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May 14, 2014 Climate Change Poses Growing National-Security Threat: Report

Source: Time

Climate change is a "catalyst for conflict" and a "threat multiplier" posing a growing national-security threat to the U.S., a new report finds. Climate change does not only threaten the environment but also U.S. national...

May 13, 2014 Stopping Climate Change ‘Almost Impossible’ If China Can’t Quit Coal, Report Says

Source: ThinkProgress.org

If China doesn’t begin to limit its coal consumption by 2030, it will be “almost impossible” for the world avoid a situation where global warming stays below 2°C, a new study released Monday found.The study, led by the U.K.’s...

May 12, 2014 US govt failed to inspect ‘high risk’ oil & gas wells

Source: RT

The US government has neglected to inspect thousands of oil and natural gas wells that pose a potential threat to the environment, a report has revealed. An investigation has uncovered outdated technologies still in use and lax...

May 1, 2014 More US corporations must boost sustainability efforts, report warns

Click Green - More US corporations need to improve their sustainability goals and take more decisive action to achieve them, according to a report released today by Ceres and îSustainalyticsî. The Report assessed how...

April 30, 2014 “State of the Air” – Half of U.S. Live with Unhealthy Air

Source: American Lung Association

The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report finds half of Americans still live in counties where ozone or particle pollutions levels make the air unhealthy to breathe. The 15th annual national report card...

April 30, 2014 Researchers Uncover Mystery Behind 1918 Flu Pandemic

Source: Counsel & Heal

In 1918, the flu pandemic was responsible for an estimated 50 million deaths throughout the world. For decades, researchers did not know why the flu was so fatal, especially for young people between the ages of 20 and 40. Now,...

April 30, 2014 Every MIT Undergrad Will Get $100 in Bitcoin This Fall

Source: Mashable.com

MIT's Bitcoin club is launching a new project that will give each undergrad $100 in Bitcoin, beginning in the Fall semester. The club has already raised $500,000 in Bitcoin to fund the project and hopes it will help encourage...

April 28, 2014 French economist Thomas Piketty's grim view of the wealth gap

Source: SCMP

Thomas Piketty, the French economist who helped popularise the notion of a privileged 1 per cent, sounds a warning in his new book: The US economy has begun to decay into the pattern of aristocratic Europe of the 19th century....

April 25, 2014 Study links California drought to global warming

Source: SF Gate

WASHINGTON (AP) — While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying...

April 24, 2014 CR Magazine's 15th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List Announcement

TMCnet.com - (î3BL Mediaî Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) To see who made the list this year, please join us on April 24th at 12:00 p.m. EDT.SOURCE: Corporate Responsibility Magazine DESCRIPTION:April 23, 2014 /î3BL...

April 24, 2014 New York City Flood Risk Has Risen 20-Fold Since Late 1800s, Study Says

Source: Mashable.com

The odds that New York City will be flooded by a storm, such as a winter nor'easter or a summer hurricane, is now at least 20 times greater than it was 170 years ago, a new study found. It pinned part of the blame on a rising sea...

April 23, 2014 World must use renewables to avoid water and energy crisis - report

Thomson Reuters Foundation - We need to better understand the interlinkages between water and energy, we need to promote better governance to reduce dramatically the number of people without access to drinkable water, sanitation...

April 17, 2014 Poll: 88 percent of Californians say there is 'a serious water shortage' in the state

Source: Mercury News

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a “serious water shortage,” according to a new poll that confirms widespread concern over the lack of rain, diminished Sierra snowpack and low reservoir levels...

April 15, 2014 Global warming - just a giant natural fluctuation

Source: Lab Product News

Montreal, QC - An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a new study by McGill...

April 9, 2014 New book on fracking illuminates pros, cons

Source: Telegram.com

The once-obscure oil and gas drilling process known as fracking has generated hundreds of billions of dollars and considerable dissent, as communities and experts argue over how to balance the vast amounts of money at stake with...

April 8, 2014 Proxy Preview 2014: A record of ESG Shareholder Resolutions Filed

Source: Green Money Journal

The Proxy Preview 2014 report (www.proxypreview.org ), released in March, covers the record-breaking 417 social and environmental shareholder resolutions filed this proxy season, with political spending and climate change driving...

April 5, 2014 Are Cereal Box Mascots Calling your Kids' Study

Science World Report - Yet a recent study conducted by researchers from Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab and the Yale îRudd Center for Food Policy and Obesityî show that these colorful boxes may be more...

April 4, 2014 The 10 Companies Considered 'Best For The World'

Forbes - While most other corporate responsibility rankings, like the îCorporate Knightsî Global 100, Ethisphere Instituteâs Most Ethical Companies and Corporate Responsibility Magazineâs 100 Best...

April 4, 2014 S'pore firms fare well in ASEAN corporate governance study

Source: Channel News Asia

Corporate governance has improved among public-listed companies in Singapore, when compared against their regional peers. This is according to initial findings from the 2013 ASEAN Corporate Governance scorecard.

April 4, 2014 America, Your Annual Energy Report Card Has Arrived

Source: 109.com

Even though Americans increased their use of renewable sources of energy in 2013, the annual level of carbon dioxide emissions increased for the first time since 2010. The news comes from the Lawrence Livermore National...

April 4, 2014 2014 Proxy Season Shows Increased Investor Attention to Board Composition and Director Accountability

Source: PR Web

An emerging dynamic of the 2014 proxy season is the move toward a greater focus on board effectiveness. Investors—through direct engagement, letters to boards and shareholder proposals—are increasingly communicating their...

April 4, 2014 Affluent Investors to Socially Responsible Investing: We're Just Not That into You

Source: Millionaire Corner

Affluent investors consider many factors in selecting investments, but social responsibility is not chiefly among them, according to new wealth level studies conducted by Spectrem’s Millionaire Corner

April 3, 2014 Less rainfall not the only risk factor in widespread drought, study shows

CBS News - This will further compound the consequences of climate change laid out in the United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî's most recent report. Released on March 31, the report concluded that...

April 3, 2014 Companies Fight Back Against chevedden; Unions and Social Investors Ramp Up Push on Corporate Political Spending

Source: Insider Online

This report previews the 2014 proxy season, the period between mid-April and late June when most public companies hold annual meetings. In recent years, such meetings have witnessed an increase in shareholder activism, including,...

April 3, 2014 Why Arctic ice is disappearing more rapidly than expected

Source: Business Standard

In a new study, researchers have discovered unexpected climate-driven changes in the mighty Mackenzie River's ice breakup. This discovery may help resolve the complex puzzle underlying why Arctic ice is disappearing more rapidly...

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