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February 25, 2015 Amnesty's report details 'devastating year of mass violence'Source: BBC News
Amnesty International's newly published annual report makes for decidedly sober reading. But that's to be expected given the atrocities committed in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Central African Republic and other countries
February 25, 2015 GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE ISSUES SECOND INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT LANDSCAPESource: GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE
WASHINGTON, DC —The global sustainable investment market has grown substantially in both absolute and relative terms, according to The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014, a report released by the Global Sustainable...
February 24, 2015 Companies turning to social media to communicate sustainabilitySource: Blue and Green Tomorrow
Global companies are increasingly turning to social media to communicate their sustainability initiatives to the public, according to a report from Sustainly. The trend comes as consumers are taking more factors into account when...
February 23, 2015 Caramel coloring in cola drinks raises risks of cancer – StudySource: Times Gazette
The chemical process generated while producing the caramel coloring used in most cola drinks has been found to raise the risks of cancer for one in every 100,000 people that consume the drink – a new research states.
February 23, 2015 Ancient cities grew pretty much like modern ones, say scientistsSource: CS Monitor
A study of archeological data from ancient Mexican settlements reveals remarkable similarities between pre-Colombian cities and modern ones, lending support to the idea that urban spaces are shaped by universal social behaviors....
February 20, 2015 Americans Support Action on Global WarmingSource: The Energy Collective
Reports showing that global warming and its worldwide effects on human lives have become more common in recent months and years. Here, we summarize the results of some polls of American public opinion on this subject.
February 20, 2015 Arsenic, nitrates among pollutants in California drinking water: reportSource: Reuters
California’s public drinking water systems violated safety levels for contaminants more than 1,000 times during the 2012-2013 fiscal year says a report that cites high levels in some water systems of arsenic, nitrates and other...
February 19, 2015 NASA Study Finds Increased Risk of U.S. Megadrought
Ecology - The Fifth Assessment Report, issued by the United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) in 2013, synthesized the available scientific studies and reported that increases in evaporation...
February 19, 2015 Miami is already sinking under rising sea levels
Grist - In 2014, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî released its fifth Assessment Report, predicting that oceans would rise more than three feet by 2100. Those projections make for some alarming visions...
Source: Huff Post
Climate change is already impacting New York City with rising temperatures and sea levels, which will only worsen as the century continues, according to a report released Tuesday from a panel of scientific experts
February 18, 2015 Global Ocean Acidity Revealed in New MapsSource: Live Science
Ocean acidification can now be seen from space, highlighting an ongoing danger of climate change and revealing the regions most at risk.
A cyberespionage group with a toolset similar to ones used by U.S. intelligence agencies has infiltrated key institutions in countries including Iran and Russia.
February 16, 2015 America's heartland risks ag economic disruptions as climate change advances, report saysSource: High Planes Ag Journal
The Midwestern U.S. faces potential disruptions to its agricultural economy, and dangerous levels of heat in many of its largest cities, if climate change continues unabated, according to a new report released Jan. 23 by the...
February 16, 2015 Tiny Quakes Linked to Fracking Raise Risks, Geophysicist SaysSource: NBC News
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Small earthquakes shaking Oklahoma and southern Kansas daily and linked to energy drilling are dramatically increasing the chance of bigger and dangerous quakes, federal research indicates
February 13, 2015 100 Most Overpaid CEOs: New Report Shows Skyrocketing Executive Pay in S&P 500 Companies
International Business Times - Ever wonder how much the top dogs make in corporate America these days' A new report released Thursday from îAs You Sowî, a California-based non-profit foundation that promotes corporate...
February 13, 2015 Plastic Ocean Waste Levels Going Up, Study SaysSource: NY Times
Some eight million metric tons of plastic waste makes its way into the world’s oceans each year, and the amount of the debris is likely to increase greatly over the next decade unless nations take strong measures to dispose of...
February 12, 2015 New White Paper from Breckinridge Capital Advisors Examines the Value of Corporate Bond ESG Analysis
The Providence Journal - Breckinridge's corporate bond ESG research framework combines aggregated data from MSCI, GMI, Bloomberg, and îSustainalyticsî with calculations Breckinridge has created in-house to evaluate...
February 12, 2015 Goldman: Here's Why Oil Crashed—and Why Lower Prices Are Here to StaySource: Bloomberg
Goldman Sachs released an intriguing analysis on Wednesday that shows what many already suspected: The big culprit in the oil crash has been an abundance of oil flooding the market. A massive supply shock in the second half of...
February 12, 2015 The World Can Turn the Corner on Climate Change by 2020. Here's HowSource: Huff Post
When it comes to climate action, it's a good thing that smart people keep building scenarios for cleaning up global energy production. Those visions of the future are necessary -- but they tend to lack an essential ingredient.
February 11, 2015 Wind farm study finds 'no direct evidence' they affect healthSource: The Guardian
There is “no direct evidence” that windfarms affect health in humans, a report by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has found. However the chairman of the NHMRC wind farms and health reference group, the...
February 10, 2015 The Authoritative Hispanic View of Global WarmingSource: American Thinker
According to a poll conducted last month by the New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan environmental research group Resources for the Future, Hispanics are far more likely than whites to view global warming as a...
February 10, 2015 Big firms face crisis of trust, business lobby group saysSource: BBC
Big UK firms face a "crisis of trust" and the next government must prioritise better ethics, a lobby group has said. In a survey, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) found that over three-quarters of respondents think big firms...
February 10, 2015 Report calls out food/beverage brands for poor sustainability policiesSource: Packaging World
Large brands like Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, KFC, MillerCoors, and Kraft Foods are wasting valuable materials through poor packaging sustainability policies—to the tune of $11.4 billion a year. And by selling single-use food and...
February 9, 2015 Report unveils major food companies' meager recycling efforts
fooddive.com - Environmental groups îAs You Sowî and the Natural Resources Defense Council published a report chronicling the recycling and sustainable packaging efforts â or lack thereof â of big players...
February 6, 2015 Americans are finally taking climate change seriously. Here is why that might not last.Source: The Week
A big new poll has raised some optimism that public opinion on climate change is finally catching up to the science. But the poll is a welcome reflection that more and more people understand the seriousness of the climate threat,...
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