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March 24, 2016 And the most congested city in the world is...

Source: Washington Post

Traffic congestion wreaks havoc on productivity, the environment, and, of course, travelers. Last year, mapping and traffic service TomTom revealed that commuters were wasting an average of 100 hours each year stuck in...

March 24, 2016 Which presidential candidate would benefit your wallet most?

Source: CBS News

In the International Business Times, personal finance editor Lauren Lyons Cole explains how the tax plans of leading presidential candidates could have a "lasting impact on the American economy as well as your future paycheck,"...

March 24, 2016 Shockingly low number of Americans live healthy lifestyle

Source: CBS News

Do you get a moderate amount of exercise, eat right, keep from piling on fat and avoid smoking? Congratulations, you're among the 2.7 percent of Americans who do so, according to a new study.

March 24, 2016 How is climate change affecting agriculture?

Source: University of California

In an effort to forecast how climate change may affect agriculture, University of California agricultural economists looked at how climate has affected crop acreage in the past. The effect of temperature changes on plants depends...

March 24, 2016 Scathing independent report blames state officials for Flint water crisis

Source: Washington Post

A task force appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to investigate the water-contamination crisis in Flint issued a blistering report Wednesday, laying blame squarely on state officials in what it called “a story of government...

March 23, 2016 Danger of some laminate wood flooring was underestimated, report says

Source: CNN

Everyone exposed to formaldehyde in some laminate flooring could experience adverse health effects, according to a revised report issued by several government agencies. The revised report, released Tuesday, also found lifetime...

March 23, 2016 Global Warming Could Yield Catastrophic Effects Sooner Than We Think

Source: Fortune

A group of leading climate scientists have warned that the effects of global warming could come quicker and at a far bigger impact than originally thought.

March 22, 2016 Record number of Americans now say humans cause climate change (+video)

Source: CS Monitor

Sixty-five percent of Americans say human activities are responsible for climate change, the highest reading ever according to a Gallup poll published earlier this month. And 64 percent of Americans say they are worried a great...

March 22, 2016 Vegan Eating Would Slash Food's Global Warming Emissions: Study

Source: NBC News

By eating less meat and more fruit and vegetables, the world could prevent several million deaths per year by 2050, cut planet-warming emissions substantially, and save billions of dollars annually in healthcare costs and climate...

March 22, 2016 Electric cars, not solar panels, more likely to cut NZ carbon footprint - report

Source: Stuff.com.nz

Concept says an electric vehicle could cut annual carbon emissions by up to 1.7 tonnes over the long-term. The vehicles would be charged from low-emission power sources in New Zealand and usually at off-peak times, such as...

March 22, 2016 Wind power: funding body spends $3.3m on research into turbines' health impact

Source: The Guardian

An Australian research council has given two grants worth $3.3m to research the impact of wind turbines on human health despite concluding last year there was no evidence turbine noise was harmful.

March 21, 2016 Five sea level rise studies that could help cities plan for climate change

High County News - Ninety experts from 18 countries concluded the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had underestimated sea level rise predictions in its reports. They said oceans could rise anywhere from one to 10 feet by...

March 17, 2016 Gallup: Fears About Global Warming at 8-Year High

Source: NewsFront

Global warming is becoming a more serious concern among Americans, with fears about the issue reaching near-decade highs — along with rising attitudes that climate change is being caused by activities, a new Gallup poll...

March 17, 2016 Americans less happy now than in 2007, says latest World Happiness Report

Source: MarketWatch

The U.S. ranked as the 13th happiest country overall in the 2016 report, while Denmark claimed the top spot. Crisis-wracked Burundi took the bottom spot in the ranking of more than 150 nations.

March 17, 2016 Supply Chain Graphic of the Week: US Manufacturing Jobs Lost Since China Entered WTO

Supply Chain Diges - Why' While there are probably a number of factors, China's late 2001 entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), which greatly reduced tariffs and duties on goods imported from China, has to be among the...

March 16, 2016 CEOs mixed on U.S. economic prospects

USA Today - CEOs from the nation's largest companies expect to step up investment but rein in hiring over the next six months, according to the Business Roundtable's first-quarter survey.

March 15, 2016 FLASH REPORT: Eighty One Percent (81%) of the S&P 500 Index Companies Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2015

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

G&A Institute charted the rapid and significant uptake in corporate sustainability reporting among the 500 companies -- over the years sustainability reporting rose from just 20% of the companies reporting in 2011 to 81% in 2015....[more]

March 14, 2016 Large equity funds score poorly on sustainability

Source: FT

High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to...

March 14, 2016 February breaks global temperature records by 'shocking' amount

Source: The Guardian

Global temperatures in February smashed previous monthly records by an unprecedented amount, according to Nasa data, sparking warnings of a climate emergency.

March 14, 2016 The Whole Trade Story

US News and World Report- Researchers trace the biggest specific losses in American manufacturing to China's entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001, which generated a wave of Chinese imports. MIT economist David Autor...

March 10, 2016 Wind Power Can Help Older Tonnage Compete with Newer Eco-Ships, Says New Study

Ship Bunker - and environmental think-tank the Carbon War Room. According to a summary of the report the exact fuel savings that can be achieved will depend on weather patterns along the route, but also the design of the ship,...

March 9, 2016 The Real Cause of the Flint Crisis

Source: The Atlantic

The shocking crisis in Flint—where state cost-cutting mandates led to lead-tainted water that has poisoned thousands of children—has become a metaphor for American political dysfunction. Yet it should also be a reminder of how...

March 3, 2016 The role of corporations in global governance remains a much overlooked area of study

Source: The London School of Economics

Often in the discussion of global governance, if corporations are included they are seen as either subject to various international organisations’ regulatory impact/oversight or are identified as having (benign or malign)...

March 3, 2016 Climate Change Could Kill Half a Million by 2050

Source: Bloomberg

At least 500,000 extra people will probably die by 2050 from health effects related to warming temperatures and dietary changes, according to a study from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food published in U.K....

March 2, 2016 Study: Eliminating GMOs would hurt environment, economy

Source: UPI

Researchers at Purdue University simulated a GMO ban in the United States, and the outputs weren't positive. The scientists found lower crop yield would have negative environmental and economic consequences.

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