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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 economySource: 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 ChangeSource: 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 GrowthSource: 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...
January 19, 2016 Sustainability runs ‘full circle’Source: The Packer
For fresh produce companies and the businesses who work with them, questions of sustainability don’t end after energy or water consumption have been cut back. It’s an endless quest that brings all aspects of an operation under...
January 18, 2016 The Responsible Business Summit USA returns for 2016Source: Ethical Corporation
Stewart Whitney, President of Timberland, will be joined by leading minds from Interface, Campbell’s, Johnson & Johnson, and more than 30 others at New York conference
January 18, 2016 Climate Change Disaster Top Threat to Economy in 2016Source: Climate Central
A catastrophe caused by climate change is seen as the biggest potential threat to the global economy in 2016, according to a survey of 750 experts conducted by the World Economic Forum.
January 18, 2016 London Areas See Pollution Rivaling Beijing'sSource: Discovery
It only took a week for London motorists to push air pollution limits over the 2016 legal limit. European Union rules require the limit be exceeded for no more than 18 hours a year, reported the Independent.
January 18, 2016 A step towards sustainabilitySource: The National
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is different this year, not least because it takes place only a month after the COP21 meeting in Paris. The legally-binding global climate deal adopted by 195 countries set out a comprehensive global...
January 18, 2016 A world divided: Elites descend on Swiss Alps amid rising inequalitySource: Reuters
Politicians and business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week face an increasingly divided world, with the poor falling further behind the super-rich and political fissures in the United States, Europe and the Middle...
January 18, 2016 Davos Meeting Preview 2016: What To Watch For At World Economic Forum In SwitzerlandSource: International Business Times
With the World Economic Forum set to begin Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, world leaders, business tycoons and journalists have already begun flocking to the snow-capped resort town in the Swiss Alps in preparation for the...
January 15, 2016 Why clean energy is now expanding even when fossil fuels are cheapSource: Washington Post
In a new analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds that 2015 was a record year for global investment in the clean energy space, with $ 329 billion invested in wind, solar panels, biomass plants and more around the world. (The...
January 15, 2016 4 sustainable packaging drivers in 2016Source: Packaging Digest
In an increasingly sustainability driven world, packaging experts and consumer products companies alike are learning that a focus on “green” is quickly becoming a necessity in today’s product environment. On the heels of COP21,...
January 15, 2016 Exclusive: Saudi Arabia plans new sovereign wealth fund - sourcesSource: Reuters
Saudi Arabia plans to create a new sovereign fund to manage part of its oil wealth and diversify its investments, and has asked investment banks and consultancies to submit proposals for the project, according to people familiar...
January 14, 2016 3BL Media and Governance & Accountability Institute Announce Partnership to Improve Distribution and Benchmarking of Corporate Sustainability ReportsSource: Governance & Accountability Institute
3BL Media and Governance & Accountability Institute (G&A Institute) announced today a data analysis and distribution partnership to increase awareness of corporate sustainability reporting, and to better enable companies to...
January 14, 2016 Sustainability Mythbusters: Is Reducing Product Energy Use Always the Best Solution?Source: Sustainable Brands
It's easy to use 'common sense' and make assumptions in sustainability, but does that get you the results you want? As a science-based method, LCA is an excellent tool to bust the myths that surround sustainability. In this...
January 14, 2016 Danger ahead: migration, climate top risks for Davos leadersSource: Reuters
We live in an increasingly dangerous world, with political, economic and environmental threats piling up, according to experts polled by the World Economic Forum.
January 14, 2016 U.S. Economy Expands Even as Wages Stay Flat, Beige Book Says
The U.S. economy expanded across most of the country in the past six weeks as the job market showed strength that’s failing to stoke broad wage pressures, a Federal Reserve survey showed
January 14, 2016 Global Warming Could Stave Off Next Ice Age For 100,000 YearsSource: NBC
OSLO — Global warming is likely to disrupt a natural cycle of ice ages and contribute to delaying the onset of the next big freeze until about 100,000 years from now, scientists said on Wednesday.
January 13, 2016 Scientists just found an unexpected factor that could be driving Greenland’s ice lossSource: Washington Post
While changes in air temperature, water temperature and precipitation are known to influence melting events on the ice sheet, a new study has identified another, perhaps less obvious culprit: clouds.
January 13, 2016 Oil rises for first time in eight days on China, U.S. stock drawSource: Reuters
Oil prices rose for the first time in eight days on Wednesday as positive Chinese trade data and an unexpected draw in weekly U.S. crude oil inventories gave investors reasons to buy crude futures.
Source: The Guardian
The US solar industry now employs more workers than oil and gas, a new report from the Solar Foundation claims, with most of the jobs in power panel installation.
January 13, 2016 University of Kentucky Earns a STARS Silver Rating for Leadership in SustainabilitySource: UKY Edu
The University of Kentucky has earned a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
There may not be enough fresh data on inflation to support a second U.S. interest rate increase in January or March, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Monday in comments that help give shape to the...
January 12, 2016 Giant icebergs are slowing climate change, research revealsSource: The Guardian
Giant melting icebergs may be a symbol of climate change but new research has revealed that the plumes of nutrient-rich waters they leave in their wake lead to millions of tonnes of carbon being trapped each year
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