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August 12, 2014 New study finds fringe global warming contrarians get disproportionate media attention

Source: The Guardian

A new study led by Bart Verheggen surveyed 1,868 scientists studying various aspects of climate change, asking them several questions mainly focused on what’s causing global warming. They survey also asked the respondents, How...

August 12, 2014 Extreme weather becoming more common, study says

Source: The Guardian

Extreme weather like the drought currently scorching the western US and the devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010 is becoming much more common, according to new scientific research. The work shows so-called “blocking patterns”,...

August 12, 2014 'Gadfly' Trio Leads Proxy Season Disharmony

Source: Corporate Counsel

So far this year three individuals have been the most frequent filers of corporate shareholder proposals, according to a new study, "Frequent Filers: Shareholder Activism by Corporate Gadflies," from the Manhattan Institute for...

August 11, 2014 Tornado strength increasing, driven by global warming - study

Source: Tech Times

Tornadoes could become stronger as time goes on, driven by global warming, according to a new study from Florida State University (FSU). Climate change could be playing a pivotal role in increasing the frequency and strength of...

August 8, 2014 The Federal Reserve Is Telling Us The Economy Is Pitiful

Source: Huff Post

Fewer than one-third of Americans report being better off financially than they were five years ago, with weak household savings and hefty debt burdens holding back large segments of the economy, according to a new Federal...

August 7, 2014 Into The Storm: Rising Risks Of Big Tornado Outbreaks ‘Suggest A Climate Change Signal’

Source: Think Progress

A new study provides some of the first documented evidence that the risk of big, concentrated tornado outbreaks is on the rise. The lead author, Florida State tornado expert James Elsner, told me, “I think our results suggest a...

July 30, 2014 Breakdown of business ethics destroying shareholder value, says Ecclesiastical

Source: Blue & Green Tomorrow

An insight from Ecclesiastical demonstrates the impact corporate misconduct can have on shareholder value. According to the report, corporate businesses in the US and UK have wasted $150 billion (£88.5bn) over the past five...

July 30, 2014 Solar Activity - Not CO2 - Could Cause Global Warming, New Paper Says

Source: Breitbart.com

The impact of carbon dioxide on climate change may have been overstated, with solar activity giving a better explanation of changes in the Earth's temperature, according to Chinese scientists.

July 30, 2014 Sage Foundation: Wealth "Inequality" Will Continue to Worsen

Source: Tge New American

In another so-called research study about wealth inequality, the liberal think-tank Sage Foundation said in June that while the super-rich have fully recovered from the Great Recession, the vast majority of Americans have not....

July 22, 2014 Report: Hedge funds escaped billions in taxes

Source: USA Today

Two large banks used a complex financial scheme to help 13 hedge funds avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes and evade federal borrowing limits on brokerage accounts over a 15-year period, according to the findings of a...

July 21, 2014 Americans Say Business Background Is Best for Governing

Source: Gallup

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Four in five Americans (81%) say the U.S. would be better governed if more people with business and management experience were in political office. Meanwhile, 63% say the country would be better governed with...

July 18, 2014 Report: Climate changing more rapidly than at any point on record

Source: Science Magazine

A new look at the “vital signs” of Earth’s climate reveals a stark picture of declining health. As global temperatures rise, so do sea level and the amount of heat trapped in the ocean’s upper layers. Meanwhile, mountain glaciers...

July 17, 2014 Bubble Paranoia Setting in as S&P 500 Surge Stirs Angst

Source: Bloomberg

Two years of uninterrupted gains in U.S. stocks are sowing anxiety among financial professionals, with three in five saying the market is on the verge of a bubble or already in one, the Bloomberg Global Poll found.

July 16, 2014 New report makes case for impact investing

FTSE Global Markets - US investment firm Sonen Capital has published a new report which suggests that impact investment can outperform traditional asset class strategies. The firm, headquartered in San Francisco, launched the...

July 15, 2014 Why Fracking And Other Disasters Are So Hard to Stop

OpEdNews - A new report offers compelling evidence that fracking for natural gas is killing domestic animals like horses, cattle, goats, and sheep. The dead animals provide a strong warning that fracking can harm humans --...

July 15, 2014 Fixed income managers shift focus to ESG

Source: Investor Daily

The JANA ESG in Fixed Interest Survey, which recorded the responses of 63 of the largest fixed income managers, found 88 per cent of respondents believe ESG factors influence the financial outcomes of fixed income investments.

July 15, 2014 Top 1 Percent Is Even Richer Than Surveys Say, ECB Paper Finds

Source: Bloomberg

The oft-cited line that the top 1 percent of U.S. households lay claim to 30 percent of all wealth is probably an understatement, according to a European Central Bank working paper. Incorporating “missed” data on rich households...

July 9, 2014 Study: Pollution is the largest factor in disease, death in developing world

Wisconsin Gazette - The analysis, based on new data from the îWorld Health Organizationî and others, indicates that 7.4 million deaths in a single year were due to pollution sources from air, îwaterî,...

July 9, 2014 International report charts path to deep carbon cuts

Source: Eco-Business

Governments around the world are failing in their commitments to address climate change, a group of international science institutions warn in a new report, saying the window to prevent catastrophic warming will soon close. “The...

July 3, 2014 Obama: more reforms needed to wring risk from banks - report

Source: Reuters

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he wants additional financial reforms to make sure banks are not tempted to make risky bets that can pay off handsomely for a few if they succeed but can cause widely felt disruptions if...

July 3, 2014 Leading Economic Indicators in U.S. Rise for Fourth Month

Businessweek - The index of U.S. leading indicators rose in May for the fourth straight month, showing the economy will gain momentum following a slowdown at the start of 2014. The Conference Board’s gauge, a measure of the...

July 2, 2014 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic Wasn't Due To International Air Travel - Study

Source: Science2.0

The H1N1 2009 pandemic influenza virus, known informally as 'swine flu', has remained a hot topic in science and culture. The science and medical community, including former FDA deputy commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, criticized...

July 1, 2014 Consumers Are Willing to Pay More for Sustainability

Source: Mashable.com

If you knew purchasing certain products and services helped save the planet, would you pay more for them? According to a recent report from Nielsen, most of the world's consumers would. A global average of 55% of respondents in...

June 30, 2014 More Companies Set Sustainability Standards But Supplier Challenges Remain, Execs Say

Source: Bloomberg

The webinar presented findings of a 2014 study, Gaining Ground: Tracking Corporate Progress on the Road to Sustainability, which Ceres conducted jointly with Sustainalytics Inc. The study looked at the practices of 613 of the...

June 30, 2014 Plastic costs the environment $75 billion each year, report says

Green Biz - "Valuing plastic", the report from the Plastic Disclosure Project, the U.N. Environment Programme and natural capital analysts îTrucostî, evaluates the environmental and social impact of plastics used by...

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