Ceres In The News
Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Climate Change Causes Insurers to Rethink Price of Risk After Hurricane Sandy
Nov 26, 2012
- The insurance industry looks at historical data, old and new, in order to assess the risk for potential disasters and put a price on premiums. But when Sandy hit the Northeast, some insurance companies reconsidered if they priced insurance high enough for the greater risks brought on by climate change.
Carbon emissions: Business fails to reduce footprint
Nov 26, 2012
- Most corporate responsibility reports include information on the company’s carbon footprint and an ambitious reduction goal. However, while leading companies are making progress, some experts argue that business as a whole is falling behind.
Water Piped to Denver Could Ease Stress on River
Dec 10, 2012
- The federal government has come up with dozens of ways to enhance the diminishing flow of the Colorado River. Among the proposals, is a more extreme and contentious approach which calls for building a pipeline from the Missouri River to Denver, nearly 600 miles to the west.
Afraid New World
Jan 06, 2013
- When the Atlantic Ocean breached the banks of Manhattan Island and the lights went out south of Broadway, turning Lower Manhattan black, it was likely the first time many in the Northeast realized their environment is seriously changing.
The US water paradox: falling demand, less money for infrastructure
Jan 08, 2013
- Declining demand for water across the western US has created funding problems for systems that rely on volume sales to repay infrastructure costs.
Climate Change 2.0: National Assessment Hammers Home Science Findings
Jan 18, 2013
- The newly released National Climate Assessment from a team of federal agencies reinforces the climate-concerned messages from other reports and from a record year of natural disaster damages. But a question remains: Are the public and their leaders hearing the messages?
Unlikely Firms Bring Clout and Cash to Clean Energy Lobbying Effort
Jan 22, 2013
- Companies with no direct ties to renewable power lobbied to save the wind tax credit, signaling a change in the fight for clean energy incentives.
Schapiro legacy a tougher stance on ESG issues
Jan 24, 2013
- Mary L. Schapiro, who stepped down last month as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, had a four-year tenure marked by significant accomplishment.
The Scary Truth About How Much Climate Change is Costing You
Feb 08, 2013
- While policymakers fiddle, the threat of economic harm posed by rising sea levels, devastating storms, and drought is growing every day.
The Global Journal Top 100 NGOs: Number 6, Ceres
Feb 12, 2013
- Ceres has been ranked 6th on The Global Journals list of the Top 100 NGOs, a comprehensive ranking of organizations operating within the non-profit world.
Conservation is conservative approach to solving Texas water problems
Feb 26, 2013
- Testimony to the drought of 2011 is still all around us. On the heels of the drought, the idea of seeding a fund to meet the next 50 years of Texas’ water supply needs is a hard idea to pass up.
Report: Most insurers not prepared for climate change
Mar 07, 2013
- Are insurers ready for the risks posed by climate change? New study finds most aren't fully prepared, but the industry says it can handle claims.
Greening Executive Bonuses
Mar 28, 2013
- Mindy Lubber talks with Jason Margolis of PRI's The World about tying executive's compensation to a company's sustainability goals.
Unhappy Returns: Climate Change's Big Tax on Americans
Apr 10, 2013
- Climate change and extreme weather are fundamentally changing the United States, and American taxpayers are paying a huge, and growing, cost.
To fix the climate, think like a business
Apr 11, 2013
- The innovations of the past century have helped drive growth and improve the livelihoods of many millions of people, but the result is a long way from a sustainable society.
US companies issue declaration urging government to act on climate change
Apr 12, 2013
- US companies are flipping the script: instead of lobbying government to relax (or even gut) environmental regulation, a corporate group is urging Washington to enact strong policy aimed at curbing climate change.
Nike, EMC, Ikea and other biz giants urge U.S. climate action
Apr 17, 2013
- Some of the world's largest businesses have called on America's political leaders to urgently accelerate efforts to build a greener economy.
Spread of Hydrofracking Could Strain Water Resources in West, Study Finds
May 08, 2013
- The rapid expansion of hydraulic fracturing to retrieve once-inaccessible reservoirs of oil and gas could put pressure on already-stressed water resources from the suburbs of Fort Worth to western Colorado.
Nearly half of fracking happens in places short on water
May 08, 2013
- Hydraulic fracturing uses large amounts of pressurized water — mixed with sand and chemicals — to crack subterranean rocks and release oil or natural gas. Up to 10 million gallons of water can go into a single well. And according to a new study, it’s happening in many places where water supplies are already stretched perilously thin.
Insuring Against Heavy Weather
May 08, 2013
- Insurance premiums are on the rise as extreme weather events take their toll. It's as a result, they say, of climate change. But is insurance, and business generally, doing enough to prepare for the tougher storms yet to come?