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December 29, 2014 The eight costliest US environmental transgressions of 2014

Source: The Guardian

The Environmental Protection Agency last week released its annual enforcement and compliance report. Highlighting the government’s efforts to hold corporate America accountable to US environmental law, the report detailed the...

December 29, 2014 Why there’s more to sustainability than 2015’s big global events

Source: The Guardian

2015 promises two big milestones for sustainability: the launch of the new sustainable development goals (SDGs) in New York in Autumn, and the COP21 climate talks in Paris in December. All eyes are on these processes, which...

December 26, 2014 Drought, Heat and Ice: 2015 Could Be Tipping Point on Climate

Source: NBC News

With 2014 looking like it will go down as the warmest year globally on record, climate scientists now wonder whether 2015 will be the year nations finally take significant steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

December 26, 2014 Natural gas falls to 27-month low on supply drop below forecasts

Source: Dallas News

Natural gas futures slid in New York to the lowest level since September 2012 after a government report showed U.S. inventories fell last week by less than forecast.

December 26, 2014 America's Best And Worst Banks 2015

Source: Forbes

After surviving the global financial crisis that nearly crippled the banking system, the biggest banks have bounced back with strong profits and improved asset quality in recent quarters. U.S. banks and thrifts generated $40.2...

December 26, 2014 Top 10 sustainability campaigns of 2014

Source: The Guardian

Pressuring Lego to part ways with Shell, putting a stop to the gendered marketing of toys and fighting for the survival of bees: these are the 10 campaigns that have taken 2014 by storm

December 23, 2014 Oil rout to continue? OPEC won't cut output even at $20 a barrel, says Saudi Arabia

Source: Economic Times

RIYADH: OPEC will not cut oil production even if the price drops to $20 a barrel and it is unfair to expect the cartel to reduce output if non-members do not, Saudi Arabia said.

December 23, 2014 Ex-minister Kudrin warns of "full-fledged crisis" in Russia

Source: Reuters

Russia's government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, as evidence mounted of trouble spreading through the...

December 23, 2014 Top business sustainability trends of 2014

Source: The Guardian

It’s been a tough year for brand USA. There was a horrific torture report, police violence against blacks, a dysfunctional Congress – and a troubled middle class. Even our fun and games are not as much fun as they used to be:...

December 23, 2014 Dow, S&P end at records in fourth straight day of gains for Wall Street

Source: Reuters

U.S. stocks rose for a fourth straight session on Monday, with both the Dow and S&P 500 ending at records as large-cap technology shares gained and offset continued weakness in energy names.

December 22, 2014 EPA decision not to classify coal ash as hazardous angers environmentalists - text/audio

Source: PBS

The past few years, and a pair of major spills into waterways and communities have brought a whole new concern about the coal industry to the forefront. It’s about a byproduct called coal ash.

December 22, 2014 Time for emerging economies to fasten their seat belts

Source: Irish Times

This week, a white- haired woman spoke and the world sat up and listened. The head of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, delivered the latest statement on behalf of a body which can shake up global financial markets like a...

December 22, 2014 The 10 Most Important Sustainable Business Stories from 2014

Source: Harvard Business Review

It’s been an amazing 12 months in the world of sustainable business. From climate change to inequality, the scope of humanity’s biggest environmental and social challenges came into much sharper focus this year — as did the scale...

December 22, 2014 Oil’s 50% Drop From 2014 High Stokes Faith in Rally

Source: Bloomberg

The slump in oil that drove U.S. prices down as much as 50 percent from this year’s high is spurring the most bullish bet by hedge funds in four months.

December 19, 2014 Wall St. has best second-day gain since 2011 on Fed optimism

Source: Reuters

U.S. stocks surged on Thursday, extending a Federal Reserve-fueled rally from the previous session and giving the S&P 500 its best two-day advance in three years.

December 19, 2014 Clock won't stop for cocoa sustainability in 2020, says Barry Callebaut

Source: Confectonery News

The cocoa and chocolate industry must continue working towards a sustainable cocoa economy and better livelihoods for cocoa farmers after 2020, says Barry Callebaut’s VP of Cocoa Sustainability.

December 19, 2014 Most Of The Coastal U.S. Will See Over 30 Days Of Flooding Due To Sea Level Rise, NOAA Projects

WASHINGTON -- Most coastal regions of the United States will see 30 or more days of flooding by 2050 thanks to sea level rise, according to new research the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released Thursday.

December 19, 2014 GAO report finds US unprepared for catastrophic disaster

Source: Fox News

The federal government is not fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or other sort of large-scale catastrophe and is years away from ensuring the safety of Americans if an event should happen, a Government...

December 18, 2014 If Corporate America Is Investing In Sustainability, Then Why Aren't You?

Source: Seeking Alpha

If "Accenture, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Harvard Business School, McKinsey & Company, and PricewaterhouseCoopers have released data-driven case studies, global surveys, and exhaustive reports offering compelling proof that using...

December 18, 2014 Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans Fracking In New York Over Health Concerns

Source: CBS News

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration prohibited fracking in New York Wednesday citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.

December 18, 2014 Fed confident on U.S. growth, opens door wider to rate hike

Source: Reuters

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the U.S....

December 18, 2014 America's Wealth Gap at Record Level

Source: Bloomberg

The rich get richer. Everybody else, not so much. The gap between the rich and every other income group in America has reached a record level, data from the Federal Reserve shows

December 17, 2014 The Collapse of Putin's Economic System

Source: Bloomberg

The foundations on which Vladimir Putin built his 15 years in charge of Russia are giving way. The meltdown of the ruble, which has plunged 18 percent against the dollar in the last two days alone, is endangering the mantra of...

December 17, 2014 Europe's record hot year made at least 35 times more likely by climate change, say scientists

Source: The Guardian

This year is on track to be the warmest ever recorded in Europe, and greenhouse gas emissions played a major role, according to new research. Scientists have analysed centuries of temperature records to conclude that this year’s...

December 17, 2014 Ecova Survey Reveals 2015 Energy and Sustainability Predictions

Source: BusinessWire

The report aggregates findings from a survey of more than 500 energy, facility, finance and sustainability professionals at U.S.-based companies and reveals an important shift in the way companies are approaching and viewing...

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