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June 19, 2015 The water crisis isn't limited to CaliforniaSource: Yahoo Finance
The American West, not just California, is experiencing a long-term drought. As drought conditions drag on, the region's water reservoirs are getting drained.
June 19, 2015 Risk of major sea level rise in Northern Europe
ECN - The UN îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) has estimated that the average global warming in this century will rise by 4Â°C in a business-as-usual scenario. That is to say, if we continue...
Source: NBC News
California isn't the only place where water is in short supply. More than a third of the world's groundwater basins are distressed, according to a new study, and climate change and a growing population will only make things...
The Pentagon’s top arms provider and firms partly funded by Silicon Valley billionaires Bill Gates and Paul Allen are among dozens of companies collectively betting more than $1.3 billion that a new wave of nuclear power can be a...
Source: LA Times
Over the years, it's been a tough road for environmentalists pushing for greenhouse gas emission curbs at the federal level — but advocates shouldn't give up hope, say researchers at Michigan State University.
The Week - Earlier this month, the îInternational Programme on the State of the Oceanî found that the rate and speed of change in the ocean was greater than previously thought, and warned that some seawater will...
Source: Busines Insider
A new study published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science might have found a solution. Researchers have a plan to get all 50 states operating on 100% renewable energy by 2050.
Source: Business Wire
Published today, an annual sustainability study, SUSTAINIA100, names the top-100 eco-innovations 2015 after reviewing more than 1500 projects and businesses from six continents. The 100 cases points to a paradigm shift in...
Source: The Guardian
Doctors for the Environment Australia’s (DEA) latest report finds that children are more vulnerable to global warming than adults for four major reasons: their behaviour exposes them to risks, their bodies respond differently,...
June 10, 2015 What’s Really Driving Sustainability?
Asked to pick the No 1. consideration shaping their company’s sustainability strategies, 53 percent of respondents named corporate responsibility. That is nearly double the 27 percent who said that the top reason is the...
Source: The Guardian
There is no evidence to show that people are physically affected by low-frequency sound like that emitted by wind turbines, acoustic experts have told a Senate inquiry.
The decline in the bee population could be caused by the insect’s high contamination of aluminum, a chemical element implicated as a factor in Alzheimer's disease in humans, a new study has found
June 9, 2015 CEO survey lukewarm on economySource: USA Today
American CEOs plan to hire, sell and invest at a slower pace in the next six months, with future economic growth hinging on trade agreements and tax reform, according to a quarterly survey released Monday.
June 8, 2015 FLASH REPORT — Seventy-Five Percent (75%) of the S&P 500 Index Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2014Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Sustainability reporting has become the clear norm in the U.S. capital markets as represented by our four year study of the S&P 500*. Over the last four years there has been significant uptake in sustainability reporting from...
No one, neither policymakers nor business leaders, believes that we can go forward with business as usual. Everyone realizes that there is a need to move towards an entirely new, balanced, low-carbon energy system.”
Reuters - There is increasing debate about the impact of climate change on investments, particularly in fossil fuels. A study by îconsultantsî îMercerî - backed by the International Finance Corporation,...
June 4, 2015 Warning: Oregon’s pending water crisisSource: Natural Resources Report
When it comes to water, the warning signs are all around us. California’s drought, hauntingly akin to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, presents a menu of unappetizing choices for the future.
June 3, 2015 California cities cut water use 13.5% in AprilSource: USA Today
A new report on California's water use shows some progress reducing use in the drought-parched state, helped in part by a wetter and colder April. California cities and towns used 13.5% less water in April 2015 than they did in...
Summit County Citizens Voice - FRISCO â Cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to the target level announced by the Obama administration wonât require huge policy changes, according to a new report from the...
The Carbon Brief - It's worth remembering that the latest research shows current emissions tracking the highest emissions scenario of those used by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) scenarios, so...
North American Windpower - îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) also released analysis that looked at all economy-wide options for reducing carbon pollution and found that, thanks to recent cost declines, renewable...
May 29, 2015 See how much CEOs make at top companies
Star News Online - A guided data visualization showing executive compensation at îStandard and Poor'sî 500 companies. Your browser does not support the iframe HTML tag. Try viewing this in a modern browser like...
May 29, 2015 Unilever, Patagonia cement their positions as the world's most sustainable brands, says new reportSource: Thhe Guardian
Unilever and Patagonia have cemented their position as the world’s most sustainable brands, topping the list of sustainability leaders in a new report released Thursday.
May 29, 2015 Global Warming UpdateSource: Greenpeace
Petroleum interests and paid denialist employ scientific doubt to rationalize non-action, but this is a trick. Scientific knowledge is built on doubt. Every process in nature involves multiple influences, no observer knows all...
May 28, 2015 More Americans expect higher incomes this yearSource: USA Today
Americans are significantly more optimistic about their income prospects while their perceptions of their financial well-being have improved modestly, according to Federal Reserve survey results out Wednesday.
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