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June 29, 2015 New round of big state water cuts to hit San Francisco

Source: SF Gate

State water officials not only told more Central Valley farmers Friday that they need to stop drawing water from low-flowing rivers and creeks — but they tossed the city of San Francisco onto the list as well.

June 29, 2015 The Next Few Days Have the Potential to Transform Greece and Europe

Source: NY Times

As it turns out, the Greek crisis ends not with a bang, but with a referendum. It has been easy to ignore the doings in Greece for the last few years, with the perpetual series of summits in Brussels that never seem to resolve...

June 26, 2015 Half of Europe’s electricity set to be from renewables by 2030

Source: The Guardian

Europe will likely get more than half of its electricity from renewable sources by the end of the next decade if EU countries meet their climate pledges, according to a draft commission paper.

June 26, 2015 LEGO says its plastic pieces will be made with sustainable material by 2030

Source: Quartz

? ? ? ? Written by Gabriel Fisher June 25, 2015 Plastic is nearly inescapable in the world of children’s toys—especially if your child is into LEGOs. But the company behind the eponymous toy bricks says it wants...

June 26, 2015 Water Shortage: 40 Percent of Water Depletion by 2030, Warns UN Report

Microfinance Monitor - Water shortage is going to be severe as there will be 40 percent depletion of fresh water resources on Earth by 2030 unless urgent corrective measures are undertaken, warns the UN World Water Development...

June 26, 2015 Will We All Shut Up About Obamacare Now? Probably Not.

Source: US News

So after multiple Supreme Court cases, a whole lot of votes in Congress and many calls to "repeal and replace" the law that have gotten opponents nowhere for the most part – can we finally stop talking about ditching Obamacare?

June 26, 2015 McDonald's: Fewer Happy Meal orders opting for soda

News-Times - Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy at the îCenter for Science in the Public Interestî, said the decline in sodas for Happy Meals showed promise. "It takes more than one year to undo decades of bad...

June 25, 2015 Climate pressures threaten political stability – security experts

Source: Reuters

LONDON – Politically fragile countries face breakdown as a result of mounting climate change pressures, and even stable ones may find coming shocks too big to manage peacefully, security and development experts warned.

June 25, 2015 US and China to create 'code of conduct' for cyber espionage and hacking after talks

Source: The Independent

China and the US are working on a “code of conduct” for online espionage and hacking after months of trading accusations over cyber attacks.

June 25, 2015 California Is Running On Empty

Source: NewsWeek

A 40 million person California is an iffy place. It is entirely dependent on a sophisticated, man-created infrastructure of dams, reservoirs, canals, pumps, freeways, rail lines, airports and schools and universities.

June 25, 2015 Sustainability Reporting: From Routine to Strategic

Source: Triple Pundit

When was the last time you read a truly interesting sustainability report? For many people working in corporate responsibility, the annual reporting process has become dull. The last 20 years has seen a massive explosion in the...

June 24, 2015 U.S. households trash $640 in food a year

Source: USA Today

American households throw away about $640 each worth of food every year, and consumers don't really care about the environmental impact of trashed leftovers piling up in landfills, according to a survey out Wednesday from the...

June 24, 2015 Climate Change Calls for Science, Not Hope

Source: NY Times

Now, environmental experts are suggesting that some parts of the (US) strategy are, at best, a waste of money and time. At worst, they are setting the United States in the wrong direction entirely.

June 24, 2015 Public Pension Funds Leading Shareholder-Proposal Activism

Source: Valuwalk

Pension funds are getting in on the activism action with a record number of shareholder proposals already this year. However, that may not be a good thing. A new report indicates that in the past, shareholder-proposal activist...

June 24, 2015 Know these three Vs of sustainability communication

Source: GreenBiz

You might be wondering why McDonald’s committed for 100 percent of the fish served in its U.S. and European restaurants to carry the Marine Stewardship Council ecolabel. As you can imagine, it is no small task or expense to...

June 24, 2015 Lake Mead sinks to record low, risking 2016 water shortage

Source: USA Today

Lake Mead sunk to a record low Tuesday night by falling below the point that would trigger a water-supply shortage if the reservoir doesn't recover by January.

June 23, 2015 L'Oreal sustainability chief: Transparency is no stunt

Source: Greenbiz

If you think companies have a tough time proving their commitment to ethical and sustainable practices where you live, try going to France, where, according to L'Oreal's chief sustainability officer Alexandra Palt, all...

June 23, 2015 Euro Economy Picks Up With Business Index at Four-Year High

Source: Bloomberg

An index of euro-area factory and services unexpectedly rose to the highest in more than four years this month as growth gained momentum in Germany and France, the bloc’s two largest economies.

June 23, 2015 World has 10 years to combat climate change, prevent health catastrophe – scientists

Source: RT

Society has 10 years to tackle climate change or humanity could lose 50 years of progress in global health, a major new report claims. However the study also said that tackling global warming provides society with the greatest...

June 23, 2015 Greece Given 48 Hours to Reach Deal as EU Weighs Debt - text/video

Source: Bloomberg

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has 48 hours to bring a deal with his country’s creditors to the finish line and end a five-month standoff over aid that risks splitting the euro.

June 22, 2015 Top U.S. CEOs make 300 times what workers earn

Source: CBS MoneyWatch

How do you value the efforts of America's top chief executives? Are they worth 10 times what their average worker makes, 20 times or even 100 times?

June 22, 2015 Studies Show that Global Warming May Not Affect Higher Winter Death Rates

Source: Pioneer News

On our planet, winter is a harsh season. Many species struggle during the unforgiving conditions, and humans are no different. And it might seem that the plus side of this is that global warming would mean the winters aren’t so...

June 22, 2015 WikiLeaks’ Latest Dump: More Sony Documents

Source: Time

WikiLeaks has done yet another data dump of classified documents, this time of 276,394 Sony Corp. communications, including email, travel calendars, contact lists, expense reports and private files.

June 22, 2015 Why engaging employees on sustainability really isn't about money

Source: Greenbiz

How do you motivate employees? More specifically, how do you engage employees in sustainability initiatives — which are often not tied directly to paychecks or profit margins, but rather seek to combat more daunting societal...

June 19, 2015 The Pope’s Green Theology

Source: Wall Street Journal

Let’s cut to the chase: Much of what is in Pope Francis’ encyclical on environmental stewardship, Laudato Si’, poses a major challenge for free-market advocates, those of us who believe that capitalism is a powerful force for...

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