Restricting global warming to 1.5C could ‘halve’ risk of biodiversity loss

This is a re-post from Carbon Brief by Daisy Dunne Limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels rather than 2C could halve the number of vertebrate and plant species facing severe range loss by the end of the century, a study finds. The analysis of more than 115,000 species finds that keeping warming at 1.5C – which is the aspirational target of the Paris Agreement – instead of 2C could also cut the number of insects facing severe range loss by two-thirds. However, if countries fail to ramp up their

Dropping the ball: how the sports industry affects biodiversity

Tourism and energy and mining, oh my.

Dyson’s Awesome New Vacuum: DC65

Dyson’s got a new vacuum out, the Animal Complete DC65, and I think it’s their best one yet. Of course it’s beautiful. It has a fucsia top and some bright purple accents, paired with a charcoal gray body, it’s functional art like everything else Dyson makes. So they had me at first glance.Now for the function. I’ve tried several of their vacuums, and this is my new favorite, they just keep getting better and better. They redesigned the airflow and brush bar to be more

One year on: U.S. business is still committed to the Paris Agreement

Trump says we’re out. This is why we’re still in.

Nourish Organic Body Lotion

There’s a new organic lotion that comes in scents appropriate for men. My little man loves his Nourish Organic body lotion in Lavender Mint. Spiced Citrus and Lemon Lime would be two other great options. The tube is great to put in your gym bag or bedside table to help combat wintery dry skin.I love having body products that

Dynamic sustainability teams do these three things

Jarami Bond, a 2017 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 honoree, shares three insightful lessons after three years in corporate sustainability.

Let business lead the way

Consumers, especially millennials, expect Corporate America to point the way in the absence of federal leadership on solutions for climate change.

Episode 126: United’s biofuels mission, why it’s time to bone up on ’emissionality’

In this episode, we check in with Interface executive Jarami Bond, one of our 2017 30 Under 30 honorees. Plus, why it might be time to overhaul the LEED sustainable buildings certification framework.

A wave of electric vehicle charging investment is here

California and New York are moving forward on close to $1 billion, collectively, in EV charging infrastructure.

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.