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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

Sustainability, CSR, ESG & SRI = $

06/25/2015 16:36:00 PM

Responsible business practices pay dividends. > read more

Pope Francis' Moral Call to Environmental Action

06/25/2015 07:33:00 AM

The new encyclical written by pope Francis may draw heavily upon science, but it is ultimately a moral call to environmental and social action. Moral and faith based advocacy of climate action is of immense benefit in reaching those who are not fami > read more

The Pope's Encyclical is an Indictment of Capitalism

06/24/2015 11:30:00 AM

The recent encyclical of Pope Francis is as much about capitalism as it is about the environment. The pope clearly point to the interrelationship between unbridled capitalism and environmental degradation. His encyclical states that our economic syst > read more

The Greening of Quebec

06/24/2015 08:20:00 AM

June 24th is a good time to explore the greening of the Canadian province of Quebec. Each year Saint Jean Baptiste Day, also known as the "Fête nationale du Québec" and "Quebec's National Holiday" is held on this day. Traditionally the day marks t > read more

Science Adds Weight to the Pope's Environmental Encyclical

06/23/2015 14:28:00 PM

The position of Pope Francis on the environment is premised on good science. In essence he agrees with the salient findings of the IPCC. While the Pope may not be a working scientist, he does have a "titulo" degree (between a bachelors and a masters) > read more

New Charges Against MMA Employees in Lac Mégantic Train Wreck

06/23/2015 11:28:00 AM

Several people have been indicted 2 years after the tragic oil train derailment that killed 47 people and decimated the town of Lac Mégantic Quebec. This includes President and CEO of the now defunct Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) rail company R > read more

Climate Change has Potentially Catastrophic Health Impacts

06/23/2015 06:59:00 AM

A new study reiterates the fact that the health impacts of climate change are being felt today and it warns that they could soon become potentially "catastrophic" in the near future. Climate change makes us sick both physically and mentally.Over the > read more

May was the Wettest Month on Record in the US

06/22/2015 14:32:00 PM

The month of May 2015 was the wettest month on record. We all know that heat is the most common corollary of climate change, however so is drought on the one hand and extreme precipitation on the other. While California has been plagued with drought, > read more

Implications of Pope Francis' Environmental Encyclical and Ignorant Attacks from Republicans (Videos)

06/20/2015 11:35:00 AM

This first video covers a recent Yale summit which explains why the Pope's environmental encyclical matters and how it may transform the global debate. This video also provides context for the Pope's efforts from the perspectives of a multidisciplina > read more

Bernie Sanders' Climate Leadership (Videos)

06/20/2015 07:49:00 AM

US Senator Bernard (Bernie) Sanders (I–VT) is a presidential hopeful and a longtime champion of climate action. In 2010 Sanders was among a dozen senators who sent a letter to then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid enumerating four principles for e > read more

EPA Proposes New Fuel Efficiency Rules for Heavy Trucks

06/19/2015 13:41:00 PM

On Friday June 19th the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed new fuel efficiency rules for heavy trucks. These rules are expected to reduce American carbon emissions by 1.1 billion tons. Transportation related greenhouse gas em > read more

TD Takes Environmental Responsiblity Seriously

06/19/2015 07:21:00 AM

TD is working to integrate environmental responsibility into every aspect of their business. In 2010 TD was the first bank to go entirely carbon-neutral. In 2011, four yeas ahead of schedule they reached their goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions > read more

Pope's Encyclical Supports the Poor While Demanding Change from the Rich

06/18/2015 14:00:00 PM

As promised Pope Francis has released his long awaited encyclical which is called, "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home." The document is all people to support the poor. It is also an indictment of the rich who refuse to change th > read more

Germany is Both an Environmental and an Economic Leader

06/18/2015 07:07:00 AM

Germany not only leads by its green example it works to encourage other nations to follow. With its emphasis on renewable energy and emissions reductions Germany has proven itself to be the world's leading champion of the green economy. Germany is t > read more

Investing in Renewable Energy

06/17/2015 13:23:00 PM

Renewable energy investments are attracting a lot of attention. Historically this has focused on hydro and off shore wind, however, solar PV is an increasingly important part of the mix as Individual, institutional and corporate investors look to div > read more

An Electric Truck Case Study: Smith Electric Goes Chinese to Stay Alive

06/17/2015 07:40:00 AM

While there are a multitude of reasons why greener commercial transportation makes sense, the case of Smith Electric Vehicles proves that there must be adequate cash flow to keep a company alive until the business environment matures and demand grows > read more

New Environmental Justice Tool Launched by the EPA

06/16/2015 15:06:00 PM

A new web-based mapping and screening tool from the EPA provides environmental and health information throughout the US. The tool is called EJSCREEN provides high-resolution maps showing nationally-based demographic and environmental information. Use > read more

Leaked Papal Encyclical Lauds the Climate Movement and Derides Deniers

06/16/2015 07:59:00 AM

Here is a leaked preview of Pope Francis' much awaited encyclical which is due to be officially released at noon on Thursday June 18. As expected the Pope has come out as one of the world's foremost environmental leaders. He praises the environmental > read more

Climate Risks are a Systemic Strategic Concern for Investors

06/15/2015 14:08:00 PM

Climate change has emerged as a vital part of investor risk assessment and these analyses are being applied across portfolios. Investors now have access to a growing pool of data thanks to the efforts of organizations like Ceres, the Carbon Tracker I > read more

Trust Building at the Bonn Climate Talks

06/15/2015 08:03:00 AM

The 2015 Bonn climate talks wrapped on Thursday June 11 and while some decried the absence of tangible results others optimistically pointed to an increased atmosphere of trust. Negotiators worked on a draft of the global climate agreement that is > read more

Seminar - Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK

06/14/2015 15:30:00 PM

The seminar, Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK is subtitled "policy priorities, collaboration and long-term confidence." It will take place on Tuesday July 7th, 2015 at the Royal Aeronautical Society, No. 4 Hamilton Place, London, UK. This CDP cer > read more

Event - Central American Renewables Investment Summit (CAMRIS)

06/14/2015 12:08:00 PM

This event will take place on July 13, 2015 - July 14, 2015 from 8:25 AM - 6:00 PM at the Hotel Riu Plaza Panamá Calle 50, Panama City, Panama.Central America is rich in natural resources and boasts some of the highest penetrations of renewable ener > read more

Sustainability Reporting Attracts Investors and Improves ROI (Video)

06/13/2015 11:08:00 AM

Here is a panel discussion designed to improve returns and attract investors. This discussion offers practical insights and helps commercial property owners with reputation management, employee engagement and efficiency. It also increases access to c > read more

Spoof of Pope Francis' Environmental Encyclical (Video)

06/13/2015 08:08:00 AM

This video trailer was posted by Observatório do Clima, a Brazil-based nonprofit on June 11 just ahead of long awaited papal encyclical on the environment from Pope Francis which is due to be released on June 18. In this amusing video Francis readie > read more

Drivers of Green Investment Growth

06/12/2015 12:46:00 PM

Investors have a critical role to play in advancing the green economy and combating climate change. Responding to the challenge of the social and environmental challenges we face affords investment opportunities in many different forms and across al > read more

Why Investors Want More Nonfinancial Information

06/12/2015 07:25:00 AM

For both business and legal reasons investors are demanding more environmental, social, and governance (ESG) information. The sustainability information that they seek includes data about climate change, water issues, ethical business practices, CSR > read more

Adding Value through Sustainability

06/11/2015 11:42:00 AM

Sustainability adds value while simultaneously improving the environment and society’s well-being. It is now imperative that business leaders work towards value creation through sustainability. Investing in sustainability serves the dual purposes o > read more

Innovative Solar Energy Financing Instruments

06/11/2015 06:54:00 AM

Investments in solar energy are booming alongside some innovative financing instruments. As explained by President Obama a bit more than a year ago every four minutes, an American home or business goes solar. There are a host of new financial instrum > read more

New Sustainability Focused Financial Instruments

06/10/2015 17:56:00 PM

Investors have a wide assortment of new financially responsible instruments. Sustainability investment options run the gamut from simple things like energy conservation projects to complex multi-stakeholder initiatives that target social and environm > read more

The Montreal Pledge: Institutional Investors Working Towards Decarbonization through Disclosure

06/10/2015 07:06:00 AM

The Montreal Pledge was launched in 2014 and it requires signatories to measure and disclose the carbon footprint of their investment portfolio on an annual basis. The ambitious goal of the initiative is to get investors worth a total of $3 trillion > read more

Harper's Decarbonization Pledge is Unachievable

06/09/2015 12:37:00 PM

Despite ongoing resistance, Canada has been pulled into the orbit of decarbonization and has made some startling announcements. This move is an about face for a country that appeared to be firmly ensconced in its role as a climate Luddite. Under the > read more

G7 Makes Historic Climate Pledges Including the Phase Out of Fossil Fuels

06/09/2015 09:32:00 AM

With three bold commitments the G7 just got serious about combating climate change. In a move that can only be described as historic, some of the wealthiest nations in the world have agreed to phase out fossil fuels. They have also agreed to keep tem > read more

Collapsing Fisheries and the Importance of Fishing

06/08/2015 16:35:00 PM

We are on the brink of a major collapse of marine ecosystems. The fishing industry is being destroyed by a combination of ocean acidification, over-exploitation, illegal, unregulated and destructive fishing practices. The Pacific bluefin tuna is but > read more

The Cost of Ocean Acidification

06/08/2015 13:15:00 PM

Ocean acidification already costs us a trillion dollars each year and it is getting progressively worse. The same high levels of atmospheric carbon that are driving climate change is also behind ocean acidification. Oceans soak up around half of the > read more

Assessing the Value of our Oceans on World Oceans Day

06/08/2015 09:36:00 AM

June 8 is World Oceans Day, an opportunity to celebrate, reflect and act to preserve marine ecosystems. The theme of this year's World Oceans Day is, "Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet." The world's oceans are indispensable to life on our planet and the > read more

Seminar - Waste Policy in Wales: Reducing Domestic and Commercial Waste and Developing the Circular Economy

06/08/2015 06:47:00 AM

This event will take place on Tuesday, June 9th 2015 at the Marriott Hotel, on Mill Lane in Cardiff, Wales, UK. This seminar will consider the next steps for policy and practice in order to meet the Welsh Governments aim of becoming a ‘zero waste > read more

Glossary of Sustainability Acronyms and Abbreviations

05/29/2015 12:54:00 PM

It is difficult to keep abreast of all the terms used in the fast changing realm of sustainability. Here is a comprehensive alphabetized summary of sustainability acronyms and abbreviations.Agenda 21 A non-binding, voluntarily-implemented action plan > read more

Electric Bikes: Climate Friendly Transportation

05/29/2015 07:06:00 AM

Due to their low price points and minimal operating costs, electric bikes are an increasingly popular way to travel. All around the world, we are seeing growing consumer interest in low carbon hybrids and emissions free electric bikes. Many of thes b > read more

US States Show Carbon Pricing Works

05/28/2015 12:57:00 PM

The experience of several US states lends credence to the belief that carbon pricing can lower emissions and reduce energy prices without doing economic harm. Some form of carbon pricing scheme has already been adopted by a number of American states > read more

New Clean Drinking Water Rules Supported by Business

05/28/2015 07:37:00 AM

Clean water is important to both the public and business and thanks to a new rule drinking water is now safer in the US. The new rule came into effect on Wednesday May 27, 2015. It expands protection of areas not clearly covered under the jurisdicti > read more

Course - A Guide to Wind Farm Performance

05/27/2015 11:41:00 AM

This one day training course by DNV GL’s Energy Academy will take place on May 28, 2015. It is designed for developers, operators, lenders and other professionals. The actual performance of a wind farm can vary compared to budget expectations. Reas > read more

Corporate Actions Buoy US Carbon Pricing

05/27/2015 07:46:00 AM

All responsible companies are targeting reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and many see carbon pricing as the best way to achieve this. Most companies are reducing their emissions and those reductions are increasingly significant. As part of thes > read more

Floating Electric Car

05/26/2015 11:52:00 AM

There are a diverse range of electric vehicles from the mundane to the wildly esoteric. Some of the more exotic electric craft can actually navigate on the water. There is an electric car that actually floats on the water in the case of an emergency. > read more

Texas a Study in Climate Contrasts

05/26/2015 07:30:00 AM

The state has experienced epic droughts now it is awash under a deadly flood. It is an oil state with high levels of climate denial yet it is one of the worst impacted by extreme weather associated with global warming. After protracted period of drou > read more

A Compelling Argument for Carbon Pricing

05/25/2015 11:15:00 AM

Carbon pricing is the most powerful tool we have to reduce climate change causing emissions. The momentum for carbon pricing is building as we surpass 400 ppm of atmospheric carbon. The need to find workable carbon reduction mechanisms is great as we > read more

Carbon Emissions Keep Climbing

05/25/2015 07:59:00 AM

Our current carbon dioxide trajectory gives us very little hope that we can keep temperatures within the internationally agreed upon upper threshold limit (2 degrees Celsius below pre-industrial times). Extrapolating from the current trend we are at > read more

Summary of 18 Electric Trike Vehicles

05/22/2015 11:53:00 AM

An electric tricycle has all of the advantages of a two wheeled bike with the extra stability provided by a third wheel. Many electric trikes can be propelled with the motor or through pedal power or a combination of both. Unlike four wheeled electri > read more

Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Goals

05/22/2015 08:05:00 AM

The abundance of life on Earth is declining due to human activity. Our growing understanding of the interconnectedness of nature adds additional importance to all the life forms that comprise the world's biodiversity. This includes animals, plants, m > read more

Climate Change is a National Security Issue

05/21/2015 14:46:00 PM

The US military has acknowledged a diverse assortment of risks from climate change. One of those risk involves infrastructure. The Pentagon currently manages more than 555,000 facilities and 28 million acres of land including 704 coastal installation > read more

The Importance of Cultural Diversity for Sustainable Development

05/21/2015 07:15:00 AM

Cultural diversity is an integral part of sustainable development. In fact it has been called the fourth pillar of sustainability. The UN General Assembly has declared that May 21 is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. > read more

Fire Water: A Cautionary Tale of Toxic Water Pollution

05/20/2015 16:22:00 PM

Waterways around the world are filled with a highly flammable combination of chemical pollution, fossil fuels and sewage. This toxic industrial cocktail has caused a number of rivers, lakes and canals to catch fire. People living near fracking wells > read more

Pipeline Spill in Santa Barbara Calls Us to Reflect on Oil

05/20/2015 07:43:00 AM

An oil spill in the ocean near Santa Barbara, California is reminiscent of a similar incident that occurred forty five years ago. The 1969 spill that killed wildlife and fouled vast stretches of shoreline spawned the modern US environmental movement. > read more

The Growth of Electric Water Craft

05/19/2015 17:58:00 PM

Electric boats have been around for more than a century however, they are experiencing a resurgence. This is due largely to the growing interest in electric cars that has driven down the price of lithium-ion batteries. Electric boats are very attract > read more

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a Polluters Bill of Rights

05/19/2015 09:19:00 AM

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade deal between the US and several Asian countries that will make environmental regulations vulnerable to legal challenges from business. It has been described as a secretive, far reaching corporate bill of > read more

Canadian Conservatives New Emissions Reduction Pledges

05/18/2015 16:58:00 PM

On Friday May 15th the Canadian government announced that it was setting a greenhouse gas emissions target that is 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. While this is important as we head towards UN climate talks at the end of this year in Paris, man > read more

Sustainability Oriented Advertising Restores Trust in Marketing

05/18/2015 08:19:00 AM

Marketing in the context of a sustainability oriented enterprise can buoy confidence and build consumer loyalty. Advertising and marketing that is about authentic communications can combat the cynicism that permeates popular consciousness particularl > read more

The EPA on the Costs of Failing to Act on Climate Change (Video)

05/09/2015 14:37:00 PM

We know that climate change comes with considerable costs. In this video from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the costs of inaction are explored. Climate change is already having impacts on people's lives across the country. It's affecti > read more

Risky Business Report Quantifies the Cost of Climate Change (Video)

05/09/2015 11:15:00 AM

Last year a powerful report was released that was intended to demonstrate the costs of climate change. While it is particularly useful to investors and the business community it is a warning for everyone. Regardless of your political stripes the Risk > read more

Sustainability Reporting: New GRI G4 Guidelines, SASB, AECOM's Engagement Efforts (Video replay of 3BL Media Webinar)

05/09/2015 07:31:00 AM

Here is a recap of a 3BL Media webinar on sustainability reporting. This video features the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and AECOM. It includes a discussion of the new G4 guidelines, an exam for > read more

Highly Efficient Three wheeled Tadpole Designed Vehicles

05/08/2015 14:07:00 PM

When we think about cars we automatically think about four wheels, but that is not necessarily the best configuration. To start with four wheels have more drag and are therefore less efficient than three wheels. When it comes to three wheeled vehicle > read more

The SNP may Offer an Environmental Silver Lining in the UK Conservative Election Win

05/08/2015 07:15:00 AM

The only bright spot for the environment and climate change in the 2015 UK election is the SNP's sweep of Scotland. David Cameron and his center right Conservative party have won a majority government and this does not bode well for climate action in > read more

A Cost Oriented Approach to Climate Change for Conservatives

05/07/2015 19:02:00 PM

One climate economists has suggested that the best way to reach conservatives on climate change is through being "radically practical." Most people want to see more action on climate change but some are reluctant due to the costs to the economy. This > read more

Fossil Fuels Take a Hit but Energy Efficiency and Renewables Win Big in Alberta

05/07/2015 10:27:00 AM

With the election of the NDP it appears that the fossil fuel sector's free ride may be coming to an end in Alberta. The landslide election victory of the NDP has changed the political landscape and shifted the energy picture in Canada's fossil fuel r > read more

We Can Reduce GHG Emissions and Tackle Climate Change

05/07/2015 07:52:00 AM

No matter how daunting the challenge of climate change may seem greenhouse gas emission reduction is both essential and achievable. Growing energy demand, rising greenhouse gas levels, pollution, ocean acidification, drought and rising sea levels mak > read more

Sustainability Reporting to Minimize Negative Impacts and Increase Positive Benefits

05/06/2015 15:06:00 PM

Sustainability reporting is an all encompassing tool to help create value. Reporting is an integral part of being accountable for the broad range of social, environmental and economic impacts that permeate business activities. Sustainability report > read more

The Blue Dot Movement Seeks to Enshrine Environmental Rights in the Canadian Constitution

05/06/2015 11:03:00 AM

The Blue Dot movement has succeeded in encouraging a growing number of Canadians to demand the right to fresh air, clean water and healthy food. In less than one year more than 72,0000 Canadians and 44 municipalities have signed declarations suppo > read more

GreenTouch™ Celebration: The Road to 100x Improvement in Energy Efficiency

05/04/2015 13:40:00 PM

The GreenTouch™ Celebration event will take place on Thursday, June 18th, 2015, from 10:00am – 2:30pm EDT at the Metropolitan West Pavilion in New York City. This event is being hosted by GreenTouch Consortium to announce the successful culminati > read more

Best American Companies: Corporate Accountability

05/04/2015 10:32:00 AM

This is CR’s list of America's Best Corporate Citizens. These companies are ranked in terms of corporate accountability. Company performance is rated in each of the following seven categories: climate change, employee relations, environmental, fina > read more

Tesla Battery for Home and Business: A Revolutionary Step Forward in Accessible Emissions Free Energy

05/04/2015 07:11:00 AM

Elon Musk has led the electric car revolution to new technological heights now he is putting his wizardry into an affordable new battery that can take homes and businesses off the grid. With this lithium-ion battery Musk wants to revolutionize the wa > read more

Event - Impact Capital Summit Europe

05/03/2015 16:37:00 PM

The Impact Capital Summit (ICS) Europe will take place on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:00 AM - Wednesday, May 20, 2015 5:00 PM (Central European Time) at Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands. This event is hosted by Phenix Capital and Big Path Capital. IC > read more

Event - International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change

05/03/2015 13:06:00 PM

4th International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change will take place on June 16-18, 2015 in Melia Alicante, Alicante, Spain. The theme for this event is An Insight into the Recent Advancements in Geosciences and Climate Change Control.This > read more

Event - Impact Capitalism Summit (ICS) New England

05/03/2015 11:25:00 AM

Impact Capitalism Summit (ICS) New England Style will take place on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts. Learn how to deploy capital to make a positive impact > read more

Putting the Heat on for Harvard Heat Week (Video)

05/02/2015 14:13:00 PM

In the Middle of April Harvard Heat Week turned up the heat on fossil fuel divestment. The week was kicked off by a divestment event that included Students, faculty, alumni, and members of the Harvard community all of whom came together in Cambridge > read more

US Assumes Leadership of the Arctic Council (Video)

05/02/2015 10:51:00 AM

The US assumed control of the eight-nation member Arctic Council. The organization focuses on important issues facing the Arctic including climate change the needs of indigenous people. Against the will of other nations on the Council, Canada has use > read more

Sustainability: People Product and Profit (Video)

05/02/2015 07:52:00 AM

Profit is one of three legs that are and indispensable part of sustainability. To be sustainable an organization must have all three legs (people, product and profit), take away one of the legs and the stool will not stand. In this video interview, M > read more

UK's Highest Court Demands the Government Act on Air Pollution

05/01/2015 16:07:00 PM

After years of failing to meet European air pollution standards, on April 29th, the UK supreme court has ordered the government to act. Air pollution causes tens of thousands of deaths each year and now thanks to a legal challenge by NGO ClientEarth, > read more

Heat Records Tell the Story of Climate Change

05/01/2015 12:30:00 PM

The fact that the world is warming is made obvious by a series of long term temperature readings. This data is corroborated the different researchers and over 26,000 climate indicators. The leading cause of global warming is atmospheric carbon which > read more

Church of England Adopts New Climate Change and Ethical Investment Policy that Includes Divestment

05/01/2015 09:59:00 AM

On Thursday April 30th 2015, the Church of England, mother church of the world's 80 million Anglicans, adopted a new climate change and ethical investment policy. The policy stresses engagement with companies and policy makers and divestment when eng > read more

Extreme Weather is Already Here and Will Get Worse

05/01/2015 07:01:00 AM

Advances in attribution science have allowed researchers to demonstrate that extreme weather is on the rise. A new study links human produced greenhouse gases to increasingly frequent extreme weather events including heat, precipitation and drought. > read more

US Assumes Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and Promises to Prioritize Climate and the Environment

04/30/2015 18:04:00 PM

The far north will assume a leading role in the war against climate change now that the U.S. has replaced Canada as the leader of the Arctic Council. On Friday April 24th 2015, the U.S. assumed the leadership of the international body that is charged > read more

The Unacceptable Risks of Arctic Drilling

04/30/2015 07:03:00 AM

Drilling for fossil fuels in the Arctic is one of the most controversial corollaries of a warmer world. In addition to climate change causing emissions from the burning of fossil fuels there are also a number of environmental risks associated with d > read more

Shipping in the Arctic: Economic Opportunty or Environmental Calamity?

04/29/2015 14:03:00 PM

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average and as the ice disappears the Arctic Ocean is becoming more navigable. Previously inhospitable areas will see a lot more traffic from shipping, fishing, and tourism. Tourism is on the rise i > read more

The Vatican's Climate Conference Calls for a Moral Awakening that Includes Rejecting Fossil Fuels

04/29/2015 10:14:00 AM

On April 28th, the Vatican held a major conference on climate change that called for a moral awakening. The summit addressed the need for urgent action including reductions in our consumption of fossil fuels. The conference was titled, Protect the Ea > read more

Arctic Sea Ice is Disappearing

04/29/2015 07:18:00 AM

Arctic sea ice has been getting smaller and thinner as part of a general decline witnessed over the past four decades. In recent years Arctic sea ice has reached the lowest level ever recorded, shrinking to less than half the area it occupied a few d > read more

Sustainability Communications: Internal and External

04/28/2015 13:57:00 PM

Good sustainability communications can mean the difference between success and failure. Sustainability leaders must understand the art of effective communication both internally and externally. There are a host of challenged companies face in commun > read more

Arctic Warming Feedback Loops: Algae Blooms and Thawing Permafrost

04/28/2015 10:21:00 AM

The Arctic is the epicenter of global warming and what happens in the far north has global implications. New research points to previously unknown warming feedback loops in the Arctic that could push us past irreversible tipping points. The latest re > read more

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