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July 16, 2015 Suck it up: Carbon capture technologies may be able to remedy climate change

Source: Christian Science Monitor

Scientists are developing new devices that can literally suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. They say that this carbon capture and storage is a necessary tool for avoiding catastrophic climate change.

July 16, 2015 Enhancing investor engagement: why engage investors around sustainability?

Source: IR Magazine

More and more companies see sustainability issues as being fundamental to the success of their business. But a recent Accenture/UN Global Compact survey of more than 100 investors and 1,000 corporate CEOs finds that, although 88...

July 16, 2015 Weedkiller suspected of causing cancer deemed 'safe'

Source: The Guardian

A best-selling herbicide that the World Health Organisation suspects causes cancer could get a new lease of life in Europe after being deemed safe by a key assessment based largely on classified industry reports.

July 15, 2015 5 questions Fed Chair Yellen will face from Congress

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver the central bank’s mid-year economic outlook this week to Congress, where she will face grilling from House and Senate lawmakers. Here are five questions Yellen will...

July 15, 2015 Is the energy system really ready for sustainable energy?


New research into sustainable energy systems focuses on integrating renewable and nuclear power plants into the electrical grid – a topic high on the agenda for scholars, industry and policy makers.

July 15, 2015 Researchers estimate Degree at which Sea Levels will Likely Increase

Source: NYC Today

A team of researchers from University of Florida has predicted in its study the levels to which sea rise can take place due to global warming. The researchers have stated that sea levels could increase by 20 feet in areas across...

July 15, 2015 IMF stuns Europe with call for massive Greek debt relief

Source: The Telegraph

The International Monetary Fund has set off a political earthquake in Europe, warning that Greece may need a full moratorium on debt payments for 30 years and perhaps even long-term subsidies to claw its way out of depression.

July 14, 2015 Sustainability Initiatives Can Drive Corporate Revenue Growth and Innovation


Sustainability innovation is powering business growth: Between 2010 and 2013, revenues from company-defined portfolios of sustainable products and services grew by 91%. For S&P Global 100 companies that break out revenue for...

July 14, 2015 China says 75 pct of cities failed to meet air standards in June

Source: Reuters

Nearly 75 percent of China’s big cities failed to meet air quality standards in June, the environment ministry said on Monday, an improvement over the same month last year, as the country continues to wage “war on pollution.”

July 14, 2015 Crude drops after Iran deal hit, hit oil stocks

Source: Reuters

Oil prices dropped, pushing commodity-linked shares and currencies lower on Tuesday, after Iran and six world powers reached a historic nuclear deal expected to increase the supply of Iranian crude on world markets.

July 14, 2015 Unraveling the Relationship Between Climate Change and Health

Source: NY Times

Is climate change a serious threat to human health? Simple logic would suggest the answer is yes, a point that the Obama administration is using to build support for the president’s effort to make climate change a centerpiece of...

July 13, 2015 Sustainability Isn't What Your Brand Says; It's What It Does

Source: Huff Post

Recently, at the 2015 Sustainable Brands Conference, I was struck by something Harvard Business Review contributor and the author of "What Great Brands Do," Denise Yohn, showcased on the main stage. Her visual read: "A BRAND IS...

July 13, 2015 European Leaders Reach Agreement to Resolve Greek Debt Crisis

Share Tweet Save more Continue reading the main story Advertisement Continue reading the main story BRUSSELS — European leaders said Monday morning that they had reached a deal...

July 13, 2015 Taller towers, bigger turbines enable first big wind farm in Southeast

Source: C S Monitor

The Energy Department believes the US can generate 20 percent of the country's power with wind by 2030, and opening up the Southeast and other new areas is a key to achieving that goal.

July 13, 2015 BP braced for billions of dollars more in Deepwater payments


BP is still facing a threat of billions of dollars more in compensation payments for its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, even after the $18.7bn settlement last week that resolved all actions against the company from...

July 10, 2015 Technological Advancements Support Sustainability

Source: The Energy Collective

The 2014 numbers are in and it’s great news for alternative energy. All the primary sources of clean, renewable energy are being developed and consumed globally at greater levels.

July 10, 2015 European officials pore over Greece’s last-ditch request for a bailout

Source: Washington Post

ATHENS — European officials were combing through Greece’s last-ditch request for a bailout Friday as they raced to determine over the next 48 hours whether to throw the debt-laden country a financial lifeline before its economy...

July 10, 2015 Scientists predict huge sea level rise even if we limit climate change

Source: The Guardian

Study of past sea level changes shows coastal communities may face rises of at least six metres even if we limit global warming to 2C, reports Climate Central

July 10, 2015 The really worrying financial crisis is happening in China, not Greece

Source: The Telegraph

While all Western eyes remain firmly focused on Greece, a potentially much more significant financial crisis is developing on the other side of world. In some quarters, it’s already being called China’s 1929 – the year of the...

July 9, 2015 Sustainable Products Fatten Corporate Coffers

Source: CFO

Many large companies are deriving a growing portion of their revenues from portfolios of products and services designed to enhance sustainability, according to new research by The Conference Board.

July 9, 2015 Stocks rise in Asia, Europe as China rebounds, Greece works on reforms

Source: LA Times

Asian stocks rebounded on Thursday as Chinese government measures aimed at stabilizing free-falling share prices took hold. European benchmarks gained as Greece's government raced to finalize details of reforms as it seeks a...

July 9, 2015 Exxon knew of climate change in 1981, email says – but it funded deniers for 27 more years

Source: The Guardian

ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, knew as early as 1981 of climate change – seven years before it became a public issue, according to a newly discovered email from one of the firm’s own scientists. Despite this the...

July 9, 2015 The times, they are a changin’

Source: Larry Checco, Principal - Checco Communications

Question: What do Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), a bevy of Republicans running to be president of the U.S.A., and a handful of billionaires have in common?[more]

July 8, 2015 Greece Given Until Sunday to Settle Debt Crisis or Face Disaster

Source: NY Times

BRUSSELS — Frustrated European leaders gave Greece until Sunday to reach an agreement to save its collapsing economy from catastrophe after an emergency summit meeting here on Tuesday ended without the Athens government offering...

July 8, 2015 Sustainability: The Crucial Question

Source: Packaging Europe

Sustainability is one of today's most pressing issues around the globe and perhaps particularly for the packaging industry. While the implications are quite wide ranging, waste levels, cost savings and customer loyalty are a...

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