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January 13, 2015 Small Volcanic Eruptions Could Be Responsible For Slowing Global Warming: Study

Source: International Business Times

Small volcanic eruptions may have been slowing global warming for over a decade, according to a new study with results that are in line with previous findings that vast quantities of ash and gases ejected from volcanoes can have...

January 13, 2015 Study: Climbing Tree in Guinea Village May Have Been Epicenter of Ebola Outbreak

DC Cbslocal - LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) â The epicenter of this yearâs Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the largest in history, may be a climbing tree popular with children in a southeastern Guinea village, according to a...

January 12, 2015 USGS: Fewer Large Earthquakes in 2014

Occupational Health&Safety - Earthquakes caused about 664 deaths in 2014, including 617 who died in the magnitude 6.1 quake in Ludian Xian, Yunnan, China, on Aug. 3, as reported by the îUnited Nationsî Office for...

January 8, 2015 Survey Finds Doctors Concerned About Impacts Of Climate Change On Patient Health

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON -– American medical professionals specializing in respiratory conditions and critical care are concerned about what climate change may mean for patient health, a new survey finds.

January 8, 2015 Climate Mission Impossible: Scientists Say Fossil Fuels Must Go Untapped

Source: National Geographic

Canada's tar sands need to stay in the ground, the oil beneath the Arctic has to remain under the sea, and most of the world's coal must be left untouched in order to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2°C, a study...

January 6, 2015 Tropical Forests Fight Carbon Better Than We Hoped

Source: Nature World News

And just when we thought it was all bad news, a study recently led by NASA experts has revealed that the Earth's tropical forests are somehow absorbing more carbon dioxide (CO2) than experts thought possible, taking the harmful...

January 6, 2015 Human influence through greenhouse gas emissions proved

South China Morning Post - Bailey ("Sea levels rising since last ice age", December 24). According to the report of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî www.climatechange2013.org which represents the...

December 17, 2014 Ecova Survey Reveals 2015 Energy and Sustainability Predictions

Source: BusinessWire

The report aggregates findings from a survey of more than 500 energy, facility, finance and sustainability professionals at U.S.-based companies and reveals an important shift in the way companies are approaching and viewing...

December 16, 2014 The charts that show we're living through Earth's warmest year on record

Source: Mashable

This year is almost certain to become the warmest year the planet has had since instrument records began, and very likely for at least 4,000 years before that.

December 15, 2014 Corporate Governance Survey — 2014 Proxy Season Results

Source: Mondaq.com

As outside legal counsel to a wide range of public companies in the technology and life sciences industries, many of which are based in Silicon Valley, Fenwick has collected information on corporate governance in order to counsel...

December 11, 2014 "Sustainable investing is growing at an accelerating rate, according to a recent report on ..."

AD HOC News - Sustainable investing is growing at an accelerating rate, according to a recent report on trends from the îUS SIFî or The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. CEO Lisa Woll explains, "US...

December 11, 2014 Study: 270,000 Tons of Plastic Floating in Oceans

Source: ABC News

A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans. That's enough to fill more than 38,500 garbage trucks. The plastic is broken up into more than 5 trillion pieces, said the study published...

December 10, 2014 Soda Cans Increase Risk of Heart Disease, Study Shows

Source: Wall Street OTC

A new study published in Hypertension journal from American Heart Association shows that canned food and drink might be linked to high blood pressure and even an increased risk of coronary disease. These risks are generated by...

December 8, 2014 California drought, high temperatures create worst conditions in 1,200 years: study

Source: Reuters

A combination of record high temperatures and sparse rainfall during California’s three-year drought have produced the worst conditions in 1,200 years, according to a study accepted for publication by the American Geophysical...

December 5, 2014 Long-term environmental damage by CO2 emissions: Study

KhaleejTimes - CO2 emissions cause global temperatures to increase for about a decade, but then temperatures stay high for a long time. Washington -Refuting common misconceptions that todayâs carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions...

December 5, 2014 AESC Executive Compensation Report Released

Source: Compensation BLR.com

The 2014 AESC BlueSteps Executive Compensation Report, released December 3, 2014 by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), reveals that almost half (44%) of executives at the CEO/President level experienced a...

December 5, 2014 Special Report – Researching ESG Risks and Green Bonds

Source: CSRWire Talkback

When Calvert looks at an entire credit universe, they place the companies across a wide spectrum. On one end are companies who exhibit improving fundamentals and ESG characteristics that represent the largest EBITDA-generating...

December 4, 2014 Poll: 83% of Americans say climate is changing

Source: USA Today

Eight out of 10 Americans now believe the climate is changing, according to a new survey conducted for Munich Re America, the world's largest reinsurance firm.

December 4, 2014 6 Charts That Illustrate Vladimir Putin's World of Pain

Source: Bloomberg

It's not a good time to be Vladimir Putin. Faced with collapsing oil prices and sanctions from the west, the Russian economy is on the verge of going into recession. The ruble is collapsing, inflation is spiking, and the Russian...

December 4, 2014 Most Would Accept Nanotechnology, Genetic Modification in Food for Nutrition, Safety

Source: Food Safety News

New research suggests that most consumers will accept nanotechnology or genetic modification technology in their food if it will enhance nutrition or improve safety.

December 4, 2014 How to calculate the impact of carbon emissions

forumblog.org - It's one of the most important questions we all face. It lies at the heart of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 5th report on climate science, which appeared in 2013. The lead author of the report,...

December 4, 2014 Fed Beige Book Shows ‘Widespread’ Job Gains Across U.S

Source: BusinessWeek

A Federal Reserve survey showed businesses across the country are hiring workers in industries from aerospace to finance, adding to evidence of labor-market strength ahead of key jobs data tomorrow.

December 3, 2014 New book examines how preparing for disaster is key to bouncing back - text/video

Source: PBS NewsHour

Only communities that prepare for the unpredictable -- from health scares to cyber attacks -- can quickly bounce back. But how can we flip the paradigm for dealing with disaster? Author Judith Rodin joins Gwen Ifill for a...

December 2, 2014 Research confirms how global warming links to carbon emissions

Source: PHYS.org

Research by the University of Liverpool has identified, for the first time, how global warming is related to the amount of carbon emitted.

December 2, 2014 Do you eat for health or environmental sustainability? The Double Pyramid says you can do both.

Source: Treehugger

The “Double Food-Environmental Pyramid” was designed and launched by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition in 2010. Researchers from Italy wanted to combine nutritional guidelines with environmental issues, such as greenhouse...

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