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October 10, 2014 California aquifers contaminated with billions of gallons of fracking wastewater

Source: RT

Industry illegally injected about 3 billion gallons of fracking wastewater into central California drinking-water and farm-irrigation aquifers, the state found after the US Environmental Protection Agency ordered a review of...

October 10, 2014 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: It’s time to talk about the price of water

Source: Reuters

This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the air and a flood of troubles over the UCLA campus. Raging water and mud trapped five people, swamped 1,000 cars...

October 10, 2014 The Economic Costs of Ebola Are Rising Too

Source: Time

The longer the outbreak lasts and the farther the disease travels, the harder it will hit global growth

October 10, 2014 3 steps to bring sustainability to your supply chain

Source: GreenBiz

According to PwC's Global Supply Chain Survey 2013 (PDF), more than two-thirds of supply chain executives said sustainability will play an increasing role in the supply chains of the future. It's clear that growing consumer...

October 9, 2014 What Do Chief Sustainability Officers Do?

Source: Forbes

Since the start of the 2000s, a high-level corporate position has evolved that is still something of a mystery. As companies have engaged in more efforts around sustainability, environmental and otherwise, the “chief...

October 9, 2014 U.S. Fed frets over strong dollar, global woes - minutes

Source: Reuters

Federal Reserve officials want to tie an interest-rate rise to U.S. economic progress, but the minutes of their last policy meeting show they are struggling with how to come to grips with the dual threats of a stronger dollar and...

October 9, 2014 Scientists explain why record-high Antarctic sea ice doesn’t mean global warming isn’t happening - text/video

Source: Washington Post

The Antarctic has been brimming with sea ice in 2014, hovering around record-high extent for most of the year. On September 20, it peaked at 7.78 million square miles, breaking the previous Antarctic sea ice extent record, which...

October 9, 2014 Market Structure Map - Casting About

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

In business, sometimes we cast about for explanations to missed numbers. More often, management knows if revenues are flattening and expenses are rising and can prepare for narrowing margins. Financial models help us predict...[more]

October 8, 2014 U.S. Said to Ready Charges Against Banks in Forex Rigging

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

U.S. prosecutors are pressing to bring charges against a bank for currency-rate rigging by the end of the year, and actions against individuals will probably follow in 2015, according to people familiar with the probe.

October 8, 2014 Can A Carbon Tax Create Jobs, Jobs, Jobs'

Source: Forbes

Ah,there's the rub. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change insists that we take a path that will get us to a low-carbon future and they insist that we use an all-of-the-above strategy to get there. But the only ... > 1862

October 8, 2014 Rising seas seen causing routine floods in U.S. cities: study

Source: Reuters

As sea levels rise, tidal flooding along the U.S. coast is likely to become so common that parts of many communities, including the nation’s capital, could become unusable within three decades, according to a new report from the...

October 8, 2014 First goal of UN sustainability targets should be to not conflict with each other

Source: The Conversation

The UN’s proposed sustainability targets are riddled with conflicts that could make them ineffective or outright harmful. In theory, there is nothing wrong with such targets. After all, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) had...

October 7, 2014 Walmart launches food sustainability initiative

Wal-Mart Stores on Monday introduced a new commitment to food sustainability, saying the effort would contribute to lowering the “true cost” of food while improving access to healthy food and transparency as to its origins and...

October 7, 2014 Obama urges regulators to tailor standards for financial firms

Source: Reuters

President Barack Obama gathered the top U.S. market regulators at the White House on Monday and urged them to look for ways to tailor rules based on financial firms' size and complexity.

October 7, 2014 Dollar posts biggest one-day drop since January

Source: Reuters

The dollar's rally halted on Monday as profit-taking emerged after Friday's solid U.S. jobs report reinforced the view the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in mid-2015.

October 7, 2014 Scientists speed up analysis of human link to wild weather

Source: Reuters

And in 2011, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report saying it was "likely" - a two-thirds chance or more - that maximum and minimum daily temperatures around the globe had already increased because...

October 6, 2014 These 10 Charts Will Show You The Danger Of Climate Change

The Business Insider - All over the world, coastal cities are in danger of being wiped out by floods. This chart, published by the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, focuses just on the United States, pointing out some...

October 6, 2014 That Electric Car May Not Be Totally Emission-Free, But It Is Getting Cleaner Thanks to Natural Gas

EV World - The latest research from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî shows electric vehicles are less responsible for greenhouse gas emissions than they were just three years ago, in large part because of the...

October 6, 2014 S&P Probed by New York Attorney General Over Mortgage Bonds

Bloomberg - S&P, along with Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings, were blamed for helping trigger a financial crisis that sent the world's largest economy into its longest recession since 1933. After the Justice Department...

October 3, 2014 New Online Materiality Mapping Tool to Help Corporate Responsibility / Sustainability Reporters

Source: Louis Coppola

Convetit Embeds Materiality Mapping Tool Into Virtual Stakeholder Engagement ThinkTanks. G&A Institute Data Sets Available As Important Element of the Tool

October 3, 2014 Important: You Have a Chance to Save Your Kids and Grandkids From Even Greater Debt...

Source: Larry Checco

Why the federal government would even consider risking billions of taxpayer dollars by entering into long-term public-private partnerships with one hand tied behind its back is beyond me. [more]

October 2, 2014 Five pieces of advice for pursuing a sustainability strategy

Source: Guardian

As vice president of sustainability at Domtar, David Struhs is responsible for helping to set targets for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste. He has been at Domtar for approximately two years, and...

October 2, 2014 Stocks Drop As Ebola Fears, Mixed Economic Data Weigh On Market

Source: Forbes

It’s a spooky start to October trading: U.S. equities have fallen sharply into negative territory Wednesday as investors fret over mixed economic data, unrest in Hong Kong and the first diagnosed Ebola case in the U.S.

October 2, 2014 'Ditch the 2C warming goal': Researchers suggest society is striving for a misleading, unattainable climate goal

Source: Phys.org

As climate instability increases across the planet, limiting global surface air temperature increase above pre-industrial levels to an average of 2° C (3.6° F) has become a popular metric for success in the public eye. Read...

October 2, 2014 Will There Be Enough ESG Opportunities To Meet Demand?

Source: Financial Adviser

So-called “responsible” investing is gaining cred both with retail investors and institutional investors. But as Cerulli Associates points out in a recent report, the question is whether growing interest in green or responsible...

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