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January 27, 2015 La Niña Events May Spike with Climate Change

Source: 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 Up

Source: 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.

January 27, 2015 This alleged Russian spy ring was interested in some very dangerous things

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 Davos

Source: 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 Monday

Source: 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 2014

Source: 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 Responsibility

Source: 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 Clock

Source: 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 bazooka

Source: 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 build

Source: 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 America

Source: 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 2015

Source: 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 Settlements

Source: 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.

January 22, 2015 ECB Seeks to Inject Up to 1.1 Trillion Euros Into Economy in Deflation Fight

Source: Bloomberg

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 collapse

Source: 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 sustainably

Source: The Guardian

As leaders meet in Davos, a new report highlights 15 sustainable business opportunities that find profit in solving global problems

January 21, 2015 Despite Threat, Few CEOs Say Climate Change Should Be Government Focus

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...

January 21, 2015 India to overtake China as world's fastest growing large economy - text/video

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, Terrorism

Source: 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 God

Source: 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 Do

Source: 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...

January 20, 2015 HOT AIR: Scientists Say NOAA/NASA Fudging The Facts On 2014 Record Warmth

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 Mounting

Source: 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 2014

Source: 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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