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August 24, 2015 Global shares plunge as Chinese losses rattle marketsSource: BBC News
Stock markets in London, Paris and Frankfurt have fallen sharply as fears of a Chinese economic slowdown continue to haunt investors.
August 24, 2015 Fed Credibility Test Looms as Market Doubts September Rate RiseSource: Bloomberg Business
Contracts on the fed funds rate show traders cut the odds of a September increase by the Fed to 28 percent on Monday, from 54 percent on Aug. 7. Investors’ doubts that the Fed will tighten policy for the first time since 2006...
Source: CS Monitor
International policy makers should set their sights on the protection of boreal forests, international forestry experts argued this week in an article published Thursday in the journal Science. The article was part of a special...
August 21, 2015 Grim China data caps worst week of year for stocksSource: Reuters
Aug 21 World stock markets tumbled towards their worst week of the year on Friday and commodities got another kicking, as more alarming data from China sent investors scurrying to the safety of bonds and gold.
August 21, 2015 July was warmest month on Earth in 136 years, NOAA saysSource: LA Times
Another month, another record high for global temperatures, U.S. government scientists announced Thursday. Earth’s average surface temperature for the month of July was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit (or 16.61 degrees Celsius). That...
August 21, 2015 Global warming worsened the California drought, scientists saySource: Washington Post
California’s drought was spawned by natural weather variations that have bedeviled the West throughout recorded history. But a new study released Thursday says human-caused global warming is worsening the natural phenomenon. The...
August 21, 2015 Boom in marijuana industry spurs sustainability concernsSource: USA Today
A recent study by researchers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife found each of four watersheds in northern California — an area within the Emerald Triangle — supplies water to between 23,000 and 32,000 marijuana...
Scrutiny of how companies handle sustainability governance — the “G” in the ESG triad of environmental, social and governance issues — won’t be subsiding anytime soon. While the United States tunes into presidential debates over...
August 20, 2015 Greece crisis: PM Alexis Tsipras quits and calls early pollsSource: BBC News
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced he is resigning and has called an early election. Mr Tsipras, who was only elected in January, said he had a moral duty to go to the polls now a third bailout had been secured...
August 20, 2015 Officials: Extreme Cyanide Levels in Waters Near China BlastSource: VOA
Cyanide levels more than 350 times the acceptable limit have been found in waters close to the site of recent deadly explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, officials said Thursday.
U.S. home resales rose to a near 8-1/2-year high in July and factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region picked up this month, fresh signs of steady economic growth that likely keeps the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest...
August 19, 2015 Massive wildfires in West spur new evacuationsSource: CBS News
FRESNO, Calif.- More than 80 wildfires are raging across the West, spurring evacuations in both California and Washington state. On Wednesday, officials in Okanogan County, Wash. ordered an immediate evacuation for the town of...
August 19, 2015 Chinese stocks go on wild ride as economic gloom deepensSource: Reuters
Chinese stock markets took a wild ride on Wednesday, tumbling and soaring in a session that made little sense other than to highlight that investors have almost no faith in a month-long government effort to stabilize them.
August 19, 2015 Eight Points About PSI’s Phone Directory Sustainability ReportSource: Waste 369
Telephone directory publishers have taken steps to improve the recycling and sustainability of their products, but they continue to fall short based on certain measures, according to a new report from the Product Stewardship...
Source: Huffington Post
SACRAMENTO - California's ongoing drought will cost the economy in the most populous U.S. state an estimated $2.74 billion in 2015 and lead to the loss of 10,000 seasonal farm jobs, despite overall health in the state's...
From a mid-level engineer to the CEO, Amazon employees are fighting back hard against accusations that the company treats its workers deplorably
August 18, 2015 EEF's new sustainability chief vows to push environment onto manufacturers' radar (UK)Source: Business Green
"It's about educating senior management to understand the bigger impacts of the environment on them, and understanding what they need to do to keep their business going for the next 10 or 15 years," he tells BusinessGreen.
August 18, 2015 IRS hack twice as large as originally believedSource: USA Today
A hack of the Internal Revenue service first reported in May was twice as large as previously stated, the agency said Monday. The thieves may have accessed as many as 330,000 taxpayer accounts, the IRS said.
August 18, 2015 How Asia's melting glaciers could fuel conflictSource: CS Monitor
The glaciers in Asia's Tian Shan mountains have lost more than a quarter of their total mass over the past 50 years — a rate of loss about four times greater than the global average during that time, new research shows.
August 17, 2015 Drought's silver lining: Attracting investors to sustainabilitySource: GreenBiz
Earlier this summer, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions that renewed concerns about water availability in California and the potential economic impacts of the restrictions.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Sunday that a software upgrade at an air traffic center in Leesburg, Virginia, may have led to more than 440 flights getting canceled on the heavily populated U.S. East Coast...
August 17, 2015 Firms wary as investor activism gains tractionSource: Livemint
The idea that investors should work to influence the running of a company is fast catching up. Shareholders—both institutional and retail—are becoming more vocal in questioning and opposing the company boards on corporate...
Source: Triple Pundit
The business case for implementing sustainable practices is clear, and regardless of what industry you’re in, the strain on natural resources is rising as a result of population growth and climate change. Today, many companies...
U.S. crude oil fell to its lowest in almost six-and-a-half years on Friday as huge stockpiles and refinery shutdowns added to concerns about global oversupply and slowing economies in Asia.
August 14, 2015 How China’s currency devaluation could raise prices in the U.S.Source: Fortune
China’s currency devaluation could affect the everyday lives of average Americans, from the cost of entertainment to the price of milk.
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