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February 6, 2013 Report: Climate change could devastate agricultureSource: USA Today
A comprehensive USDA study concludes rising temperatures could cost farmers millions as they battle new pests, faster weed growth and get smaller yields as climate change continues.
January 30, 2013 Water Authority: "Israel's Water Crisis Has Ended."Source: Isreal National News
The water crisis has ended stated the director of the Water Authority, Alexander Kushnir. He said this would help the two other reservoirs for water desalination which are expected to come into play next year, as well as...
January 11, 2013 Water battles loom in wake of shortage on Midwest riversSource: Mcleansboro Times Leader
The Army Corps of Engineers blasted rock formations from the Mississippi River bottom near the town of Thebes recently, keeping the river open for barge traffic. The Corps was hopeful that recent snow and rain would raise the...
January 4, 2013 World's 100 richest people got $241 billion richer in 2012
Los Angeles Times - The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 13.4% to close at 1426.19. European stocks surged in the second half of the year. The îStoxxî Europe 600 index is up 19.6% since June 4, advancing as the...
December 17, 2012 A Familiar Party Returns to Rule Japan, Promising a Fresh Start. Don't Hold Your BreathSource: Time
They’re back. For nearly the entire post–World War II era, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has ruled Japan, its blend of export-led economics and lavish public-works spending spawning both the nation’s economic boom and then...
December 10, 2012 Rise in renewable energy will require more use of fossil fuelsSource: LA Times
As the state attempts to reach the goal of producing one-third of its electricity from wind and solar sources by 2020, more reliable sources of traditional power will be needed as a backup.
December 5, 2012 GMI Ratings Launches Global LeaderBoardSource: GMI
New York — GMI Ratings, the leading provider of research on environmental, social, governance (ESG) and accounting-related risks affecting the performance of public companies, announced today the launch of Global LeaderBoard...
November 29, 2012 Goldman's Blankfein: 'Country can't afford all this'Source: CNN Money
WASHINGTON -- Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said Wednesday that a compromise in Washington was essential to avoid the fiscal cliff. "The country can't afford all this," Blankfein said. "There has to be a compromise and...
November 26, 2012 Many Moons Later, the I.R.S. Questions a Tax DealSource: Gretechen Morgenson, NY Times
THE Internal Revenue Service works in mysterious ways. Its wheels grind slowly, but grind they do, as seen in the case of Fairfax Financial Holdings of Toronto.
November 12, 2012 Euro steady before Eurogroup, Greece checks gainsSource: Reuters
The euro held steady just above a recent two-month low on Monday after Greece's ruling coalition secured enough votes in parliament to approve a tough 2013 budget.
Source: Triple Pundit
Hurricane Sandy has already led to a couple of interesting discussions. It reminded everyone about the importance of addressing climate change, made everyone talk nonstop about resilience and provoked discussions about the...
November 7, 2012 Harsher energy regulations coming in Obama's second termSource: Reuters
Energy companies likely will see more regulation in President Barack Obama's second term, with less access to federal lands and water even as the administration promotes energy independence.
November 7, 2012 Stock futures plunge on Obama reelectionSource: USA Today
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks were set to open sharply lower Wednesday following the re-election of President Obama. Investors' initial reaction seems negative to the defeat of the more business-friendly Mitt Romney and the continued...
November 7, 2012 Obama win clears healthcare reform hurdle, challenges remainSource: Reuters
President Barack Obama's re-election victory eliminates the possibility of a wholesale repeal for his healthcare reform law, but still leaves questions about how much of his signature domestic policy achievement will be...
October 29, 2012 Economy vs. environmentSource: Times Union
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will soon decide whether to allow hydrofracking, a process of pumping water, chemicals and sand underground to extract natural gas from shale bedrock, in New York. Proponents say it is safe and will provide...
October 29, 2012 Americans too confused by healthcare act to like it, survey findsSource: LA Times
Researchers quizzed more than 2,600 Americans about 12 aspects of the health reform law. Not only did they have to say whether the provision was really in the law (after all, they’d have a 50-50 chance of guessing the correct...
Source: Engineering News
A major barrier to developing more sustainable buildings in South Africa was the perception that green developments came at a significantly higher cost than standard developments, Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA)...
October 24, 2012 Confronting Climate Change: 9 Clean Replacement TechnologiesSource: Green Energy News
July 2012 was the hottest month ever recorded, and 2012 is becoming the hottest year since record-keeping began in the nineteenth century. Global climate change is here now; it is not only a harmful problem for future...
Source: Denver Post
China is pitching a "pure electric" all-wheel-drive car that gets 186 miles per charge — targeting public officials tasked with greening their vehicle fleets.
October 23, 2012 As unconventional U.S. oil, gas boom, so do jobs - reportSource: Reuters
The U.S. oil and gas rush is cutting into jobless numbers, supporting a total of 1.7 million jobs this year, a number that will swell to almost 3 million by 2020, a leading consultant said in a study released on Tuesday.
October 17, 2012 How High-Speed Traders Outraced the Profits
Businessweek - For the last few years, the stock market has been a race among high-speed traders. The game was simple: The fastest traders won the most profits. Since speed was all that mattered, trading got exponentially faster....
Euroinvestor - California's volatile gasoline wholesale market--which saw some prices rise 21% in the first four days of this week because of refinery disruptions--fell sharply Friday on fears that the week's swift run-up in...
October 14, 2012 OUR OPINION: Congress should act on tax credit for wind energy
Standard-Times - Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that wind energy can reach "grid parity" â the point where the cost of the energy is the same as the baseline price of power on the grid â by 2016. If that is...
October 10, 2012 Buying the Election?Source: Joe Nocera, NY Times
Do you remember that moment in the first Austin Powers movie when Dr. Evil, back in action after being cryogenically frozen for 30 years, gets his hands on a nuclear warhead? “If you want it back,” he snarls to a group of world...
October 4, 2012 The ‘governance gap’Source: Hindu
The other day, the new Chief Economic Advisor to the Union Finance Ministry, Raghuram Rajan, said that a “gap” had developed between the level of the economy’s performance and governance which needed to be closed if the country...
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