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December 3, 2014 Senate panel to review quake safety at nuke plants, including California's Diablo Canyon

Source: Fox Business

WASHINGTON – Federal regulators need to reassess earthquake risks at California's last operating nuclear power plant and hold hearings to determine if it's properly accounting for potential threats. That's according to testimony...

December 2, 2014 Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction

Source: The Daily Beast

The potential losses of species are on a scale that is rivaled by only a few events in the last 500 million years of Earth’s history. Five times during that span, the majority of species on the planet vanished in a short interval...

December 2, 2014 So, How Do We Make Sustainability... Sustainable?

Source: Forbes

Last week the New York Times reported that, for the first time in history, clean energy resources like solar and wind are becoming cost competitive with conventional coal in some markets. This paradigm shift, where clean energy...

December 2, 2014 FBI warns firms of destructive malware use by hackers

Source: BBC

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned that cyber-hackers have used malicious software to launch destructive attacks in the US. A five-page confidential warning was issued to US businesses on Monday, according to...

December 2, 2014 Is This The Bottom For Russia?

Source: Forbes

Yesterday Russia suffered the biggest one-day decline in its currency since its 1998 financial crisis. This morning, however, it’s stronger. Have we seen the worst?

December 1, 2014 UN climate talks begin as global temperatures break records

Source: BBC News

UN climate negotiators are meeting in Peru to try to advance talks on a new global agreement. One hundred and ninety-five nations have committed to finalising a new climate pact in Paris by 2015's end. The process has been...

December 1, 2014 Whatever Happened to Inflation?


Since 2008, the Federal Reserve has been trying to stave off economic disaster with an unconventional monetary policy tool known as quantitative easing. By buying financial assets from commercial banks and other institutions, the...

December 1, 2014 Dry California goes damp with statewide storm

Source: UT San Diego

California has gone from dry to damp — and a drenching could be in the near future. A storm system that dropped snow on ski slopes in the Sierra Nevada, sent mud and debris into highways on the Pacific Coast and brought flight...

December 1, 2014 New coalition launched to push sustainability in Asean


Six partner organisations of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development have launched ‘Action 2020 in Southeast Asia’ which sets out a timeline and steps businesses can take to address sustainability in wide-ranging...

November 28, 2014 Good News on Energy

Source: NY Times

WHEN the world’s two largest polluters join in establishing new goals for reducing emissions of climate-disrupting gases, criticism and skepticism are predictable. And there was plenty following the recent agreement between the...

November 28, 2014 Transforming the corporation: How sustainability may guide the future

Source: DevEx Impact

It may seem a fanciful exercise to imagine what the corporation of the future will look like, but for businesses grappling with how to incorporate social and environmental goals into their business models, it is not.

November 28, 2014 Big companies promote water sustainability

Source: Billings Gazette

By 2020 Coca-Cola, arguably one of the most familiar products in the world, plans to be water neutral — giving back as much water as it uses to produce its soft drinks. Read more:...

November 28, 2014 Six radical ways to tackle global warming

Source: The Telegraph

Radical, untested techniques to tackle global warming by reflecting the sun's rays could have "terrifying" consequences, yet may ultimately be needed to prevent catastrophic climate change, scientists have said.

November 26, 2014 World Bank says it’s time to “turn down the heat” on climate change

Source: Beta Wired

The World Bank says it’s time to “turn down the heat” on climate change before its effects destabilize worldwide economies. The new report from the World Bank says that Earth’s atmosphere is likely to increase by nearly 1.5...

November 26, 2014 U.S. GDP grows at better-than-expected 3.9% pace in third quarter

Source: LA Times

While economic growth in much of the world slowed, the U.S. recovery hummed through the summer at an unexpectedly robust pace and posted its best six-month performance in 11 years..

November 26, 2014 How much do you know about how the Internet works?

Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch

Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential,...

November 25, 2014 Why Are Oil Prices Dropping?

Source: Forbes

With the price of oil down 28 percent in recent months, financial analysts and political pundits are all asking the same questions: What are the reasons behind this drop and why isn’t OPEC taking steps to stop the bleeding?

November 25, 2014 Brazil's epic water crisis a global wake-up call - Praying For Rain

Source: Breaking

The immediate cause of the crisis is a year-long drought. The Cantareira reservoir system that supplies around a third of the city's population is so low that Sabesp, the local utility, has to dip into and treat sediment-heavy...

November 25, 2014 At Crisis Time – For Companies and Celebrities, It’s Usually Not Just One Thing to Deal With

Source: Hank Boerner, Chairman, G&A Institute

In my career of advising clients on issue management and crisis management (and especially crisis response), I usually pointed out to those in the crosshairs that it is not just “one thing” to deal with. Often, in time of an...

November 25, 2014 Prospects rise for a 2015 U.N. climate deal, but likely to be weak

Source: Reuters

global deal to combat climate change in 2015 looks more likely after promises for action by China, the United States and the European Union, but any agreement will probably be too weak to halt rising temperatures. Delegates from...

November 25, 2014 Sustainability Accounting Standards Matter Now: Reflections from ISSP ’14

Source: Triple Pundit

Last week’s International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) annual conference, held in Denver, Colorado, was an opportunity for more than 200 sustainability professionals to come together. They not only shared their...

November 25, 2014 Dow, S&P 500 hit new closing highs

Source: USA Today

Stocks' winning ways continued Monday as the Dow and S&P 500 set new closing highs. It's the 29th time this year the blue-chip Dow has set a new record at the close. The broader S&P 500 has now hit an all-time closing high 46...

November 24, 2014 OPEC's Easy Days Setting Oil Production Are Over, Veteran Says; You Need Russia, Norway, Mexico

Source: Bloomberg

The days when OPEC members could almost guarantee consensus when deciding production levels for oil are long gone, according to a veteran of almost two decades of the group’s meetings.

November 24, 2014 Sustainability in the electronics industry: 'We're trying to improve conditions for people on the planet'

Source: The Guardian

Tim Mohin, chairman of the electronics industry citizenship coalition, talks about collaborating with competitors to clean up supply chains and improve working conditions in the electronics business

November 24, 2014 Could revelation that crops contribute to global warming improve climate models?

Source: Daily Digest News

A recent study showed that a big jump in food production to meet rising food demands from a burgeoning global population is responsible for as much as 25 percent of the seasonal increase in carbon dioxide (CO2), according to...

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