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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.

June 29, 2015 Renewables could account for 50% of EU electricity by 2030, according to leaked paper

Blue & Green Tomorrow - The vice-chair of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, Professor Jim Skea, has previously commented that the EU 2030 targets do not go far enough. He explained that future...

June 29, 2015 America's 10 worst states to live in 2015

Source: CNBC

Most of us are partial to the place we call home, but face it: Some places are better to live in than others. Our Top States study uses hard data to measure all 50 states. Quality of Life counts for 325 out of our 2,500 possible...

June 29, 2015 College Counseling: Great Schools for Students Interested in Sustainability

Source: GoLocal PDX

Many kids tell me they want to pursue sustainability in some form as a career, and with dozens of colleges and universities in the US providing these majors, it’s easy to do.

June 26, 2015 The halo effect

Source: The Economist

“THERE is one and only one social responsibility of business,” wrote Milton Friedman, a Nobel prize-winning economist. “To use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits.” Plenty of climate-change...

June 26, 2015 Greece's debt drama: What you need to know

Source: USA Today

European leaders have given Greece, and themselves, a Saturday deadline to reach a deal with Athens over loan repayments.

June 26, 2015 Water Shortage: 40 Percent of Water Depletion by 2030, Warns UN Report

Microfinance Monitor - Water shortage is going to be severe as there will be 40 percent depletion of fresh water resources on Earth by 2030 unless urgent corrective measures are undertaken, warns the UN World Water Development...

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.

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