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June 26, 2015 Will We All Shut Up About Obamacare Now? Probably Not.

Source: US News

So after multiple Supreme Court cases, a whole lot of votes in Congress and many calls to "repeal and replace" the law that have gotten opponents nowhere for the most part – can we finally stop talking about ditching Obamacare?

June 25, 2015 CEO Pay vs. Performance

Executive compensation is increasingly geared toward results, but some CEOs still got big paydays even when their investors didn’t do so well.

June 25, 2015 Study: Electric Cars Worse For Environment Than Gas Powered Cars

Source: Daily Caller

A study published by the nonpartisan National Bureau of Economic Research found that on a per-mile basis electric cars were on average worse for the environment when compared to their gas-run counterparts.r3 The study concluded...

June 24, 2015 High Income Women and Social Responsibility

Source: Millionaire Corner

Women with a personal income of $200,000 or more, or those in a household with income of $400,000 or more, have specific interest in companies that are socially responsible.

June 23, 2015 Mexico to Overtake Russia by 2050 as U.S. Slides

Source: Bloomberg

Mexico and Indonesia will displace Russia and Italy among the top 10 economies in just 35 years' time, with China, the U.S. and India taking the top three slots, according to forecasts by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

June 23, 2015 World has 10 years to combat climate change, prevent health catastrophe – scientists

Source: RT

Society has 10 years to tackle climate change or humanity could lose 50 years of progress in global health, a major new report claims. However the study also said that tackling global warming provides society with the greatest...

June 22, 2015 This Is How Much Energy Goes Into the Super Bowl Every Year

Source: Time

The annual sporting event is huge and more expensive for America than most people realize. So how much electricity and energy go into putting on the Super Bowl?

June 22, 2015 Report Finds NHTSA Too Troubled to Ensure Auto Safety

Source: NASDAQ

The nation's top auto-safety regulator is beset by problems preventing it from adequately protecting consumers from vehicle defects, culminating in a failure to spot faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars now linked...

June 22, 2015 EU report: international accounting rules did not worsen 2008 crisis

Source: Yahoo News

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Friday there was no clear evidence that adopting international accounting rules made the bloc's banking crisis worse and that its benefits outweighed the costs.

June 22, 2015 Studies Show that Global Warming May Not Affect Higher Winter Death Rates

Source: Pioneer News

On our planet, winter is a harsh season. Many species struggle during the unforgiving conditions, and humans are no different. And it might seem that the plus side of this is that global warming would mean the winters aren’t so...

June 19, 2015 The water crisis isn't limited to California

Source: Yahoo Finance

The American West, not just California, is experiencing a long-term drought. As drought conditions drag on, the region's water reservoirs are getting drained.

June 19, 2015 Risk of major sea level rise in Northern Europe

ECN - The UN îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) has estimated that the average global warming in this century will rise by 4°C in a business-as-usual scenario. That is to say, if we continue...

June 17, 2015 Global Water Shortage: Study Says Third of Aquifers Running Dry

Source: NBC News

California isn't the only place where water is in short supply. More than a third of the world's groundwater basins are distressed, according to a new study, and climate change and a growing population will only make things...

June 16, 2015 Dozens of U.S. companies bet on nuclear power revolution: report

Source: Reuters

The Pentagon’s top arms provider and firms partly funded by Silicon Valley billionaires Bill Gates and Paul Allen are among dozens of companies collectively betting more than $1.3 billion that a new wave of nuclear power can be a...

June 16, 2015 Do a state's politics influence its greenhouse gas emissions? Yes, study says

Source: LA Times

Over the years, it's been a tough road for environmentalists pushing for greenhouse gas emission curbs at the federal level — but advocates shouldn't give up hope, say researchers at Michigan State University.

June 15, 2015 Ocean acidity Q&A: scientists warn of growing threat to life

The Week - Earlier this month, the îInternational Programme on the State of the Oceanî found that the rate and speed of change in the ocean was greater than previously thought, and warned that some seawater will...

June 12, 2015 Here’s exactly what the US needs to do to fix its energy problem

Source: Busines Insider

A new study published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science might have found a solution. Researchers have a plan to get all 50 states operating on 100% renewable energy by 2050.

June 11, 2015 Sustainia100 Innovations: Sustainability Becomes the Attractive Choice

Source: Business Wire

Published today, an annual sustainability study, SUSTAINIA100, names the top-100 eco-innovations 2015 after reviewing more than 1500 projects and businesses from six continents. The 100 cases points to a paradigm shift in...

June 10, 2015 Don't care about climate change? What about the health of children?

Source: The Guardian

Doctors for the Environment Australia’s (DEA) latest report finds that children are more vulnerable to global warming than adults for four major reasons: their behaviour exposes them to risks, their bodies respond differently,...

June 10, 2015 What’s Really Driving Sustainability?

Asked to pick the No 1. consideration shaping their company’s sustainability strategies, 53 percent of respondents named corporate responsibility. That is nearly double the 27 percent who said that the top reason is the...

June 10, 2015 No evidence people affected by sound emitted by wind turbines, inquiry told

Source: The Guardian

There is no evidence to show that people are physically affected by low-frequency sound like that emitted by wind turbines, acoustic experts have told a Senate inquiry.

June 9, 2015 'Bees with Alzheimer’s?' Aluminium pollution linked to dementia in bees

Source: RT

The decline in the bee population could be caused by the insect’s high contamination of aluminum, a chemical element implicated as a factor in Alzheimer's disease in humans, a new study has found

June 9, 2015 CEO survey lukewarm on economy

Source: USA Today

American CEOs plan to hire, sell and invest at a slower pace in the next six months, with future economic growth hinging on trade agreements and tax reform, according to a quarterly survey released Monday.

June 8, 2015 FLASH REPORT — Seventy-Five Percent (75%) of the S&P 500 Index Published Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2014

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.

Sustainability reporting has become the clear norm in the U.S. capital markets as represented by our four year study of the S&P 500*. Over the last four years there has been significant uptake in sustainability reporting from...[more]

June 8, 2015 Report Report: Numbers don't lie about sustainability risks

Source: GreenBiz

No one, neither policymakers nor business leaders, believes that we can go forward with business as usual. Everyone realizes that there is a need to move towards an entirely new, balanced, low-carbon energy system.”

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