Climate Change News

Insurers Bonding with Climate Change Battle

Nearly one-in-five major investors in green bonds issued by one of the world’s largest players in that market is coming from the insurance industry. If you haven’t heard much about green bonds and insurance investments up to now, you probably …

Rural Communities Struggle to Compete With Cities for Coastal Protection Funds

The town of Saxis on Chesapeake Bay in Virginia is losing three to five feet (1 to 1.5 meters) of shoreline a year and suffered damage during hurricane Sandy. But like hundreds of rural communities along the coast, it is …

Paleo Mega-Drought Bleeds All Over Western U.S.

A blood-red blotch that stains California kind of looks like its own nation slowly overgrowing the Western region of the U.S. map. Despite the gore, the latest version of the U.S. Drought Monitor map just out today actually looks slightly …

Climate Change to Affect Hawaii’s Tourism Industry, Says Study

A University of Hawaii report is warning the state’s tourism industry to start preparing now for the effects of climate change. The study says Hawaii will likely see more competition for visitors as warmer climate zones expand and new, easier-to-reach …

Underwriting and an EICy Approach to Climate Change

Floating together in a muck of alphabet soup the insurance industry, the government and the scientific community can be assured success in at least one thing amid their combined efforts to deal with climate change. It’s not an OMG revelation, …

Michigan-Based Kellogg to Suppliers: Disclose Carbon Emissions

Kellogg said it will step up efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions in its supply chain as part of a broader initiative designed to be more environmentally friendly. Under the plan, the Battle Creek, Mich.-based food products manufacturer will require key …

Climate Change Considered by Idaho Leaders

Despite the uncertainty over the scale and the speed of climate change, Idaho leaders are working on how to adapt and how to reduce its impacts. Boise law firm Holland & Hart held a workshop for its Idaho clients and …

Obama Climate Rules Unpopular in GOP South

In the Republican-heavy Southeast, critics said this week that a plan by President Barack Obama’s administration to cut pollution would raise electricity prices, result in job losses and may not significantly curtail the carbon emissions blamed for global warming. The …

Climate Change Debate in Denver Pits Coal Miners vs. Skiers

Coal miners took on skiers, and environmentalists dueled with business groups as the public debated sweeping rules from the Obama administration to combat global warming in a nationwide series of hearings yesterday. At the one in Denver, the ski industry …

Inaction on Climate Change Costs Economy: White House

As the Obama administration defends its efforts to curb carbon emissions this week, it’s taking a new tack: arguing that it is smart economic planning. A new White House report says the cost of fighting climate change will increase 40 …