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April 11, 2016 SURVEY SAYS: Socially Conscious InvestingSource: 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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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 KnowSource: 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.”
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 consumptionSource: 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: ReportSource: 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 PlansSource: 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...
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.
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 —...
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 reboundsSource: 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...
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...
March 29, 2016 New Research Offers Much-Needed Hope For Our OceansSource: Huff Post
The study, published in Monday’s issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that with better fishing practices, the majority of the world’s fisheries — 77 percent, to be exact — could recover to a healthy...
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 &...
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