Climate Change News

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 …

Florida Gov. Scott Agrees to Meet with Climate Scientists

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said  his administration would be “happy to meet” with 10 scientists from Florida universities who want to talk about climate change, a subject he has been reluctant to address. A letter from the scientists was delivered …

S&P Green Lighting Climate Risk Mitigation

The scope of how a company manages its risk in the face of a changing global climate will become an ever-greater factor in the company’s worth. Whether or not they believe in climate change, business leaders face having to take …

Climate-Driven Firefighting in West Takes Cash From Prevention Budgets

Wildfires blamed in part on climate change are consuming timber in the U.S. West at such a furious pace that half the Forest Service’s budget is now spent fighting them — up from 21 percent in 2000. Add in the …