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November 21, 2014 There’s growing evidence that global warming is driving crazy wintersSource: Washington Post
In it, they suggested that the fact that the Arctic is warming so rapidly is leading to an unexpected but profound effect on the weather where the vast majority of us live -- a change that, if their theory is correct, may have...
November 21, 2014 Fed directs review of its bank supervisionSource: USA Today
The Federal Reserve said Thursday it will conduct a review of how it supervises the largest U.S. banks following reports that the New York Fed is too cozy with the institutions it oversees and suppresses dissenting views.
November 21, 2014 U.S. managed assets with socially responsible criteria rise - reportSource: Yahoo
NEW YORK - The share of U.S. managed assets invested with environmental, social or similar criteria rose 50 percent over the past two years, a foundation that tracks the field said, because of new disclosure standards and client...
November 21, 2014 Speaking with Steven Cliff, Caltrans’ New Sustainability DirectorSource: StreetsBlog LA
As part of its ongoing work to change its focus from highways to transportation for everyone, California’s department of transportation, better known as Caltrans, recently created a brand new position, the Assistant Director of...
November 20, 2014 Cheap-Oil Era Tilts Geopolitical Power to U.S.Source: Bloomberg
A new age of abundant and cheap energy supplies is redrawing the world’s geopolitical landscape, weakening and potentially threatening the legitimacy of some governments while enhancing the power of others.
November 20, 2014 Stock Exchange Rules Get SEC Upgrade Aimed at Fewer FailuresSource: Bloomberg
The Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously today(Wednesday) to approve rules that will cover the Nasdaq Stock Market, the New York Stock Exchange and venues operated by Bats Global Markets Inc., as well as dark...
November 20, 2014 World Isn't Even Close to Stopping Global Warming: U.N.Source: NBC News
The world still isn't close to preventing a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some countries’ recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions. The report looks at the gap...
Source: The Guardian
When companies bemoan their difficulties with sustainability initiatives, a major barrier is almost inevitably the board of directors. While the majority of boards are quick to voice their support for sustainability, when it gets...
November 20, 2014 5 questions about this crazy weather, answeredSource: CBS News
With an epic storm dumping nearly a year's worth of snow on the Buffalo area in just a few days and a weather system that sent temperatures in all 50 states to freezing or below, many Americans are wondering what's to blame for...
November 19, 2014 Stunning NASA Visualization Reveals Secret Swirlings of Carbon DioxideSource: National Geographic
NASA has released a stunning visualization of how carbon dioxide flows around the world. In the simulation, plumes of the greenhouse gas gush into the atmosphere from major industrial centers, swirling from continent to continent...
November 19, 2014 Bank of England minutes reveal 'material spread of views'Source: CNBC
The Bank of England's rate-setting committee is divided on the risks facing the U.K.'s economy, with two members continuing to vote for a hike in interest rates, minutes of its latest policy meeting revealed
November 19, 2014 Why Organic Isn't 'Sustainable'Source: Forbes
“Sustainable” has become a buzzword. It is applied not only to agriculture and energy production but to sectors as far afield as the building and textile industries. Some universities offer courses or even degrees in...
November 19, 2014 Saudi oil policy uncertainty unleashes the conspiracy theoristsSource: Reuters
If Saudi Oil Minister Ali al Naimi wants to stop conspiracy theories spreading before a crucial OPEC meeting next week, it's too late.
Source: Dallas Morning News
The new political pecking order in Washington gets its first major test Tuesday, when proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline get something they’ve been demanding for six years. The Senate will vote on the massive pipeline that’s...
November 18, 2014 Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the WealthySource: New Republic
When I was fourteen I met a man with a talent for restoring a sense of fairness to a society with vast and growing inequalities in wealth. His name was Jack Kenney and he’d created a tennis camp, called Tamarack, in the mountains...
November 18, 2014 10 things we learned about collaborating for sustainabilitySource: The Guardian
We are living in the golden age of collaboration, unusual suspects collaborate best, and there’s no such thing as a “perfect” partnership
November 18, 2014 After the U.S.-China Pact, Will the World Pick a Peak Carbon Date?Source: Bloomber BusinessWeek
Last week the world’s two biggest greenhouse gas emitters, accounting for 40 percent of global emissions, signed an accord on improving their polluting ways. The U.S. said it would reduce emissions as much as 28 percent below...
November 18, 2014 S&P 500 ends at record high; mergers offset Japan recessionSource: Reuters
The S&P 500 edged up to close at a record high on Monday as deal activity worth $100 billion offset concerns about overseas growth after Japan's economy slipped into recession
November 17, 2014 G20 Issues Strong Statement On Climate ChangeSource: Planetsave
As you may know from earlier coverage, the powerful G20 meeting this weekend in Brisbane didn’t go exactly the way its Australian planners intended when they drew up the agenda. However, it seems to have worked out as well as...
November 17, 2014 Global investment community can't afford to ignore sustainabilitySource: The Guardian
Since its creation in 2006 the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) has become a driver for sustainability in the global investment community. Its 1,300 signatories, from 53 countries, manage over £45tn of...
November 17, 2014 Russia Seen as Greatest Threat in Poll as Oil Erodes Putin PowerSource: Bloomberg
Russia poses the biggest security risk to world markets and will be the biggest loser from the drop in oil prices, according to a Bloomberg Global Poll of international investors.
November 17, 2014 Dutch authorities identify highly contagious bird flu strainSource: Reuters
Dutch authorities said on Sunday they had found a highly contagious strain of bird flu at a poultry farm in the central Netherlands and set about destroying 150,00 chickens
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board organized in 2011 with the specific goal of getting sustainability data directly into the hands of U.S. public investors. The organization, through its standards, seeks the addition...
November 14, 2014 Is the Fed Due for a Revamp?Source: US News
Building on momentum from earlier this year, a group of policy advocates, economists and community organizations is calling for more transparency at the Federal Reserve, imploring that the Fed consider the plight of many who...
A new study published Thursday in Science Magazine shows that the frequency of lightning flashes across the U.S. could increase by 50% during the course of this century, due to manmade global warming. This means that for every...
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