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November 20, 2013 Bernanke: Fed committed to easy policy for as long as neededSource: Reuters
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Tuesday the Fed will maintain ultra-easy U.S. monetary policy for as long as needed and will only begin to taper bond buying once it is assured that labor market improvements would...
November 20, 2013 World Emissions May Peak Amid China Green Push, Germanwatch SaysSource: Bloomberg
Global carbon-dioxide emissions from energy may peak this decade because of China’s efforts to cut pollutants, Bonn-based research group Germanwatch said. China, which accounted for about four-fifths of the growth in annual CO2...
November 20, 2013 The Future of Water SustainabilitySource: Huff Post
Multinational companies have historically taken water availability for granted. But this is changing. A 2013 World Economic Forum report named water scarcity as one of the top global risks facing companies in the 21st century. So...
November 20, 2013 Will extreme weather like super typhoon Haiyan become the new norm?Source: Guardian
Typhoon Haiyan may have been the strongest storm ever recorded; a fact that has triggered an array of stories discussing its possible links to climate change.
November 19, 2013 After Dow tops 16,000, investors succumb to acrophobiaSource: USA Today
NEW YORK — After watching the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 top milestones never seen before in stock market history early Monday, Wall Street finally suffered a bout of acrophobia.
November 19, 2013 Fed Largess Aids U.S. Financial Strength BofA Deems UnrivaledSource: Bloomberg
Five years after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke dropped U.S. interest rates toward zero to end the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, America’s financial markets have become the envy of the world.
Source: NY Times
Global emissions of carbon dioxide are slowing somewhat from the rapid pace of the last decade, new figures show, but growth in coal burning continues to outstrip the growth in other forms of energy, and experts said the world...
November 19, 2013 Strict gas industry standards unveiledSource: Durango Herald
DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper proposed the country’s strictest rules on methane air pollution from gas and oil fields Monday. Environmental groups and three gas and oil companies – Encana, Anadarko and Noble Energy – hashed out...
November 18, 2013 China’s Bold, Contradictory ReformSource: Bloomberg
Call it policy presentation with Chinese characteristics. After the meeting of its leadership last week, China’s Communist Party issued a muddled communique that aroused no great excitement. Then, on the weekend, well ahead of...
November 18, 2013 Back to growth, or forward to sustainability?Source: New Europe
Within months Europeans will have elected new MEPs, and within a year member states will have nominated the next set of EU Commissioners. What should citizens demand of their new leadership? What priorities should guide the next...
November 18, 2013 Typhoon Fuels Call for Global Warming Compensation FundsSource: Bloombereg
The typhoon that killed thousands of people in the Philippines has energized debate about whether rich nations should compensate poor ones for climate-related losses, a proposal the U.S. and European Union are resisting.
November 18, 2013 Is the Affordable Care Act in serious jeopardy?Source: CBS News
With an eye on the 2014 midterm elections, a growing number of Democrats are voicing concerns about the insurance cancellations and website problems that have plagued the debut of the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges - a...
November 15, 2013 Dow, S&P 500 end at records after Yellen hearingSource: Reuters
The Dow and the S&P 500 index ended at new highs on Thursday after comments from Janet Yellen, the U.S. Federal Reserve Chair nominee, suggested the Fed's accommodative policies would continue as long as the economy remains...
November 15, 2013 A Health Care Fix - EditorialSource: NY Times
Even so, this disturbing reversal is caused by the incompetence of the administration in ushering in reforms that millions have been waiting for.
November 15, 2013 Ten ingredients for embedding sustainability into leadershipSource: Guardian (UK)
Today, ten years on in the global sustainability discussion and the answer is there – if you want to learn to lead better, place your leadership in the context of sustainability. Sustainability is a leadership task. It creates...
November 15, 2013 Google Earth tech shows: World forests lose 0.006 of area annually, Brazil improvingSource: The Register (UK)
The technical team behind Google Earth have partnered with US government boffins to produce dramatic satellite maps showing how the area of the world covered by forests has changed across the years 2000 to 2012.
November 14, 2013 Yellen to Testify in Support of Fed’s Stimulus EffortsSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — Janet L. Yellen, President Obama’s choice to lead the Federal Reserve for the next four years, plans to tell senators at her confirmation hearing on Thursday that continuing the Fed’s enormous stimulus campaign is...
November 14, 2013 US oil output beats imports for first time in 25 yearsSource: BBC News
US domestic crude oil production has exceeded oil imports for the first time since 1995, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
November 14, 2013 Integrating Sustainability ‘Biggest Challenge for Business’Source: Environmental Leader
Only one in five companies has fully integrated sustainability into business, according to a survey of corporate sustainability executives by nonprofit business network BSR and research consultancy GlobeScan. This year, more...
November 14, 2013 First Take: Obamacare data are simply grimSource: USA Today
WASHINGTON — The White House set low expectations for early Obamacare enrollment numbers, but the cold hard data offer perhaps the grimmest picture yet of what President Obama faces as he tries to breathe life into his troubled...
November 13, 2013 Polls: Congress, Obama hit record low disapproval ratingsSource: CBS News
Both Congress and President Obama recorded their lowest approval ratings to date in two major public opinion surveys out Tuesday. Congress' approval rating has fallen to nine percent in a new Gallup poll, the lowest it has been...
November 13, 2013 Bill Clinton Urges Obama to Yield on Health LawSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday joined the intensifying criticism of the botched health care rollout, urging President Obama to accept a change in the law that would allow all Americans to keep their current...
November 13, 2013 The Five Dumbest Things You'll Hear About SustainabilitySource: Huff Post
This one's about dumb, dumber, and dumbest, plus two intermediate levels for good measure. Ready for the inglorious countdown?
November 13, 2013 New Study Links Precipitation To Global WarmingSource: Pentagon Post
In a new study it is found that changes in the precipitation over the world’s land and oceans is not possible to be explained by natural variability alone. The scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California...
The Philippines government has firmly connected the super typhoon Haiyan with climate change, and urged governments meeting in Poland on Monday to take emergency action to resolve the deadlocked climate talks.
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