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July 8, 2015 U.S. Crude-Oil Production to Climb to 45-Year High in 2015

Source: Bloomberg

U.S. output will advance 8.6 percent to 9.47 million barrels a day this year, the most since 1970, the Energy Information Administration said today in its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook. That’s a 40,000-barrel gain from what...

July 7, 2015 Greece set to present new proposals to eurozone leaders - text/video

Source: USA Today

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to present new proposals to European leaders Tuesday, after the country rejected the austere bailout terms offered by its creditors in a referendum during the weekend.

July 7, 2015 Study urges 10 climate actions to curb warming, lift GDP

Source: Reuters

More efficient energy use and investments in greener cities are among 10 measures that can help the world to slow global warming while also spurring economic growth, an international report said on Tuesday.

July 7, 2015 Can Multinational Corporations Be Sustainability Leaders?

Source: Forbes

How can international corporations like Unilever, Ikea and Nestlé place highly on a list of the most sustainable companies in the world? Could a study that champions the environmental merits of business behemoths like Patagonia,...

July 7, 2015 US Banks Post Detailed Crisis Plans To Avoid Breakup Threat

Source: International Business Times

A dozen of the largest Wall Street banks on Monday published detailed plans to show how they would shut down their business during a crisis without the help of taxpayer money, a crucial step to prevent being broken up by...

July 6, 2015 'Time to accelerate and scale up on sustainability' says UN

Source: Suppply Management

Almost two-thirds of companies signed up to UN sustainability goals say their labour policies and practices also apply to suppliers, up from 37 per cent in 2008, according to a report. -

July 6, 2015 Greek referendum: what happens now after the no vote?

Source: The Guardian

Greece’s financial system is on the brink of meltdown: banks are reported to have only around €500m left in cash – equal to just €45 (£32) per head of the 11 million-strong population.

July 6, 2015 No plan B if Paris climate summit ends in failure, says EU climate chief

Source: The Guardian

There is “no plan B” if the Paris climate conference ends in failure, Europe’s climate chief has warned, urging world leaders to intervene to force their ministers to agree a landmark deal this December.

July 6, 2015 Greece debt crisis: Finance Minister Varoufakis resigns

Source: BBC

Greece's outspoken finance minister has resigned, hours after voters backed his call to reject creditors' demands for more austerity in a referendum.

July 3, 2015 BP agrees to pay $18.7-billion settlement in Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Source: LA Times

Five years after the nation’s worst oil spill scarred fragile shorelines along the Gulf of Mexico and sent economies into a tailspin, the British oil company BP has reached an $18.7-billion settlement designed to close one of the...

July 3, 2015 An unfruitful jobs recovery rewrites the definition of full employment

Source: Washington Post

At this point in its long recovery, the U.S. economy has plenty of jobs and few of the fruits that were expected to come with them.

July 3, 2015 Oceans face massive and irreversible impacts without carbon cuts – study

Source: The Guardian

Only “immediate and substantial” reductions in greenhouse gas emissions can hope to prevent “massive” impacts on marine ecosystems, warn the experts.

July 2, 2015 China to cap rising emissions by 2030 in boost to Paris U.N. deal

Source: Reuters

China formally committed to halting the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions within the next 15 years and pledged on Tuesday to reduce the carbon intensity of its vast economy, in a much-anticipated strategy for United Nations...

July 2, 2015 Who are the sustainability leaders?

Source: GreenBiz

Most would agree that some corporate giants have taken great strides toward sustainability in recent years. But experts in the field still cite too few companies doing so. Instead, our latest GlobeScan/SustainAbility Leadership...

July 2, 2015 California Just Cut Its Water Use In A Major Way

Source: Huff Post

This May, the last month in which water conservation was voluntary, urban water users consumed 28.9 percent less water than in May 2013, the State Water Resources Control Board announced Wednesday. This surpasses the 25 percent...

July 2, 2015 Global stocks gain as US data eclipse Greek risk

Source: Washington Post

Global stocks were higher on Thursday as expectations for solid U.S. jobs data overshadowed worries about Greek debt. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks opened sharply higher. Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 1.3 percent to 6,607.79 and...

July 1, 2015 Markets rally on report Greece accepts creditor terms

Source: Reuters

Eurozone stocks and peripheral bonds rallied on Wednesday, extending gains after a report that Greece was ready to accept most conditions from its international creditors in order to reach a deal over its debt crisis.

July 1, 2015 The science of sustainability: what we've learned from artificial photosynthesis and synthetic meat

Source: The Guardian

Most sustainability efforts focus on fixing problems. Whether the solution involves installing air filtration systems on cruise ships, lobbying for safer meat production or restricting microbead usage, it usually comes after a...

July 1, 2015 SRI Goes From $12 billion in 1995 To $4.3 Trillion In 2014

Source: ValueWalk

SRI in the US has nearly doubled in the last few years, growing from $3.47 trillion AUM in 2012 to $6.57 trillion at the beginning of 2014 according to the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment’s (US SIF) most recent...

June 30, 2015 Let's talk about (brand) love (and sustainability)

Source: GreenBiz

One of the ah-has from the soon-to-be-released 2015 Eco Pulse study is that, indeed, a company’s sustainability or social responsibility commitment is a reason to love the brand.

June 30, 2015 Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air

Source: Washington Post

BILLINGS, Mont. — Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic...

June 30, 2015 European Commission President Approached Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras About Last-Minute Deal

Source: Wall Street Journal

ATHENS—The president of the European Commission approached Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday night about a last-minute financing deal that would require the government in Athens to campaign in favor of the deal in a...

June 30, 2015 Mighty euro, on track for best quarter since 2011

Source: FT

The currency is about to wrap up its best quarter against the dollar since the first three months of 2011. The quarter ends today, and the exchange rate is up by 4.12 per cent, after a fall of 11.34 per cent in the first quarter,...

June 29, 2015 Congress Doesn't Think Agricultural Sustainability Has Anything to Do With Your Health

Source: Mother Jones

Every five years, the US government revisits its Dietary Guidelines—suggestions for how Americans should eat. The guidelines won't legally require you to, say, eat an apple a day, but they do affect things like agricultural...

June 29, 2015 The euro is an experiment in making a currency without a government. That’s why it’s in trouble.

Source: Washington Post

The European Union appears to be on the brink of an unprecedented rupture. After months of meetings between the 19 E.U. states that use the euro, Greece broke off talks ahead of a June 30 deadline for continued financing of their...

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