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June 25, 2014 China facing major water shortage crisis

Source: World Bulleting

China's scarce water supply is being wasted as crops grown in water-stressed provinces are exported to wet, rainfall-rich areas, a study reports. The limited resource of the 65% water coming under pressure from rapid urbanisation...

June 25, 2014 World Stocks Slide on Wall St Drop, Iraq Violence

Source: ABC News

World stock markets slumped Wednesday after Wall Street's biggest decline in two weeks and ongoing violence in Iraq dampened sentiment. Asian and European investors took their lead from Wall Street, where U.S. blue-chip bank and...

June 24, 2014 Bipartisan Report Tallies High Toll on Economy From Global Warming

Source: NY Times

More than a million homes and businesses along the nation’s coasts could flood repeatedly before ultimately being destroyed. Entire states in the Southeast and the Corn Belt may lose much of their agriculture as farming shifts...

June 24, 2014 Court slows EPA on emissions, but largely backs its rules

Source: CNN

The Supreme Court on Monday took away some of the government's power to tighten emission standards, but preserved the majority of its authority under federal law to regulate greenhouse gases. In a 5-4 decision, the justices...

June 24, 2014 Water Scarcity May Spark Geopolitical Conflicts: Council

Source: Bloomberg

Water scarcity may spark geopolitical conflicts in such countries as those around the Tigris-Euphrates and Nile river basins, according to the World Water Council’s president. “Water and politics, they go hand-in-hand,” Benedito...

June 24, 2014 Wall St steadies after six days of gains

Source: ABC(au)

Wall Street's six-day rally ended overnight, as investors had little reason to buy with indexes at record levels. The Dow Jones closed 10 points lower at 16,937. The S&P 500 ended the session unchanged at 1,963, after last week...

June 24, 2014 3 Ways Brands Can Make Sustainability Work for Them

Source: Triple Pundit

At Forum for the Future, we believe all brands have the potential to be the solution, rather than the problem, when it comes to creating serious change. We also believe that brands could flourish in a sustainable economy.

June 23, 2014 Sustainability Should Be at the Center of Corporate Governance: UNEP Report

Source: Just Means

A new model of governance for sustainability seeks to identify corporate governance practices that can effectively bring about a culture of sustainability within business organizations. In an integrated system of governance,...

June 23, 2014 The Coming Climate Crash (oped)

Source: NY Times

THERE is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout my work in finance, government and conservation, it is to act before problems become too big to manage. For too many...

June 23, 2014 Brent Rises Near Nine-Month High on Iraq

Source: Bloomberg

Brent traded near the highest level since September and West Texas Intermediate gained as militants in Iraq seized more territory and President Obama warned that the crisis may spill over into other countries. Brent futures...

June 23, 2014 China’s widening investment in the US, at a glance

Source: Washington Post

Chinese investment in the United States reached a record $14 billion last year, according to the Rhodium Group, a research firm. Across the country, Chinese companies are opening factories or expanding existing ones and creating...

June 20, 2014 Europe on track for 2020 energy efficiency goal: report

Source: Reuters

The European Union is almost on track to reach its goal of improving energy savings by a fifth by 2020 and may consider a significantly higher target for the next decade, according to a draft European Commission document seen by...

June 20, 2014 These 5 charts show why the world is still failing on climate change

Source: VOX

There's a fair bit of optimism in green circles that fossil fuels are dying and renewables like wind and solar are set to take over. Al Gore has a hopeful new essay in Rolling Stone along these lines, arguing that "a powerful,...

June 20, 2014 Market Structure Map - First Things First

Source: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

If you’re in a tree sawing off a branch, note which side of it you’re standing on. The guy studying the branch was Brad Katsuyama, CEO at dark pool IEX, which has designs on exchange-hood. He was speaking along with others...[more]

June 20, 2014 BofA Must Face U.S. Suit Over Mortgage-Securities Fraud

Source: BusinessWeek

Bank of America Corp. (BAC:US) must face the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit accusing it of misleading investors about the quality of loans tied to $850 million in residential mortgage-backed securities. U.S. District Judge Max...

June 20, 2014 The importance of carbon footprinting for sustainability impact

Source: The Guardian

The simple truth is that food and drink sustainability can be a very complicated business to understand. There are a multitude of issues that need to be considered, from land use change to industrial energy efficiency – which can...

June 19, 2014 Ford Motor Company's Sustainability Chief Talks Innovation, Progress And A Vision For The Future

Source: Forbes

“As our vehicles are the source of our most significant environmental impact, it is vital that we focus on improving the environmental performance of each product,” explained John Viera, global director of sustainability and...

June 19, 2014 Newly-released data shows May 2014 was the warmest on record

Source: Science Recorder

After a bruising winter in the U.S., data released today by NASA shows that this May’s global temperature anomaly – or how much it varies from the long term average – may be the highest ever recorded, even higher than the two...

June 19, 2014 $120 Oil Flagged as Danger Point for Global Economy on Iraq Crisis

Source: Bloomberg

The global economy faces a new threat from an old enemy: oil. A spike in the price of crude foreshadowed economic slumps in each of the last four decades and economists are worrying anew after Brent touched its highest price in...

June 19, 2014 Has Coca-Cola Forged a New Path in Executive Pay? - video

Source: Bloomberg

Stanford professor Allan McCall and David Winters, founder at Wintergreen Advisers, evaluate the executive compensation plan at Coca-Cola, how the stock portion of the package differs from other major corporations and why it may...

June 18, 2014 The Top 5 Ways to Fight Global Warming

Source: nationswell.com

According to an announcement from the UCLA Newsroom, for the first time, scientists ranked all the various strategies that could slow down climate change. The study, which appears in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the...

June 18, 2014 We (UK) can turn the tide of climate change by working with China

Source: The Guardian

Much has been written about the nuclear agreements signed at the UK-China summit. Given the boost to low-carbon electricity, to energy security and to jobs, the Chinese interest in taking forward investment at Hinkley Point C,...

June 18, 2014 Green investors favor Apple after environmental reforms

Source: Reuters

Apple Inc, criticized in the past for greenhouse gas emissions, use of toxic materials and the hiring of underage workers, has improved its practices and earned better scores from groups such as Greenpeace. That’s good news for...

June 18, 2014 How the Fed could spook the markets

Source: CBS News

Clearly, not much can rattle investors these days. They have so far shrugged off the threat of a sectarian civil war in Iraq and the risk of crude oil flows getting disrupted. Not even a re-escalation of tensions between Moscow...

June 18, 2014 IRS lost more emails in tea party probe, investigators say

Source: PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has lost more emails connected to the tea party investigation, congressional investigators said Tuesday. The IRS said last Friday it had lost an untold number of emails when Lois Lerner’s...

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