Business & Economics

Global climate change will have massive economic impact. Learn how changes in the environment will affect the bottom line for businesses and cost - or save - you money in your pocketbook.

The road to Kalu Yala
Northwestern University
Medill's Colin Boyle covers how Kalu Yala staff and media interns coped with the hard-hitting docu-series while still working sustainably in a Panamanian jungle.
Aresio Valiente López and Diwigdi Valiente

The father and son pair, Aresio Valiente López and Diwigdi Valiente, pose for a portrait in the university where López teaches, la Universidad de Panamá. The two share a dynamic bond, a call and response relationship of bouncing ideas off of each other, always out of a sense of mutual pride. (Colin Boyle/Medill)

Northwestern University
Medill's Laura Zornosa reports from Panama: Sustainability means preserving the culture of San Blas’ sinking islands for this environmental advocate.

Lamppa Manufacturing welder Levi Niemi works on the fire chamber of a wood furnace. (Austin Keating)

Northwestern - Medill
Proposed changes in the deadline for new wood-fired furnace regulations is causing tension between manufacturers, the EPA, and Congress; some argue the economic stability of the industry relies on a delay.

In 2014, scientists discovered that oyster mushrooms grown in a substrate of used diapers and lignin can break down cellulose found in the diapers for food, which reduces the diapers' weight and volume by up to 80%. (Martin Cooper/Creative Commons)

Suny-ESF
Certain biological processes harbor inherent potential for truly disposing of synthetic waste.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Sustainable business practices are being adopted by companies globally for many reasons. Healthy work environment, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Merry-Go-Strong nonprofit and the Samburu Girls Foundation work together to empower women in Kenya through simple designs that can made a big impact.
Cyanobacteria in Madison, Wisconsin
Cyanobacteria in Madison, Wisconsin
UW-Madison
Cyanobacteria is threatening the biodiversity in Madison, Wisconsin's lakes and we can help stop it.
Supporting local agriculture - a farmer transplants rice

A farmer works to transplant rice. (International Rice Research Institute)

Eco-Business
A pioneering, crowdfunding platform is bringing individual investors and farmers together for a shared stake in Philippines' agriculture.
Ivy City Neighborhood

The Ivy City neighborhood in NE Washington DC. Pictured is the Hecht Warehouse, an old warehouse converted into an apartment building and shopping area. (Ted Eytan/ Flickr)

Seattle, WA
The Crummell school in the Ivy City neighborhood in Washington, D.C. has decayed over time, turning it into a vacant plot of land. This article dives into the environmental, social, and political struggles to change the school for the better. 

Centralia, an abandoned mining town in Pennsylvania in which a mine fire has been burning for 50 years. Pennsylvania has $5 billion in unfunded abandoned mine land liabilities. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

Northwestern University
A proposal to immediately unlock $1 billion set aside to restore abandoned mine lands in the future has the support of congressional leaders, but lawmakers in key states are skeptical. 

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