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August 5, 2015 Will the Clean Power Plan make every state look more like California?

Source: CS Monitor

President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is about 1,500 pages long, but it can be summed up succinctly: Mr. Obama wants the United States to be more like California.

August 5, 2015 Dollar up on Fed rate bets, earnings lift shares

Source: Reuters

The dollar rose to its highest in more than three months and U.S. Treasury yields rebounded from two-month lows on Wednesday, after a Federal Reserve official said the central bank was close to raising interest rates.

August 5, 2015 Can't we just remove carbon dioxide from the air to fix climate change? Not yet


The possible "carbon removal" techniques are very diverse. They include growing trees on land or algae in the sea and capturing and burying some of the carbon they have taken from the atmosphere.

August 4, 2015 Obama’s Clean Power Plan Seen Wiping Out High-Cost Coal

Source: Bloomberg

Coal producers strapped with high costs and debt are headed for extinction under President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

August 4, 2015 Standard and Poor’s Rating Downgrades EU Outlook Amidst Sustainability Fears

Source: Daily FX

The Standard and Poor’s Rating Agency (S&P) downgraded the European Union’s outlook from “Stable” to “Negative” in what could result to a relegated credit rating (which currently stands at AA+). The outlook revision affects the...

August 4, 2015 Franchises affected by New York's new $15 minimum wage

Source: CNN Money

New York state is poised to force fast food brands with 30 or more locations nationwide to pay a $15 minimum wage.

August 4, 2015 California Has a Plan to End the Auto Industry as We Know It

Source: Bloomberg

Sergio Marchionne had a funny thing to say about the $32,500 battery-powered Fiat 500e that his company markets in California as “eco-chic.” “I hope you don’t buy it,” he told his audience at a think tank in Washington in May...

August 3, 2015 Obama's climate plan seeks to slash emissions from power plants

Source: Reuters

The White House said it will launch the first ever rule on Monday to cut carbon emissions from power plants, a plan that opponents in the coal industry and their political allies will fight in the courts. In a fact sheet issued...

August 3, 2015 California wildfires torch 134,000 acres -- and counting

Source: CNN

Wildfires engulfing parts of California could intensify Monday, with gusty winds potentially fanning fires caused by lightning strikes. More than 9,300 firefighters are now battling at least 21 wildfires, according to the...

August 3, 2015 Greek stock market tumbles after five-week shutdown

Greece's stock market plunged nearly 23 percent on Monday when it opened after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone. The main Athens stock index .ATG plunged in its worst...

July 31, 2015 The Real State of the Economy

Source: US News and World Report

As Mitt Romney and Barack Obama vied for the Oval Office back in 2012, the U.S. teetered on the edge of another recession. And no one knew about it until now. The Labor Department on Thursday released the country's gross domestic...

July 31, 2015 Commodities, China stocks lick wounds after brutal July

Source: Reuters

Commodities and China investors waved a relieved goodbye to July on Friday following a brutal sell-off that has revived fears about the global economy and overshadowed more encouraging news from the U.S. and Europe.

July 31, 2015 Former Fukushima Executives to be Charged over 2011 Nuclear Disaster

Source: NDTV

Tokyo: A trio of former executives from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant will be indicted over the 2011 accident, a judicial review panel decided today, paving the way for the first criminal trial linked to the disaster.

July 31, 2015 'Profitability is sustainability': 17 ideas on business and development

Source: The Guardian

Does involving the private sector in the SDG agenda mean outsourcing development? Our expert panel considers the value of partnership

July 31, 2015 Beijing wins election to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Source: USA Today

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic...

July 30, 2015 September Is Looking Likelier for Fed’s First Rate Increase

Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve remains on track to raise interest rates later this year, and perhaps as soon as its next policy meeting in mid-September, as economic growth continues to meet its expectations.

July 30, 2015 Second-quarter GDP seen rebounding on consumer spending, housing

Source: Today Online

WASHINGTON - U.S. economic growth likely accelerated in the second quarter as a pick-up in consumer spending and housing offset the drag from trade and the energy sector, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal...

July 30, 2015 Novus International Joins The Sustainability Consortium®

Source: PR NewsWire

ST. LOUIS -- Food producers face ongoing pressure to deliver safe, affordable food with the least possible insult to the environment. Novus is committed to providing solutions which not only solve customer pains, but do so...

July 30, 2015 Shell to ax 6,500 jobs, cut spending to cope with lower oil prices

Source: Today Online

LONDON - Royal Dutch Shell is to ax 6,500 jobs this year and step up spending cuts to deal with an extended period of lower oil prices which contributed to a 37 percent drop in the oil and gas group's second-quarter profits.

July 29, 2015 Fed expected to push ahead with rate hike plan

Source: Reuters

The Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September. The U.S. central bank is scheduled to issue its latest...

July 29, 2015 A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership

Source: Triple Pundit

Today, there are major changes happening inside a select group of the world’s largest corporations. In response to the Earth’s most pressing environmental problems, a growing number of the most recognizable multinational...

July 29, 2015 Investors support national legislation mandating corporate disclosures on trafficking and slavery risks

Source: The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a coalition of 300 investors with assets under management of over $100 billion, Calvert Investments and Christian Brothers Investment Services, applaud Congresswoman Carolyn...[more]

July 29, 2015 Washington DC sinking fast, threat looms of sea-level rise: Study

Source: Zee News

The land under the Chesapeake Bay - the largest estuary in the US - is sinking rapidly and Washington DC could drop by six or more inches in the next century, adding to the problems of sea-level rise, researchers from University...

July 28, 2015 BP swings to $5.8 billion loss on Gulf charge, oil slide

Source: Fortune

BP Plc’s woes show no sign of ending as the company swung to $5.8 billion loss in the second quarter, thanks to falling oil prices and another $9.8 billion in charges to settle the remaining U.S. government claims for the...

July 28, 2015 Meet the Mega-Structure That Sucks CO2 Emissions Out of Thin Air

Source: Good Magazine

Unchecked carbon emissions are some of the worst culprits when it comes to damaging our planet’s fragile ecosystem. Unfortunately, carbon emissions are also something of an unavoidable fact of life in our highly-mechanized,...

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