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November 3, 2014 U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet On Global WarmingSource: NY Times
COPENHAGEN — The gathering risks of climate change are so profound that they could stall or even reverse generations of progress against poverty and hunger if greenhouse emissions continue at a runaway pace, according to a major...
Source: Just Means
Conventional wisdom in China suggests that reduction of the overpopulated megacities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen would best promote equitable growth and sustainability. However, new thinking is emerging that...
November 3, 2014 Coal emission reduction technology still five years off, says CSIROSource: Guardian
CSIRO technology to clean up power stations cited by Greg Hunt as one of the two big things the world can do to immediately reduce greenhouse emissions is at least five years away and “still … relatively immature and unproven”,...
November 3, 2014 Dollar Advance With Bonds While European Stocks DeclineSource: Bloomberg
The dollar strengthened to an almost seven-year high versus the yen and bonds rose as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing highlighted diverging growth outlooks for the U.S., Asia and Europe. Stocks fell and the ruble weakened...
October 31, 2014 Talking Sustainability with Your CFO Shouldn’t Be ScarySource: Triple Pundit
We often hear that sustainability professionals need to get better at talking to the CFO. Frankly, this is a scary proposition for many people. That said, experienced sustainability managers will tell you that having a good...
October 31, 2014 32 Countries Where Global Warming Could Make Violence WorseSource: Mother Jones
Now a new analysis, released Wednesday, is naming 32 countries in which conflict and civil unrest could be worsened by the changing climate. The findings are part of the seventh annual "Climate Change and Environmental Risk...
Local officials determined to make their economies bigger at any cost are ignoring Beijing’s push to cut hazardous air pollution, opting instead to expand heavy industries and cut clean energy from the grid, a Chinese...
October 31, 2014 Easing U.S. oil export ban unlikey to raise gasoline prices: EIASource: Reuters
A government study on Thursday essentially supported the notion that easing the decades-old restriction on exporting U.S. crude was more likely to lower than raise gasoline prices for American motorists, a conclusion that could...
October 30, 2014 Why Oil Prices Went Down So Far So FastSource: Bloomberg
The reasons oil prices started sliding in June were hiding in plain sight: growth in U.S. production, sputtering demand from Europe and China, Mideast violence that threatened to disrupt supplies and never did.
October 30, 2014 Leadership on Sustainability Must Include Helping Shape Smart PolicySource: Environmental Defense Fund
This past year, we’ve seen some bold action by companies in what we’ve dubbed the business-policy nexus, and it’s taking several different forms. Some have been calling for state or federal action on environmental impacts, while...
October 30, 2014 Bond yields up, dollar rallies after upbeat Fed statementSource: Reuters
U.S. stocks fell while the dollar and government bond yields rose on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced the end of its stimulus program in a statement that also noted improvement in the U.S. labor market.
October 30, 2014 Experts Say Major Cyberattack ComingSource: TopTechnews.com
It might not happen today or tomorrow, but a major cyberattack on a communications network Relevant Products/Services will likely happen in the next decade, and it could bring with it great damage to finances and security
October 29, 2014 Fed is expected to signal no rate hikes imminentSource: Washington Post
The global economy has stumbled, and financial markets have endured some stomach-churning moments. But that doesn’t mean the Federal Reserve plans any major policy shifts.
October 29, 2014 U.S. EPA seeks more input on sweeping power plant ruleSource: Reuters
U.S. regulators said on Tuesday they wanted more input on elements of a sweeping plan to reduce pollution from power plants and about the role natural gas can play to achieve emissions cuts.
October 29, 2014 Stocks: Dow jumps back above 17,000, Nasdaq surgesSource: USA Today
Stocks jumped Tuesday and the Dow closed back above 17,000 for the first time since October 3 after investors were encouraged by earnings gains and a rise in consumer confidence.
October 29, 2014 Hurricane Sandy Anniversary: Five Ambitious Plans For Protecting New York City From Future Superstorms And Climate ChangeSource: International Business Times
New York City has always been especially vulnerable to coastal flooding and storm surge, given its 520 miles of coastline and steadily rising sea levels. But it wasn't until Hurricane Sandy lashed the U.S. Northeast on Oct. 29,...
Sustainability is a bittersweet term in that it embodies one of the most transformative forces in business today and yet at the same time its very familiarity has led to some world-weariness with the topic. Some say that is...
October 28, 2014 Chief Sustainability Officers have Expanded from Tactical Executors to Strategic Lynchpins: New ReportSource: CSRWire
SAN FRANCISCO - Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) have expanded their responsibilities from internal program managers to strategic lynchpins who guide corporate strategy, identify product innovation opportunities, and...
October 28, 2014 Beijing Tells Its Residents to Leave Town Ahead of APECSource: Bloomberg
China’s desire that blue skies and traffic-free streets greet world leaders at a summit in Beijing next week -- after air pollution in the capital reached hazardous levels at least 10 days so far this month -- is prompting the...
October 28, 2014 CNN poll: Voters are angrySource: CNN
Nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, a new...
October 28, 2014 Goldman Cuts Oil Forecasts as U.S. Market Clout IncreasesSource: Bloomberg
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) cut its forecasts for Brent and WTI crude prices next year on rising global supplies, predicting OPEC will lose influence over the oil market amid the U.S. shale boom.
Federal health officials on Monday called for voluntary home quarantine for people at the highest risk for Ebola infection but said most medical workers returning from West Africa would require daily monitoring without isolation
October 27, 2014 US Federal Reserve Likely To Announce End Of Its Economic Stimulus Program; Currently Buying $15B In Assets MonthlySource: International Business News
Wall Street pundits are predicting the U.S. Federal Reserve will announce an end to its latest stimulus program this week in the belief the American economy is strong enough to stand on its own. The Fed began buying certain...
October 27, 2014 ECB fails 25 banks in health check but problems largely solvedSource: Reuters
Roughly one in five of the euro zone's top lenders failed landmark health checks at the end of last year but most have since repaired their finances, the European Central Bank said on Sunday.
Source: Huff Post
Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the worst.
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