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January 27, 2016 The blizzard of 2016 was influenced by manmade global warming

Source: Mashable

The blizzard of 2016 was an exceptional storm that broke all-time snowfall records in multiple locations. Yet for many people it hit, this storm was not a complete shock; a string of severe winter storms have slammed the East...

January 27, 2016 Apple sees first sales dip in more than a decade as super-growth era falters

Source: Reuters

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) forecast its first revenue drop in 13 years and reported the slowest-ever growth in iPhone shipments as the critical Chinese market showed signs of weakening, suggesting the technology company's period of...

January 27, 2016 Brazil, Turkey Among Top Decliners in Global Corruption Ranking

Source: Bloomberg

Brazil and Turkey were among nations that tumbled the most in a global corruption ranking amid an ongoing scandal at state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s expanded bid to shore up...

January 27, 2016 Sustainability Trends in Recycling for 2016

Source: Environmental Leader

The worldwide evolution toward recycling has made significant progress during the past few decades. Municipalities, businesses and government agencies have tried various strategies to balance current needs against the demands for...

January 26, 2016 G&A Institute Supports The Global Sourcing Council's "17 Weeks / 17 SDGs Initiative"

Source: The Governance & Accountability Institute

NEW YORK, NY (January 26, 2016) – The Governance & Accountability Institute announces its support of the Global Sourcing Council's "17 Weeks / 17 SDGs Initiative," developed by GSC in support of the Sustainable Development Goals...[more]

January 26, 2016 In Davos, Big Business Sends Mixed Signals on Climate Amid Calls for Carbon Pricing

Source: Huff Post

You must be really blind if you don't see that we are at a tipping point and into a transition," he said, referring to the shift from a fossil fuel economy to a renewable one and echoing the words of UK Central Banker Mark...

January 26, 2016 What Sustainable Development is Really About

Source: Huff Post

Current conversations and dialogues relating to sustainable development are often congested with variations of words relating to the environment. Phrases such as "green energy", "green technology", "green solutions" or...

January 26, 2016 If Exxon's Punished for Climate Change, It'll Be for Lying to Investors

Source: Wired

Last week, California’s attorney general announced it was investigating to see whether Exxon had lied about the risks of climate change. New York’s attorney general launched a similar inquest last November.

January 25, 2016 By 2050, our oceans will hold more plastic than fish

Source: USA Today

Use of plastic has increased 20-fold in the past half-century; production of the ubiquitous material is expected to double again in the next 20 years (and nearly quadruple over the next 50). And, CNN Money reports, nearly a third...

January 25, 2016 Insight: Market rout could blow Fed off course if consumers blink

Source: Reuters

Federal Reserve officials are playing it cool for now, but roughly $2.5 trillion of stock market value wiped out in the past three weeks and a possible consumer pullback could throw the Fed off its course of gradual interest rate...

January 25, 2016 Corporate sustainability needs to be ingrained in company culture

Source: The National

...the question of exactly what sustainability means in a corporate setting will no doubt remain a talking point of many a boardroom discussion this year.

January 22, 2016 The Markets Are Backing Central Bankers Into a Corner

Source: Bloomberg

Even with their toolkits depleted, monetary policy makers are being pushed to gear up yet again to counter the disinflationary fallout from slumping commodities and China’s slowdown.

January 22, 2016 China's vice president says no plan to devalue yuan-Bloomberg

Source: Reuters

"The fluctuations in the currency market are a result of market forces, and the Chinese government has no intention and no policy to devalue its currency," Li Yuanchao told Bloomberg in an interview on the sidelines of the World...

January 22, 2016 You Say You Want a Revolution

Source: Larry Checco

The Republican and Democratic party establishments are both in a panic about their respective party’s outsider front-runners. Entrenched establishment leaders sense revolution in the air, and rightfully so.[more]

January 21, 2016 Looking for signs of stocks' final washout as fear, panic spike

Source: USA Today

First came the Dow's 565-point whoosh to the downside Wednesday. Then came the rebound rally that trimmed the Dow's losses for the day to 249 points and which Wall Street hopes was the final washout -- or so-called investor...

January 21, 2016 It’s official: 2015 ‘smashed’ 2014’s global temperature record. It wasn’t even close

Source: Washington Post

Last year shattered 2014’s record to become the hottest year since reliable record-keeping began, two U.S. government science agencies announced Wednesday in yet another sign that the planet is heating up.

January 21, 2016 ASU Initiatives Delivering on Mission to Solve, Educate, Engage on Sustainability

Source: Sustainable Brands

Arizona State University (ASU) has emerged as a leader in sustainability education in part due to its Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a series of programs designed to solve global sustainability problems, educate...

January 21, 2016 Snow Soaks Up Toxic Pollutants In The Air, Study Shows

Source: Huff Post

A team of scientists recently revealed that snow in urban areas can absorb the same toxic and carcinogenic pollutants that come from car exhaust. The interaction of pollutants with cold elements and freezing temperatures in snow...

January 20, 2016 Why we’ve been hugely underestimating the overfishing of the oceans

Source: Washington Post

The state of the world’s fish stocks may be in worse shape than official reports indicate, according to new data — a possibility with worrying consequences for both international food security and marine ecosystems

January 20, 2016 The why of sustainability reporting

Source: ECO-Business

As the business and investment community become more aware of the risks and consequences of non-sustainable business practices, more attention has been focused on what companies are doing to mitigate their environmental...

January 20, 2016 CEOs Downbeat on Global Growth With Just 27% Seeing Acceleration

Source: Bloomberg

Chief executive officers have turned pessimistic on global economic growth, according to a new survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC. Released on the eve of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the poll...

January 20, 2016 293 cities in China saw lower-than-standard air quality in 2015: Study

Source: Press TV

The international group said in a Wednesday report that a total of 293 – or 80 percent – of the 366 cities whose data it analyzed did not meet China’s own air quality standards in 2015.

January 19, 2016 IMF downgrades outlook for world economy

Source: Washington Post

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its forecast of global economic growth over the next two years amid the deepening slowdown in emerging markets and a continued slump in oil prices.

January 19, 2016 We Need to Think as World Citizens for the Paris Agreement to Succeed in Combating Climate Change

Source: Huff Post UK

In December 2015 the outstanding results of the COP21 Climate Summit agreement to keep global warming under the 1.5C threshold were announced by the teary-eyed French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, who was applauded with...

January 19, 2016 Drawing The Wrong Conclusions From China's Slowing GDP Growth

Source: Forbes

China starting in the 1980s has turned one of the world’s poorest countries into the globe’s No. 2 economy and one of its richest. Armed with plenty of cash and an enormous home market, it seems like a good bet to me that the...

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