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December 29, 2015 Oil down 3 percent; Brent near 11-year low as oversupply worries return

Source: Reuters

Oil fell more than 3 percent on Monday, with global benchmark Brent back near 11-year lows as last week's short-covering dried up and players worried that crude prices had more room to swoon in the new year.

December 28, 2015 Prospects For The Oil Market - What Is Market Structure Telling Us As We Head Into 2016?

Source: Seeking Alpha

It has been a rough year for the energy markets in 2015. Crude oil opened in January of this year at over $50 per barrel on the active month NYMEX crude oil futures contract

December 28, 2015 19 for ’16: Biggest sustainability hopes for 2016

Source: GreenBiz

Now, for the next installment of our three-part VERGE series, we asked VERGE leaders a second question: "What’s your biggest hope for sustainability technology in 2016?"

December 28, 2015 Federal Reserve Interest Rate Hike Expected to Make Minimal Impact on the Middle Market

Source: The Middle Market

The Federal Reserve’s move to raise its benchmark interest rate for the first time in nearly 10 years isn’t expected to have much of an effect on middle-market M&A activity, but subsequent rate hikes could.

December 28, 2015 UK floods and extreme global weather linked to El Niño and climate change

Source: The Guardian

Scientists say flooding in Britain, record US temperatures and Australian wildfires linked to El Niño making effects of man-made climate change worse

December 24, 2015 Oil falls to $37, near 11-year low as rally fizzles

Source: Reuters

Oil edged lower to around $37 a barrel on Thursday, nearing an 11-year low reached this week, as oversupply pressured the global market despite signs of tightening in the United States.

December 24, 2015 U.S. stocks eye lower open, but set for big gain for holiday-shortened week

Source: MarketWatch

U.S. stock futures edged lower Thursday, putting the market on track to break a three-day winning streak but still finish higher for the holiday-shortened week.

December 24, 2015 2016: the year consumers stop caring about sustainability - and business starts

Source: The Guardian

For years, consumers have propelled the push for sustainability. But if the market turns its attention elsewhere, will companies stay the course?

December 24, 2015 California snowpack above average for this time of year

Source: CBS News

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Sierra Nevada snowpack measured above average for this time of year, but it's not enough to make a dent in California's stubborn four-year drought, state water managers said Wednesday.

December 23, 2015 Poll: Post Paris Deal, Most Republicans Back Action on Climate Change

Source: NewsWeek

A majority of U.S. Republicans who had heard of the international climate deal in Paris said they support working with other countries to curb global warming and were willing to take steps to do so, according to a Reuters/Ipsos...

December 23, 2015 Consumer, business spending support U.S. third-quarter growth

Source: Reuters

The U.S. economy grew at a fairly healthy clip in the third quarter as strong consumer and business spending offset efforts by businesses to reduce an inventory glut, underscoring its resilience despite a raft of headwinds

December 23, 2015 Tracking What Cities Are Doing About Climate Change

Source: Next City

A historic accord was signed earlier this month at COP21, with world leaders signing on to slow climate change. In addition to promising to cut emissions, all signatories agreed to report their progress through newly established...

December 23, 2015 A sweet and sour sustainability outlook

Source: GreenBiz

In the past year, it's been hard not to see the reasons to be optimistic about the future of corporate sustainability. Collaborations to address social, environmental and economic needs are growing like chumminess gone wild....

December 22, 2015 Oil prices edge up from multi-year lows

Source: Reuters

Oil prices rose around one percent on Tuesday, bouncing off 11-year lows as investors closed bearish positions ahead of the year-end holiday but the global oversupply picture capped gains

December 22, 2015 Wild bee populations dwindle in main U.S. crop regions: study

Source: Reuters

Wild bees, crucial pollinators for many crops, are on the decline in some of the main agricultural regions of the United States, according to scientists who produced the first national map of bee populations and identified...

December 22, 2015 The Sustainability Revolution in Finance

Source: Project Syndicate

STOCKHOLM – A quiet revolution is taking place in the financial industry. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, sustainable development is increasingly being integrated into financial decision-making.

December 22, 2015 Even more reports of E. coli at Chipotle

Source: Mashable

A rough end to the year for casual fast food joint Chipotle just got rougher as the Center for Disease Control reports that the E. coli outbreak that has hit customers of the restaurant has spread to nine states, sickening over...

December 21, 2015 New study reveals climate change is warming world's lakes

Source: GMA News

A new study by NASA and the National Science Foundation reveals that climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world. The findings were published on Wednesday in Geophysical Research Letters and announced at the American...

December 21, 2015 7 Pioneer Companies Shaking Up Sustainability

Source: Triple Pundit

The bold thinking and actions taken by corporate sustainability trailblazers often challenge the status quo and alter the concept of a company’s role in society.

December 21, 2015 Gasoline Falls Below $2 a Gallon for First Time in 6 Years

Source: Bloomberg

Just as Americans start to hit the road for the holidays, the average price of gasoline at the pump has dropped below $2 a gallon for the first time in more than six years as global oil supply continues to surge.

December 21, 2015 Growth alone is not the answer

Source: Larry Checco

No one knows for sure what impact the Federal Reserve raising its interest rate from basically zero to one-quarter percent will have on the economy. One thing is for certain, however. Growth is every economist’s panacea for...[more]

December 18, 2015 VW prepares to pay up to 500,000 emissions victims

Source: Detroit Free Press

Volkswagen said Thursday it has hired Kenneth Feinberg, one of the nation's best known victim compensation attorneys, to handle claims resolution resulting from its diesel-emissions scandal.

December 18, 2015 The Fed and Wall Street Differ on How High Rates Will Go

Source: Bloomberg

The Federal Reserve is indicating that it will raise interest rates four more times before the end of 2016, but traders in the financial markets don’t believe it. They’re expecting just two more hikes in the coming year. The...

December 18, 2015 Why the definition of sustainability must change

Source: Mother Nature Network

The world is changing, and it's good. In the last 10 years, I have worked with a variety of organizations across many sectors. These companies have touted their environmental and sustainability practices. Corporate entities seem...

December 18, 2015 November, autumn and year-to-date were all hottest on record for Earth, NOAA says

Source: Washington Post

November 2015 was the warmest such month on record for the planet, says NOAA. But November’s record-breaking temperature is far from the most remarkable result in 2015. It has been an incredible year for Earth, toppling records...

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