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Corporate Supply Chains Saved $19.3B Reducing CO2

Posted: 02.17.2019 no comments

 

With greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in supply chains on average 5.5 times those of company’s direct operations, a new report by CDP reveals a step-change in corporate awareness and action on environmental impacts within their supply chains in the last decade.   Read the entire article at Sustainable Brands.    In 2018, 115 companies — wielding […]

 

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World’s Driest Desert Floods in Chile

Posted: 02.15.2019 no comments

 

The world’s driest desert is flooding and some of the planet’s wettest woodlands are burning. Welcome to summer in Chile.   Read the entire article at Bloomberg.    Rains high up in the Andes mountains have led to torrents of water pouring into the Atacama desert below, sweeping away houses and roads. Meanwhile in the south, blistering […]

 

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Insurance Industry Increasingly Concerned about Climate Risks

Posted: 02.13.2019 no comments

 

Major insurance carrier AXA has been surveying risk professionals for five years on their key emerging risks. Climate change has always ranked high. But this year’s survey produced a stunning result: of the 1,235 risk professionals, including 1,060 AXA employees all over the globe, the percentage of respondents pointing to climate change as their key concern rocketed up […]

 

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Civilization 6: Gathering Storm Video Game Teaches Climate Science

Posted: 02.10.2019 no comments

 

Your civ is thriving, but your planet is dying. Do something!   Read the entire article at PC Gamer.   Civilization 6 will get eight new Civilizations and nine new Leaders in the upcoming Gathering Storm expansion, along with some big changes to its core systems and a major late-game challenge to deal with in the […]

 

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Google’s New Tool to Fight Climate Change

Posted: 02.07.2019 no comments

 

In the next decade or so, more than 6,000 cities, states, and provinces around the world will try to do something that has eluded humanity for 25 years: reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, which warm the atmosphere and cause climate change.    Read the entire article at The Atlantic.    So where will they start? […]

 

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Receding Glacier Uncovers a Landscape Unseen in Over 40,000 Years

Posted: 02.04.2019 no comments

 

Glacial retreat in the Canadian Arctic has uncovered landscapes that haven’t been ice-free in more than 40,000 years and the region may be experiencing its warmest century in 115,000 years, new University of Colorado Boulder research finds.   Read the entire article at Phys.Org.    The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, uses radiocarbon […]

 

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Climate Change Is a Public Health Emergency

Posted: 02.01.2019 no comments

 

Ever since human-caused climate change emerged into public consciousness around the late 1980s, news stories and public awareness campaigns surrounding the topic have predominantly been accompanied by images of polar bears and melting ice, reinforcing common misconceptions that the impacts are far away in space and time and removed from our daily lives.   Read […]

 

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Corporations Assess Risks / Opportunities in the Age of Climate Change

Posted: 01.29.2019 no comments

 

Bank of America worries flooded homeowners will default on their mortgages. Disney is concerned its theme parks will get too hot for vacationers. AT&T fears hurricanes and wildfires may knock out its cell towers. Coca-Cola wonders if there will still be enough water to make Coke.   Read the entire article at Bloomberg.   As the […]

 

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Measuring What Matters: Verifiable Forest Monitoring

Posted: 01.28.2019 no comments

 

The health of forests, people and our planet are intrinsically linked. Functioning as lungs of the earth, forests supply vital oxygen and enhance air quality. Forests also provide ecological functions such as wildlife habitat, nutrient cycling, and flood control and other environmental services.   Read the entire article at Medium Upstream.    On a global level, […]

 

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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Block Exxon Climate Fraud Investigation

Posted: 01.24.2019 no comments

 

Massachusetts’ Attorney General is trying to force Exxon to turn over decades of records involving what it knew about climate change and what it told the public. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up ExxonMobil’s latest attempt to block Massachusetts’ investigation into whether the oil giant misled the public and investors about climate change.    […]

 

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