The veterans have arrived to Standing Rock, signaling further support for the Sioux tribe that says its drinking water source is in danger if the Dakota Access Pipeline goes through. President Donald Trump says he supports an “expedient” approval of the project, but support is growing for the tribe and some cities are rethinking their business with the banks behind the project.
Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
President Donald Trump may be poised to pull the U.S. out of the global climate agreement reached at COP21, but Sweden is charging ahead with its plan to transition toward a zero-carbon economy.
The concept of asking utility customers to pay higher rates may sound dubious. But if a case study in Australia is any indication, they may be willing to shell out a few extra bucks for a good cause — like community-based solar in their area.
Insisting that “on-again-off-again regulation is a poor way to protect the environment,” eight veterans of previous Republican administrations met with White House officials to float the idea of a revenue-neutral carbon tax.
Last week the Internet went into a flurry over a Florida congressman’s proposal to axe the Environmental Protection Agency. TriplePundit’s Jan Lee takes a closer look.
Patagonia pulled out of the annual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Utah due to the state leadership’s opposition to the new Bears Ears National Monument.
Lamar Smith, chair of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, held a hearing on Tuesday titled “Making EPA Great Again,” as part of what critics describe as an ongoing witch hunt against climate scientists.
Last weekend an article in the Mail on Sunday, a sister publication of the British paper the Daily Mail, attempted to cast doubt on the strength of climate science. It’s now been taken up by the U.S. House Science Committee. But there’s one catch: It’s not grounded in facts.
Republicans who have long opposed former President Barack Obama’s efforts to curb environmental pollution are having a field day this month. It seems a rarely-used tactic will allow the Trump administration, with the help of the Republican-led Congress, to nibble away at Obama’s much lauded environmental legacy.
Beijing’s mayor says the city of 11.5 million will adopt “extra” anti-smog measures this year, including a 30 percent decrease in coal consumption.
Technology is innovating at an exponential rate. New products and services are being rolled out on an almost daily basis. But while the pace of the technology revolution increases, design innovation is failing to keep up in one key area: sustainability.
The Danish wind power giant Dong Energy, which last fiscal year generated almost $9 billion in revenues, plans to phase out coal from all of its power stations by 2023.
The potential closure of the largest coal plant in the American West is another sign that dirty coal is on its way out of our energy mix — and there’s nothing that Donald Trump can to do save this industry.
A planned coal-fired plant in Bangladesh would be located near the world’s largest mangrove forest, which is home to endangered species such as the Bengal tiger. NGOs are furious, and an online petition urging citizens to pressure Rampal’s financial backers scored over 1 million signatures.