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April 29, 2016 Sappi North America Releases 2015 Sustainability Report

Source: PR NewsWire

Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the release of its 2015 Sustainability Report. The report showcases Sappi's industry leading sustainability...

April 28, 2016 What one milk carton says about sustainability messaging around the world

Source: The Guardian

In it we asked more than 5,500 business and public sector leaders worldwide which Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) they think hold the best business potential in their region. Their answers showed differences across the...

April 28, 2016 Widespread loss of ocean oxygen to become noticeable in 2030s

Source: Phys.org

A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change is already discernible in some parts of the world and should be evident across large regions of the oceans between 2030 and 2040, according to a...

April 27, 2016 Six years later, we’re still learning how badly the BP spill damaged the environment

Source: Washington Post

The latest glimpse at the ongoing environmental effects of the disaster came in a new report by the conservation and advocacy group Oceana, which compiled the findings of a broad range of studies — primarily from the past two...

April 25, 2016 IMF and the global economic outlook

Source: Express Tribune

The World Economic Outlook has acknowledged that although global recovery continues, it does so at a slow and increasingly fragile pace

April 19, 2016 Oil Industry Knew Of Climate Change Dangers For Decades, Documents Reveal

The Inquisitr - Gretchen Goldman, the lead analyst for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists spoke to Vice News. Constantly, the public is persuaded that climate change is a new issue, some new...

April 13, 2016 Public believes executive compensation needs cutting

Source: Benefits Pro

CEOs and directors don’t necessarily agree on how to evaluate executive performance. Their opinion differs substantially from the public, and that can introduce risk into the equation.

April 12, 2016 Dodd-Frank Rule Could Restrain CEO Pay

Source: Accounting Today

A long-awaited regulation from the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 requires companies to disclose the ratio of the CEO’s compensation to the median pay of employees and could prove to be effective in restraining the growth of CEO pay,...

April 11, 2016 SURVEY SAYS: Socially Conscious Investing

Source: Plan Sponsor

Investing in products based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors has been called socially responsible investing, sustainable investing, and most recently coined by the Department of Labor (DOL), economically...

April 8, 2016 Poll: Some key gaps in Americans’ knowledge about Zika virus

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Americans don’t know a lot about the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects and creeping steadily closer to the U.S., according to a new poll that found about 4 in 10 say they’ve heard little to nothing about the...

April 8, 2016 Why uncertainty about climate change is definitely not our friend

Source: Washington Post

For a long time, there’s been one key part of the Earth system that, just maybe, could help us out a little bit with our global warming problem: Clouds

April 6, 2016 How corporate governance moved to the forefront of management

Source: London School of Economics

While the term “corporate governance” is now used universally when managerial accountability in publicly traded companies is under consideration, the term was largely unknown until the 1970s. In a recent paper, I explain how and...

April 6, 2016 Stanford study: California moving toward more extreme weather

Source: Daily News

Stanford researchers who studied trends in the atmospheric circulation patterns that affect California’s rainfall have found that conditions linked to the hot, dry weather during our latest drought have become more frequent in...

April 4, 2016 New Study Identifies Seven Social Concepts Essential for Sustainability

Source: Duke University

DURHAM, N.C. – Global efforts to protect the planet will fail unless we take social concepts like equality and wellbeing into account, according to a peer-reviewed commentary published today in the journal Science.

April 4, 2016 4 Climate Change Facts Everyone Should Know

Source: Inquisitr

“Earth-orbiting satellites and other technological advances have enabled scientists to see the big picture, collecting many different types of information about or planet and its climate on a global scale.”

April 1, 2016 Seas could rise higher than predicted, drenching coastal cities: study

Source: Reuters

Global seas could rise nearly twice as much as previous, widely accepted estimates, according to a study published on Thursday saying low-lying cities face possible disaster by the end of the century.

April 1, 2016 What drives cities to pursue sustainability policies?

Source: Cornell Chronicle

Examining preliminary results in a national survey of 1,900 local governments, half of U.S. cities and towns had specific environmental goals but only one-third had concrete sustainability plans, according to Cornell University,...

March 31, 2016 New coal plants rise in 2015 despite falling consumption

Source: Carbon Brief

The fact that coal consumption has now declined for two consecutive years is a major factor in allowing carbon emissions to stall and perhaps fall in 2014 and 2015. An increasing number of plants are being retired, while many...

March 31, 2016 Clean energy employs 2.5 million in US: Report

Source: CNBC

The clean energy industry in the U.S. employs over 2.5 million people, according to new analysis released by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a nonpartisan business group.

March 31, 2016 New Study Reveals Nearly a Third of Local Governments Have Adopted Sustainability Plans

Source: PR Newswire

Thirty-two percent of local governments have adopted a sustainability plan, according to a national survey of U.S. cities and counties. Among the responding jurisdictions that have adopted plans, nearly 68% indicated that those...

March 31, 2016 Government's plan (UK) for secure power generation 'unfit for purpose': report

Source: The Guardian

A £2.8bn government scheme funded by energy bill payers which aims to keep the lights on in Britain has been condemned as wasteful, expensive and “unfit for purpose” in a damning report.

March 31, 2016 The alarming science driving much higher sea level projections for this century

Source: Washington Post

For many scientists studying Antarctica, and particularly the vulnerable West Antarctic ice sheet, a major new study significantly increasing expectations for sea-level rise is the culmination of a large body of prior research —...

March 31, 2016 Blue Cross: Obamacare Enrollees Are Less Healthy, More Expensive Than Anticipated

Source: Daily Caller

Obamacare enrollees have a high rate of certain serious illnesses, use more medical services and have higher medical costs according to a report released by health-insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield Association late Tuesday...

March 30, 2016 We're happier! Consumer confidence rebounds

Source: USA Today

A closely watched index of Americans' perceptions of the economy and labor market rose to 96.2 from an upwardly revised 94 in February as their short-term outlook brightened, the Conference Board said Tuesday. Economists...

March 30, 2016 New study shows desert mangroves are major source of carbon storage

Source: Phys.org

Researchers found that short, stunted mangroves living along the coastal desert of Baja California store up to five times more carbon below ground than their lush, tropical counterparts. The new study led by researchers at...

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