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July 1, 2016 Health Buzz: Canned Foods Expose Us to More BPA, Study Says

Source: US News

The study, published in Environmental Research on Wednesday, says canned food consumption can expose our bodies to too much BPA. BPA is used in myriad consumer products to prevent metal corrosion and breakages and preserve the...

June 30, 2016 Timeline: Zika’s origin and global spread

Source: Reuters

The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago:

June 30, 2016 Millions exposed to dangerous lead levels in US drinking water, report finds

Source: The Guardian

New report says Flint water crisis is not an anomaly, as analysis reveals 5,363 water systems – providing drinking water to 18 million – breached federal laws

June 27, 2016 Ethics dilemmas may hold back autonomous cars: study

Source: Japan Today

The looming arrival of self-driving vehicles is likely to vastly reduce traffic fatalities, but also poses difficult moral dilemmas, researchers say in a study.

June 22, 2016 Chick-fil-A is America's Top-Rated Fast Food Chain, Again: Survey

Source: NBC News

Americans now spend more money dining out than on groceries — and we generally like what we get for our money when we eat out, according to the new American Customer Satisfaction Index restaurant report released on Tuesday.

June 19, 2016 Four Key Market Charts To See Before Monday

Source: Forbes

After a shaky few days for markets last week, we went into the weekend with some relative calm on Friday. This coming week the UK vote on leaving or staying in the European Union will dominate the market focus

June 14, 2016 EU referendum: Britain turning away from world as Brexit vote looms, survey shows

Source: Telegrapg (UK)

The British public is increasingly isolationist in outlook despite Britain’s long history of empire and influence in the post-War global order, a new survey of Europe has found.

June 13, 2016 Accidental deaths in U.S. reach record high

Source: UPI

The United States has seen a record rate of accidental deaths in the last two years, primarily caused by drug overdoses and falls.

June 8, 2016 These Are the Best CEOs in America, According to The People Who Work For Them

Source: Bloomberg

The CEOs of Bain & Company Inc., Ultimate Software Group, Inc., McKinsey & Company Inc., Facebook Inc., and LinkedIn Corp. took the top five spots a just-released list of the highest-rated CEOs in the U.S. According to a report...

June 8, 2016 Disenchantment with E.U. Grows, Poll Finds

Source: NY Times

LONDON — As Britain prepares to vote on June 23 on whether to remain in the European Union, skepticism about the bloc is on the rise across Europe, with about two-thirds of Britons wanting some powers returned to their national...

June 7, 2016 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Pay Gap is Decreasing

Source: Blue & Green Tomorrow

The pay gap between men and women working in the corporate responsibility and sustainability (CRS) sector is closing and more women are now employed in the top jobs. That’s according to the sixth edition of the Corporate...

June 6, 2016 The Latest Study Linking Mobile Phones To Cancer Has Big Problems

Source: Gizmodo

Even given that science can never be 100% certain of its conclusions, there is still reason for me to believe that the report’s conclusions have overstepped the mark.

June 2, 2016 Record new global renewable capacity installed in 2015: report

Source: Reuters

LONDON, A record amount of renewable power capacity was installed worldwide last year as solar and wind costs fell, becoming more competitive with fossil fuels, research by renewables policy organisation REN21 showed on Tuesday.

June 1, 2016 Extreme weather increasing level of toxins in food, scientists warn

Source: Reuters

A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that crops such as wheat and maize are generating more potential toxins as a reaction to protect themselves from extreme weather

May 26, 2016 Chemtura Releases 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report

Source: NASDAQ

-- Chemtura Corporation (NYSE:CHMT) (EURONEXT:CHMT) today released its 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report. This report describes the recent progress Chemtura has made toward operating more sustainably and establishes...

May 25, 2016 The Economic Arguments Against Brexit

Source: New Yorker

The report says that, in the event of “Brexit,” the unemployment rate would jump, while G.D.P., house prices, the stock market, and the value of the pound sterling would all be hit hard.

May 25, 2016 United States reports 279 Zika cases in pregnant women

Bills Insider - The city's count comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that it is monitoring 279 pregnant women with likely Zika virus infections in USA states and territories. Doctors are monitoring...

May 24, 2016 Billions in U.S. taxes may go unreported, study finds

Source: Washington Post

The Internal Revenue Service has been so slow to adapt to the emerging peer-to-peer economy that billions of dollars in taxable income a year are probably going unreported, according to a study being delivered to Congress this...

May 20, 2016 How Americans define the sharing economy

Source: Pew Research

Even though stories about services like Uber and Airbnb have put the “sharing economy” in the news, just 27% of Americans have ever heard of the term before, according to Pew Research Center’s recent survey of the new digital...

May 18, 2016 GMOs Are Safe, But Don't Always Deliver On Promises, Top Scientists - text/audio

Source: NPR

The National Academy of Sciences — probably the country's most prestigious scientific group — has reaffirmed its judgment that GMOs are safe to eat. But the group's new report struck a different tone from previous ones, with much...

May 18, 2016 Oil and Gas Could Be Responsible for Nearly 90% of Texas Earthquakes

Source: Fortune

Oil and gas activities may have caused nearly nine in 10 of the earthquakes Texas has experienced in the past 40 years, and the quakes have become more frequent as oilfield activity has picked up in the past decade, according to...

May 17, 2016 In Latin America, Forests May Rise to Challenge of Carbon Dioxide

Source: NY Times

A new study reports that recently established forests on abandoned farmland in Latin America, if allowed to grow for another 40 years, would probably be able to suck at least 31 billion tons of carbon dioxide out of the...

May 16, 2016 Odds Are Texting While Driving Will Kill You, Says New Study

Source: Inquisitr

Texting is deadly, says a new study published in Scientific Reports.Trillions of texts are sent each year. Two-thirds of the world’s population, that’s over four billion people, now have access to phones that enable texting, and...

May 13, 2016 Weak world economic growth lingers, with only modest improvement seen – UN

Source: UN Centre

With little prospects for a turnaround in 2016, growth in the world economy remains weak, posing a challenge to the implementation of development targets, a new United Nations report released today has found.

May 12, 2016 Sustainability increasingly important for business investors, survey shows

Source: Business

Businesses' environmental performance is an increasingly important consideration for investors, a survey of more than 3,000 executives and managers around the world has revealed.

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