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NY Attorney General Accuses Exxon of Withholding Key Climate Documents

Posted: 06.29.2018 no comments

 

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has asked for a court order to force ExxonMobil to turn over financial documents she said the company has withheld during her office’s investigation into whether the company misled shareholders and the public about climate change.   Read the entire article at Climate Liability News.   In a request filed […]

 

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We Were Warned 30 Years Ago – Now Global Warming is “in our living room”

Posted: 06.27.2018 no comments

 

On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening salvo of the age of climate change.”   Read the entire article at The […]

 

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IKEA Commits to Zero Emissions Goals

Posted: 06.24.2018 no comments

 

The world’s largest furniture retailer pledged to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products as part of a plan to have a positive impact on the world’s climate.   Read the entire article at Bloomberg.   IKEA aims to reduce more greenhouse gases than its value chain emits by 2030 and will reach that […]

 

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Insurance Industry Affected by Climate Change and Increasing Natural Disasters

Posted: 06.22.2018 no comments

 

The consequences of climate change are diverse and are affecting the insurance industry. The physical changes, in other words regional changes in weather patterns in terms of frequency and extent, are one of the consequences of great relevance to reinsurance. Extreme weather events result in high material damage to buildings and infrastructure, as well as […]

 

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Republican Mayors Push Climate Action Without Saying “Climate Change”

Posted: 06.20.2018 no comments

 

Leadership in addressing climate change in the United States has shifted away from Washington, D.C. Cities across the country are organizing, networking, and sharing resources to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and tackle related challenges ranging from air pollution to heat island effects.   Read the entire article at Grist.   But group photos at climate […]

 

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The Fourth Wave of Environmentalism is Innovation

Posted: 06.17.2018 no comments

 

Powered by people and innovation, the emerging Fourth Wave of environmental progress is transforming the way we take on the toughest environmental challenges.   Read the entire article at Environmental Defense Fund.    Right now:   Utilities and communities are using new techniques to make once-hidden environmental problems – like gas leaks and alarming market patterns – not […]

 

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Reaching the Point of No Return

Posted: 06.15.2018 no comments

 

Don Hall, a co-executive director of Transition U.S., a non-profit organization working to build community resilience in the face of environmental and economic crisis, says our nation as a whole is poorly prepared to deal with the impacts of climate change.    Read the entire article at American City&County.   “This is a much bigger issue […]

 

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“There is no time to lose”: Pope Francis warns oil executives on climate change

Posted: 06.13.2018 no comments

 

In an address to dozens of top oil executives, investors and industry experts, Pope Francis brought attention to the existential threats posed by climate change, and the urgent action that was needed to combat the global crisis.   Read the entire article at Salon.   The leader of the Catholic Church offered an appeal as to […]

 

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Balancing the Effect of Urban Development on Nature

Posted: 06.11.2018 no comments

 

Cities and the natural world seem to be at opposite ends of a spectrum, at least according to the dominant thinking of city dwellers: Keep the wolves out and the Thai takeout close. Country folks, on the other hand, readily extol the virtues of clean air, water, greenery and birdsong.   Read the entire article […]

 

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Circular Economy: Michelin Finds a Second Life for Tires

Posted: 06.08.2018 no comments

 

In late 2017, French tire giant Michelin acquired Lehigh Technologies, a 15-year-old company that reincarnates end-of-life tires into a specialty material called micronized rubber powder (MRP). The substance is already used by more than 60 companies (among them are seven of the world’s 10 biggest tire makers) for a wide range of applications, including as […]

 

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