Climate Change
US Companies Must Also Walk the Walk on Climate

US Companies Must Also Walk the Walk on Climate


As Blomberg reported this week, While more than 80% of the largest U.S. companies have set emissions reduction goals, less than half engaged with lawmakers to advocate for science-based climate policies — and more than 20% have lobbied against them, according to report released Tuesday by sustainability nonprofit Ceres. This comes at the same time […]

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Understanding Nature-Based Solutions

Understanding Nature-Based Solutions

As it stands, there’s no silver bullet to fighting climate change. Governments across the globe must quickly and comprehensively move to utilize a multitude of climate mitigation and adaptation approaches to combat the climate crisis. One of these approaches, called “nature-based solutions” (NBS) harness the power of nature and existing ecosystems to better store atmospheric […]

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EU’s Latest Climate Plan Fit for the Future

EU’s Latest Climate Plan Fit for the Future

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The European Union just threw down the gauntlet for climate action plans. Policymakers from the 27-nation bloc announced an extremely detailed blueprint for ramping down emissions by the end of the decade. Earlier this year, the EU pledged to cut emissions by 55% from 1990 levels by 2030. Now, […]

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Climate Change Threatens Chicago’s Balancing Act

Climate Change Threatens Chicago’s Balancing Act

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Chicago was built at the swampy dip between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan, supercharged by a 19th century canal that connected the two water bodies. The city exists because the water, until now, has been controllable. But because of climate change, Lake Michigan’s shoreline has been wildly fluctuating, […]

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Latest Climate Science Could be Key to Winning Climate Lawsuits

Latest Climate Science Could be Key to Winning Climate Lawsuits

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer In recent years, cities and states have been increasingly bringing lawsuits against oil companies claiming damage to local lands, public health, and economic wellbeing. Most have been brushed aside due to a lack of evidence that oil companies were directly responsible for the harms done to these communities. But, in the wake of […]

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EU Makes Its Climate Goals Binding

EU Makes Its Climate Goals Binding

This week, the European Union approved a law that would make the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions targets legally binding. The standard sets reduction targets at 55% by 2030, from 1990 levels, with the goal of the EU becoming an emission-free economy by 2050. The targets apply to overall EU emissions, rather than a binding requirement […]

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