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November 10, 2015 How fracking killed Keystone (and is saving the climate): Column

Source: USA Today

Environmentalists are correct in calling President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline a “symbolic” victory, but that description is too generous. For them, it’s a Pyrrhic victory of the first order because the...

November 9, 2015 Global GDP Worse Than Official Forecasts Show, Maersk CEO Says

Source: Bloomberg

The world’s economy is growing at a slower pace than the International Monetary Fund and other large forecasters are predicting.

November 9, 2015 Greenhouse gases hit new milestone, fueling worries about climate change

Source: Washington Post

Greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere reached another grim milestone earlier this year as carbon dioxide levels surpassed the symbolic threshold of 400 parts per million across much of the planet, the premier global...

November 9, 2015 Volkswagen Says Its Employees Flagged Latest Emissions Faults

Source: Bloomberg

Volkswagen AG said emissions inconsistencies it disclosed on 800,000 cars last week were the result of employees informing their superiors.

November 9, 2015 Are you sustainable? Should you be?

Source: Supply Chain Management Review

Research from West Monroe Partners finds that half of North American supply chain executives consider green supply chain a strategic priority.

November 6, 2015 Earth on the edge - Special Report

Source: Reuters

Every day, news headlines and science reports reflect a world increasingly impacted by unsustainable trends and catastrophic climate events. But in fact, disaster is avoidable, and this series will explain why. It takes you...

November 6, 2015 Exxon Mobil Investigated in New York Over Possible Lies on Climate

Source: NY Times

The New York attorney general has begun a sweeping investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how those risks might hurt the oil...

November 6, 2015 The New Sustainability…

Source: Environmental Leader

Earth Overshoot Day keeps coming earlier, and it’s not an occasion we want to celebrate. It’s the day our annual demand for ecosystem goods and services, like cropland, timber, fish stocks and carbon dioxide absorption, begin to...

November 6, 2015 The Robots are Coming! …The Robots are Coming!

Source: Larry Checco

Forty-five years ago futurist Alvin Toffler, in his book “Future Shock.” wrote that many people would be incapable of keeping up emotionally with the rapid pace of change that he predicted was yet to come.[more]

November 5, 2015 God Wants Yellen to Delay Rate Hike to Spring, Lawmaker Says

Source: Bloomberg

Janet Yellen can stay in God’s good graces by waiting until springtime to raise interest rates, Representative Brad Sherman told the Federal Reserve chair on Wednesday.

November 5, 2015 World Exchanges Agree Enhanced Sustainability Guidance

Source: Investor Ideas

The World Federation of Exchanges has presented recommendations to its member exchanges on how to implement their sustainability policies, the culmination of a year-long project by its Sustainability Working Group.

November 5, 2015 Six ways VW’s CO2 scandal will impact Europe

Source: Politico

Volkswagen’s admission that its cars may emit more carbon dioxide than they are supposed to raises questions for the already reeling German carmaker, as well as the European auto industry, national and EU regulators, politicians,...

November 5, 2015 Rich-Poor Divide Over Paying for Climate-Change Measures Weighs on Paris Talks

Source: Wall Street Journal

The fight over how to pay for a global transition to renewable energy is weighing on this year’s international climate talks, with poorer countries unsatisfied with the efforts of highly industrialized nations to help them combat...

November 4, 2015 Americans Largely Unconcerned About Climate Change, Survey Finds

Source: Huff Post

Most Americans know the climate is changing, but they say they are just not that worried about it, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And that is keeping the American public...

November 4, 2015 How To Show Corporate Leadership In Sustainability

Source: Fprbes

A 2014 report by Ceres, a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership, found that only 32 percent of the largest 613 publicly traded U.S. companies had board oversight over sustainability.

November 4, 2015 Natural gas losing its shine as Asia holds faith in coal power

Source: Reuters

The shine is coming off once bright prospects for natural gas as the future fossil fuel of choice in Asia as power companies in India and Southeast Asia tap abundant and cheap domestic coal resources to generate electricity.

November 4, 2015 Volkswagen Shares Plummet After New Emissions Bombshell

Source: Fortune

Company’s shares shed another 10% after the company says it exaggerated the fuel efficiency of some diesel and gasoline models.

November 4, 2015 Honda drops Takata air bag inflators after U.S. fine, ban on volatile chemical

Source: Reuters

Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said it was ditching air bag inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp (7312.T), after the top U.S. auto safety regulator on Tuesday fined the supplier $70 million and ordered it to stop using a potentially...

November 3, 2015 Xi Says China Needs No Less Than 6.5% Growth in Next Five Years

Source: Bloomberg

China’s president signaled policy makers will accept slower growth, but not much slower, as details of a blueprint set to define his term as leader were released Tuesday

November 3, 2015 5 Brands Going Big on Sustainability

Source: Triple Pundit

It’s 2015, and planet earth ain’t what it used to be. With extreme weather conditions like hurricanes, heat waves, droughts and polar vortexes becoming the norm, people are started to take these signs of significant global...

November 3, 2015 Keystone XL's builder faced darkening prospects

Source: Reuters

Faced with dimming prospects for approval, the Canadian company behind the proposed Keystone XL pipeline chose to plead with the U.S. government for a delay on its fate, signaling that prolonged uncertainty is preferable to...

November 3, 2015 Supply glut pushes oil lower

Source: Reuters

Oil fell on Tuesday weighed by a glut in supply and worries about a fragile demand outlook. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were down 21 cents to $48.58 by 0913 GMT, under pressure from Russian production hitting a post-Soviet peak...

November 2, 2015 Seven employee engagement challenges facing every sustainability manager

Source: Business Greeen

Sustainability managers know staff behaviour is key to making your sustainability plans a reality. Most large organisations have an employee engagement programme and/or a group of volunteer champions to take the message out to...

November 2, 2015 Australia's next boom lies in sustainability

Source: Eco-Business

Australia can make up for the dwindling investments in mining by riding on the rising global demand for sustainable goods and services. A new report by the Future Business Council shows how the country can tap into this...

November 2, 2015 NASA says Antarctica is actually gaining ice. Does this mean climate is fine?

Source: CS Monitor

A new NASA study found that Antarctica has been adding more ice than it's been losing, challenging other research, including that of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, that concludes that Earth’s southern...

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