Climate risks to corporate bottom lines

Interesting Wall Street Journal article discussing pressure on companies to disclose climate-related risks to their investors.

“The big blind spot is the physical risk of climate change,” said David Victor, professor at the University of California, San Diego and co-author of the Brookings paper. He added that very few companies disclose specific risks, or what they are doing to mitigate their vulnerabilities.

Government will not protect endangered monarch butterfly

The monarch population has fallen by 75% percent in the past three decades.  Although monarchs qualify for protection under the Endangered Species Act, federal officials say budgetary constraints cause them to ignore the butterfly in favor of higher-priority endangered species.  NY Times story here.

Organizations around the country are working to save the monarch butterfly.  Here are links to a few: Monarch WatchSave Our Monarchs Foundation,and the  Environmental Defense Fund.