition of The Lancet, Comission on Health and Climate. This report in > read more

Event - Energy Storage World Forum

06/28/2015 12:44:00 PM

The ninth annual Energy Storage World Forum will take place on September 14 - 17th in Sydney, Austria.Some of the issues that will be addressed at the Forum include the following. Examining The Business Case For Solar With Energy Storage• How will > read more

Event - Sustainable Brands Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

06/28/2015 08:00:00 AM

This event will take place on August 25-27, 2015 at the Windsor Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At this event participants can learn how to successfully innovate their brands for sustainability. This events takes place in Rio de Janeiro which > read more

Sustainability in the Apparel Industry and Eco Fashion (Video)

06/27/2015 12:11:00 PM

Sustainable apparel and eco-friendly fashion is growing. This type of fashion has a much smaller environmental footprint this includes minimizing waste and eliminating the use of harmful chemicals. For years the clothing industry has been dominated b > read more

Market Based Green Growth: Natural Capital and Sustainable Economic Growth (Videos)

06/27/2015 07:06:00 AM

Green growth that factors natural capital can drive competitiveness and power innovation for generations. Resource productivity alone is a $3 trillion opportunity. We must start with the understanding that the > read more

Pope Deprives Republican Climate Deniers of Religious Support

06/26/2015 13:09:00 PM

Climate denying Republicans can no longer take refuge in religion. Those who eschew the virtues of science have been morally defrocked by the Pope's recent rejection. In the process of calling for bold environmental action, the Pope has admonished co > read more

Danish Legal Victory Shows How the Courts Can Combat Climate Change

06/26/2015 08:18:00 AM

Precedent setting Danish legal decision forces the government to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.Government legislatures and corporate boardrooms may be the most logical places to lower GHG emissions. However, in some places lawmakers and > read more

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