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February 10, 2015 Big firms face crisis of trust, business lobby group says

Source: BBC

Big UK firms face a "crisis of trust" and the next government must prioritise better ethics, a lobby group has said. In a survey, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) found that over three-quarters of respondents think big firms...

February 10, 2015 Report calls out food/beverage brands for poor sustainability policies

Source: Packaging World

Large brands like Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, KFC, MillerCoors, and Kraft Foods are wasting valuable materials through poor packaging sustainability policies—to the tune of $11.4 billion a year. And by selling single-use food and...

February 9, 2015 Report unveils major food companies' meager recycling efforts

fooddive.com - Environmental groups îAs You Sowî and the Natural Resources Defense Council published a report chronicling the recycling and sustainable packaging efforts â or lack thereof â of big players...

February 6, 2015 Americans are finally taking climate change seriously. Here is why that might not last.

Source: The Week

A big new poll has raised some optimism that public opinion on climate change is finally catching up to the science. But the poll is a welcome reflection that more and more people understand the seriousness of the climate threat,...

February 6, 2015 CEO-to-employee pay ratios are lower than popularly thought, according to study

Source: Phys.org

Widely reported estimates suggest that recent compensation of CEOs was about 20 times as much as the typical worker in the 1950s, rising to 42-to-1 in 1980 and 120-to-1 in 2000. In 2013, the ratio stood at 204-to-1 for the S&P...

February 5, 2015 New guidelines coming for environmental reporting

cgma.org - The îClimate Disclosure Standards Boardî has published a final consultation draft of its Climate Change Reporting Framework. Comments on the draft are sought by December 14th and can be submitted online....

February 4, 2015 New survey shows oil industry will face a big challenge

Calgary CTV News - îMercerî, a îconsultingî company, surveyed over 150 oil and gas companies in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, asking them about their short term plans to deal with the price of oil. Of those...

February 3, 2015 Cities that meet air standards in China: 8

Source: CNN

Hong Kong—Only eight Chinese cities met the country's air quality standards in 2014, according to China's Ministry of Environmental Protection, although this was an improvement on 2013 when just three made the grade

February 3, 2015 Mercury levels rising in Pacific yellowfin tuna, study says

Source: LA Times

Mercury levels in yellowfin tuna caught in the Pacific Ocean have been rising at a 3.8% annual rate since 1998, according to a new study..

February 3, 2015 Earth's Dashboard Is Flashing Red—Are Enough People Listening?

Source: National Geographic

As scientists and much of the public differ on the causes of climate change, the planet keeps getting warmer … and the effects are adding up.

February 3, 2015 How Obama wants to spend Americans' money next year: an agency-by-agency look

Source: Star Tribune

But it goes fast when your budget stretches from aging highways to medical care to space travel and more.Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016 budget year beginning...

February 2, 2015 2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record - 135 Years in 20 secs,

Source: Bloomberg

Deny this. The animation below shows the Earth’s warming climate, recorded in monthly measurements from land and sea over 135 years. Temperatures are displayed in degrees above or below the 20th-century average. Thirteen of the...

February 2, 2015 New study says Great Barrier Reef could be dead by end of century

Asian Correspondent - Scientists under the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) have agreed a limit of 2C if the earth is to avert catastrophe. CSIROâs principal scientist, Kevin Hennessy, said the...

January 30, 2015 Study flags carbon concern from melting glaciers

Source: RTCC News

Researchers in the US have calculated that, thanks to climate change, melting glaciers will have spilled an extra 15 million tonnes of organic carbon into the seas by 2050. - See more at:...

January 30, 2015 Shareholder voting system is ‘antiquated,’ causes errors: report

Source: Business News Network

Canada’s shareholder voting system is “antiquated and fragmented,” causing numerous errors in vote counts at companies’ meetings, securities regulators have concluded following a lengthy review of problems with counting...

January 30, 2015 How environmentally friendly is fast food? New report has answers: Oregon environment roundup

Source: Oregon Live

The nonprofits As You Sow and Natural Resources Defense Council have examined more than 40 U.S. companies’ practices when it comes to packaging recyclability, compostability, and other indicators. Their report, which will be...

January 30, 2015 Study: Climate change to bring more nasty La Ninas

Source: USA Today

Extreme La Niñas could become more frequent because of global warming, according to a study out this week in the British journal Nature Climate Change.

January 30, 2015 Survey Shows Scientists and Public at Odds Over Climate, GMOs and More

Source: NBC News

A newly published survey shows a significant opinion gap between professional scientists and the wider American public on issues in science ranging from climate change to genetically modified foods. But the results match up on at...

January 29, 2015 British belief in climate change on the rise, research finds

Source: The Guardian

Britons are more likely to agree the climate is changing than at any time in recent years, with nearly nine in 10 people saying climate change is happening and 84% attributing this somewhat or entirely to human activity, new...

January 29, 2015 What Do Farmers Think about Climate Change?

Source: Scientific America

As a sociologist, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. spends a lot of time studying what shapes farmers' views and responses to climate change. It's a subject that has not gotten much attention, even as more research focuses on how to reduce...

January 29, 2015 Climate models don't over-predict warming, Nature study shows

The Age - The researchers chose the 15- and 62-year intervals because they are the durations referenced most often by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, which focuses particularly on accelerated warming...

January 29, 2015 New-generation solar panels far cheaper, more efficient: scientists

Source: Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity more cheaply than ever before, according to a study...

January 28, 2015 Climate change will hit Australia harder than rest of world, study shows

Source: The Guadian

Australia could be on track for a temperature rise of more than 5C by the end of the century, outstripping the rate of warming experienced by the rest of the world, unless drastic action is taken to slash greenhouse gas...

January 28, 2015 Yes, we can live well and avoid climate disaster, says UK government

Source: The Guardian

We can fly, drive and prosper while avoiding dangerous global warming – but only if billions remain in poverty and huge changes are made in areas such as energy and agriculture, new analysis from Decc’s Global Calculator shows

January 27, 2015 La Niña Events May Spike with Climate Change

Source: Live Science

The extremely strong La Niña events that can shake up global weather patterns may soon hit nearly twice as often as they did previously, due to global warming, researchers say in a new study.

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