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In response to the ongoing drought, California Governor Jerry Brown has set limits on urban water use—ordering cuts of as much as 25 percent. Cities across the state will stop watering highway median strips and rip up grass in...
April 13, 2015 5 ways to boost sustainability's value proposition for CFOsSource: GreenBiz
Until very recently, most CFOs viewed sustainability as someone else’s job — a matter of compliance or philanthropy unrelated to the pressing concerns that typically keep financial executives up at night.
As the drought in California enters a fourth year, consumers across the country could pay the price at the supermarket. Bloomberg's Tom Randall explains.
There’s an interesting piece over at Business Insider looking at when (not really “if” any more) the Federal Reserve is going to raise interest rates. It appears well informed, a good argument, has nice charts, what’s not to...
April 13, 2015 U.S. Pump Prices Fall With Refiners Running at Decade HighSource: Bloomberg
Retail gasoline prices declined for a second time since a March peak in the Lundberg Survey as U.S. refineries ran at the highest seasonal rates in a decade.
April 13, 2015 How Much Americans Really Pay in TaxesSource: Bloomberg
A new report from the U.S. Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation shows that looking only at income taxes misses most of what we pay to the federal government each year.
China’s steel and metals markets, a barometer of the world’s second-biggest economy, are “a lot worse than you think,” according to a Bloomberg Intelligence analyst who just completed a tour of the country.
April 10, 2015 What's Causing Weird Weather? Blame a 'Warm Blob' of WaterSource: NBC News
What's behind the weirdly warm and dry weather in the West, and the weirdly wet and cold weather in the East? Two studies point to a huge "warm blob" of water that's been lurking off the U.S. West Coast. The long-lived patch,...
April 10, 2015 Supply Chain Sustainability Needs a Fresh ViewpointSource: Triple Pundit
Recent history has presented many examples of reputed organizations, such as Apple, Walmart, Target, Primark and Tesco, facing the ire of customers, investors and governments due to unwarranted incidents in their supply chains....
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Keith Higgins was certain: Banks weren't to blame. Higgins, a top attorney at prominent law firm Ropes & Gray LLP, was chairman of an American Bar Association committee on securities...
April 10, 2015 Radon Levels Have Increased Near Penn. Fracking SitesSource: Inside Climate News
Since Pennsylvania's fracking boom began in 2004, there have been increased levels of radon, a radioactive gas and a trigger of lung cancer, recorded in homes, according to a new study.
April 9, 2015 Has Environmental Journalism Failed?Source: Slate
As an environmental journalist, I start off each morning plowing through a half-dozen or so roundups of the day’s biggest environmental news. Invariably, it’s depressing and overwhelming; before I’ve even finished my first cup of...
April 9, 2015 Sustainability Is The Western Myth Of Eternal LifeSource: Forbes
““Sustainability is the Western myth of eternal life and the transcendence of nature. I feel happier thinking about adaptation, resilience, impermanence, respect – and harmony.”
April 9, 2015 Is city life the future of sustainability?Source: The Guardian
The growth of the city demands our attention. With an increasing proportion of the global population living in cities - and a boom in the growth of Asian megacities in particular - we have no choice but to find ways of making...
Source: Washington Post
Members of the Federal Reserve’s open market committee were divided at the mid-March meeting over whether to raise interest rates in June or whether to wait a bit longer, but they remained united in their expectations that they...
April 9, 2015 Interior Design goes "Eco Chic"Source: Jenna Pizzigati-Coppola, Builder & Developer
Eco-friendly and green design is becoming prominent, especially when it comes to building a home’s exterior—but I’m here to say be sure to not overlook your interiors. When committing to a green design approach it’s best to...
Spring brings a new proxy voting season, as shareholders exercise their right to raise issues of importance to company management, the board of directors and fellow shareholders. In recent years, the number of shareholder...
Source: Circle of Blue
Statewide water use was just 2.8 percent lower in February than in 2013, and far from the 25 percent cut that cities will soon be required to achieve, according to data from 390 urban water suppliers that was presented Tuesday...
In case exiting years of zero interest rates won’t be hard enough, Federal Reserve officials have another challenge approaching quickly: when to begin unwinding trillions of dollars of bond purchases that constitute the world’s...
SustainAbility's recently released research See Change: How Transparency Drives Performance proposes a solution to the stalled state of sustainability reporting and transparency. See Change highlights three key elements that must...
April 7, 2015 This Is How America Really Feels About Climate Change: New Model Breaks It Down To The County LevelSource: IB Times
There have been plenty of reports and coverage about global warming, or climate change, but how do Americans really feel about the phenomenon? Researchers from Yale University and Utah State University created a model that...
Source: The Guardian
Humanity has spent the last century creating life-changing luxuries. Here’s why our next move should be learning how to wean ourselves off these wonders
Source: Bangor Daily News
WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called for the faster replacement of rail cars that carry flammable liquids like crude oil or ethanol, one of four urgent recommendations stemming from an...
April 7, 2015 The Downside of Downplaying Pension CostsSource: Kellogg Insights
Current accounting standards hamper accurate reporting of states’ pension obligations and exacerbate fiscal problems
Governor Jerry Brown defended his state’s new mandatory water restrictions on Sunday as critics claim they largely spare some farms that consume much of California’s water.
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