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October 17, 2014 Study Reveals The Dust Bowl Was The Worst Drought In 1,000 YearsSource: io9
According to the recent Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, climate change is likely to make droughts in North America worse, and the southwest in particular is expected to become...
Despite significant upset in financial markets, Federal Reserve officials believe growth is progressing. According to the Fed's "Beige Book" of economic conditions, officials there see the economy moving at a modest-to-moderate...
October 16, 2014 Natural gas isn’t key to greener future, says studySource: Tech Times
Moving from coal and oil for power to cleaner-burning natural gas to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and slow down climate change is not likely to be a successful strategy in the long term, a new study suggests.
October 16, 2014 The case for corporate sustainability? Better employeesSource: Guardian (UK)
When it comes to finding and keeping top talent, companies can offer benefits and good pay – but they can also offer a less easily articulated perk: the sense of working toward a higher goal.
October 16, 2014 The Ebola Epidemic Is About to Get Worse. Much Worse.
Politico - Plan A continues to fail today for one simple reason. Donor countries and organizations are operating on âprogram or bureaucracy time,â while the epidemic is unfolding on âvirus time.â Thirty...
Industry illegally injected about 3 billion gallons of fracking wastewater into central California drinking-water and farm-irrigation aquifers, the state found after the US Environmental Protection Agency ordered a review of...
October 10, 2014 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: It’s time to talk about the price of waterSource: Reuters
This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the air and a flood of troubles over the UCLA campus. Raging water and mud trapped five people, swamped 1,000 cars...
October 10, 2014 The Economic Costs of Ebola Are Rising TooSource: Time
The longer the outbreak lasts and the farther the disease travels, the harder it will hit global growth
October 10, 2014 3 steps to bring sustainability to your supply chainSource: GreenBiz
According to PwC's Global Supply Chain Survey 2013 (PDF), more than two-thirds of supply chain executives said sustainability will play an increasing role in the supply chains of the future. It's clear that growing consumer...
October 9, 2014 What Do Chief Sustainability Officers Do?Source: Forbes
Since the start of the 2000s, a high-level corporate position has evolved that is still something of a mystery. As companies have engaged in more efforts around sustainability, environmental and otherwise, the “chief...
October 9, 2014 U.S. Fed frets over strong dollar, global woes - minutesSource: Reuters
Federal Reserve officials want to tie an interest-rate rise to U.S. economic progress, but the minutes of their last policy meeting show they are struggling with how to come to grips with the dual threats of a stronger dollar and...
October 9, 2014 Scientists explain why record-high Antarctic sea ice doesn’t mean global warming isn’t happening - text/videoSource: Washington Post
The Antarctic has been brimming with sea ice in 2014, hovering around record-high extent for most of the year. On September 20, it peaked at 7.78 million square miles, breaking the previous Antarctic sea ice extent record, which...
October 9, 2014 Market Structure Map - Casting AboutSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
In business, sometimes we cast about for explanations to missed numbers. More often, management knows if revenues are flattening and expenses are rising and can prepare for narrowing margins. Financial models help us predict...
October 8, 2014 U.S. Said to Ready Charges Against Banks in Forex RiggingSource: Bloomberg BusinessWeek
U.S. prosecutors are pressing to bring charges against a bank for currency-rate rigging by the end of the year, and actions against individuals will probably follow in 2015, according to people familiar with the probe.
October 8, 2014 Can A Carbon Tax Create Jobs, Jobs, Jobs'Source: Forbes
Ah,there's the rub. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change insists that we take a path that will get us to a low-carbon future and they insist that we use an all-of-the-above strategy to get there. But the only ... > 1862
October 8, 2014 Rising seas seen causing routine floods in U.S. cities: studySource: Reuters
As sea levels rise, tidal flooding along the U.S. coast is likely to become so common that parts of many communities, including the nation’s capital, could become unusable within three decades, according to a new report from the...
Source: The Conversation
The UN’s proposed sustainability targets are riddled with conflicts that could make them ineffective or outright harmful. In theory, there is nothing wrong with such targets. After all, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) had...
October 7, 2014 Walmart launches food sustainability initiative
Wal-Mart Stores on Monday introduced a new commitment to food sustainability, saying the effort would contribute to lowering the “true cost” of food while improving access to healthy food and transparency as to its origins and...
October 7, 2014 Obama urges regulators to tailor standards for financial firmsSource: Reuters
President Barack Obama gathered the top U.S. market regulators at the White House on Monday and urged them to look for ways to tailor rules based on financial firms' size and complexity.
October 7, 2014 Dollar posts biggest one-day drop since JanuarySource: Reuters
The dollar's rally halted on Monday as profit-taking emerged after Friday's solid U.S. jobs report reinforced the view the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in mid-2015.
October 7, 2014 Scientists speed up analysis of human link to wild weatherSource: Reuters
And in 2011, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report saying it was "likely" - a two-thirds chance or more - that maximum and minimum daily temperatures around the globe had already increased because...
October 6, 2014 These 10 Charts Will Show You The Danger Of Climate Change
The Business Insider - All over the world, coastal cities are in danger of being wiped out by floods. This chart, published by the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, focuses just on the United States, pointing out some...
October 6, 2014 That Electric Car May Not Be Totally Emission-Free, But It Is Getting Cleaner Thanks to Natural Gas
EV World - The latest research from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî shows electric vehicles are less responsible for greenhouse gas emissions than they were just three years ago, in large part because of the...
October 6, 2014 S&P Probed by New York Attorney General Over Mortgage Bonds
Bloomberg - S&P, along with Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings, were blamed for helping trigger a financial crisis that sent the world's largest economy into its longest recession since 1933. After the Justice Department...
October 3, 2014 New Online Materiality Mapping Tool to Help Corporate Responsibility / Sustainability ReportersSource: Louis Coppola
Convetit Embeds Materiality Mapping Tool Into Virtual Stakeholder Engagement ThinkTanks. G&A Institute Data Sets Available As Important Element of the Tool
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