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March 11, 2015 Mark Carney defends Bank of England over climate change study

Source: The Guardian

Climate change is one of the biggest risks facing the insurance industry, the governor of the Bank of England has said after a former Conservative chancellor dismissed a study on global warming as “green claptrap”.

March 9, 2015 Climate Holocaust Within a Geological Instant

UK Progressive - The planet has warmed by 0.85C since the industrial revolution, or since 1880, according to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), which is the baseline for measurement by the...

March 6, 2015 The Proxy Season Field Guide - Fifth Edition

Source: JD Supra

The 2015 proxy season occurs in an environment of heightened shareholder activism and an ever-increasing focus on compensation and corporate governance disclosures. This Proxy Season Field Guide provides you with an overview of...

March 6, 2015 Almost half of energy drink TV ads shown on channels for teens

Source: Medical News Today

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior has reported that 46% of energy drink advertisements broadcast on television are aired on channels featuring content and themes likely to appeal to teenagers.

March 6, 2015 India, Bangladesh, China most at risk from river floods: study

Source: Reuters

India, Bangladesh and China are most at risk from river floods, with an increasing number of people threatened because of climate change and economic growth in low-lying regions, a study said on Thursday.

March 5, 2015 Intergenerational report: climate change silence in 2015 a stark contrast to 2010

Source: The Guardian

Five years ago the 2010 intergenerational report declared that “climate change is the largest and most significant challenge to Australia’s environment. If climate change is not addressed, the consequences for the economy, water...

March 5, 2015 Global flooding risk could triple by 2030

Wired - A study of the risks posed by river flooding over the next 15 years by the îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) has found that the number of people affected will rise substantially. Analysis of present-day risks...

March 5, 2015 Arctic Sea Ice Is Getting Thinner, Faster

Source: Climate Central

While the steady disappearance of sea ice in the Arctic has been one of the hallmark effects of global warming, research shows it is not only covering less of the planet, but it’s also getting significantly thinner. That makes it...

March 4, 2015 The twelve Federal Reserve banks: Governance and accountability in the 21st century

Source: Brookings

Chronicling the politics that led to the creation of the twelve Reserve Banks and the pursuant legal and political consequences, this paper argues that the Federal Reserve’s quasi-private Reserve Banks are, at best, opaque and...

March 4, 2015 Women-led companies perform three times better than the S&P 500

Source: Fortune

Boston-based Quantopian looked at how well Fortune 1000 companies led by women performed compared to the S&P 500 over a 12-year period

March 4, 2015 New Study Says Climate Change Helped Spark Syrian Civil War

Source: Slate

By now, it’s pretty clear that we’re starting to see visible manifestations of climate change beyond far-off melting ice sheets. One of the most terrifying implications is the increasingly real threat of wars sparked in part by...

March 4, 2015 How Climate Change Will Alter New York City’s Skyline

Source: Wired

Last week, The New York City Panel on Climate Change released a new report detailing exactly how climate scientists expect New York City to change over over the next 100 years, focusing on projected increases in temperature and...

March 3, 2015 10 richest newcomers on Forbes’s billionaire list

Source: MarketWatch

Falling oil prices and a weak euro have hurt the net worth of many of the world’s richest people, but those forces haven’t stopped a new crop of ultrawealthy contenders from joining Forbes magazine’s 2015 billionaire list. And in...

March 3, 2015 California drought likely a fixture, says Stanford study

Source: San Jose Mercury News

Human-caused climate change is increasing drought risk in California -- boosting the odds that our current crisis will become a fixture of the future, according to a major report Stanford scientists released Monday morning.

March 3, 2015 Europe still off mark on sustainability goals: report

Source: Business Insider

Paris - Europe could miss several key targets for safeguarding its species, water, air and land, said a study Tuesday that warned economic recovery would add to the pressure on natural resources.

March 3, 2015 Antarctic Sea Ice Did The Exact Opposite Of What Models Predicted

Source: Daily Caller

In the case of Antarctica, the climate models were dead wrong, according to a new study by Chinese scientists published in the journal Cryosphere. The study found that most climate models predicted Antarctic sea ice coverage...

March 2, 2015 BNEF publishes Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

Biomass Magazine - Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî recently released the 2015 edition of its Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. The report includes information on biomass, biogas, waste-to-energy, and a variety of...

March 2, 2015 Can We Fix Climate Change With Technology?

Source: Oil Price

A report from the National Academy of Sciences concluded that experiments in blotting out the sun in order to reduce the amount of the sun’s rays that hit the Earth would be too risky. Spraying aerosols into the atmosphere – one...

March 2, 2015 Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty

Source: Reuters

A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found. The poll of 2,827 Americans was conducted in...

February 27, 2015 Retail Sustainability: Do Shoppers Even Care?

Source: National Real Estate Investor

Owners of retail assets may be compelled to pursue sustainability initiatives in response to increasing energy disclosure regulations, investor pressure and even tenant demand. But until recently, there was scant data to help...

February 27, 2015 First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s Surface

Source: Berkeley Lab

Scientists have observed an increase in carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface for the first time. The researchers, led by scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...

February 27, 2015 Cooler Pacific has slowed global warming, briefly - study

Source: Reuters

OSLO - A natural cooling of the Pacific Ocean has contributed to slow global warming in the past decade but the pause is unlikely to last much longer, U.S. scientists said on Thursday.

February 26, 2015 Free Management Briefing on Sustainable & Ethical Cotton Sourcing

Source: Innovation Forum

Here is Innovation Forum’s new management briefing on Sustainable and ethical cotton sourcing –How to get it right, and make it pay for your business.[more]

February 26, 2015 Socially Responsible Investing: An Overcrowded Trade [Part Two]

Source: Valuewalk

Other studies have shown that socially responsible investments consistently underperform local benchmarks. A study entitled The Price of Ethics: Evidence from Socially Responsible Mutual Funds, by Renneboog, Luc and ter Horst,...

February 25, 2015 'Gerbils replace rats' as main cause of Black Death

Source: BBC

Black rats may not have been to blame for numerous outbreaks of the bubonic plague across Europe, a study suggests. Scientists believe repeat epidemics of the Black Death, which arrived in Europe in the mid-14th Century,...

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