Month: March 2018

Climate Change and Business Global Warming News

Business Can and Must Do More to Address Climate Change

Business action and climate risk From hurricanes to wildfires, the U.S. felt the impacts of climate change in 2017. While President Trump’s administration continues to deny climate change is even occurring, businesses are taking action. But is their action enough given the risks? Two recently released reports can shed light. One of them is by […]Read More

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Forty Percent of World Population Threatened by Ongoing Land Degradation

More than 75 percent of the Earth's land surface had suffered severely as a result of human land degradation as of 2014, IPBES highlights. Experts estimate that less than one-tenth of the Earth's land surface will have escaped substantial impacts of human activity come 2050.Read More

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Trump Replaces Rex Tillerson With Someone Who May Be Worse

Twitter is now the accepted format to make major political announcements. President Trump announced on the social media site that CIA Director Mike Pompeo would replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Trump’s tweet proclaimed that “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! […]Read More

Sustainability

Everyday Actions That Are Hurting Our Planet

We all love casual conservation. Taking out the recycling, carpooling to work; small lifestyle modifications can help us feel like we’re contributing to the cause without sacrificing anything important. However, every day we also participate in activities that are hurting our planet beyond driving cars and burning fossil fuels for home heating. Small, nondescript actions […]Read More

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The EPA’s Plans to Gut the Clean Water Rule

President Trump vowed “to promote clean air and clear water” in February 2017. Flash forward a year and that promise seems to be a flimsy one at best. The Trump administration has recently made it clear it will gut an Obama-era rule designed to protect smaller bodies of water in the U.S. On January 21, […]Read More