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May 4, 2015 Current carbon pledges won't stop dangerous global warming, says Lord Stern

Source: The Guardian

The study by the author of an influential report on the economics of climate change found that countries’ pledges ahead of a crunch UN climate summit in Paris this December would not keep warming below 2C, the level that previous...

May 4, 2015 McDonald's: a brief history in 15 facts

Source: The Guardian

By 1958 McDonald’s had sold 100m hamburgers - now the burger chain has 36,258 McDonald’s restaurants in 119 countries

May 1, 2015 Study Finds Global Warming as Threat to 1 in 6 Species

Source: NY Times

Climate change could drive to extinction as many as one in six animal and plant species, according to a new analysis.

April 30, 2015 Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats failing on climate change, report claims

Source: The Guardian

Elizabeth Warren consistently ranks as a leader of the liberal left, but when it comes to climate change the Massachusetts senator and many other prominent Democrats are lagging behind, a new report claims, and are not taking the...

April 30, 2015 Climate Changes In Arctic And Antarctic Linked For The First Time

Source: HNGN

A research team compared ice cores from the northern and southern hemispheres, and found abrupt temperature changes in the North Pole had an influence on South Pole temperatures, Montana State University reported. Climate change...

April 29, 2015 The invisible organisms that threaten to make climate change much worse

Source: Washington Post

When we think about greenhouse gas emissions, a few obvious culprits — coal-fired power plants or automobiles — come to mind. But the burning of fossils fuels isn’t the only process spewing carbon into the atmosphere. A much less...

April 29, 2015 Scientists map sustainability challenges in Baja California Sur fisheries

Source: National Science Foundation

In results published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), scientists assessed marine sustainability in the Baja California Sur region by applying a framework that accounts for both...

April 27, 2015 Study: Dirty City Air Can Damage Brains

Source: Biotech Wired

The dirty air in the city could damage brain, researchers suggested this week. According to the study published in the journal Stroke, brain scans showed that seniors exposed to higher levels of the kind of small particle...

April 27, 2015 Warming climate may release vast amounts of carbon from long-frozen Arctic soils

Source: Science Daily

While climatologists are carefully watching carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, another group of scientists is exploring a massive storehouse of carbon that has the potential to significantly affect the climate change...

April 27, 2015 Consumer Reports: Tests Find 60 Percent of Frozen Shrimp Contaminated With Bacteria

Source: Food Safety News

A new Consumer Reports (CR) study released Friday found that 60 percent of 342 samples of frozen shrimp it tested contained Salmonella, Vibrio, Listeria, or E. coli, and 2 percent tested positive for the superbug MRSA...

April 27, 2015 Earth Day Goes Viral

Source: On Earth

Prince Ea is a musician on a mission. The St. Louis–based rapper uses spoken word to promote social change, and his latest video, Dear Future Generations: Sorry, written for Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, has struck a chord.

April 27, 2015 As Coal Jobs Go Up In Flames, New Energy Positions Will Emerge From Ashes

Source: Forbes

Coal-related jobs are going up in flames, but new ones will emerge from the ashes. That’s the conclusion of a new economic study that examines the Obama administration’s energy policy and its potential impact on the broader...

April 24, 2015 One Man Against the 1%

Source: NY Times

For the past 50 years, liberals have gotten almost exactly the policies they’ve wanted. So why are they still complaining?

April 24, 2015 The U.S. Economy Hasn't Disappointed Analysts This Much Since the Great Recession

Source: Bloomberg

Following a quartet of weaker-than-expected economic data reports released this morning, Bloomberg's U.S. economic surprise index has fallen to levels seen only during the Great Recession.

April 24, 2015 Can this new blueprint for fossil fuel divestment stir industry to action?

Source: The Guardian

A group of energy and finance analysts has given companies targeted by the divestment movement – Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP and others – a blueprint for extricating themselves from fossil fuels.

April 24, 2015 Ocean output rivals big nations’ GDP, but resources eroding

Source: Reuters

Economic output by the world’s oceans is worth $2.5 trillion a year, rivaling nations such as Britain or Brazil, but marine wealth is sinking fast because of over-fishing, pollution and climate change, a study said on Thursday.

April 24, 2015 U.S. Shale Fracklog Triples as Drillers Keep Oil From Market

Source: Bloomberg

Drillers in oil and gas fields from Texas to Pennsylvania have yet to turn on the spigots at 4,731 wells they’ve drilled, keeping 322,000 barrels a day underground, a Bloomberg Intelligence analysis shows. That’s almost as much...

April 22, 2015 Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism, Even in Kids at Higher Risk

Source: Time

In the latest study on the vaccines, researchers find even more evidence that childhood immunizations aren’t linked to autism. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a group led by Dr. Anjali...

April 21, 2015 Sustainability challenges and opportunities for CFOs

Source: CGMA Magazine

CFOs who embrace sustainability can help improve an organisation’s performance in several key areas: risk management, capital productivity, and innovation and growth.

April 21, 2015 Poll Shows We Need to Come Out on Climate Change

Source: Huff Post

A new poll released this week by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reveals that Americans rarely--very rarely--hear people they know talk about climate change and surprisingly few hear about it on a weekly basis in...

April 20, 2015 World's mountain of electrical waste reaches new peak of 42m tonnes

Source: The Guardian

A record amount of electrical and electronic waste was discarded around the world in 2014, with the biggest per-capita tallies in countries that pride themselves on environmental consciousness, a report said.

April 20, 2015 Survey: US businesses expect sales rebound, more hiring

Source: UT San Diego

U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday

April 16, 2015 Obama's EPA Rule Is Redrawing the U.S. Coal Map

Source: Bloomberg

America’s oldest coal plants are retiring like they’re Baby Boomers, and some of them are the same age. About 17 percent of U.S. coal-fired power generation will vanish in the next few years — some 7.5 percent this year alone,...

April 15, 2015 Big energy companies operating behind 'smokescreen of sustainability' – GetUp

Source: The Guardian

Emissions of toxic pollution by EnergyAustralia and Origin Energy have increased by more than 500% in the past financial year, and AGL has become the country’s biggest carbon polluter, a new study claims.

April 14, 2015 Floods & Drought Amid Climate Change Cost Global Economy Billions: Oxford

Insurance Journal - According to the report from the University of Oxford published at the start of the îWorld Water Forumî in Korea, South Asia has the largest concentration of water-related risks. East and Southeast...

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