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December 17, 2014 Ecova Survey Reveals 2015 Energy and Sustainability Predictions

Source: BusinessWire

The report aggregates findings from a survey of more than 500 energy, facility, finance and sustainability professionals at U.S.-based companies and reveals an important shift in the way companies are approaching and viewing...

December 16, 2014 The charts that show we're living through Earth's warmest year on record

Source: Mashable

This year is almost certain to become the warmest year the planet has had since instrument records began, and very likely for at least 4,000 years before that.

December 15, 2014 Corporate Governance Survey — 2014 Proxy Season Results

Source: Mondaq.com

As outside legal counsel to a wide range of public companies in the technology and life sciences industries, many of which are based in Silicon Valley, Fenwick has collected information on corporate governance in order to counsel...

December 11, 2014 "Sustainable investing is growing at an accelerating rate, according to a recent report on ..."

AD HOC News - Sustainable investing is growing at an accelerating rate, according to a recent report on trends from the îUS SIFî or The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. CEO Lisa Woll explains, "US...

December 11, 2014 Study: 270,000 Tons of Plastic Floating in Oceans

Source: ABC News

A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans. That's enough to fill more than 38,500 garbage trucks. The plastic is broken up into more than 5 trillion pieces, said the study published...

December 10, 2014 Soda Cans Increase Risk of Heart Disease, Study Shows

Source: Wall Street OTC

A new study published in Hypertension journal from American Heart Association shows that canned food and drink might be linked to high blood pressure and even an increased risk of coronary disease. These risks are generated by...

December 8, 2014 California drought, high temperatures create worst conditions in 1,200 years: study

Source: Reuters

A combination of record high temperatures and sparse rainfall during California’s three-year drought have produced the worst conditions in 1,200 years, according to a study accepted for publication by the American Geophysical...

December 5, 2014 Long-term environmental damage by CO2 emissions: Study

KhaleejTimes - CO2 emissions cause global temperatures to increase for about a decade, but then temperatures stay high for a long time. Washington -Refuting common misconceptions that todayâs carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions...

December 5, 2014 AESC Executive Compensation Report Released

Source: Compensation BLR.com

The 2014 AESC BlueSteps Executive Compensation Report, released December 3, 2014 by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), reveals that almost half (44%) of executives at the CEO/President level experienced a...

December 5, 2014 Special Report – Researching ESG Risks and Green Bonds

Source: CSRWire Talkback

When Calvert looks at an entire credit universe, they place the companies across a wide spectrum. On one end are companies who exhibit improving fundamentals and ESG characteristics that represent the largest EBITDA-generating...

December 4, 2014 Poll: 83% of Americans say climate is changing

Source: USA Today

Eight out of 10 Americans now believe the climate is changing, according to a new survey conducted for Munich Re America, the world's largest reinsurance firm.

December 4, 2014 6 Charts That Illustrate Vladimir Putin's World of Pain

Source: Bloomberg

It's not a good time to be Vladimir Putin. Faced with collapsing oil prices and sanctions from the west, the Russian economy is on the verge of going into recession. The ruble is collapsing, inflation is spiking, and the Russian...

December 4, 2014 Most Would Accept Nanotechnology, Genetic Modification in Food for Nutrition, Safety

Source: Food Safety News

New research suggests that most consumers will accept nanotechnology or genetic modification technology in their food if it will enhance nutrition or improve safety.

December 4, 2014 How to calculate the impact of carbon emissions

forumblog.org - It's one of the most important questions we all face. It lies at the heart of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 5th report on climate science, which appeared in 2013. The lead author of the report,...

December 4, 2014 Fed Beige Book Shows ‘Widespread’ Job Gains Across U.S

Source: BusinessWeek

A Federal Reserve survey showed businesses across the country are hiring workers in industries from aerospace to finance, adding to evidence of labor-market strength ahead of key jobs data tomorrow.

December 3, 2014 New book examines how preparing for disaster is key to bouncing back - text/video

Source: PBS NewsHour

Only communities that prepare for the unpredictable -- from health scares to cyber attacks -- can quickly bounce back. But how can we flip the paradigm for dealing with disaster? Author Judith Rodin joins Gwen Ifill for a...

December 2, 2014 Research confirms how global warming links to carbon emissions

Source: PHYS.org

Research by the University of Liverpool has identified, for the first time, how global warming is related to the amount of carbon emitted.

December 2, 2014 Do you eat for health or environmental sustainability? The Double Pyramid says you can do both.

Source: Treehugger

The “Double Food-Environmental Pyramid” was designed and launched by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition in 2010. Researchers from Italy wanted to combine nutritional guidelines with environmental issues, such as greenhouse...

December 2, 2014 Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction

Source: The Daily Beast

The potential losses of species are on a scale that is rivaled by only a few events in the last 500 million years of Earth’s history. Five times during that span, the majority of species on the planet vanished in a short interval...

December 1, 2014 Geoengineering Doesn’t Provide ‘Magic Bullet’ for Global Warming

Source: Bloomberg

Geoengineering, which includes spraying sea salt or sulphate aerosols into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight, won’t provide a “magic bullet” to combat climate change, a University of Oxford study shows.

November 28, 2014 Employee Retention, Recruitment Key Benefits of Sustainability Initiatives

Source: Buildings.com

The benefits of sustainability projects may extend even further than reduced material use or energy consumption. A new survey shows that employee retention and recruitment are boosted by sustainable practices as well.

November 25, 2014 What people think about climate change around the world, in one map

Source: Washington Post

This map, from Sophie Yeo at Responding to Climate Change, rounds up surveys and polls from around the world since 2009 that look at views on climate change from abroad. For example, some 84 percent of people in Argentina think...

November 25, 2014 Americans would rather adapt to extreme weather than curb climate change

Source: Christian Science Monitor

Scientists, policymakers, and activists been holding out hope that an increase in extreme weather events might prompt Americans to embrace policies that curb greenhouse-gas emissions. They may be waiting a long time, a new study...

November 25, 2014 Obamacare law means Americans will see calorie-counts on menus and menu boards everywhere next year, but studies show dramatic move might make us eat MORE

Source: Daily Mail (UK)

Restaurant companies with 20 or more U.S. locations will have to post calorie counts for everything they sell beginning next year because of a little-noticed line buried deep inside the Obamacare law that some studies suggest...

November 24, 2014 Global warming may heat up world conflict: World Bank

Source: Times Live

In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas and possibly set back efforts to bring populations out of poverty.

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