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August 4, 2015 Obama’s Clean Power Plan Seen Wiping Out High-Cost CoalSource: Bloomberg
Coal producers strapped with high costs and debt are headed for extinction under President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
August 4, 2015 California Has a Plan to End the Auto Industry as We Know ItSource: Bloomberg
Sergio Marchionne had a funny thing to say about the $32,500 battery-powered Fiat 500e that his company markets in California as “eco-chic.” “I hope you don’t buy it,” he told his audience at a think tank in Washington in May...
The White House said it will launch the first ever rule on Monday to cut carbon emissions from power plants, a plan that opponents in the coal industry and their political allies will fight in the courts. In a fact sheet issued...
August 3, 2015 California wildfires torch 134,000 acres -- and countingSource: CNN
Wildfires engulfing parts of California could intensify Monday, with gusty winds potentially fanning fires caused by lightning strikes. More than 9,300 firefighters are now battling at least 21 wildfires, according to the...
August 3, 2015 Greek stock market tumbles after five-week shutdown
Greece's stock market plunged nearly 23 percent on Monday when it opened after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone. The main Athens stock index .ATG plunged in its worst...
July 31, 2015 The Real State of the EconomySource: US News and World Report
As Mitt Romney and Barack Obama vied for the Oval Office back in 2012, the U.S. teetered on the edge of another recession. And no one knew about it until now. The Labor Department on Thursday released the country's gross domestic...
July 31, 2015 Commodities, China stocks lick wounds after brutal JulySource: Reuters
Commodities and China investors waved a relieved goodbye to July on Friday following a brutal sell-off that has revived fears about the global economy and overshadowed more encouraging news from the U.S. and Europe.
Tokyo: A trio of former executives from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant will be indicted over the 2011 accident, a judicial review panel decided today, paving the way for the first criminal trial linked to the disaster.
Source: The Guardian
Does involving the private sector in the SDG agenda mean outsourcing development? Our expert panel considers the value of partnership
July 31, 2015 Beijing wins election to host 2022 Winter OlympicsSource: USA Today
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic...
Source: NY Times
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve remains on track to raise interest rates later this year, and perhaps as soon as its next policy meeting in mid-September, as economic growth continues to meet its expectations.
Source: Today Online
WASHINGTON - U.S. economic growth likely accelerated in the second quarter as a pick-up in consumer spending and housing offset the drag from trade and the energy sector, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal...
July 30, 2015 Novus International Joins The Sustainability Consortium®Source: PR NewsWire
ST. LOUIS -- Food producers face ongoing pressure to deliver safe, affordable food with the least possible insult to the environment. Novus is committed to providing solutions which not only solve customer pains, but do so...
Source: Today Online
LONDON - Royal Dutch Shell is to ax 6,500 jobs this year and step up spending cuts to deal with an extended period of lower oil prices which contributed to a 37 percent drop in the oil and gas group's second-quarter profits.
July 29, 2015 Fed expected to push ahead with rate hike planSource: Reuters
The Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September. The U.S. central bank is scheduled to issue its latest...
July 29, 2015 A New Psychology for Sustainability LeadershipSource: Triple Pundit
Today, there are major changes happening inside a select group of the world’s largest corporations. In response to the Earth’s most pressing environmental problems, a growing number of the most recognizable multinational...
July 29, 2015 Investors support national legislation mandating corporate disclosures on trafficking and slavery risksSource: The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a coalition of 300 investors with assets under management of over $100 billion, Calvert Investments and Christian Brothers Investment Services, applaud Congresswoman Carolyn...
Source: Zee News
The land under the Chesapeake Bay - the largest estuary in the US - is sinking rapidly and Washington DC could drop by six or more inches in the next century, adding to the problems of sea-level rise, researchers from University...
July 28, 2015 BP swings to $5.8 billion loss on Gulf charge, oil slideSource: Fortune
BP Plc’s woes show no sign of ending as the company swung to $5.8 billion loss in the second quarter, thanks to falling oil prices and another $9.8 billion in charges to settle the remaining U.S. government claims for the...
Source: Good Magazine
Unchecked carbon emissions are some of the worst culprits when it comes to damaging our planet’s fragile ecosystem. Unfortunately, carbon emissions are also something of an unavoidable fact of life in our highly-mechanized,...
July 28, 2015 VW overtakes Toyota as world's biggest carmakerSource: Reuters
Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) overtook Toyota (7203.T) as the world's largest carmaker by sales in the first half, achieving its long-held ambition three years ahead of target.
A worsening outlook for the price of crude, the country’s biggest export, and international sanctions that are pushing Russia toward its first recession since 2009 have prompted money managers at Franklin Templeton Investments...
July 27, 2015 Very Large Fires All Across Southern AlaskaSource: Environmental Protection
The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center was tracking 290 fires in Alaska on July 25, with "very large" fires spread across southern Alaska, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 2015 Alaska fire season is already the...
July 27, 2015 On four continents, historic droughts wreak havoc
USA Today - according to the U.N.'s îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. Every drought is unique, said Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, a global water think tank in Oakland. "The same drought...
July 27, 2015 Why Sustainability Isn't a Bad Word in Corporate AmericaSource: The Motley Fool
Corporate social responsibility and sustainability are popular words in corporate America these days. Companies are hiring chief sustainability officers, who report directly to the CEO, and they're incorporating social...
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