User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Independent
Category: Climate Change :: Climate Change Science
Last updated: Jul 08 2020 05:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘What choice do we have?’ 1.7.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As the Arctic warms, the Inupiat adapt.
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3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation 17.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published in World Resources Institute . In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more than a mile of coastline have been lost to the sea. The flooding and erosion are exacerbated by the destruction of natural mangrove forests. These forests absorb the brunt of waves’ impact, significantly reducing both the height and speed of waves reaching shore. And mature mangroves can store nearly 1,000 tons of carbon per hectare, thus mitigating climate change while also helping communities adapt. Without mangroves, 18 million more people worldwide would suffer from coastal flooding each year (an increase of 39 percent). That’s why in Demak, Java, a diverse group of residents, NGOs, universities and the Indonesian government are working together on the "Building with Nature" project to restore a ...
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How Businesses Can Overcome Barriers to Achieving Climate Goals 16.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How Businesses Can Overcome Barriers to Achieving Climate Goals Join us and discover the findings of research conducted by NRG Energy and GreenBiz Group, examining key plans and actions businesses are taking to address climate change. The research represents responses from hundreds of business executives and thought leaders, revealing that many are taking the right steps to reach their goals. A range of factors, however, threatens to disrupt progress including a lack of attention to risk, developing consistent resilience and financial disclosures such as those recommended by the TCFD, and a general need for greater expertise. In this one-hour webcast, GreenBiz Vice President and Senior Analyst John Davies will lead a wide-ranging discussion, showing you how: Risk management and sustainability efforts converge as climate change disrupts businesses and challenges green goals New reporting standards gain traction with demands for greater transparency Existing standards like those of the TCFD have been ...
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Fast-growing Western cities face megadrought 8.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Eleven states and northern Mexico will likely experience a drought more severe than any since the 1500s.
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Crops could face double trouble from insects and a warming climate 28.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Watch the very hungry caterpillar.
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We need a Project Drawdown for conservation 24.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The organization Project Drawdown has done a great job of identifying and sharing the most viable solutions to climate change. We need to do the same thing for biodiversity.
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This is climate tech 22.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The stunning array of technologies emerging to decarbonize the world and make it more habitable for flora, fauna and humans goes far beyond cleantech 2.0.
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COVID-19 could accelerate a global shift from planes to trains 21.4.2020 GreenBiz.com
UBS analysis suggests the pandemic is set to curb air travel growth 10 percent over the next decade as high-speed rail flourishes.
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Is carbon sequestration on farms actually working to fight climate change? 16.4.2020 GreenBiz.com
There's an emerging market to pay farmers to store more carbon in the soil by using improved agricultural practices. But some scientists are questioning whether these efforts will actually help slow global warming.
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Earth Day and the polling of America, 2020 13.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In the future, it seems, we’re all model green citizens, at least in our minds.
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Climate, COVID-19 and the economics of decarbonizing buildings 9.4.2020 GreenBiz.com
Facilities managers and staff are scrambling to adjust buildings for vacancy indefinitely. As we look toward recovery, there will be wide-ranging impacts on the fundamental systems that enable learning, work and commerce.
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HSBC: Companies focused on climate change 'outperformed' as virus spread 6.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Research note suggests businesses with strong ESG credentials are proving more resilient than peers to coronavirus turmoil. But there are regional differences.
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Why protecting soil carbon is a win-win for farmers and the planet 2.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The benefits of protecting and restoring soil carbon go well beyond any one farm or any one year. But not enough people are taking these steps.
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Dirty air, tailpipes and COVID-19 1.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Air pollution impacts how the human body can fight infections and viruses. Coronavirus mortality rates could become another galvanizing force for cleaning up the air and simultaneously lowering carbon emissions.
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Protecting tropics could save half of species on brink, report says 27.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Local farmers could be part of the key to helping to prevent extinction.
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'Red flag for COP26': Most high-carbon companies shooting 'wide of the mark' for a 2C world 23.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Investor-led Transitions Pathway Initiative warns four in five firms in carbon-intensive sectors currently fail Paris Agreement test.
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Elevated climate-related risks spur new approaches to doing business 16.3.2020 GreenBiz.com
Researchers from University of Cambridge found that climate change could add around 20 percent to the global cost of extreme weather events by 2040. They are urging businesses to evaluate their own exposures to the growing risk to improve their resilience and sustainability.
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How to build a flood resilient future 14.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A new book shows how we can adapt the built and natural environment to be more flood resilient in the face of climate change.
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25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020 6.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize courageous executives, investor advocates and policy visionaries who are role models for any gender.
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Emerging Leaders find inspiration in sustainability veterans, and one another 4.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
This year's Emerging Leaders "are the game changers that this industry needs — critical, compassionate, and tremendously capable."
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