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Reports of a historic dip in China‘s carbon dioxide emissions in the past two years are premature because of uncertainty over data showing the pace of a decline in coal use by the world’s biggest consumer, a study showed on...
Source: Seeking Alpha
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports the data and speculated that the meaningful decline might be due to the tight inventory situation.
Source: Collective Evolution
More than 13 million people – in the US alone – could face the risk of inundation by 2100, according to a new study published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Source: The Guardian
There have been multiple scientific studies that all concur: scientists know that climate change is happening and it is largely caused by humans. I recently wrote about this here, where I reviewed the studies. It turns out that...
March 28, 2016 Record Renewable Energy Investment in 2015Source: Maritime Executive
Developing world investments in renewables topped those of developed nations for the first time in 2015, according to the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016 report.
Source: CS Monitor
The US ranks low internationally when it comes to gender pay gap. But after factoring in several considerations such as proportional female employees and experience, the US actually fares pretty well.
March 24, 2016 FLASH REPORT: G&A Institute & Trust Across America Partner to Examine Trustworthiness for S&P 500® Companies Not Reporting on SustainabilitySource: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Results Show Higher Trust for Firms Reporting on Their Sustainability Journeys New York, NY - March 24, 2016 -- Continuing the in-depth analysis of S&P 500 (r) companies' sustainability reporting activities, Governance &...
March 24, 2016 And the most congested city in the world is...Source: Washington Post
Traffic congestion wreaks havoc on productivity, the environment, and, of course, travelers. Last year, mapping and traffic service TomTom revealed that commuters were wasting an average of 100 hours each year stuck in...
March 24, 2016 Which presidential candidate would benefit your wallet most?Source: CBS News
In the International Business Times, personal finance editor Lauren Lyons Cole explains how the tax plans of leading presidential candidates could have a "lasting impact on the American economy as well as your future paycheck,"...
March 24, 2016 Shockingly low number of Americans live healthy lifestyleSource: CBS News
Do you get a moderate amount of exercise, eat right, keep from piling on fat and avoid smoking? Congratulations, you're among the 2.7 percent of Americans who do so, according to a new study.
March 24, 2016 How is climate change affecting agriculture?Source: University of California
In an effort to forecast how climate change may affect agriculture, University of California agricultural economists looked at how climate has affected crop acreage in the past. The effect of temperature changes on plants depends...
Source: Washington Post
A task force appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to investigate the water-contamination crisis in Flint issued a blistering report Wednesday, laying blame squarely on state officials in what it called “a story of government...
Everyone exposed to formaldehyde in some laminate flooring could experience adverse health effects, according to a revised report issued by several government agencies. The revised report, released Tuesday, also found lifetime...
A group of leading climate scientists have warned that the effects of global warming could come quicker and at a far bigger impact than originally thought.
Source: CS Monitor
Sixty-five percent of Americans say human activities are responsible for climate change, the highest reading ever according to a Gallup poll published earlier this month. And 64 percent of Americans say they are worried a great...
Source: NBC News
By eating less meat and more fruit and vegetables, the world could prevent several million deaths per year by 2050, cut planet-warming emissions substantially, and save billions of dollars annually in healthcare costs and climate...
Concept says an electric vehicle could cut annual carbon emissions by up to 1.7 tonnes over the long-term. The vehicles would be charged from low-emission power sources in New Zealand and usually at off-peak times, such as...
Source: The Guardian
An Australian research council has given two grants worth $3.3m to research the impact of wind turbines on human health despite concluding last year there was no evidence turbine noise was harmful.
High County News - Ninety experts from 18 countries concluded the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had underestimated sea level rise predictions in its reports. They said oceans could rise anywhere from one to 10 feet by...
March 17, 2016 Gallup: Fears About Global Warming at 8-Year HighSource: NewsFront
Global warming is becoming a more serious concern among Americans, with fears about the issue reaching near-decade highs — along with rising attitudes that climate change is being caused by activities, a new Gallup poll...
The U.S. ranked as the 13th happiest country overall in the 2016 report, while Denmark claimed the top spot. Crisis-wracked Burundi took the bottom spot in the ranking of more than 150 nations.
Supply Chain Diges - Why' While there are probably a number of factors, China's late 2001 entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), which greatly reduced tariffs and duties on goods imported from China, has to be among the...
March 16, 2016 CEOs mixed on U.S. economic prospects
USA Today - CEOs from the nation's largest companies expect to step up investment but rein in hiring over the next six months, according to the Business Roundtable's first-quarter survey.
March 15, 2016 FLASH REPORT: Eighty One Percent (81%) of the S&P 500 Index Companies Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2015Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
G&A Institute charted the rapid and significant uptake in corporate sustainability reporting among the 500 companies -- over the years sustainability reporting rose from just 20% of the companies reporting in 2011 to 81% in 2015....
March 14, 2016 Large equity funds score poorly on sustainabilitySource: FT
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