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August 30, 2015 U.S. Stocks Finish Turbulent Week With Modest Gains

Source: Forbes

U.S. stocks had a rather mild finish to what has been an extremely turbulent week on Wall Street.Yet, for the week, all three major indices ended with modest gains.

August 28, 2015 Wall St. logs biggest two-day gain since financial crisis

Source: Reuters

Wall Street rallied more than 2 percent on Thursday as strong U.S. economic data and hints that a September interest-rate hike was unlikely fueled optimism that the worst of recent market turmoil was over.

August 28, 2015 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Business Blooms in Crescent City


It's been 10 years in the making, but New Orleans is back. Among other signs of its resurgence, Crescent City has undergone a building boom--with luxury hotels and a billion-dollar state-of-the-art health center, and more...

August 28, 2015 The ‘green-tech’ future is a flawed vision of sustainability

Source: The Conversion

What does your vision of a sustainable future look like? Some people imagine a scenario whereby technology solves the world’s most pressing environmental problems. In this world we all drive electric cars and have solar panels on...

August 28, 2015 Oil soars over 10 percent, biggest gain in six years as shorts scramble

Source: Reuters

Oil rocketed more than 10 percent higher on Thursday, posting its biggest one-day rally in over six years as recovering equity markets and news of diminished crude supplies set off a short-covering scramble by bearish traders.

August 27, 2015 Chinese stocks up 5.3%, global markets rise after Wall Street rally

Source: USA Today

Global stock markets rose Thursday, after Wall Street rallied and broke a six-session losing streak, although experts warned there could be more volatility ahead.

August 27, 2015 Paris climate talks are the shortest route to business stability

Source: GreenBiz

Our world has changed. So has our climate. Never has the necessity of building a sustainable world been so real and so urgent. But stepping into this reality should not evoke dark clouds as it is also an opportunity for hope

August 27, 2015 Sustainability Won't Make The World More Fair

Source: Science 2.0

The world’s governments are preparing to finalize the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations in September 2015. It is set to be a major international event, and the goals will be ushered in with tremendous fanfare;...

August 27, 2015 Oil Industry Needs Half a Trillion Dollars to Endure Price Slump

Source: Bloomberg

At a time when the oil price is languishing at its lowest level in six years, producers need to find half a trillion dollars to repay debt. Some might not make it.

August 27, 2015 EPA lacked view of pressure buildup at Colorado mine, internal report says

Source: Reuters

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency team working to address seepage at an abandoned Colorado gold mine underestimated water pressure at the site before triggering a blowout that sent toxic waste into rivers, according to an...

August 26, 2015 Prowling bear won't maul U.S. stocks: Wall Street

Source: USA Today

One-thousand-point daily drops for the Dow. The first 10% correction for the broad U.S. stock market in four years. Fear and panic on the rise on Wall Street. Is a dreaded bear market, or drop of 20%, next?

August 26, 2015 World markets stage mixed comeback

Source: USA Today

TOKYO — Battered world financial markets attempted to reclaim lost territory Wednesday with mixed success. Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 570.13 points, or 3.20%, closing at 18,376.83. The broader Topix index finished...

August 26, 2015 The average S&P 500 CEO makes more than 200 times the median worker

Source: Washington Post

Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule that will require companies, starting in 2017, to disclose a simple calculation: At what multiple is the chief executives' compensation vs. the...

August 26, 2015 Tropical forests the size of India 'set to be lost by 2050'

Source: Strait Times

The Washington-based Centre for Global Development, using satellite imagery and data from 100 countries, predicted that 289 million ha of tropical forests would be felled by 2050. The results will have dangerous implications for...

August 25, 2015 U.S. stocks stage dramatic reversal, erasing rally and raising new fears

Source: Washington Post

U.S. stocks plunged in the last hour of trading Tuesday to wipe out a day-long rally, adding fresh uncertainty to markets that had flirted with a rebound and reviving worries of a broader meltdown.

August 25, 2015 How To Handle Stock Market Crashes

Source: Forbes

When stock markets take a turn for the worse the way they have in the last few days, it’s easy for investors to get overwhelmed. Perfectly rational adults with diversified, long-term portfolio are suddenly confronted with...

August 25, 2015 Wall Street set to bounce back amid China stocks plummet

Source: USA Today

TOKYO — European markets bounced back and Wall Street stock futures rocketed higher several hours ahead of the U.S. open on Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 China stocks plummet again as Beijing sits on sidelines

Source: Reuters

Chinese stocks tumbled again on Tuesday, despite a rebound in markets elsewhere in Asia, as investors despaired at the lack of policy action from Beijing in response to recent data suggesting the downturn in the world's...

August 25, 2015 The Intersection of Water, Energy and Climate

Source: Huff Post

This week, global experts gather in Stockholm for World Water Week amidst a backdrop of water-related crises worldwide. The U.S. state of California is experiencing a record-breaking four-year drought. Brazil and South Africa...

August 24, 2015 Wall Street trades sharply lower, Apple rebounds

Source: Reuters

U.S. stock indices were close to 4 percent lower in afternoon trade on Monday but held above the day's worst levels after a dramatic turnaround in shares of Apple Inc (AAPL.O).

August 24, 2015 Finding the psychology of sustainability

Source: GreenBiz

As midsize mammals dependent on the Earth’s ecosystems for life, human beings face the most serious and complex set of ecological problems in our history. Driven by our ecologically unsustainable way of life and the dramatic...

August 24, 2015 Global shares plunge as Chinese losses rattle markets

Source: BBC News

Stock markets in London, Paris and Frankfurt have fallen sharply as fears of a Chinese economic slowdown continue to haunt investors.

August 24, 2015 Fed Credibility Test Looms as Market Doubts September Rate Rise

Source: Bloomberg Business

Contracts on the fed funds rate show traders cut the odds of a September increase by the Fed to 28 percent on Monday, from 54 percent on Aug. 7. Investors’ doubts that the Fed will tighten policy for the first time since 2006...

August 24, 2015 Why climate change is pushing Earth's boreal forests to 'tipping point'

Source: CS Monitor

International policy makers should set their sights on the protection of boreal forests, international forestry experts argued this week in an article published Thursday in the journal Science. The article was part of a special...

August 21, 2015 Grim China data caps worst week of year for stocks

Source: Reuters

Aug 21 World stock markets tumbled towards their worst week of the year on Friday and commodities got another kicking, as more alarming data from China sent investors scurrying to the safety of bonds and gold.

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