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January 27, 2015 La Niña Events May Spike with Climate ChangeSource: Live Science
The extremely strong La Niña events that can shake up global weather patterns may soon hit nearly twice as often as they did previously, due to global warming, researchers say in a new study.
January 27, 2015 Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing UpSource: NY Times
The middle class that President Obama identified in his State of the Union speech last week as the foundation of the American economy has been shrinking for almost half a century.
Source: Washington Post
He was interested, according to the indictment, in the “destabilization of the markets” and automated trading algorithms — “trading robots.”
January 26, 2015 5 highlights from World Economic Forum in DavosSource: USA Today
The World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, wrapped up Saturday after nearly a week of high-powered speeches, workshops, politicking, parties and slipping around on icy sidewalks.
January 26, 2015 U.S. East Coast braces for 'historic' blizzard on MondaySource: Reuters
A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday that is expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow and snarl transportation for tens of...
January 26, 2015 U.N. asks countries for climate plans after record warm 2014Source: Reuters
The United Nations asked governments on Thursday to submit plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions as the building blocks of a deal due in Paris in December to limit global warming, after scientists said 2014 was the hottest year...
January 26, 2015 What Does Sustainability Mean for Agriculture?Source: Magicvalley.com
A Nelson internet survey of 60,000 consumers found that 67 percent of respondents want to buy products from a socially responsible company and 55 percent are willing to pay more for products and services from a socially...
January 26, 2015 With Great Wealth Comes Great ResponsibilitySource: Forbes
According to the research, nearly 70 percent of ultra-wealthy inheritors will become more involved in evaluating the impact and results of giving. Half will become more directly involved in improving the effectiveness of...
January 23, 2015 Climate Change Moves the Doomsday ClockSource: Discovery
The end of civilization as we know it just got a little closer. According to an update to the Doomsday Clock, the world is now three minutes from midnight and one of the big reasons is the failure to reduce greenhouse emissions...
January 23, 2015 World leaders, CEOs, investors, and Peter Gabriel: What Davos bigwigs make of the ECB’s “big bazookaSource: Quartz
It was an unusually newsworthy day in Davos, at the annual Alpine jamboree for the global elite, as the European Central Bank’s historic commitment to purchase more than €1 trillion in assets (including, controversially,...
January 23, 2015 Oil settles lower after large U.S. inventory buildSource: Reuters
Crude oil prices pared early losses but still settled lower on Thursday after a government report showed the biggest build in U.S. crude inventory in at least 14 years.
January 23, 2015 Bringing Sustainability to Small-Town AmericaSource: Huff Post
In my writing I frequently celebrate leadership in community sustainability from such progressive, highly urbanized metro areas as Portland, Seattle, and Philadelphia, and even from more sprawling locales such as Los Angeles,...
January 22, 2015 The World's Most Sustainable Companies 2015Source: Forbes
Biogen Idec , the American biotechnology company that makes treatments for Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases, is the world’s most sustainable company this year, according to a ranking released...
January 22, 2015 S.&.P. to Pay Nearly $80 Million in SettlementsSource: NY Times
Standard & Poor’s, the credit rating agency blamed with helping inflate the subprime mortgage bubble, has now settled accusations that it orchestrated a similar fraud years after the bubble burst.
Mario Draghi called on the European Central Bank to make its biggest push yet to fend off deflation and revive the economy by unleashing a debt-buying spree of 1.1 trillion euros ($1.3 trillion).
January 22, 2015 OPEC, oil companies clash at Davos over price collapseSource: Reuters
OPEC defended on Wednesday its decision not to intervene to halt the oil price collapse, shrugging off warnings by top energy firms that the cartel's policy could lead to a huge supply shortage as investments dry up.
January 21, 2015 From water to weather: where to make money sustainablySource: The Guardian
As leaders meet in Davos, a new report highlights 15 sustainable business opportunities that find profit in solving global problems
Source: International Business Times
Only a fraction of CEOs worldwide say governments should make combating climate change a top priority, a survey released Tuesday indicates. The survey of more than 1,300 CEOs from 77 countries was released by...
Source: CNN Money
Sorry China, but it's time to step aside. By next year, India could be the world's fastest-growing large economy. That's the view of a growing number of economists, many of whom think China's economy will continue to slow this...
January 21, 2015 Davos Billionaires Predict Low Interest Rates, TerrorismSource: Bloomberg
Billionaires gathering at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland, are worried about global terrorism, oil prices and Vladimir Putin’s stance on Ukraine. The one thing they agree on is that the...
January 21, 2015 Pope: Failing to Care for Environment Is a Betrayal of GodSource: Slate
Pope Francis has been wading into environmental issues during his week-long Asian tour, but he issued the strongest words on Sunday, when he said that man was betraying God’s calling by destroying nature. Or at least that’s what...
January 20, 2015 Five Things Sustainable Companies DoSource: 3BL Media
The UN Global Compact – the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative – today released the Guide to Corporate Sustainability: Shaping a Sustainable Future. This new guide lays out the five defining features of corporate...
Source: Daily Caller
Some climate scientists are criticizing government climate agencies for declaring 2014 the warmest year ever recorded, despite reports that government scientists were only 38-48 percent sure that 2014 broke records, given the...
January 20, 2015 Bank Losses From Swiss Currency Surprise Seen MountingSource: Bloomberg
The $400 million of cumulative losses that Citigroup Inc. (C), Deutsche Bank AG and Barclays Plc (BARC) are said to have suffered from the Swiss central bank’s decision to end the cap on the franc may be followed by others in...
January 20, 2015 China’s growth slowed to 24-year low in 2014Source: Fortune
The shift in China’s model becomes apparent as services contribute more to growth than manufacturing. China announced today its annual growth rate slipped to 7.4% in 2014, the lowest figure in 24 years and the first time the...
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