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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

Sustainable Procurement: Environmental Social and Economic Supply Chain Considerations

04/28/2015 07:59:00 AM

Addressing supply chain issues are at the top of the list of sustainability initiatives because they represent more than half of business expenses and they are the source of around three quarters of GHG emissions. Scrutinizing upstream procurement is > read more

Moving Towards 100 Percent Renewable Energy in the US

04/27/2015 17:13:00 PM

We are moving towards 100 percent renewable energy. While we are still a long way off (currently the world only gets about 1 percent of its total energy needs from renewables) we now know that it is possible. We are seeing promising reports about the > read more

Creative Innovation in Sustainability

04/27/2015 14:01:00 PM

Sustainability is a creative enterprise that goes far beyond token environmental concern. Sustainability is about more than just minimizing egregious environmental and social impacts. As we head towards a global climate agreement at the end of 2015, > read more

Australian State Meets Energy Needs with Renewables

04/27/2015 10:23:00 AM

One Australian state has been able to meet all of its power demands with renewable energy. This corroborates reports which suggest that 100 percent renewable energy in Australia is achievable. On a few occasions the state of South Australia produc > read more

Sustainability Lends Legitimacy to Profitability

04/27/2015 08:03:00 AM

Sustainability is helping organizations to shed the destructive business practices that earned them a reputation as resource devouring planet killers. Through environmental and social engagement corporations can be redeemed and capitalism can be reh > read more

Event - Ottawa Riverkeepers Gala

04/26/2015 17:55:00 PM

This Gala event will take place on May 27th 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario. This is Ottawa's most important fundraising event for water. It will be hosted by Evan Solomon, with musical guests Andy Maize and Josh Finlayson of Skydiggers. This year's gala hon > read more

Event - Monterey County Hospitality Association (MCHA) Sustainability Seminar

04/26/2015 16:57:00 PM

The MCHA Sustainability Seminar will take place on April 28th 2015 at Asilomar Conference Grounds. At this seminar, which is part of MCHA’s 2015 leadership seminar series, professionals will discuss ambitious environmental stewardship efforts. This > read more

Event - Cause Marketing Forum (CMF) Chicago: Nonprofit/Business

04/26/2015 13:51:00 PM

CMF Chicago will take place from May 27 to May 29. This event is for everyone from cause marketing beginners to veterans. This includes people who work for a businesses and nonprofits. There are a number of special programs geared towards all of the > read more

Event - Sustainable Investing Conference: Risk Value Impact

04/26/2015 11:41:00 AM

The 5th annual Sustainable Investing: Risk, Value, Impact conference will take place May 4th–6th at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Participants will learn about new approaches, trends and policy developments while networking with industry l > read more

Event - Responsible Business Summit Asia

04/26/2015 10:00:00 AM

Ethical Corporation's Responsible Business Summit Asia will take place on May 6 - 7 2015 in Singapore. This event is the regional leading meeting place to find out where business leaders and innovators are headed around their sustainability and CSR > read more

Event - Culture in Sustainable Futures: Theories Policies and Practices

04/26/2015 06:43:00 AM

The International Conference in Sustainable Future Culture in Sustainable Futures: Theories Policies and Practices will take place in Helsinki on May 6 - 8, 2015. This conference will address the following questions: Is culture the fourth pillar of s > read more

President Obama Discusses Science and Climate Change with Bill Nye (Video)

04/25/2015 15:08:00 PM

This discussion between President Obama and Bill Nye "the science guy" focused on the importance of science to understand and address climate change. The President expressed optimism that we can solve the problem of climate change. It is important to > read more

President Obama's Earth Day Address: Action on Climate Change Cannot Wait (Video)

04/25/2015 10:31:00 AM

On Earth Day April 22 President Obama visited the Florida Everglades for Earth Day and spoke about the urgent need for action on climate change. The President called on Congress to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund. He spoke about the impo > read more

President Obama: Climate Change can No Longer be Ignored or Denied (Video)

04/25/2015 09:10:00 AM

On April 18, 2015 the White House released President Obama's weekly address in which he said that climate change can no longer be ignored. He reviewed two salient observations showing that the planet is warming: - 2014 was the planet’s warmest year > read more

Last Hours: The Urgency of Action on Climate Change (Video)

04/25/2015 06:17:00 AM

This video series offer a succinct fact based summary of the urgency of engaging solutions to the the challenges. We simply cannot afford to allow partisan politics to stymie science based efforts to understand and engage it. This video titled "Last > read more

Canadian Premiers Climate Change Declaration

04/21/2015 11:04:00 AM

On April 14th 2015 Canadian premiers released an outcome statement after the Quebec Summit on Climate Change. Here is an unedited version of their declaration. _________________________________ Recognizing that there is a scientific consensus callin > read more

Carbon Reduction Makes Good Business Sense

04/21/2015 07:55:00 AM

Carbon reduction efforts are both low risk and profitable making them part of good business strategy. US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have dropped nine percent in the last ten years and we could see far greater declines if the business community un > read more

BP's Legal Wrangling Five Years After the Gulf Oil Spill

04/20/2015 15:58:00 PM

BP has a lengthy criminal rap sheet that culminated in the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Despite BP's long criminal history they are anything but repentant. Rather than accept the penalties levied against them for the 2010 spill > read more

The Toll on Wildlife from the Gulf of Mexico BP Oil Spill

04/20/2015 13:17:00 PM

A number of wildlife species have been devastated by the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This includes seabirds, turtles, fish, and vegetation. Between 800,000 and one million sea birds have died from oil exposure in the Gulf of Mexico sin > read more

BP's Gulf Oil Spill: Summary of Research Evidence Five Years Later

04/20/2015 11:03:00 AM

A number of studies indicate that the environmental impacts of the BP's 2010 oil spill in the gulf is anything but over. Huge amounts of oil are still on the ocean floor and this is finding its way into the food chain. Other studies show fish that sp > read more

The BP Oil Spill in the Gulf Five Years Later

04/20/2015 09:10:00 AM

Exactly five years ago (April 20, 2010), BP's Deepwater Horizon oil well exploded in the Gulf of Mexico killing 11 people and injuring 17 more. The explosion unleashed one of the worst environmental disasters in human history. For 87 days (April 20 a > read more

Connect the Blue Dots National Day of Action

04/19/2015 05:36:00 AM

On Sunday, April 19 there will be a national day of action in support of environmental rights. This includes fresh air, clean water and healthy food. > read more

Blue Dot Movement Advocating for a Healthy Environment

04/18/2015 11:52:00 AM

Rather than just address individual environmental insults, the Blue Dot movement seeks to entrench a legal framework that will protect Canada's environment from coast to coast. A growing number of Canadians are demanding the right to a healthy env > read more

Renewable Energy in Africa and the Middle East

04/17/2015 11:44:00 AM

Africa and the middle east have vast untapped renewable energy potential particularly with regard to solar power. Renewable energy projects from large to small scale are popping up across the region. An example of small scale projects can be found in > read more

The ABCs of Latin American Renewable Energy (Argentina, Brazil and Costa Rica)

04/17/2015 09:26:00 AM

Throughout Latin America renewable energy is growing and there is huge untapped potential. From tiny island states like Bonaire to large countries like Brazil renewable energy is reshaping the energy map of the region. In Latin America there are five > read more

Asian Renewable Energy (China, India Japan, South Korea)

04/17/2015 07:26:00 AM

Led by China and India Asia is an economic powerhouse that is expected to continue to experience major growth. Here are four Asian nations (China, India, Japan and South Korea) on the forefront of the renewable energy expansion around the world. Chi > read more

Australia Can Dump Coal and Adopt Renewables

04/16/2015 22:15:00 PM

Although the current ruling government in Australia has doubled down on coal, the nation is capable of getting all of its electricity needs from renewable sources of energy. After a brief political leadership focused on combating climate change, Aust > read more

Canada Could Get All of Its Electricity from Renewables

04/16/2015 10:54:00 AM

Canada may be a fossil fuel superpower, but the nation could easily derive all of its electrical energy needs from renewables. Mayor Gregor Robertson and the City Council have pledged to make Vancouver Canada's first 100 percent renewable city. The r > read more

Europe Moving Towards 100 percent Renewable Energy

04/16/2015 07:43:00 AM

Renewable energy has seen steady growth in renewable energy installations in Europe. Here is a summary of the past, present of future of renewable energy in in five leading European nations (Denmark, France, Germany, Spain and the UK): DenmarkDenmar > read more

Canada Needs Carbon Pricing but Harper Says No

04/15/2015 13:37:00 PM

Canada needs a carbon pricing scheme to reduce its climate change causing greenhouse gas emissions and help renewable energy to grow. However, the ruling federal Conservatives are strong allies of the fossil fuel industry and they are staunchly oppos > read more

Pepe's Bistro: Small Scale Sustainability

04/15/2015 10:58:00 AM

Here is a review of how one small business is engaging sustainability on a shoestring budget.Not all of the companies engaging sustainability are big corporates. Some small mom and pop operations see real value in reducing energy costs and appealing > read more

Allstate is a Leader in Environmental Social and Governance Disclosures

04/15/2015 07:54:00 AM

When it comes to environmental and social disclosures in the insurance industry Allstate is a leader. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures (sometimes called goodwill or reputation), include everything from climate change to gender d > read more

Low Oil Prices Hurt Recycling More than Renewables

04/14/2015 17:43:00 PM

It has been widely reported that low oil prices hurt renewable energy while this point may be overstated it appears clear that falling fossil fuel prices are wreaking havoc on the recycling industry. Many predicted that the gravitational pull of fos > read more

Innovations in Sustainability Can Meet the Challenges we Face

04/14/2015 12:34:00 PM

Innovation is key to making the most of sustainability. We will need to develop creative solutions to meet the challenges we face. Innovations in sustainability both lowers costs and increases revenues.We have seen how innovations in renewable energy > read more

Global Consistency in Sustainability

04/14/2015 08:19:00 AM

The ongoing growth of sustainability demands more coherence. Sustainability is now a mainstay of forward looking businesses. There is still so much that remains to be done, we are seeing progress in sustainable business. Companies are reducing their > read more

Marine Oil Spill in Vancouver Adds to Pipeline Concerns

04/13/2015 15:23:00 PM

On the afternoon of Wednesday April 8th there was an oil spill in Vancouver's English Bay and Stanley Park. Approximately 2,700 litres of toxic bunker oil leaked from a the vessel M/V Marathassa and fowled Vancouver's beaches. International shipping > read more

Canada's Largest Ever Climate March

04/13/2015 10:26:00 AM

On Saturday, April 11th people from all walks of life came together in Quebec City for the largest climate themed protest in Canadian history. The Act on Climate March was timed to take place just ahead of a premiers' summit planned for Quebec City > read more

Ontario and Quebec Sign Cap-and-Trade Deal

04/13/2015 08:18:00 AM

On Monday April 13th, the Canadian province of Ontario will join Quebec and participate in a cap-and-trade scheme designed to use market forces to reduce climate change causing greenhouse gas emissions. Ontario's involvement will put a price on carbo > read more

Harvard Heat Week Launch: Fossil Fuel Divestment Event

04/12/2015 08:05:00 AM

On April 12th, 2015 at the First Parish Unitarian Church in Cambridge Massachusetts hundreds of people will come together to launch Harvard Heat Week. This is an important start to a round of divestment campaigning focusing on New England.Harvard Hea > read more

Harvard Heat Week: Background and Rationale

04/11/2015 10:40:00 AM

From April 12th to April 17th, Harvard Heat Week will spearhead the next round of divestment campaigning. This peaceful initiative is an important part of the ongoing movement to divest from fossil fuels. The event may be taking place at one of the m > read more

Planned Tar Sands Expansion Negates Global Carbon Reduction Efforts

04/11/2015 06:36:00 AM

There are plans underway to dramatically increase the amount of tar sands oil being shipped to international markets. If these plans proceed they would undermine efforts to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate chang > read more

Green Electricity in Eastern Canada: A Letter to the Premiers of Quebec and Ontario

04/10/2015 11:55:00 AM

Here is an open letter to the premiers of both Quebec and Ontario urging them to work together to reduce greenhouse gases and save $14 billion by forging a green electricity deal._____________________________ Dear Premiers Couillard and Wynne: On Nov > read more

Solar Photovoltaic Best Practices: Guides for Installation Operations and Maintenance

04/02/2015 11:31:00 AM

New solar photovoltaic system best practices guidelines have been released that provide guidance in the areas of installation, operations and maintenance. The goal of these guides is to help improve investor confidence in the long term viability of P > read more

Scary Climate Trajectory as Carbon Emissions Keep Rising

04/02/2015 07:53:00 AM

Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions keep rising. It is well known that we must drastically reduce emissions if we are to have a chance of staving off the worst impacts of climate change. Although the most long lived anthropogenic GHG is a molecule > read more

Another Blazing Oil Rig Calls into Question the Obama Administration's Consideration of Offshore Drilling

04/01/2015 18:26:00 PM

Another oil platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico giving the Obama administration reason to rethink its decision to consider offshore drilling along America's coastlines. The fire that erupted earlier today in the Gulf of Mexico killed four people > read more

Melting Ice Makes Antarctica Ground Zero for Climate Change

04/01/2015 10:51:00 AM

Although melting ice sheets in the Western Antarctic has received the bulk of concern, it would appear that a similar forces are at play in the Eastern Antarctic. Warm water is eating away at the ice from underneath, this in turn exposes more ice to > read more

April First Round-Up of Great Climate News

04/01/2015 08:23:00 AM

There is a raft of good climate and environmental news on this the first day of April, 2015. This includes radical policy shifts from previously intransigent political parties in the US, Canada and Australia. Fossil fuel companies that are embracing > read more

Summary of the Three Major Anthropogenic GHGs

03/31/2015 16:41:00 PM

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) contribute to the greenhouse effect by absorbing the sun's rays (specifically infrared radiation) causing the greenhouse effect, which warms the surface of the Earth. Although greenhouse gases occur naturally in the atmosphere > read more

Energy Efficiency Bill Passes in the Senate

03/31/2015 13:24:00 PM

Despite a Republican majority control an energy efficiency bill managed to get through the Senate. The bipartisan bill named the Portman Shaheen Energy Efficiency Bill (S 535) focuses on government buildings, grid enabled water heaters and commercia > read more

Webinar - Risk Management: Planning for Ups and Downs

03/31/2015 09:52:00 AM

A one hour webinar titled, Risk Management – Planning for Ups and Downs, will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Recent developments in fracking, which brought on the shale boom, has drastically changed not o > read more

The Growth of US Renewables are Outpacing Fossil Fuels

03/31/2015 06:35:00 AM

Renewable energy is growing faster than fossil fuels in the US. In 2014 new capacity from renewables has grown faster than coal, oil and even gas. Renewable energy generating capacity has increased 72 times faster than coal and 163 times faster than > read more

Why Business Can Change the World

03/30/2015 14:21:00 PM

There is a compelling humanitarian and economic argument for embedding sustainability and social purpose into a company's DNA. Far too often businesses are singled out for egregious wrongs like environmental insults or employee mistreatment. However, > read more

Event - World Engineering Summit

03/29/2015 14:08:00 PM

The World Engineering Summit (WES) 2015 will take place on July 21 - 24 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. WES is a high profile conference organized by IES to further their mission of "advancing and promoting the science, art and pr > read more

Video - Earth Hour: Watch the Lights Go Out Around the World

03/29/2015 10:51:00 AM

Related Video - Earth Hour: Why You Need to be Part of ItVideo - Earth Hour: Collective Action to Combat Climate Change Video - Business Partnerships for Earth HourVideo - Highlights from Earth Hour 2015 #?Action2015, ? ?#?EarthHour, ? ? > read more

Video - Highlights from this Year's Earth Hour

03/29/2015 06:11:00 AM

Related Video - Earth Hour: Why You Need to be Part of ItVideo - Earth Hour: Collective Action to Combat Climate Change Video - Business Partnerships for Earth Hour > read more

Video - Business Partnerships for Earth Hour

03/28/2015 11:11:00 AM

Join the global movement with Timex INDIGLO® and Earth Hour. Pledge to act on March 28th at 8:30pm and for every shared pledge, Timex will donate $1 to Earth Hour. Timex is not the only business partnering with Earth Hour (scroll down > read more

Video - Earth Hour: Why You Need to be Part of it

03/28/2015 08:55:00 AM

Earth Hour 2015 is about giving people a voice to speak out against the most daunting challenge in human history. This popular movement gives hundreds of millions of people an opportunity to weigh in on climate change. Although the issues are complex > read more

Video - Earth Hour: Collective Action to Combat Climate Change

03/28/2015 06:34:00 AM

Take a stand against climate change and join Earth Hour 2015. Hundreds of millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 local time. This is the most important collective action to combat c > read more

France Curbs Vehicles and Decrees Green or Solar Roofs

03/27/2015 10:54:00 AM

In France we are seeing efforts to both curb vehicular emissions and increase renewable energy. City officials in Paris have instituted a system that is designed to curb the number of cars that can drive in Paris. This follows new legislation mandati > read more

Carbon Reduction Efforts Under Attack from Republicans

03/27/2015 08:17:00 AM

Republicans have fired multiple salvos in their proxy war against the Obama administration's carbon reduction efforts. Under the pretext of deficit reduction Republicans are using their majorities in the House and the Senate to support the fossil fue > read more

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