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November 12, 2015 UK becomes only G7 country to increase fossil fuel subsidiesSource: The Guardian
The UK is alone among G7 nations in dramatically increasing its fossil fuel subsidies, despite an earlier pledge to phase them out, a new report has found.
Source: Just Means
Overall, this generation is more committed to increasing sustainability, with nearly 60 percent focused to increasing sustainable activities in their businesses, which is significantly higher than the 49 percent of Baby Boomers,...
November 11, 2015 Ambitious climate change agreement in sight – FabiusSource: EuroNews
An ambitious agreement on limiting global warming is within reach, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday after a meeting of ministers ahead of the U.N. climate summit in Paris in December.
November 11, 2015 Cameron sets out demands for Britain to remain in the EUSource: EuroNews
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has formally launched efforts to reform the European Union so that Britain can remain within the bloc.
November 11, 2015 Fed's Williams says 'very strong case' to raise rates next monthSource: USA Today
San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams said Tuesday there's a "very strong case" for the Fed to raise interest rates next month if the economy continues to improve and policymakers are confident that inflation will...
November 10, 2015 Did ExxonMobil commit securities fraud by denying climate change?Source: CS Monitor
New York state's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, and US Rep. Ted Lieu (D) of California are both looking into whether the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company intentionally misled the public and company...
November 10, 2015 Trade-offs in the Adoption of Sustainability StandardsSource: Huff Post
How sustainable is sustainability? Some people might ask this question ironically, drawing attention to the lack of a standard definition of a word. It can mean quite different things to different people in different industry...
November 10, 2015 Euro zone won't release new money for Greece until reforms doneSource: Reuters
The euro zone will release the next tranche of loans for Greece as well as money for bank recapitalization only after Athens implements agreed reforms, euro zone finance ministers said, noting a Greek pledge the conditions would...
November 10, 2015 How fracking killed Keystone (and is saving the climate): ColumnSource: USA Today
Environmentalists are correct in calling President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline a “symbolic” victory, but that description is too generous. For them, it’s a Pyrrhic victory of the first order because the...
November 9, 2015 Global GDP Worse Than Official Forecasts Show, Maersk CEO SaysSource: Bloomberg
The world’s economy is growing at a slower pace than the International Monetary Fund and other large forecasters are predicting.
Source: Washington Post
Greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere reached another grim milestone earlier this year as carbon dioxide levels surpassed the symbolic threshold of 400 parts per million across much of the planet, the premier global...
November 9, 2015 Volkswagen Says Its Employees Flagged Latest Emissions FaultsSource: Bloomberg
Volkswagen AG said emissions inconsistencies it disclosed on 800,000 cars last week were the result of employees informing their superiors.
November 9, 2015 Are you sustainable? Should you be?Source: Supply Chain Management Review
Research from West Monroe Partners finds that half of North American supply chain executives consider green supply chain a strategic priority.
November 6, 2015 Earth on the edge - Special ReportSource: Reuters
Every day, news headlines and science reports reflect a world increasingly impacted by unsustainable trends and catastrophic climate events. But in fact, disaster is avoidable, and this series will explain why. It takes you...
November 6, 2015 Exxon Mobil Investigated in New York Over Possible Lies on ClimateSource: NY Times
The New York attorney general has begun a sweeping investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how those risks might hurt the oil...
November 6, 2015 The New Sustainability…Source: Environmental Leader
Earth Overshoot Day keeps coming earlier, and it’s not an occasion we want to celebrate. It’s the day our annual demand for ecosystem goods and services, like cropland, timber, fish stocks and carbon dioxide absorption, begin to...
November 6, 2015 The Robots are Coming!….The Robots are Coming!Source: Larry Checco
Forty-five years ago futurist Alvin Toffler, in his book “Future Shock.” wrote that many people would be incapable of keeping up emotionally with the rapid pace of change that he predicted was yet to come.
November 5, 2015 God Wants Yellen to Delay Rate Hike to Spring, Lawmaker SaysSource: Bloomberg
Janet Yellen can stay in God’s good graces by waiting until springtime to raise interest rates, Representative Brad Sherman told the Federal Reserve chair on Wednesday.
November 5, 2015 World Exchanges Agree Enhanced Sustainability GuidanceSource: Investor Ideas
The World Federation of Exchanges has presented recommendations to its member exchanges on how to implement their sustainability policies, the culmination of a year-long project by its Sustainability Working Group.
November 5, 2015 Six ways VW’s CO2 scandal will impact EuropeSource: Politico
Volkswagen’s admission that its cars may emit more carbon dioxide than they are supposed to raises questions for the already reeling German carmaker, as well as the European auto industry, national and EU regulators, politicians,...
Source: Wall Street Journal
The fight over how to pay for a global transition to renewable energy is weighing on this year’s international climate talks, with poorer countries unsatisfied with the efforts of highly industrialized nations to help them combat...
November 4, 2015 Americans Largely Unconcerned About Climate Change, Survey FindsSource: Huff Post
Most Americans know the climate is changing, but they say they are just not that worried about it, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And that is keeping the American public...
November 4, 2015 How To Show Corporate Leadership In SustainabilitySource: Fprbes
A 2014 report by Ceres, a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership, found that only 32 percent of the largest 613 publicly traded U.S. companies had board oversight over sustainability.
November 4, 2015 Natural gas losing its shine as Asia holds faith in coal powerSource: Reuters
The shine is coming off once bright prospects for natural gas as the future fossil fuel of choice in Asia as power companies in India and Southeast Asia tap abundant and cheap domestic coal resources to generate electricity.
November 4, 2015 Volkswagen Shares Plummet After New Emissions BombshellSource: Fortune
Company’s shares shed another 10% after the company says it exaggerated the fuel efficiency of some diesel and gasoline models.
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