climate change

NOAA: 2012 among 10 hottest years

The Hill’s Energy & Environment BlogAugust 6, 2013 By Zack Colman Last year was one of the 10 hottest on record for the planet, according to a new federal report that could provide new fuel for President Obama’s climate change push. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-led study said 2012…

Climate Change Preparedness and the Small Business Sector

American Sustainable Business Council Small Business Majority July 25, 2013 U.S. small businesses – widely recognized as the backbone of the U.S. economy – are particularly at risk from extreme weather and climate change and must take steps to adapt, according to a new report from Small Business Majority (SBM)…

Blue Tape Marks Climate Change Risks for Coastal Businesses

Bloomberg Businessweek July 25, 2013 By John Tozzi Sandy Bridges, the owner of Palmetto Hammock in Charleston’s historic market district, is accustomed to flooding in her gift shop, so she keeps the floor clear of the hammocks, clothing, and tourist knick-knacks she sells. The 150-year-old building she occupies is two blocks…

Sea Level Rise Education Project

Today was big day for the South Carolina Small Business Chamber in our efforts to protect our small business tourism industry from the coming impact of rising seas due to climate change. This morning we rolled out our new sea level rise education project at a press event in Charleston. …

Small business owners support Obama’s clean energy and environmental policies, poll shows

The Washington PostJune 27, 2013 By J.D. Harrison Most small business owners support some of the climate control and clean energy plans outlined this week by the Obama administration, according to a poll released Thursday. More than three-fourths (79 percent) of small employers think the the government should set a…