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September 21, 2012 Unusual coalitions clash over wind energy tax credit

Source: Washington Post

The wind power industry boasts enviable political assets in its fight to preserve a prized tax benefit. Republican and Democratic governors trumpet the benefits of wind energy; industry officials can identify manufacturing jobs...

September 19, 2012 Deloitte survey: CFOs playing bigger role in driving sustainability efforts in their organizations

Source: Sacramento Bee

NEW YORK -- Two thirds of CFOs say they are involved in driving sustainability strategies in their organizations, and more than half say their involvement has increased over the last year, according to a global survey launched...

September 19, 2012 French Shale Backers Vow to Battle On After Hollande Frack Ban

Source: BusinessWeek

Oil companies and labor unions vowed to fight on in favor of developing unconventional energies in France after President Francois Hollande said a fracking ban would remain during his five-year mandate.

September 18, 2012 Arqaam Capital, Ernst & Young hearings on accounting irregularities made public

Source: CPI Financial

The DIFC Courts, on an appeal from the Financial Markets Tribunal (FMT), has ruled on Arqaam Capital Limited (Arqaam) vs the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), allowing publication of an interim decision made on 11...

September 18, 2012 Lawsuit against Whole Foods and Forever Cheese Seeks Money Damages for Listeria Food Poisoning Victim

Source: Food Posioning Bulletin

September 17, 2012 By Kathy Will Leave a Comment Attorney Fred Pritzker, a national food safety lawyer, filed the first lawsuit against Forever Cheese, Inc. for listeriosis allegedly caused by Frescolina ricotta salata cheese...

September 17, 2012 Nuclear power champions Japan and France turn away

Source: Reuters

Two of nuclear power's greatest champions dealt the industry a heavy blow on Friday, with Japan deciding to phase out its plants and France confirming plans to cut its heavy reliance on the technology following concern over the...

September 11, 2012 China and sustainability: connecting the dots between economy and ecology

Source: Guardian.co.uk

Sustainability in China is a complex problem, encompassing more than solar panels, hybrid cars, and green buildings. There are many reports on the country's deteriorating environment and the problems this causes - from air...

September 10, 2012 Climate change challenges power plant operations

Source: Washington Post

BOULDER CITY, Nev. — Drought and rising temperatures are forcing water managers across the country to scramble for ways to produce the same amount of power from the hydroelectric grid with less water, including from behemoths...

September 10, 2012 BP to sell Interest in Gulf of Mexico

Source: NASDAQ

LONDON--BP PLC (BP.LN), an integrated oil and gas company, said Monday that it has agreed to sell its interests in a number of oil and gas fields in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico to Plains Exploration and Production Company...

September 10, 2012 Seriously? Government warns citizens of ‘zombie apocalypse’ to urge better emergency plans

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — “The zombies are coming!” the Homeland Security Department says. Tongue firmly in cheek, the government urged citizens Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, part of a public health campaign to encourage better...

September 10, 2012 Ebola outbreak kills 15 in eastern Congo

Source: CBS News

GOMA, Congo — An outbreak of the Ebola virus has killed 15 people in northeastern Congo and the local communities are quickly learning how frighteningly deadly the disease is, and how to prevent its spread.

September 10, 2012 Business ethics: split the myth from the hard reality

Source: iol.co.za

The London interbank offered rate (Libor) scandal that has seen Barclays bank hit with a £290 million (R4 billion) fine – and another 15 institutions investigated – for manipulating the key benchmark borrowing rate is another in...

September 10, 2012 Climate change expert calls for nuclear power 'binge' to avert global warming

Source: The Guardian

A leading British academic has called for accelerated research into futuristic geo-engineering and a worldwide nuclear power station "binge" to avoid runaway global warming.

September 10, 2012 Leadership IQ and the race for the White House

Source: Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post

It’s been an exciting two weeks of speeches and commentary and fascinating political theater, but I come away from these artfully staged-managed party conventions with a strong sense that we’re still suffering from a leadership...

September 6, 2012 Not That Flat: Pankaj Ghemawat Challenges Globalization's Adherents

Source: Knowledge at Wharton

Globalization is a catchall term used to explain much of contemporary economic and social developments, from the prevalence of outsourcing to the popularity of fusion cuisine. But economist and professor Pankaj Ghemawat argues...

September 6, 2012 Desalinated water destined for drinking supply

Source: ABC News.co.au

Drinking water from the Wonthaggi desalination plant is expected to reach Melbourne's supply in the next week.

September 6, 2012 West Nile Virus Cases, Deaths Still On Rise

Source: WRTV

Cases of West Nile virus are up 25% over the past week and are expected to rise further over the next several weeks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. As of Tuesday, 1,993 reported cases of West...

September 6, 2012 Report: Prosecutions of bribe-paying companies up

Source: CBS News

BERLIN — Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International says a new study shows laws forbidding companies from paying bribes to win or influence foreign contracts have resulted in a rising number of prosecutions. The...

September 6, 2012 'Fortunate to be alive': Girl, 7, contracts bubonic plague at Colorado campground

Source: NBC News

DENVER -- A seven-year-old girl is recovering at a Denver hospital from a rare case of bubonic plague she likely contracted from fleas feeding on a dead squirrel at a southwestern Colorado campground, hospital officials said on...

September 5, 2012 Australian carbon payout to coal generators in doubt-paper

Source: Reuters

The Australian federal government will not pay the country's top polluting brown coal-fired electricity generators compensation to shut down after negotiations with their owners broke down, the Australian Financial review...

September 5, 2012 Top Toys 2012: Dr. Toy Announces 100 Best Children’s Products of the Year

Source: Muncie Free Press

Dr. Toy has announced her yearly report that features information about l00 wonderful new toys and products from large and small companies. The toys and products selected meet my high standards for design, durability, price,...

September 5, 2012 Gold rises on persistent hope for economic aid

Source: BusinessWeek

The price of gold is at its highest level in nearly six months after a weak manufacturing report heightened expectations that the Fed will step in to help the economy.

September 5, 2012 London 2012 chief executive given Government role by British Prime Minister

Source: Inside the Games

Paul Deighton, the chief executive of London 2012, has today been appointed as a Minister in Britain's Treasury by the Prime Minister David Cameron.

September 5, 2012 London 2012 chief executive given Government role by British Prime Minister

Source: Inside the Games

Paul Deighton, the chief executive of London 2012, has today been appointed as a Minister in Britain's Treasury by the Prime Minister David Cameron.

September 5, 2012 Oxfam warns food prices to soar due to climate change

Source: AFP

PARIS — Staple food prices may double within the next two decades due to climate change and an increase in extreme weather including droughts and hurricanes, the anti-poverty group Oxfam said Wednesday.

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