When companies track their climate emissions

Voluntary greenhouse gas accounting has become common in the private sector, but is it helping? Ten years ago, as part of a sustainability initiative, Walmart decided to take a look at its greenhouse gas emissions. The retail giant not only tallied up the carbon footprint of its trucking fleet and supersize stores, it also set … More When companies track their climate emissions

Dutch citizens sue their government over climate

After more than two decades of international negotiations, the countries of the world have yet to agree on a serious plan to combat climate change. Fed up with the wait, some activists are taking a different approach: suing their governments for their inaction and the damage it will cause. Learn about a landmark case in … More Dutch citizens sue their government over climate

Italian seismologists acquitted in L’Aquila

In 2012, seven Italian scientists and public officials were sentenced to six years in jail for failing to warn the city of L’Aquila about the possibility of a devastating earthquake, which arrived on April 6, 2009. But the L’Aquila Seven, as they’re known, appealed the decision in 2014 and were eventually acquitted. Read about the … More Italian seismologists acquitted in L’Aquila