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Source: The Slatest
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a high-profile hearing Wednesday about the Flint water crisis. Below, your guide to what the hell is going on.
February 3, 2016 British opposition to fracking still outstrips support, survey findsSource: The Guardian
Loss or destruction of the natural environment is most common concern for people opposed to hydraulic fracturing, long-running government poll finds
Source: The Guardian
The world’s hottest year on record has prompted much media coverage. But there haven’t been enough charts and graphs
February 2, 2016 ISS Publishes Updates To Its 2016 Executive Compensation PoliciesSource: Mondaq
On January 22nd, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") updated its Frequently Asked Questions for US Executive Compensation Policies and US Equity Compensation Plans.1 The original FAQs were published on December 18,...
February 1, 2016 Lung Cancer Most Common Cancer In China: Air Pollution Taking Its Toll With Estimates Of 7,500 Deaths Per DaySource: Medical Daily
How do we understand China, home to one-fifth of the world’s population, a nation in which conditions and complexities remain half-hidden from our Western gaze? A new report illuminates one aspect of this country’s current...
EurActiv.com - EurActiv France reports. "Three quarters of French methane emissions come from agriculture," said Jean Jouzel, the vice-president of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "But in spite of this,...
January 28, 2016 Four Graphics (And A Book) That Help Explain Climate ChangeSource: Huff Post
Though blizzards and cold snaps may have made you forget the news from last week, 2015 was the warmest year in NASA’s global temperature record, which dates back to 1880. During a January 2016 press conference (see the slides...
January 28, 2016 Report: Strong governance key as $1 trillion passes to next generation within 10 years
CPI Financial - Covering an in-depth analysis and policy recommendations aimed at enhancing corporate governance within privately-held firms, listed companies and state-owned enterprises in the MENA Region, the report was...
January 28, 2016 Feed the World by Wasting Less Food
IEEE Spectrum - Food waste begins on the farm and doesn't stop on our dinner plates. But we can easily cut that waste in half.
In just 15 trading days, oil prices have managed to plunge another 20%, after a fall of 29% in 2015 and 44% in 2014. While markets took these drops in stride in the past few years, something seems different about the volatile...
January 27, 2016 Morgan Stanley Analyzed 43 Bear Markets and Here's What It FoundSource: Bloomberg
U.S. stocks may be looking a bit better after one of the worst starts to the year on record, but a number of markets, especially the emerging kind, have already entered or come within points of a bear market
January 27, 2016 Switch to Clean Energy Can Be Fast and CheapSource: Scientific America
Wind and sunshine could power most of the United States by 2030 without raising electricity prices, according to a new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado, Boulder
January 26, 2016 Study shows fracking leads to falling property valueSource: Duke Chronicle
The value of homes sharply declines when fracking takes place in neighborhoods, according to a new Duke study published in the American Economic Review.
January 25, 2016 Reflections From Davos: Leaders Deliberate What's Next for Climate Action After Paris DealSource: Huffington Post
Arriving home after a whirlwind week in the snowy Swiss mountain village of Davos at the World Economic Forum, those of us engaged in the climate change discussions are feeling positive but pragmatic about the challenges ahead....
January 25, 2016 Consumer Confidence in U.S. Increases More Than Projected
Bloomberg - The Conference Board's sentiment index climbed to 96.5 from a revised November reading of 92.6 that was higher than previously estimated, the New York-based private research group said Tuesday. The median forecast in...
January 25, 2016 By 2050, our oceans will hold more plastic than fishSource: USA Today
Use of plastic has increased 20-fold in the past half-century; production of the ubiquitous material is expected to double again in the next 20 years (and nearly quadruple over the next 50). And, CNN Money reports, nearly a third...
January 21, 2016 U.S. News Unveils 2016 Best Countries RankingsSource: US News
What makes a country the best? Is it leadership? Military might? Economic strength? A rich and deep vein of culture and history? Freedom, a stable government and transparency when it comes to business and the political process?
Source: Washington Post
The bars in red on the graph below are the 20 hottest years on human record. There were hotter years, like when the Earth was still mostly molten rock. But since mankind has had the capability to actually measure temperatures...
Source: The Guardian
Over-regulation was listed as the biggest threat to business (by 79% of CEOs), followed by geopolitical uncertainty (74%) and other key threats including cyber attacks (61%).
Source: Press TV
The international group said in a Wednesday report that a total of 293 – or 80 percent – of the 366 cities whose data it analyzed did not meet China’s own air quality standards in 2015.
January 19, 2016 Global warming strikes deep into oceans – studySource: New Vision
The oceans have soaked up as much heat from global warming over the last two decades as during the preceding 130 years, according to a study published Monday.While this accelerated absorption has helped keep human habitats...
January 19, 2016 Extreme weather lowers global crop yield
EarthSky - A study published in the journal Nature on January 7, 2016, provides evidence that historic trends of extreme weather lowers crop production at a global scale.
January 19, 2016 GE Unveils White Paper At WFES 2016 With Strategies For Improved Energy And Water Resource Management
Abu Dhabi City Guide - According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, renewable water availability in MENA is under 2,000 m3 per capita per year, only a fraction of the world average of 7,240 m3 per...
January 15, 2016 Climate change 'made record UK rainfall in December more likely'Source: The Guardian
Study finds global warming made Britain 50-75% more likely to receive catastrophic rainfall that caused floods, but natural variation also played a role
Better Farming - A widely-published expert on ruminant nutrition judging by his Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada profile, McAllister was also a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and lead author...
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