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February 16, 2015 Greece, confident as EU meeting looms, sticks to no-austerity pledgeSource: Reuters
Greece said on Sunday it was confident of reaching agreement in negotiations with its euro zone partners but reiterated it would not accept harsh austerity strings in any debt pact.
February 13, 2015 The top 10 risks for 2015: as chosen by the c-suiteSource: Information Age
What's keeping senior executives up at night? A new global survey of business executives by global consulting firm Protiviti gives us a glimpse inside their heads, and perhaps not unsurprisngly, cyber security now comes high on...
February 13, 2015 Plastic Ocean Waste Levels Going Up, Study SaysSource: NY Times
Some eight million metric tons of plastic waste makes its way into the world’s oceans each year, and the amount of the debris is likely to increase greatly over the next decade unless nations take strong measures to dispose of...
February 13, 2015 Oil tops $60 for first time in 2015, industry spending cuts supportSource: Reuters
Oil rose above $60 a barrel on Friday for the first time this year, bringing its gain this week to almost 4 percent, supported by signs that deeper industry spending cuts may curb excess supply.
February 13, 2015 Monster Hurricanes Once Plagued East Coast and May ReturnSource: NBC News
While Europe was going through the Middle Ages, America's East Coast was being pummeled by hurricanes at least as intense as Katrina every 40 years or so, climate detectives say.
February 13, 2015 New York Fashion Week Drops the Ball On SustainabilitySource: Huff Post
For New Yorkers, the arrival of February means Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is right around the corner. With the first shows just days away, Soho is already abuzz as press, models, designers and industry insiders are set to descend...
Source: CS Monitor
Washington — The House of Representatives passed its eleventh bill approving the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, and this time the bill goes straight to President Obama’s desk. The bill cleared the House in a 270 to...
February 12, 2015 Sustainability and the bottom line: the issues most likely to pay – or cost – companies big moneySource: The Guardian
When it comes to corporate sustainability, what really matters? It’s a tough question to answer, especially as the diversity and complexity of issues under the umbrella of “sustainability” continues to grow
February 12, 2015 'Unprecedented' Drought Looms for Western USSource: Discovery
Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains. Rising temperatures and decreasing rainfall mean that future drought could be more extreme than any drought seen in at...
February 12, 2015 Fossil fuel lobby goes on the attack against divestment movementSource: The Guardian
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you,” said Mahatma Gandhi. The climate change campaign to divest from fossil fuels seems to be moving through those stages at express speed, with a sudden barrage of...
February 12, 2015 The World Can Turn the Corner on Climate Change by 2020. Here's HowSource: Huff Post
When it comes to climate action, it's a good thing that smart people keep building scenarios for cleaning up global energy production. Those visions of the future are necessary -- but they tend to lack an essential ingredient.
February 11, 2015 Apple in big solar power deal, market cap closes over $700 billionSource: Today Online
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc will buy about $850 million of power from a new California solar farm to cut its energy bill, the iPhone maker said on Tuesday as its stock market value closed above $700 billion for the first time
February 11, 2015 These cities have figured out how to grow sustainablySource: Quartz
European cities are living up to their reputation for being greener and more pleasant than cities in the US and the rest of the world. That’s according to a top-10 list of sustainable cities released by the design and engineering...
February 11, 2015 U.S. companies are being targeted in China (say U.S. companies)Source: Fortune
U.S. firms believe foreign firms are being singled out by Chinese regulators, making them feel less welcome than before, according to a new survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
February 11, 2015 U.S. Announces Cybersecurity Center to 'Sync Up' DataSource: NBC
The U.S. government is launching a cybersecurity center that will collect information on cyber threats around the nation and disseminate analysis to other departments and agencies.
February 10, 2015 ECB cannot have it both ways on problem of Greek debtSource: Irish Examiner
The extent of the division between, on the one hand, the new Greek government seeking to renegotiate its impossible debt burden and, on the other hand, Germany and the ECB, is now evident. Greece is at the very sharp end of the...
February 10, 2015 Report calls out food/beverage brands for poor sustainability policiesSource: Packaging World
Large brands like Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, KFC, MillerCoors, and Kraft Foods are wasting valuable materials through poor packaging sustainability policies—to the tune of $11.4 billion a year. And by selling single-use food and...
February 10, 2015 Citi: Oil Could Plunge to $20, and This Might Be 'the End of OPEC'Source: Bloomberg
The recent surge in oil prices is just a "head-fake," and oil as cheap as $20 a barrel may soon be on the way, Citigroup said in a report on Monday as it lowered its forecast for crude.
February 10, 2015 Hey, California: Oklahoma had 3 times as many earthquakes in 2014Source: Public Source.org
Earthquakes are synonymous with California to most Americans, but West Coasters might be surprised to learn they’re far from the new center of the seismic landscape in the United States. Oklahoma recorded more than three times as...
February 9, 2015 U.S. gas prices inch up as oil climbs -Lundberg surveySource: Reuters
The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose 13 cents in the past two weeks, following a nine-month price slide, due to a rise in the price of crude oil, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday.
Source: The Register
A team of scientists believe they have made a "significant advance" capturing carbon dioxide with a little bit of help from baking soda.They developed microcapsules made up of "a highly permeable polymer shell" and a fluid...
Source: The Guardian
HSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets, doling out bundles of untraceable cash and advising clients on how to circumvent domestic tax authorities, according to a...
February 9, 2015 Get ready for Greece to leave euro, says GreenspanSource: The Telegraph
The former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, has predicted that Greece will be forced to exit the euro, as its new prime minister outlined plans to keep the debt-stricken country financially afloat.
Source: The Guardian
It has become increasingly accepted in corporate boardrooms that sustainability is an important business issue, but the business schools that train the managers of tomorrow – and the students themselves – have not always kept...
February 6, 2015 Earth's Past Climate Reveals Future Global WarmingSource: Scientific America
That carbon belching from our factories causes global warming is well-known, but beyond that, the science becomes controversy. The details of how much a unit of carbon dioxide raises global temperature is hotly debated in climate...
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