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November 26, 2013 Methane emissions from industry soar past previous estimates, study saysSource: NBC News
Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from industrial activities in the United States are vastly higher than previous estimates, according to a new study.
November 26, 2013 Sustainability Out of Necessity: One Country's Water SolutionsSource: Huff Post
Israelis will be the first to tell you that they look to create opportunity out of adversity. As a developed country with a relatively high standard of living, situated in an arid part of the world, Israel has focused on...
November 26, 2013 Joseph & Pharaoh: A Lesson for a Time of Climate ChangeSource: Peter D. Kinder
I’ve been reading Global Crisis: War, Climate Change & Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century (Yale Univ. Press, 2013) by Ohio State history professor Geoffrey Parker.
November 26, 2013 Qualcomm faces antitrust probe in ChinaSource: CNN
Beijing's National Development and Reform Commission has launched an antitrust investigation into Qualcomm, the company said in a brief statement. Qualcomm (QCOM, Fortune 500) said the Chinese government agency had not revealed...
November 25, 2013 ESG adoption slow to gain traction in the US, says studySource: FTSE Global Markets
Only one-fifth of US institutional investors have already incorporated environmental, social and governance factors into their decision making process, according to figures from San Francisco-based research firm Callan...
November 25, 2013 EU Climate Chief Says UN Talks Hinge on 2015 DealSource: ABC
After another U.N. climate conference gave only modest results, European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says the process needs to provide a "substantial answer" to global warming in two years to remain relevant.
November 25, 2013 Swiss Voters Reject Strictest Executive Pay Limits in BallotSource: Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Swiss voters rejected a proposal to limit executives’ pay to 12 times that of junior employees yesterday, a measure that would have gone further than any other developed nation.
November 25, 2013 Oil prices plunge after Iran nuclear dealSource: CNN Money
Oil prices tumbled on Monday after a groundbreaking agreement aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program eased tensions in the region and raised the prospect of more oil exports from the country.
November 23, 2013 The New Normalcy: Lawrence Summers & Paul Krugman’s Pall on ParadeSource: Peter D. Kinder
No administration was more tumultuous than Woodrow Wilson’s second (1917-21): World War I entered and won; the fight over the League of Nations; Prohibition’s start; the influenza pandemic; the Red Scare and dragnet; women got...
Some of the biggest names in institutional finance are starting to bank on sustainability. Morgan Stanley this month announced a five-year goal of $10 billion in client assets for its “investing with impact” program, which offers...
November 22, 2013 U.S. and China Find Convergence on Climate IssueSource: NY Times
But with China having recently surpassed the United States as the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, the countries are finding that their interests increasingly overlap, climate experts and government officials say. The...
November 22, 2013 Clinton Says Sustainability Has to Be PrioritySource: ABC News
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a gathering of 10,000 advocates for green construction Thursday that sustainability must be one of the country's top priorities. Clinton, considered an potential contender for the...
November 22, 2013 For Republicans, “nuclear option” offers political opportunitySource: CBS News
But in reality, what happened was a political victory for Republicans who will likely point to this day as evidence that the Democrats are disregarding the Constitution. For no one is that more true than Senate Minority Leader...
November 21, 2013 Our vision: to lead the media sector on sustainabilitySource: The Guardian
Over the past few years, the Guardian has built the Living our Values 2015 sustainability strategy by working with our key stakeholders. A crucial focus for this was aligning our sustainability vision with our business...
November 21, 2013 Fed sends markets tapering messageSource: CNBC
The Federal Reserve looks set to move sooner rather than later to taper back its bond buying, once more surprising markets that have been repeatedly confused about when the Fed will begin to step back from its extraordinary...
November 21, 2013 The global carbon crisis in three scary mapsSource: Quartz
Representatives from 134 nations are gathered in Warsaw this week for the biannual exercise in dithering on the environment—otherwise known as the United Nations Climate Change Conference. But a glance at greenhouse gas emissions...
November 21, 2013 Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissionsSource: The Guardian
The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age, new research...
November 20, 2013 Bernanke: Fed committed to easy policy for as long as neededSource: Reuters
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Tuesday the Fed will maintain ultra-easy U.S. monetary policy for as long as needed and will only begin to taper bond buying once it is assured that labor market improvements would...
November 20, 2013 World Emissions May Peak Amid China Green Push, Germanwatch SaysSource: Bloomberg
Global carbon-dioxide emissions from energy may peak this decade because of China’s efforts to cut pollutants, Bonn-based research group Germanwatch said. China, which accounted for about four-fifths of the growth in annual CO2...
November 20, 2013 The Future of Water SustainabilitySource: Huff Post
Multinational companies have historically taken water availability for granted. But this is changing. A 2013 World Economic Forum report named water scarcity as one of the top global risks facing companies in the 21st century. So...
November 20, 2013 Will extreme weather like super typhoon Haiyan become the new norm?Source: Guardian
Typhoon Haiyan may have been the strongest storm ever recorded; a fact that has triggered an array of stories discussing its possible links to climate change.
November 19, 2013 After Dow tops 16,000, investors succumb to acrophobiaSource: USA Today
NEW YORK — After watching the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 top milestones never seen before in stock market history early Monday, Wall Street finally suffered a bout of acrophobia.
November 19, 2013 Fed Largess Aids U.S. Financial Strength BofA Deems UnrivaledSource: Bloomberg
Five years after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke dropped U.S. interest rates toward zero to end the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, America’s financial markets have become the envy of the world.
Source: NY Times
Global emissions of carbon dioxide are slowing somewhat from the rapid pace of the last decade, new figures show, but growth in coal burning continues to outstrip the growth in other forms of energy, and experts said the world...
November 19, 2013 Strict gas industry standards unveiledSource: Durango Herald
DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper proposed the country’s strictest rules on methane air pollution from gas and oil fields Monday. Environmental groups and three gas and oil companies – Encana, Anadarko and Noble Energy – hashed out...
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