Put simply, this document “scopes” out California’s “plan” to meet our #climate targets. As the state’s GHG reduction goals have become increasingly ambitious, the path forward to success more convoluted, and the role of California as a global #Climate Change mitigation leader more significant, getting the Scoping Plan right is critical.
Another recent study of refugees arrived at a dire conclusion: the number of asylum seekers to Europe could eventually be triple the current number of people annually who seek a new home in Europe by the end of the century. And the key trigger is #climate change.
A new #solar road in China will serve as a test bed to evaluate new #solar technologies, with an overarching goal to reduce the amount of land needed for #solar farms and transmission wires. But does its cost justify the investment?
Earlier this month, Greenpeace said it had conducted audits of #Plastic#Waste across 31 U.S. cities. As part of what the NGO calls its #breakfreefromplastic movement, its researchers analyzed over 7,000 pieces of single-use #Plastic trash to determine who was responsible - and the results are in.
Pea protein isolates and recombinant proteins were once unheard of. Now they are part of a booming industry. Food disruptors are vying for a lucrative part of the vegan food, while restaurants are standing by.
Two public entities have joined the effort to sue Big Oil. The city and county of Santa Cruz, Calif. filed their suits last week and have upped the ante when it comes to supporting research that claim high-carbon emitters have a responsibility for #climate change.
One company that has been at the forefront of tackling the problem of illiteracy is Pearson PLC, best known in the United States for its K-12 and higher #education products and services that are used in schools and private settings across the country.
The past year has proven that it has been #Business as unusual. To that end, more #Business schools are realizing that if their MBA #Students will thrive and be engaged, then these programs need to prepare their #Students for this brave new world by equipping them with more of a moral compass.
All vehicles, including #electric cars, produce emissions from tire, brake, and road abrasion. These are particulate emissions, which are some of the most dangerous when it comes to asthma and other health conditions. This startup, however, believes it has a solution.
In Good Company was formed from the belief that collaboration among businesses can be a powerful force for positive change, and that we can accomplish more together than alone. With each project, we see our vision coming to life.
Biomimicry is today's go-to answer for tough engineering problems. We tip our hat to Mother Nature for new ways to treat surgical wounds, the versatility of the honey comb and a new friend who may help us reduce the number of #Plastic bags in #Landfills and ocean gyres.
China’s new #carbon market, announced earlier this month, is expected to manage over 3 billion tons of carbon, which would make it at least 50 percent larger than the European Union's cap-and-trade system.
President Trump wants to set the regulatory clock back to 1960, and last week he acted it out for the cameras. Wielding a pair of golden scissors at a White House photo op, he cut red tape strung around two stacks of paper. One was a small pile of some 20,000 pages representing the amount of regulations in 1960; the other a mound of more than 185,000 pages representing those of today.
“We’re getting back below the 1960 level,” Trump declared, “and we’ll be there fairly ...
A report World Resources Institute issued earlier this week suggests seven essential steps by which governments and the private sector can find ways to make ecosystems restoration an attractive financial proposition.
Through innovations like #digital tools and other advancements, modern #agriculture provides farmers around the world the tools and the know-how they need to help feed the hungry while reducing the environmental #Impact of growing food, fuel and fiber.
The Trump administration says a rule it wants to implement would allow the tips that servers and other tipped employees earn to be pooled among fairly among employees. Critics however, call the proposal tip stealing, largely because it doesn't actually prevent employers from simply pocketing the tips.
The #Business of #Business is to improve the state of of the world. This applies to our #Corporate Responsibility to the #Communities we live and work in and beyond, to our personal social responsibility (PSR). With the PSR model, employees drive their own social good footprint and the employer follows their lead.
A startup in Tokyo, Japan, is growing about 400 plants in what was previously an unused warehouse located under one of the subway system’s elevated transit lines. Tokyo Salad, a joint #venture between rail operator Tokyo Metro and a development company, currently markets 11 varieties of greens - grown without soil or fertilizers.
Staying below the 2-degree C. threshold won't be possible as long as #coal has a role in #Energy production, says the nonprofit CarbonTracker. Its latest report examines the European Union, which has been in the past a leader of #Energy reform. Simply regulating #coal#Energy production to encourage divestment in the EU won't force the shift as long opportunistic investors can buy up distressed #coal operations and don't have an imperative to join the switch to clean energy.
Nearly a fifth of American wage earners face a real struggle paying their home heating bills. Fortunately, there are programs in place in every state to help. But are they enough? Researchers say low-income heating #Energy assistance is vital, but it's only part of the answer: more needs to be done to ensure the country's working families have access to #Energy efficient homes and services, too.
Panasonic’s #battery manufacturing capacity could be critical for Toyota, as the automaker is determined to rejoin the global #electric vehicle market in 2020 with the launch of all-electric cars in India and China.
“The Government Accountability Office — if you will, the chief bean counter — is basically telling us that this is costing us a lot of money,” Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington told the New York Times. “We need to understand that as stewards of the taxpayer that #climate is a fiscal issue."
According to a recent update from Cargill, its work with World Resources Institute has resulted in the mapping of 2.3 million acres of its cocoa supply chain across three continents - a step in preventing additional #Deforestation tied to the global chocolate industry.