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September 15, 2015 California's Sierra Nevada snowpack is the lowest in 500 years

Source: USA Today

The snowpack in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains this year has fallen to its lowest level in at least the past 500 years, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change, a peer-reviewed British journal.

September 15, 2015 Poised for Rate Increase, Investors Hope for Small Ripples

Source: NY Times

The Federal Reserve on Thursday may increase interest rates for the first time in more than nine years. A rise would be the beginning of the end of a monetary stimulus policy that lifted stock and bond markets to new heights and...

September 14, 2015 Fed to hike? The problem is, it might not matter

Source: CNBC

The Federal Reserve may or may not elect to raise its target on the federal funds rate when it meets on Thursday. Yet either way, the much-anticipated decision is unlikely to have nearly as great an impact on the economy as it...

September 14, 2015 Four Graphics That Should Change Our Energy-Environment Discussion

Source: Forbes

Nothing irks me more in my career than rich Westerners seeking to limit or block the coal, oil, and natural gas that we devour from poor people. It’s the height of hypocrisy, dangerous, and simply isn’t tractionable. And as the...

September 14, 2015 3 Key Strategies for Implementing Environmental Sustainability

Source: Linkedin

Integrating environmental concerns in the daily operations of an organization is not an easy task. Sometimes companies show their environmental management results in “Sustainability Reports”, which any regular citizen can easily...

September 14, 2015 Study Predicts 200 Feet Of Sea Level Rise If All Fossil Fuels Are Burned

Source: Huff Post

To be blunt: If we burn it all, we melt it all." So says Ricarda Winkelmann, the lead author of a new paper that paints a dire picture of our planet should we continue to extract and burn the world's coal, oil and natural gas...

September 14, 2015 California Wildfires Prompt Evacuations and Emergency Declaration

Source: NY Times

LOS ANGELES — Two wildfires north of San Francisco forced thousands of people to flee their homes and prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency on Sunday, continuing a drought-fueled fire season that threatens to...

September 11, 2015 Edible water bottle to cause a splash at EU sustainability awards

Source: The Guardian

An edible alternative to plastic water bottles made from seaweed has topped the UK round of an EU competition for new, more sustainable products.

September 11, 2015 America to mark 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks

Source: Fox News

From New York City to Shanksville, Pa., from the White House to baseball stadiums around the nation, America will pause once again Friday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000...

September 11, 2015 14 years after 9/11, lower Manhattan is rising as WTC work nears its end

Source: USA Today

Fourteen Septembers after terrorists destroyed the nation’s greatest office complex and crippled its fourth-largest business district, the rebuilding of the World Trade Center and the revival of lower Manhattan continue – one...

September 11, 2015 IEA sees U.S. oil output collapsing next year on low prices

Source: Reuters

Lower oil prices will force non-OPEC producers including the United States to cut output by the steepest rate in more than two decades next year, rebalancing an oversupplied oil market, the International Energy Agency said on...

September 10, 2015 Seven Reasons the Fed Won't Raise Rates Next Week: Deutsche Bank

Source: Bloomberg

Joseph LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank AG’s chief U.S. economist, has had a change of heart about the Federal Reserve. In a report Wednesday, he pushed out his forecast for the Fed’s first interest-rate increase in nearly a decade until...

September 10, 2015 Record high U.S. job openings point to skills shortage

Source: Reuters

U.S. job openings surged to a record high in July, but a slightly slower pace of hiring suggested employers were having trouble finding qualified workers, a trend that could eventually boost wages.

September 10, 2015 Results Announced for 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Review

Source: MarketWatch

S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world's leading providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, today announced the results of the annual Dow...

September 10, 2015 U.S. regulators’ biofuels plan to cost at the pump: industry study

Source: Reuters

The U.S. government’s proposal for biofuels use will hit consumers at the pump, according a study prepared for an oil group, just months after regulators refuted similar claims and as pressure mounts ahead of a deadline to...

September 10, 2015 Survey: US more competitive globally, but inequality a risk

Source: Seattle PI

WASHINGTON — Income inequality will remain a persistent problem despite brighter prospects for U.S. companies globally, according to an annual survey of Harvard Business School alumni.

September 9, 2015 The Next Big Thing For Entrepreneurs: Sustainability

Source: Forbes

When looking for leadership on sustainability, and for those who are going to deliver the solutions that are needed, the search typically begins with big businesses like Wal-Mart and Unilever and their leaders. The search tends...

September 9, 2015 Global stocks rally as investors scent fresh stimulus

Source: Reuters

Global shares surged on Wednesday, led by the biggest daily gains in Japan for seven years, helping lift the dollar and oil prices as the prospect of more stimulus from China soothed investors rattled by recent market turmoil.

September 9, 2015 This Is What the World Will Look Like After Climate Change

Source: Mother Jones

A few years ago in a lab in Panama, Klaus Winter tried to conjure the future. A plant physiologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, he planted seedlings of 10 tropical tree species in small, geodesic greenhouses.

September 9, 2015 E.U. leader proposes plan to redistribute migrants across continent

Source: Washington Post

BRUSSELS – Seeking to allay Europe’s fast-worsening refugee crisis, a top E.U. leader proposed Wednesday a plan to redistribute 160,000 asylum-seekers across the continent.

September 8, 2015 How Climate Change is Behind the Surge of Migrants to Europe

Source: Time

Even as Europe wrestles over how to absorb the migrant tide, experts warn that the flood is likely to get worse as climate change becomes a driving factor.

September 8, 2015 France's Hollande says risk climate talks could fail

Source: Reuters

French President Francois Hollande warned on Monday that climate change talks in Paris later this year could fail especially if the issue of financing for emerging nations was not resolved.

September 8, 2015 Corporate sustainability: innovation’s next port of call?

Source: Information Age

As awareness around the consequences of consuming natural resources grows, businesses must turn to innovation to overcome the mounting challenges in economic, societal and environmental sustainability

September 8, 2015 Oil falls more than 3 percent on oversupply, China equity losses

Source: Reuters

Oil fell more than 3 percent on Monday, hit by weaker Chinese equities and record North Sea crude production data that added to global oversupply concerns.

September 8, 2015 New studies deepen concerns about a climate-change ‘wild card’

Source: Washington Post

Two new studies are adding to concerns about one of the most troubling scenarios for future climate change: the possibility that global warming could slow or shut down the Atlantic’s great ocean circulation systems, with dramatic...

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