Environment and Climate Change News

Aurora Organic Dairy Makes Water Conservation a Priority

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Over 30 percent of Colorado is currently experiencing abnormally dry conditions, while 4 percent of the state is experiencing moderate drought conditions. Rain levels are only 30 percent of the state’s average. A La Niña weather event, which brings less rainfall, has a 50 percent chance of developing. For obvious reasons, water conservation takes a priority when there is less rainfall.

IMF Tells Rich Countries You Must Do More To Help Poor Nations Cope With Climate Change 

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Last month UK’s Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon dismissed complaints that the UK's response to the devastation of the British Virgin Islands by Hurricane Irma was "found wanting" and that it was slower than France and the Netherlands. The British Overseas Territories are self-governing, but rely on the UK for protection from natural disasters.

Emerging Economies Overtaking the Establishment on Renewables

You might be surprised to learn that renewable energy growth in emerging economies could soon outstrip the gains made in the developed world.

MGM Resorts International Practices Water Conservation In Las Vegas

(3BL Media/Justmeans) Water is precious in Las Vegas. Located within the Mojave Desert, it’s a city whose outskirts contain desert vegetation and dry mountain ranges. It gets only 4.17 inches of rain a year, with an average 21 days of rainfall.

Forget About The Fly In Your Soup, There’s Plastic In Your Tap Water

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the first public scientific study of its kind, research by Orb Media, with a researcher at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, shows the shocking extent of plastic contamination in tap water of cities around the world.

10 Companies Take Lead to Make Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Although climate change poses serious economic risks, many investors lack clear information about which companies are most exposed to the risks and which are best prepared to counter them. According to Michael Bloomberg, without risk disclosure, it is difficult to correctly price the financial impacts of climate change.

The Importance of Flood Risk Management In California’s Central Valley

(3BL Media/JustMeans) The Central Valley is California’s heartland, a 400- mile long place full of farmland. It has some of the fastest growing cities within our most populous state, and two of them, Stockton and Sacramento, are vulnerable to major flood events.

Las Vegas Sands Practices Sustainability as a Global Resort Chain

(3BL/JustMeans) - Can a global resort chain practice sustainability? Las Vegas Sands' (LVS) ECO360 sustainability strategy proves that the answer can be a resounding, “yes.”

E&Y Releases Climate Change and Sustainability Services Survey

Interview with John DeRose, Ernst & Young

“Is your nonfinancial performance revealing the true value of your business to investors?”

Carnival Corporation Proves a Cruise Ship Can Be More Environmentally Sustainable

(3BL/JustMeans) Carnival Corporation is a cruise company that bills itself as the world’s largest leisure travel company. It is also a company that puts a premium on sustainability, as shown by the progress it has made towards sustainability performance goals it set in 2015. The 10 goals are all specifically designed to reduce the company’s environmental footprint.

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