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Sustainability at the Rio Olympics: More Green Promises More Green Lies

08/05/2016 07:07:00 AM

Olympic games are becoming increasingly environmentally sustainable, at least on paper. Once again this year's Olympic games are touted as being the greenest games ever. In fairness, making such a massive event environmentally sustainable is a truly > read more

Brazil's Corruption, Socioeconomic Woes and Political Intrigue Overshadow the Olympics

08/03/2016 06:43:00 AM

The scourge of corruption has embroiled Brazil in a morass of complex political intrigue. Brazil's economy has contracted by 3 percent this year and although the country is in a deep recession, it is still the world's fifth largest economy. Brazil's > read more

Decreasing the Cost of Being Cool: Saving Money Energy and the Climate

08/02/2016 12:45:00 PM

Air conditioners consume vast amounts of electricity and the warmer the world gets the more energy will be required to keep cool. Energy use is directly related to both costs and emissions that cause climate change. While heating and transportation > read more

Climate Action and the Binary Choice between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump

08/01/2016 08:13:00 AM

When it comes to climate and the environment, the DNC made it abundantly clear that the Democratic ticket is a far better choice than the Republican alternative. Despite what some are saying the Democrats are the only choice. However, Trump's lies an > read more

Event - Renewable Energy World International Conference 2016

07/31/2016 11:00:00 AM

This event will take place on December 13 - 15, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center (North and South Halls) in Orlando Florida.Renewable Energy World International (formerly Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America) has a proven > read more

Event - BSR Conference 2016: Be Bold #BSR16

07/31/2016 07:38:00 AM

This event will take place November 1-3, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt in New York, New York. The BSR Conference brings together sustainability leaders and practitioners to build the business of a better world. Now entering its 23rd year, the BSR Conferenc > read more

"We the People": Obama's DNC Speech Reminds the Nation about the Meaning of Democracy

07/29/2016 07:49:00 AM

When President Obama addressed those gathered at the DNC he put forward a vision of America that was in stark contrast to Donald Trump's dark festival the week before. He explained that his administration pulled the country out of recession, decrease > read more

Why the Bernie or Bust Movement Gets it Wrong

07/28/2016 09:06:00 AM

It is easy to understand the frustration of the politically disenfranchised, however, supporters of the Bernie or Bust initiative are a danger because they feed into the raging inferno of disaffected Americans. However inauthentic, this narrative has > read more

Bernie Makes the Case for Unity (DNC Speech Excerpts)

07/27/2016 08:14:00 AM

Bernie Sanders delivered a powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) that not only endorsed Hilary Clinton's bid to be the next president of the United States, he delivered a logical rebuke to his supporters who refuse to back Hilar > read more

Air Pollution Linked to Cognitive Impairment: A Review of the Research Evidence

07/26/2016 08:21:00 AM

A growing body of research demonstrates that air pollution affects the brain and causes cognitive deficits. When inhaled, fine particulate matter has been shown to be bad for your heart, lungs and brain. While we have known that air pollution comprom > read more

GOP Platform Augurs Environmental Destruction and Runaway Climate Change

07/25/2016 08:32:00 AM

The 2016 Republican platform is an environment destroying climate killer. Party delegates voted to adopt the GOP platform at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week. If the GOP manages to fool the American electorate in November the > read more

Event - The New Energy Future: Webinar and White Paper

07/24/2016 10:58:00 AM

This one hour webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Brought to you by Energy Manager Today this webinar with Edison Energy will help you make sense of the changing energy future . In this > read more

Trump Promises to Kill Climate Action at RNC Speech: The False Flags of Fear and Division

07/22/2016 14:00:00 PM

As the Republican National Convention drew to a close Donald Trump delivered a speech in which he made it clear that he will dismantle US efforts to address climate change all while exacerbating its cause. He wants to get rid of environmental regulat > read more

Corporate Sustainability in 2016: The Rise of the CSO

07/19/2016 11:04:00 AM

Sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) enable businesses to reduce their costs by being more efficient, build social capital by being more responsible and earn more revenues by offering products and services that customers find soci > read more

Climate No-shows, Discord and Nepotism Mark the Start of the Republican National Convention

07/18/2016 17:50:00 PM

As an omen of what is to come, the Trump motorcade had an accident on the way to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. A Trump presidency would not only be calamitous for the economy it would likely push us past climate tipping points. Tru > read more

Event- IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016: Planet at the Crossroads

07/17/2016 08:07:00 AM

This event is about defining the path to a sustainable future and it will take place on September 1 - 10, 2016 in Hawaii. The theme of this year's event is "planet is at a crossroads." The ecosystems that underpin our economies and provide us food an > read more

Trump's Pick for VP Fails to Secure Support from the Koch Brothers (Videos)

07/16/2016 10:24:00 AM

The Republican presidential nominee's choice of VP suggests that the Trump camp may have been hoping to secure support from conservative Christians and the Koch brothers (David and Charles). Earlier this week Donald Trump unceremoniously revealed tha > read more

Climate Polls Give the GOP Cause for Concern

07/14/2016 08:22:00 AM

Polls show that Republican voters have a small but growing interest in climate change and this may prove to be a troubling trend for the party. The GOP is now synonymous with being apologetically irrational on environmental and climate issues, but it > read more

Climate Change and the US Federal Election of 2016

07/13/2016 06:42:00 AM

The impending catastrophe of climate change demands urgent attention from world leaders. This is particularly true of the leader of the weathiest and most powerful nation on Earth. This makes the US election of 2016 the most important election in Ame > read more

Democrats Adopt Climate Amendment to the Democratic Platform

07/12/2016 06:09:00 AM

On Saturday July 9 Democrats agreed to the most aggressive plan to combat climate change in the history of the party. This plan includes putting a price on carbon, methane and other greenhouse gases. It calls for massive investment in renewable energ > read more

Decades of Hot Data: The Harbingers of an Impending Climate Castrophe

07/11/2016 07:59:00 AM

It is hot and getting hotter. The evidence for global warming is growing with a long string of successive global heat records. The hottest months, the hottest seasons and the hottest years are stacking up. While individual weather records should not > read more

Event - International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy

07/10/2016 06:58:00 AM

The 5th International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy (ICCE 2016) will take place on August 22 -24, 2016 at the McGill University New Residence Hall (Formerly Renaissance Hotel) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ICCE 2016 provides a platform for r > read more

Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 Smart Car (Video)

07/09/2016 13:45:00 PM

Rolls-Royce has built a new concept car that is the embodiment of the future of high-end design. In addition to all the performance and design elements one would expect, the car boasts both a virtual chauffeur and a virtual assistant. The automaker i > read more

BMW Celebrates a Century of Automaking with its Sustainability Vision (Video)

07/09/2016 11:45:00 AM

To celebrate its 100th anniversary BMW has released an all-electric futuristic vehicle called the Vision Next 100 sporting saloon. Although BMW struggled with some early battery pack issues, the high-end automaker is determined to be an electric veh > read more

Two Down and Two to Go: Half of Canada's Tar Sands Pipeline Proposals Stymied

07/08/2016 13:38:00 PM

The prospects for new Canadian fossil fuel pipelines are looking increasingly bleak. The election of the federal Liberals under Justin Trudeau marked a new day, and a new more rigorous and open approval process for Canadian pipelines. This is in star > read more

The Folly of Canadian Fossil Fuel Subsidies

07/07/2016 07:36:00 AM

Canadian subsides to the fossil fuel industry amount to $2.7 Billion US ($3.6 billion CDN) a year. Much of these subsidies come from tax breaks. A report from Oil Change International says that $1.6 billion US of those subsidies came come from the fe > read more

Now is the Time for Carbon Pricing in Canada

07/06/2016 08:19:00 AM

The low price of oil make this an ideal time to put a price on carbon. Putting a price on carbon is one of the most powerful and far reaching actions Canada (and other governments) can take to reduce emissions is to enact national carbon pricing. In > read more

Canadian Renewable Energy: Federal and Provincial Government Policy Initiatives

07/05/2016 08:10:00 AM

Prior to the election of Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party, Canadian provinces were forced to go it alone as the ruling federal Conservatives under Stephen Harper focused on fossil fuels at the expense of renewable energy. Harper's Conservatives a > read more

Accelerate the Declaration of Independence from Fossil Fuels

07/04/2016 16:55:00 PM

This is an Independence Day unlike any that have preceded it. For the first time in history the world has signed a global climate agreement that will add significant pressure to end our dependence on fossil fuels. However, we need to expedite the tr > read more

Event - CR Reporting & Communications Summit 2016

07/03/2016 14:23:00 PM

The 10th Annual CR Reporting & Communications Summit will take place on October 20 - 21, 2016 at the Grange Tower Bridge in London, UK. At this Ethical Corporation event attendees can:Engage Stakeholders.Identify Business Risks.Prove the Financial Va > read more

Event - Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

07/03/2016 12:25:00 PM

The 9th Annual Sustainable Communities Conference will take place on October 4-5, 2016 at the Grand River Center, 500 Bell Street, Port of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.This is the largest and longest standing sustainability conference in the Midwest. There > read more

Review of Canadian Climate and Energy Policy (Videos)

07/02/2016 11:59:00 AM

Eco-conscious people had something to celebrate during this year's Canada Day festivities. After a decade of failed climate leadership the country is undergoing a radical transformation, thanks to new federal government and a changing global environm > read more

North American Leaders Unite to Combat Climate Change and Protect the Environment

06/30/2016 08:33:00 AM

North America is setting the pace for international climate and environmental cooperation. At a summit hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday June 29th, American President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto a > read more

Solar Roadways: Science Fiction Becoming Reality

06/29/2016 07:48:00 AM

Solar roads are entering a new test phase that will see them installed along a portion of the iconic route 66. Solar Roadways is the brainchild of Scott and Julie Brusaw of Idaho. > read more

The Costs of Volkswagen's Greenwash Continue to Mount

06/28/2016 13:21:00 PM

The chickens are coming home to roost over Volkswagen's epic greenwash. Earlier this year it was reported that Volkswagen's pre-tax profits fell 20 percent. The disgraced auto company has just reached a more than 14 billion settlement in the US. Howe > read more

40 More Eco-Apps that put Technology to Work for the Environment

06/27/2016 10:59:00 AM

There are more than two million apps and a growing number of them have an ecological purpose. The huge and growing eco-apps market is making a significant contribution to the welfare of the planet and its inhabitants. This post is a follow-up to a 20 > read more

Event - Global Summit on Smart, Secure & Sustainable Cities

06/26/2016 10:55:00 AM

The Global Summit on Smart, Secure & Sustainable Cities: Opportunities and Challenges in India will take place on July 17 - 20, 2016 at Harte & Garter, Windsor, Royal Berkshire, UK.The conference will focus on the opportunities and challenges that I > read more

Event - UK Marine Energy Conference 2016

06/26/2016 07:55:00 AM

The UK Marine Energy Conference 2016 will take place on July 5th at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel, 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8RR, United Kingdom.The conference will focus on accelerating wave and tidal energy as viable energy alternatives, while ma > read more

Brexit Implications for the Climate and the Environment (Video)

06/25/2016 07:03:00 AM

The Brexit is a pyrrhic victory. Make no mistake about it, Britain's exit from Europe is bad news for environmental and climate policy and not just in the UK. Compounding the problem is the fact that uncertainty will further destabilize a less than s > read more

New Pipeline Safety Law Followed by Another Oil Spill

06/24/2016 09:27:00 AM

Mere hours after President Obama signed the PIPES safety bill into law, a pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of oil. Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016 became law on June 22nd. Within hours of the signing a > read more

Apple's Apps for Earth Initiative Raised Awareness and Funds for WWF

06/22/2016 11:47:00 AM

Apps are big business and a partnership between Apple and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) funneled some of these revenues to ecological causes. > read more

Clmate Change Fueling Wildfires in North America and Russia

06/21/2016 07:54:00 AM

Wildfires fueled by record heat have ravaged areas across North America and Russia this year. This year is very much like last year. However, the western fires of 2015, were not as widespread and they came later than they did this year. > read more

Climate Refugees Need to be Formally Recognized

06/20/2016 13:13:00 PM

We need to start preparing to address the flood of climate refugees that will continue to increase as the planet warms. Climate change will make the current refugee crisis look insignificant. Climate refugees are already being forced to flee their ho > read more

The Coming Climate Refugee Crisis

06/20/2016 08:44:00 AM

To commemorate International Refugee Day, here is a re-post of an article from earlier this year on the scope of the climate refugee problem both present and future. > read more

Event - New Energy Forum, NEF-2016: The Light of Hope for New Energy

06/19/2016 12:41:00 PM

The 6th Annual New Energy Forum, NEF-2016: The Light of Hope for New Energy will take place on June 30 - July 3 in Goyang City, Gyeonggi, South KoreaWith the reduction of traditional fossil fuels and increasingly serious global environmental degradat > read more

Event - ISEE Conference: Environmental Ethics and Economics: Values & Choices

06/19/2016 05:48:00 AM

The 2016 edition of the annual ISEE Conference will take place on June 29 - July 2 at Pace University One Pace Plaza, New York City, NY 10038. The theme this year is "Environmental Ethics and Economics: Values & Choices".This conference asks the ques > read more

Fort McMurray Fire Post Mortem: Forest Fires, Climate Change and Fossil Fuels (Videos)

06/18/2016 09:00:00 AM

The Fort McMurray fire forces us to take a closer look at the relationship between fires and climate change as well as the relationship between fossil fuels, climate change and ecological degradation. We cannot attribute an individual fire to climate > read more

Green Banks Leverage Private Investments for Climate Finance

06/17/2016 08:00:00 AM

In addition to creating new jobs and improving the environment Green Banks are essential to ramping-up clean energy finance. Such banks are capable of helping to unleash the vast potential of climate focused investing. Green Banks reduce the cost of > read more

Courts are Defending the Climate and the Environment

06/16/2016 09:31:00 AM

The courts are emerging as a powerful tool to drive climate action and protect the environment. US courts have been maligned for a number of questionable rulings not the least of which is Citizens United which increases the power of corporations and > read more

Time to Tell the Truth About Climate Change

06/14/2016 07:56:00 AM

For years I have written about climate narratives cautiously avoiding the dark truth for fear of scaring people into a state of paralysis. the denial of climate change is premised on psychological realities which I have titled the "Cycle of Climate C > read more

Seventeen Decades of Climate Inaction

06/13/2016 09:14:00 AM

It has been almost 170 years since we first heard about climate change and we have still not come close to doing what we must do in order to avert a global disaster of unprecedented proportions. We have known for decades that greenhouse gas emission > read more

Event - International Conference on Renewable Energy and Bioenergy (ICREB)

06/12/2016 16:59:00 PM

The second International Conference on Renewable Energy and Bioenergy (ICREB) 2016 will take place from June 29 > read more

Event - Global Offshore Wind 2016

06/12/2016 12:35:00 PM

This event will take place in Manchester, UK on June 21 - 22, 2016. Renewable UK’s 15th annual offshore wind energy conference and exhibition welcomes the global industry to the heart of the UK - all in one place at one time.The UK has been the wo > read more

Event - European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2016)

06/12/2016 07:06:00 AM

The 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition will take place in Munich, Germany on June 20-24, 2016. EU PVSEC - The Innovation Platform for the Global PV Solar Sector is the largest international Conference for Photovoltaic r > read more

Hilary Clinton is our Last Best Hope of Tackling Climate Change

06/10/2016 09:22:00 AM

Anyone interested in climate action needs to appreciate that Hilary Clinton is our last best hope. Clinton has emerged as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and she is a far better choice than the Republican candidate Donald Trump. To ge > read more

The New RE100 Initiative: 1000 Businesses 100% Renewable

06/08/2016 07:31:00 AM

A RE100 initiative is calling on governments to convince one thousand businesses to pledge that they will get all of their energy from renewable sources. > read more

Europe is Proving that 100% Renewables is Possible

06/07/2016 08:31:00 AM

Renewable energy is growing around the world and nations in Europe suggest that the goal of 100 percent renewable energy is possible. In May of this year Germany, Portugal, and the UK all achieved clean energy milestones.Germany Germany produced so m > read more

Sub-national Climate and Environmental Legislation in the US and Canada

06/06/2016 08:39:00 AM

States, provinces and municipalities in North America are showing environmental and climate leadership. Recently an American state and a Canadian province passed the continents most progressive climate and environmental legislation. Early in June th > read more

Event - World Conference on Climate Change 2016

06/05/2016 07:21:00 AM

The World Conference on Climate Change will take place on October 24 - 26, 2016 in Valencia, Spain.Here is the list of speakers and subjects for the first day of this three day event:Gene Fry Energy Efficiency & Global warming Consultant USA Keynote: > read more

Oil Train Derails and Explodes in Oregon Adjacent to the Columbia River (Video)

06/04/2016 08:32:00 AM

An oil train derailment and explosion along the Columbia river in Oregon has once again highlighted the dangers of transporting oil by rail. Around noon on Friday June 2nd, 2016, at least 12 rail cars carrying Bakken oil operated by Union Pacific der > read more

Trump Takes his First Beating with More to Come

06/03/2016 08:04:00 AM

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has taken his first beating. His ill informed and contradictory statements make for easy fodder. Thinking people recoil in horror at Trump's populism. The man known as "The Donald" has been variously descr > read more

Jurisdictions Across the US are Saying "No" to Fracking

06/02/2016 08:15:00 AM

States are saying no to fracking and yes to renewable energy. More than 150 towns, cities, and counties across the U.S. have already adopted such policies. A number of US jurisdictions have passed laws forbidding fracking. Some have even mandated th > read more

The State of Renewable Energy: Summary of the Key Findings in the REN21 GSR 2016 Report

06/01/2016 08:05:00 AM

The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) has just released its annual Global Status Report (GSR). This collaborative multi-stakeholder renewable energy report draws on hundreds of experts, authors, contributors and reviewers. > read more

The End of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

05/31/2016 08:01:00 AM

Providing handouts to the wealthiest corporations on earth does not make much sense, particularly when their activities are the leading driver of climate change. Ending fossil fuel subsidies is the most obvious next step in our efforts to tackle the > read more

How Corporate Transparency can Save the World

05/30/2016 18:09:00 PM

Transparency is a central tenant of sustainability. There are powerful social, environmental and economic implications associated with transparency. Corporations are not the only ones that should be concerned about transparency; governments, employee > read more

Managing the Environmental Impacts of UK Infrastructure Development

05/29/2016 15:36:00 PM

This event will take place on Tuesday June 21, 2016, 9:00 AM in Kensington Close Hotel, London, United Kingdom. This conference provides an ideal opportunity for environmental consultants to come together with their contractors and clients and share > read more

Event - World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC)

05/29/2016 07:30:00 AM

This event will take place June 13, 2016 - June 16, 2016 at the Palacio de Congresos Expo Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain. WHEC 2016 is the twenty-first World Hydrogen Energy Conference and it is being organized by the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2).W > read more

Tidal Power: Renewable Energy Panacea or Environmental Pariah (Videos)

05/28/2016 12:10:00 PM

In June 2016 turbines will be installed to capture the incredible power of Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy. With the largest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy also has the world's largest tidal energy potential. On its own the bay could supply all of N > read more

Second Shell Oil Spill in Less than Two Weeks

05/27/2016 07:58:00 AM

For the second time in less than two weeks pipelines belonging to Shell have leaked oil. The most recent spill has leaked 21,000 Gallons (500 barrels) of oil near Tracy in San Joaquin County, California. This time the culprit was the company's underg > read more

Obama Begins to Reign-in Methane Emissions from Fracking

05/26/2016 07:52:00 AM

Through the Environmental Protection Agency the Obama administration is cracking down on methane associated with the extraction of fossil fuels. Fugitive emissions are unintended or irregular gas leaks, however most of the emissions associated with f > read more

Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

05/25/2016 08:06:00 AM

Despite the secrecy of the fracking industry and the protections afforded by some states there is mounting evidence that hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" contaminates drinking water. Fracking is a fossil fuel extraction process that consists of inj > read more

A Trump Presidency Would Kill Climate Action and Push us Past Irreversible Tipping Points

05/24/2016 09:11:00 AM

The fate of climate action and by extension the health of the planet and all its inhabitants depends on who Americans choose as their next President. The choice is between two unpopular candidates, however the leading Democratic candidate has indicat > read more

Natural Gas versus Renewable Energy

05/23/2016 14:08:00 PM

Natural gas, particularly gas from fracking cannot hold a candle to renewable energy. Nonetheless, the positive spin associated with fracking for natural gas persists. Natural gas is anything but clean but it continues to be sold as such.This America > read more

Cost Competitive Large-Scale Solar Projects

05/23/2016 09:36:00 AM

This webcast will take place on Thursday, June 2, 2016, 11:00 am Pacific / 2:00 pm Eastern. As news articles tout record low utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) prices in a handful of places across the country, many utilities are considering adding > read more

Event - ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2016

05/22/2016 12:13:00 PM

This event will take place on June 1 - 4, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. The ASEAN region presents huge opportunities for the use of Renewable Energy and member states are increasingly focusing on Renewable programs in order to reduce their dependence on > read more

Event - Innovation Day: The Age of Renewable Energy

05/22/2016 09:01:00 AM

This event will take place on May 26, 2016 in Abu Dhabi the United Arab Emirates. In conjunction with IRENA’s eleventh council meeting, Innovation Day is intended to highlight the results of IRENA Innovation Week, which took place earlier this mont > read more

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05/21/2016 12:15:00 PM

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NEB's Approval of the Kinder Morgan Oil Pipeline is "Outrageous"

05/21/2016 09:12:00 AM

On May 19, 2016, National Energy Board (NEB) approved Texas oil giant Kinder Morgan's Transmountain pipeline expansion. The news prompted some leading voices to call the approval "outrageous". First Nations, municipalities, academics, scientists and > read more

Get Ready for Long Overdue Toxic Substances Reforms

05/20/2016 10:00:00 AM

Reforms are long overdue as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has not been updated in almost 40 years. This is about to change as the US congress is poised to pass new chemical legislation in the coming days. Currently the Environmental Protect > read more

Fracking and Earthquakes go Together like Sodom and Gomorrah

05/19/2016 07:56:00 AM

We are in the midst of a fracking boom and earthquakes caused by fracking are a common occurrence in the US. We have seen a 4000 percent increase in earthquakes in the US in the last 8 years. Earthquakes caused by natural causes can be both destructi > read more

Nations Discuss Details of the Paris Climate Deal in Bonn

05/18/2016 07:52:00 AM

Now that we have secured an agreement at COP 21, nations are meeting in Bonn, Germany to iron out the details of the plan. We know what the goal is but now we must do the work to find pathways to get to that objective and beyond it. The stated goal > read more

Paying Hommage to Ceres and their New Roadmap for Corporate Sustainability

05/17/2016 08:41:00 AM

Ceres continues to lead and provide guidance to help businesses navigate the labyrinth of sustainability. Ceres understands business, they know that unlocking the power of sustainability is not only about altruism. They have published reports that sh > read more

Leaking Methane Associated with Fracking

05/16/2016 10:48:00 AM

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is subject to leaks that make natural gas anything but a cleaner source of energy. These leaks occur at every step in the process from the extraction to the transportation and distribution. New research suggests these > read more

The Myth that Fracked Natural Gas is a Bridge Fuel

05/16/2016 09:01:00 AM

Now that the EPA is beginning to reign in methane emissions we need to expose the myth that natural gas is a bridge fuel that will help us to transition to renewable sources of energy. The logic supporting fracking is based on the fact that there are > read more

Event - World Conference on Climate Change (Climate Change 2016)

05/15/2016 13:56:00 PM

This event will take place on October 24-26, in 2016 Valencia, Spain. The theme is Updating our Understanding:Earth's Climate is Warming.Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Conference series Events with over 600+ Conferences, 1200 > read more

Shell Downplays Crude Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico (Video)

05/14/2016 07:54:00 AM

On May the 12th Shell claims that its offshore Brutus platform spewed 88,200 gallons of crude (2,100 barrels) into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill in Shell's Glider field created a 13 mile long by 2 mile wide oil slick in an area 97 miles south of Por > read more

Trump Could Win and We All Could Lose

05/13/2016 08:29:00 AM

Anyone who cares about the environment, the economy, business, responsible governance, civility or basic human decency is quite right to be terrified by the prospect of a Trump presidency.Many people think that the combination of deep political divis > read more

In Australia Climate Policy is a Political Football

05/12/2016 22:57:00 PM

Climate change has been a political football that has been a factor in Australian politics for some years now. In 2010, Labor party leader Julia Gillard was elected on a platform that included climate action. She subsequently lost the leadership of h > read more

Suspected Assassins of Berta Cáceres Arrested in Honduras

05/11/2016 07:08:00 AM

In the early morning hours on May 11th the Honduran government arrested four men and charged them with the murder of indigenous environmental activist Berta Cáceres. She was killed because of her opposition to the Agua Zarca hydropower project in th > read more

The Panama Papers Highlight the Need for Sustainability

05/10/2016 07:55:00 AM

The release of the Panama Papers touches upon a number of themes that are at the heart of sustainability. Among them are corruption, transparency and environmental and social governance (ESG)issues. These papers also highlight the need to address the > read more

Carbon Capture and Storage is Essential Post Paris

05/09/2016 08:42:00 AM

Interest in carbon capture and storage (CCS) has intensified in the wake of the Paris Climate Agreement. CCS refers to a suite of technologies that pull CO2 from a smokestack before it escapes into the air. It is then sequestered in some fashion, mos > read more

Enter the 7th Annual Responsible Business Awards

05/08/2016 19:04:00 PM

The 7th Annual Responsible Business Awards are the world's leading Awards for CSR, sustainability, supply chain and business executives. The internally-renowned Awards recognize genuine, truly innovative and meaningful approaches to making responsibl > read more

Event - Carbon Underground 2016 Conference

05/08/2016 12:17:00 PM

This event will take place in Costa Rica in September. The four day conference will include both classroom elements and real-world demonstrations. All of this will be filmed and made part of a larger curriculum being developed for online education th > read more

Event - Retail Sustainability & Environmental Compliance Conference 2016

05/08/2016 07:41:00 AM

This event will take place on September 27 - 30, 2016. The retail industry needs to be ALL IN when it comes to sustainability and environmental compliance. The Retail Sustainability & Environmental Compliance Conference (?RSECC) is the only event b > read more

Carbon Air Capture and Storage (Videos)

05/07/2016 07:11:00 AM

We need technologies that draw carbon dioxide from the air and either re-use or store it. While we must curtail our carbon emissions we must also find ways to reduce existing levels of atmospheric carbon. Climate change is caused by the buildup of gr > read more

Trump Wants to Mine Coal Frack for Gas and Drill for Oil

05/06/2016 08:13:00 AM

Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump is not only invested in the fossil fuel industry he is seeking to expand its role in American energy production.Coal is among the dirtiest sources of energy, as a consequence coal plants and mining oper > read more

We Need to Ask Why Fort McMurray is Burning

05/05/2016 06:57:00 AM

Fort McMurray Alberta, the center of Canada's oil industry is on fire and climate change is the most likely suspect. The wall of flames that engulfed the town has forced residents to flee. Thousands of homes and businesses have been destroyed and 80, > read more

Climate Doomsday Clock Advances as Trump Get Republican Presidential Nomination

05/04/2016 07:31:00 AM

For many Democrats and supporters of climate action, Trump's victory was heralded with a grin and a nod. "He will be easy to beat," they said. But all thinking people everywhere are just a little bit uneasy today. The prospect, however distant, that > read more

Consistent Ongoing Heat is Rewriting the Record Books

05/03/2016 07:53:00 AM

Every month we are breaking new heat records. It is not just the consistent regularity of new temperature records it is also the speed at which the planet is warming as evidenced by the growing deviations from the norm. Historically, climate changes > read more

A Post-Sustianability World

05/02/2016 08:12:00 AM

In the wake of COP21 the world may finally wake up to the necessity of sustainability, however, this is only the beginning of a long journey and we should start thinking about what comes next. Despite the advances we have made an impartial analysis r > read more

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