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July 16, 2015 Study finds those living near shale wells more likely to be hospitalized

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Residents of two northeastern Pennsylvania counties with a high density of active shale gas wells were more likely to be admitted to the hospital for heart, nervous system and other medical conditions than residents in...

July 15, 2015 Climate Change Trails ISIS, Iran On Americans' Threat List

Source: Huff Post

Americans are less concerned about climate change than they are about the Islamic State, Iran's nuclear program and other threats, according to a new study released by the Pew Research Center on Tuesday

July 15, 2015 Is the energy system really ready for sustainable energy?

Source: PHYS.org

New research into sustainable energy systems focuses on integrating renewable and nuclear power plants into the electrical grid – a topic high on the agenda for scholars, industry and policy makers.

July 15, 2015 Treat climate change as seriously as national security: report

Source: rEUTERS

Governments should treat climate change as seriously as threats to national security or public health, partly by focusing more on the worst scenarios of rising temperatures, an international report said on Monday.

July 14, 2015 Sustainability Initiatives Can Drive Corporate Revenue Growth and Innovation

Source: BusinessFacilities.com

Sustainability innovation is powering business growth: Between 2010 and 2013, revenues from company-defined portfolios of sustainable products and services grew by 91%. For S&P Global 100 companies that break out revenue for...

July 13, 2015 Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study

Source: TheGuardian

The economic benefits for a country from tackling climate change easily outweigh the costs, according to a study that seeks to highlight the incentives for individual nations to take urgent action to cut emissions.

July 13, 2015 Bumblebee population struggling due to climate change, says study

Source: CBC News

Bumblebee populations are dying at an alarming rate and nobody knows why. Fingers have been pointed at pesticides called neonicotinoids, as well as bee habitat loss from human development.

July 13, 2015 Study shows that people who receive higher education live longer

Source: DispatchTimes

According to a recent study from researchers at three American universities, it has shown that people with a higher level of education have a much higher life expectancy, on average.

July 13, 2015 Geothermal heat below West Antarctic ice 'SURPRISINGLY high'

Source: The Register

Geothermal heating from the Earth beneath the intensively-studied West Antarctic Ice Sheet has been measured for the first time ever, and been found to be "surprisingly high" according to investigating boffins.

July 10, 2015 The global middle class is smaller and poorer than we thought

Source: Quartz

The world’s middle class is not as rich, as large, nor as widespread as many believe. According to a new study by the Pew Research Center (pdf), only 1.7 billion people can be broadly classified as middle class, and many are at...

July 10, 2015 Torrential rains increasing in warming world: study

Source: Reuters

Torrential rains have become more frequent worldwide since 1980, with Southeast Asia getting the biggest increase in downpours, a scientific study said on Tuesday

July 10, 2015 Bees 'at risk from climate change' - text/video

Source: BBC News

Bumblebees are under threat from climate change, which significantly reduces the habitats in which they can survive, according to researchers.

July 10, 2015 Scientists predict huge sea level rise even if we limit climate change

Source: The Guardian

Study of past sea level changes shows coastal communities may face rises of at least six metres even if we limit global warming to 2C, reports Climate Central

July 9, 2015 Governance engagement goes mainstream in 2015 proxy season, EY says

Source: IR Magazine

Governance engagement goes mainstream in 2015 proxy season, EY says

July 9, 2015 Sustainable Products Fatten Corporate Coffers

Source: CFO

Many large companies are deriving a growing portion of their revenues from portfolios of products and services designed to enhance sustainability, according to new research by The Conference Board.

July 8, 2015 Here’s The Most Lucrative Way to Fight Climate Change

Source: Time

In a new report released by the Global Commission on the Economy and the Climate, leaders call for at least $1 trillion in annual investment in clean energy, a tripling of funding for research and development of low-carbon...

July 7, 2015 Study urges 10 climate actions to curb warming, lift GDP

Source: Reuters

More efficient energy use and investments in greener cities are among 10 measures that can help the world to slow global warming while also spurring economic growth, an international report said on Tuesday.

July 7, 2015 How Greening Europe's Economy Could Get It Out of Debt

Source: The Real News

Now joining us from Amherst, Massachusetts is Robert Pollin. Bob is a professor of economics, and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Bob also has a forthcoming book...

July 7, 2015 Investors Take Friendlier Tack With Directors

Source: Wall Street Journal

Only about 3.9% of directors up for election at annual meetings couldn’t muster 70% approval, according to Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.BR +0.48%, which processes proxy votes for upwards of nine in 10 U.S. companies. That’s...

July 6, 2015 The most influential climate change papers of all time

Source: The Carbon Brief

Which of the many thousands of papers on climate change published each year in scientific journals are the most successful? Which ones have done the most to advance scientists' understanding, alter the course of climate change...

July 2, 2015 Climate-Change Report Cites Progress But Asserts Much More Needs to Be Done

NJ Spotlight - These failed efforts have included the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî (RGGI), a multistate program to curb carbon pollution from power plants. New Jersey, once part of the effort, pulled out of...

July 1, 2015 Flooding, heatwaves forecast unless UK urgently tackles climate change

Source: RT

Britain must take more action to prepare for the effects of climate change and introduce more structured planning rather than focusing on mitigating the results of catastrophes, a new report has warned.

July 1, 2015 Increased public exposure sees companies focus on risk management

SHP Online - The findings support previous research by îVerdantixî, which found customers are increasing spend on EHS software by 25 per cent each year. Integrating their operations and supply chain management and...

July 1, 2015 Greenhouse Gases the Biggest Extinction-Level Threat to Polar Bears

Guardian LV - By using sea ice data from the UNâs îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî to create forecast models to the end of the century, researchers were able to create two scenarios with different...

June 30, 2015 Let's talk about (brand) love (and sustainability)

Source: GreenBiz

One of the ah-has from the soon-to-be-released 2015 Eco Pulse study is that, indeed, a company’s sustainability or social responsibility commitment is a reason to love the brand.

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