The all-natural ‘Wellness Kitchen’ includes a beautiful living herb wall – Inhabitat

InhabitatThe all-natural 'Wellness Kitchen' includes a beautiful living herb wallInhabitatKitchens are often the heart of any home, and now an innovative company is giving our beloved cooking space a healthy and sustainable makeover. Interior design company Finch London recently unveiled its beautiful bespoke rose-colored “Wellness …and more »

The Rush of Riverfront Living – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe Rush of Riverfront LivingWall Street JournalA German Villa Hits New Heights. Clara Tuma for The Wall Street Journal. The Stuttgart architect behind the Boston-area Genzyme Center spent $2.5 million creating a luxury showpiece for green living …

SkS Analogy 12 – A Sinking ship reaches new heights

Tag Line A sinking ship reaches new heights. Elevator Statement For a sinking ship the stern may be unusually low, the bow unusually high, and on average, the whole thing is going down. We cannot infer what is happening to the ship just by what is happening to one part. We must look at the entire ship. It seems that at least one US Senator did not understand this relationship between the environment’s local extremes and global means when he found snow in front of the US capital, in February, and thought it meant that Global Warming had stopped.1 If he had watched the news that night, he might

California, battered by global warming’s weather whiplash, is fighting to stop it

In 1988 – the same year Nasa’s James Hansen warned Congress about the threats posed by human-caused global warming – water expert Peter Gleick wrote about the wet and dry extremes that it would create for California: California will get the worst of all possible worlds – more flooding in the winter, less available water in the summer. Three decades later, California has been ravaged by just this sort of weather whiplash. The state experienced its worst drought in over a millennium from 2012 to 2016, followed immediately by its

‘We’re still in:’ From meme to movement with Microsoft, WWF, Ceres & Ingersoll Rand

Sustainability leaders discuss following through with their Paris Agreement goals, despite the US’ withdrawal. Find insights from Marty Spitzer of WWF, Anne Kelly of Ceres, Jim Hanna of Microsoft and Holly Emerson of Ingersoll Rand.

Why the energy finance cycle is prime for disruption

Here’s what industry leaders say that the renewable energy market’s quick expansion means.

3 ways businesses can show governments they’re taking action on climate

How to push past the Paris Agreement.

Report Report: Carbon accounting, SDG roadmaps, 4th wave environmentalism

The latest crop of research and insights for sustainable business professionals.

2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #18

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week. Editor’s Pick Earth’s atmosphere just crossed another troubling climate change threshold Recent CO2 measurements at Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) For the first time since humans have been monitoring, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide have exceeded 410 parts per million averaged across an entire month, a threshold that pushes the planet ever closer to warming beyond levels that scientists and the international community have deemed “safe.” The reading

Global warming will depress economic growth in Trump country

A working paper recently published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond concludes that global warming could significantly slow economic growth in the US. Specifically, rising summertime temperatures in the hottest states will curb economic growth. And the states with the hottest summertime temperatures are all located in the South: Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, and Arizona. All of these states voted for Donald Trump in 2016. This paper is consistent with a 2015 Nature study that found an optimal temperature range for economic activity. Economies thrive in regions with an

Taking High-End Green Living to a New Level – Mansion Global – Mansion Global

Mansion GlobalTaking High-End Green Living to a New Level – Mansion GlobalMansion GlobalYou switched to LEDs, covered the walls with low-VOC paint and invested in natural fiber furnishings. But for your home to be truly eco-friendly, there's so much …and more »

Lower utility bills, green living part of new master-planned community – KXAN.com

KXAN.comLower utility bills, green living part of new master-planned communityKXAN.comThe Whisper Valley development is a 2,062-acre mixed-use development east of Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park. Continue Reading. Hospitals participating in TexasAIM… Previous. Hospitals participating in TexasAIM… 17 people at women's NCAA golf.

Solar for renters? This startup is taking on the challenge of ‘split incentives’

The seed-stage venture, born at Yale University, plans to pilot its idea in New Haven this summer.

Conventional shipping gets on deck for decarbonization

International shipping produces as much CO2 as aircraft. Here’s what we can do about that.

Deciphering the new tax credits on carbon capture investments

The Budget Act of 2018 expands and enhances the tax credits for climate technologies, which could have an important impact for companies.

Why data is an essential nutrient for AeroFarms crops

Now on its ninth facility, the world’s biggest vertical farming operation is a big proponent of automation.

How UPS navigates a culture of sustainability and innovation

UPS is building partnerships with governments and citizens to help find solutions to environmental and congestion challenges.

4 steps to walking the talk through SDGs disclosure

Here’s how to get in front of sustainable development goal-reporting guidance.

A conversation with a lithium-ion battery pioneer

On the eve of receiving the Japan Prize, Dr. Yoshino looks back at his battery research that helped pave the way for today’s booming lithium-ion market.

This U.N. guide aims to make it simpler for banks to talk about climate risks

The methodology shows a path for integrating new 2-degree-Celsius scenario models with traditional financial disclosures.

Stop using plastic wrap! (product review Orblue Silicone Stretch Lids)

If there is anything in the kitchen more wasteful than covering a dish or wrapping food in plastic wrap, we cannot imagine what it is. Our Daily Green is committed to reducing the use of plastic, and hoping to altogether eliminate it in our homes where possible. We were delighted to discover Orblue Silicone Stretch Lids in a list of must have green products. We contacted the company

The keys to stakeholder engagement: start with building trust

Being on time is one way to build trust, but so is letting down your hair once in a while.

How the private sector is stepping up on climate change

Author Michael Vandenbergh sees business transcending partisan politics.