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April 16, 2014 Fed considers stricter banking regulations


WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday that current regulatory rules might not be enough to prevent the kind of...

April 16, 2014 US greenhouse gas emissions down by 10% since 2010: Report

Source: Times of India

WASHINGTON: Greenhouse gas emissions by the US dropped 3.4% in 2012 from the previous year and by 10% since 2005, according to an official report. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made this assertion in its 19th...

April 16, 2014 Europe Passes Historic Law: Big Corporations Must Report on Sustainability

Source: Sustainable Business

This is a historic day in Europe, where a new law will require its biggest companies to include sustainability factors as part of their annual financial report. In a 599-55 vote, the European Parliament passed the law, which...

April 16, 2014 PBS will mark Earth Day with one-half of a fine environmental documentary

Source: MinnPost

Next Tuesday (April 22) is Earth Day, and if you happen to have an hour free at 8 p.m. I recommend, I guess, that you tune your TV to PBS for its premiere showing of "A Fierce Green Fire."If that endorsement is half-hearted, it's...

April 15, 2014 Top Five Earth Day Presents


What do you get Mother Earth on her big day (reminder: it’s April 22nd!)? She’s just so hard to shop for and, after all, she already has everything. She might appreciate one of those self-help books, although few moms want a gift...

April 15, 2014 Global warming - just a giant natural fluctuation

Source: Lab Product News

Montreal, QC - An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a new study by McGill...

April 15, 2014 What if … we moved to a sustainable economy?

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Our country is at a potential turning point that could fundamentally change the way we view the economy, the environment and the sustainability of our society. Rapid species loss (on the order of 1,000 to 10,000 times the natural...

April 15, 2014 Socially responsible investing - more than good versus bad companies

Source: Money Management

Socially responsible investing is more complex than simply distinguishing ‘good’ companies from ‘bad’ companies, writes Bruce Smith. Over the past couple of decades there has been a clear and growing movement towards the...

April 14, 2014 High-Frequency Traders Get Curbs as EU Reins In Flash Boys

Source: Bloomberg

European Union lawmakers are poised to approve some of the toughest restrictions in the world on high-frequency trading, the first crackdown in the aftermath of Michael Lewis’s latest book, “Flash Boys.” The curbs are part of...

April 14, 2014 U.N. report: Climate change can still be stopped but only if we act now

Source: MSNBC

It’s still possible to keep the global temperature at a manageable level, a new U.N. report on climate change concludes. But only if the world embarks quickly on an intense effort over the next 15 years. The report, released...

April 14, 2014 Major Greenhouse Gas Reductions Needed by 2050: IPCC

Source: Climate Central

According to the last installment of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released Sunday. Projections of global mean temperature anomalies over the 21st century relative to 1986 -2005 from the...

April 14, 2014 These 2 Critical Issues Could Sink Fracking if They Aren't Addressed

Source: The Motley Fool

For a time, water usage for hydraulic fracturing was treated more as an environmental nuisance than a economic challenge for oil and gas companies. Today, though, water use is becoming one of the most expensive aspects of the...

April 12, 2014 Brilliant idea to stop global warming: Shove all the CO2 underground

Source: The Daily Caller

U.N. scientists have a brilliant idea to stop global warming — redirect the offending carbon emissions underground. In a report to be published Sunday in Berlin, and obtained by The Daily Mail, the Intergovernmental Panel on...

April 12, 2014 UN: greenhouse gas emissions nearly doubled in first decade of 21st century

Source: The Guardian

Greenhouse gas emissions grew nearly twice as fast over the past decade as in the previous 30 years, bringing the world closer to warming that will bring dramatic and dangerous changes to the climate, according to a leaked draft...

April 12, 2014 S&P 500 Has Worst Week Since January on Valuation Concern

Source: Bloomberg

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq Composite Index capped their worst week since 2012, with stocks most beloved by hedge funds plunging amid concern valuations have climbed too high as earnings season starts.

April 11, 2014 Ten things we learnt about behaviour change and sustainability

Source: The Guardian

How do we create better habits for ourselves and the planet? Catch up on highlights from our expert and reader debate. Explore the experts and full behaviour change debate.

April 11, 2014 Banker showdown: Bernanke tells off India's Rajan

Source: CNBC

In a surprising faceoff Thursday between two of the world's most prominent central bankers, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke shot back at one of his most prominent critics in monetary policy circles: India's central...

April 11, 2014 Will Climate Change Mean Terrible Food?

Source: Pacific Standard

Carbon dioxide fertilizes plants, but it can also make crops less nutritious. A new discovery could help farmers develop new strains to feed the world even as carbon dioxide levels rise.

April 11, 2014 U.S. Posts Smallest March Federal Budget Deficit Since 2000

Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. posted its smallest March budget deficit in 14 years as an improving labor market boosted tax receipts and federal government spending declined from a year earlier. Spending exceeded revenue by $36.9 billion last month,...

April 11, 2014 Nasdaq drops 3 percent, worst day since November 2011

Source: Reuters

The Nasdaq suffered its biggest drop in two-and-a-half years on Thursday after another sharp selloff in biotech and momentum names, including Gilead Sciences (GILD.O) and TripAdvisor (TRIP.O), increasing investor anxiety about a...

April 10, 2014 Dovish Fed lowers barometric pressure on rates -test/video

Source: CNBC

A dovish Fed managed to reverse some market perceptions that it would be more aggressive with rate hikes and spun the onus back to the performance of the economy and whether recent sluggishness is just the result of bad winter...

April 10, 2014 Heartbleed Bug: Tech firms urge password reset

Source: BBC News

Several tech firms are urging people to change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw.The Yahoo blogging platform Tumblr has advised the public to "change your passwords everywhere - especially your...

April 10, 2014 Market Structure Map - The Recovery

Source: Tim Quest, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

I think the chief reason for the recent swoon in stocks was not anemia in the job market but a sort of investor outrage. You can’t troll a trading periodical or blog or forum without wading through rants on why Michael Lewis,...[more]

April 10, 2014 Lego: toy maker is exploring building blocks for sustainability

Source: The Guardian

Lego's director of environmental sustainability tells of the toy's focus on eco-design and addresses circular economy challenges for the product with no end-of-life.

April 9, 2014 US Banks Must Boost Capital Levels By $68B And Change Their Leverage Ratio Under New Rules

Source: International Business Times

Eight large U.S.banks must boost capital levels by a total of $68 billion by 2018 under new federal norms, U.S. regulators said Tuesday, as they work toward putting checks and balances in place to reduce the risk of a repeat of...

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