Wall Street is starting to think about climate change, at the urging of the Obama administration. In recent annual reports filed with the SEC, a number of major publicly traded companies — including Wal-Mart and UPS — have grappled with how changing weather patterns could affect their business.
George Shultz, preeminent adviser to Republican presidents, now at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, heads to Washington Friday to urge action on climate change.
No matter how you define them, green jobs are multiplying across the United States, including in California, and specifically in Orange County. The trend is driven by legislative mandates, as well as government incentives. It is amplified by the desire of many companies to save money through cutting waste or to market their operations as socially beneficial.
Ann Croissant bent down to listen to what the plants were saying. She skimmed her weathered hands lightly across the tops of the moss and liverwort. Here it was, March 1, and the plethora of spring arrivals concerned her.
Eucalyptus, an unusually hyperactive tree revered by some and castigated by others for being dirty, hazardous, invasive and generally disagreeable, is causing havoc on a forested San Francisco hillside steeped in history.
Kurion did have well-connected executives --Raymont had spent much of his life in the nuclear-waste industry -- and the firm also possessed a game-changing technology: a means of stripping radioactive isotopes from contaminated water.
California's carbon market remains in its infancy, and still faces uncertainty about what action the federal government may take to reduce emissions at the national level. Still, the success of the most recent state auction is widely seen as an indication that its cap-and-trade program is here to stay.
Fewer Californians today believe global warming is a problem that needs remedying than six years ago, according to a Field Poll released Monday, Feb. 25.
Despite mounting political divisions over the issue, nearly two-thirds of Californians continue to consider global warming a serious threat that needs to be addressed, and they still strongly back a 2006 state law aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new Field Poll.
A new survey shows most California voters don't like government's response to global warming and still support the state's greenhouse gas emissions law.