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July 20, 2015 First FAA-Approved Drone Delivery in U.S. is SuccessfulSource: PC Mag
A medicine-delivering drone from Flirtey completed the first-ever FAA-approved package delivery on Friday, bring supplies to a rural hospital in southwest Virginia. Said trip normally takes 90 minutes of driving (on winding...
July 20, 2015 Angela Merkel signals conditions for Greek debt talksSource: FT.com
Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is willing to discuss easing debt repayment terms if Athens complies with the conditions of a third bailout.
July 17, 2015 7 Sustainability Careers with Financial RewardsSource: Triple Pundit
Sustainability has always been the ultimate pursuit of happiness. However, most professionals who opt for a career in sustainability do so because they value the importance of preserving our environment over the amount of money...
July 17, 2015 California flexes muscles in water tussle with farmersSource: SF Gate
California water regulators flexed their muscles on Thursday by ordering a group of farmers to stop pumping from a branch of the San Joaquin River amid an escalating battle over how much power the state has to protect waterways...
On the temperature front, Europe was hotter than ever. But it wasn't hotter than blazes everywhere. The eastern U.S. got a break. The winter there was especially cold, which led some climate skeptics to question the whole idea of...
Foreign inflows into U.S. Treasuries in May rose to their highest level in more than a year, data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Thursday, as concerns about Greece and the Chinese stock market spurred a flight to...
July 16, 2015 Greek parliament approves bailout dealSource: USA Today
ATHENS — After protesters clashed with police outside, Greece's parliament accepted harsh terms early Thursday to receive nearly $100 billion in the country's third bailout in five years. To pass the measures and avoid economic...
Source: Christian Science Monitor
Scientists are developing new devices that can literally suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. They say that this carbon capture and storage is a necessary tool for avoiding catastrophic climate change.
Source: IR Magazine
More and more companies see sustainability issues as being fundamental to the success of their business. But a recent Accenture/UN Global Compact survey of more than 100 investors and 1,000 corporate CEOs finds that, although 88...
July 16, 2015 Weedkiller suspected of causing cancer deemed 'safe'Source: The Guardian
A best-selling herbicide that the World Health Organisation suspects causes cancer could get a new lease of life in Europe after being deemed safe by a key assessment based largely on classified industry reports.
July 15, 2015 5 questions Fed Chair Yellen will face from CongressSource: Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver the central bank’s mid-year economic outlook this week to Congress, where she will face grilling from House and Senate lawmakers. Here are five questions Yellen will...
New research into sustainable energy systems focuses on integrating renewable and nuclear power plants into the electrical grid – a topic high on the agenda for scholars, industry and policy makers.
Source: NYC Today
A team of researchers from University of Florida has predicted in its study the levels to which sea rise can take place due to global warming. The researchers have stated that sea levels could increase by 20 feet in areas across...
July 15, 2015 IMF stuns Europe with call for massive Greek debt reliefSource: The Telegraph
The International Monetary Fund has set off a political earthquake in Europe, warning that Greece may need a full moratorium on debt payments for 30 years and perhaps even long-term subsidies to claw its way out of depression.
Sustainability innovation is powering business growth: Between 2010 and 2013, revenues from company-defined portfolios of sustainable products and services grew by 91%. For S&P Global 100 companies that break out revenue for...
Nearly 75 percent of China’s big cities failed to meet air quality standards in June, the environment ministry said on Monday, an improvement over the same month last year, as the country continues to wage “war on pollution.”
July 14, 2015 Crude drops after Iran deal hit, hit oil stocksSource: Reuters
Oil prices dropped, pushing commodity-linked shares and currencies lower on Tuesday, after Iran and six world powers reached a historic nuclear deal expected to increase the supply of Iranian crude on world markets.
Source: NY Times
Is climate change a serious threat to human health? Simple logic would suggest the answer is yes, a point that the Obama administration is using to build support for the president’s effort to make climate change a centerpiece of...
Source: Huff Post
Recently, at the 2015 Sustainable Brands Conference, I was struck by something Harvard Business Review contributor and the author of "What Great Brands Do," Denise Yohn, showcased on the main stage. Her visual read: "A BRAND IS...
Share Tweet Save more Continue reading the main story Advertisement Continue reading the main story BRUSSELS — European leaders said Monday morning that they had reached a deal...
Source: C S Monitor
The Energy Department believes the US can generate 20 percent of the country's power with wind by 2030, and opening up the Southeast and other new areas is a key to achieving that goal.
BP is still facing a threat of billions of dollars more in compensation payments for its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, even after the $18.7bn settlement last week that resolved all actions against the company from...
July 10, 2015 Technological Advancements Support SustainabilitySource: The Energy Collective
The 2014 numbers are in and it’s great news for alternative energy. All the primary sources of clean, renewable energy are being developed and consumed globally at greater levels.
Source: Washington Post
ATHENS — European officials were combing through Greece’s last-ditch request for a bailout Friday as they raced to determine over the next 48 hours whether to throw the debt-laden country a financial lifeline before its economy...
Source: The Guardian
Study of past sea level changes shows coastal communities may face rises of at least six metres even if we limit global warming to 2C, reports Climate Central
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