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TriplePundit is a tripod of resources surrounding the Environment, Society and Business. You can't have a successful economy without a healthy environment and a healthy society, and vice versa. That concept is called the triple bottom line, which is where the triple part of the name comes from. It's a new and broader way of looking at business and the world.

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California Drought
April 28, 2014 06:03 AM - Gina-Marie Cheeseman, Triple Pundit

The current drought hitting California makes the nightly news in many of the state's major markets — and for good reason. It's the worst drought California has seen for 15 years. The entire state is officially in drought, according to the April 22 edition of the U.S. Drought Monitor. Every area in California is suffering from "moderate" to "exceptional" drought, and most of the state is either in "extreme" or "exceptional" states of drought — the most severe levels.

World On Track for Hefty Temperature Increase This Century
April 25, 2014 08:01 AM - Mike Hower, Triple Pundit

If the world continues down its current carbon-spewing course, global temperatures will hit a staggering 4.8 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels by the end of the century, with potentially disastrous consequences for humanity, ecosystems and sustainable development, according to a new report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Colgate-Palmolive Commits to Recyclable Packaging
April 23, 2014 08:04 AM - Gina-Marie Cheeseman, Triple Pundit

Colgate-Palmolive recently committed to making 100 percent of its packaging fully recyclable for three out of four product categories by 2020. The three categories set to go recyclable are home, pet and personal care. Colgate has also committed to developing a completely recyclable toothpaste tube or package.

Bacardi Makes Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Its Rum Facility in Puerto Rico
April 21, 2014 08:20 AM - Gina-Marie Cheeseman, Triple Pundit

Bacardi Ltd. is a world famous maker of rum, but the company is becoming known for something else: its sustainability measures. After highlighting significant reductions in water and energy use in its 2013 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, Bacardi recently announced new energy efficiency measures. These measures include installing solar skylights, which increase natural light, and ceiling insulation, which helps control temperatures in the company’s warehouses where rum sits inside white oak barrels to process. The company is located in Puerto Rico, a "small Caribbean island with limited resources," as Julio Torruella, project director for Bacardi in Puerto Rico, said in a statement.

US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Slightly Decreased in 2012
April 18, 2014 09:00 AM - Gina-Marie Cheeseman, Triple Pundit

Climate change is making the news for a number of reasons, including Showtime’s new series called "Years of Living Dangerously." The rise in greenhouse gas emissions is responsible for climate change, and the majority of scientists agree that most of the increase is caused by human activity. That said, there is a bit of good news when it comes to U.S. GHG emissions. The Los Angeles Times reports that greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. decreased by 3.4 percent from 2011 to 2012. The report is based on the EPA's recently released inventory, which cites "multiple factors" for the decrease in emissions — including reduced emissions from electricity generation, fuel efficiency in vehicles, a decrease in the price of natural gas and reductions in miles traveled.

Electricity Prices Fall In Europe As German Renewable Energy Output Increases
April 15, 2014 01:18 PM - Gina-Marie Cheeseman, Triple Pundit

For the fifth consecutive month, electricity prices in countries neighboring Germany have decreased, recently released Platts data reveals, due in large part to increased solar and wind generation in Germany.

REI le apuesta a la energía solar para reducir el impacto climático
April 10, 2014 06:40 PM - Gina-Marie Cheeseman, Triple Pundit, Triple Pundit

REI, el minorista nacional de $2 mil millones de dólares está comprometido con las energías renovables. La empresa cuenta con 26 localidades con sistemas de energía solar en ocho estados (Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nueva Jersey, Pensilvania y Georgia). Los lugares con sistemas de energía solar en la azotea incluyen tiendas y un centro de distribución en Bedford, Pensilvania.

REI Commits to Solar Energy to Reduce Climate Impact
April 10, 2014 08:09 AM - Gina-Marie Cheeseman, Triple Pundit

REI, the $2 billion national outdoor retailer, is committed to renewable energy. The company has 26 locations with solar power systems in eight states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia).

¿Podrá la tecnología acabar con la sobrepesca?
April 7, 2014 09:21 AM - Alexis Petru, Triple Pundit, Triple Pundit

En el 2002, Thomas Kraft, director administrativo de Norpac Fisheries Export, se le ocurrió la idea de rastrear electrónicamente cada pez que la empresa capta y vende. Dos años después de que el sistema de vigilancia electrónica de Norpac estuviera en marcha, Kraft se dio cuenta de que la tecnología no sólo fue un instrumento de gestión eficaz, sino que también podría ayudar a rastrear la cadena de suministro de la empresa para garantizar que sus productos no fueran capturados utilizando medios ilegales, prácticas de pesca no declaradas y no reglamentadas.

La acidificación del Océano Pacífico Tropical ocurre mucho más rápido de lo esperado, de acuerdo con la NOAA.
April 3, 2014 10:15 PM - Andrew Burger, Triple Pundit, Triple Pundit

El cambio está sucediendo en el Océano Pacífico tropical, donde los investigadores de la NOAA (La Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica), han encontrado que las concentraciones de dióxido de carbono (CO2) se han incrementado hasta en un 65 por ciento más rápido que el CO2 atmosférico desde 1998. El aumento de las concentraciones de CO2 de esta magnitud indica que las aguas tropicales del Pacífico se están acidificando tan rápido como las aguas oceánicas en las regiones polares, lo que puede tener graves consecuencias para las cadenas alimentarias marinas, la biodiversidad, la pesca y el turismo.

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