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August 21, 2015 For Latinos, Environment Seems Just As Important As Immigration

Source: NPR

An increasing amount of research suggests the environment — an issue that has long been seen within the purview of progressive, white liberals — is now increasingly important to Latinos

August 21, 2015 China’s carbon count could be overstated by 14 pct – Nature

Source: Nature

BEIJING, International organisations could be overestimating emissions from China, the world’s biggest producer of greenhouse gasbecause of problems in the way they calculate their data, said a study published by Nature on...

August 18, 2015 Chief executives earn '183 times more than workers' (UK)

Source: BBC News

A report by the High Pay Centre, a think tank which monitors income distribution, shows that top bosses earned on average £4.964m in 2014. That compares to £27,195 median pay for a full-time employee in 2014, according to...

August 17, 2015 Extreme Weather May Lead To Severe Global Food Shortages: Report

Tech Times - Demand for food around the world will rise by 60 percent over today's levels by the year 2050, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the îUnited Nationsî. Greater wealth around the...

August 13, 2015 US leading economic indicator increases solidly

Channel News Asia - îThe Conference Boardî said on Thursday that its Leading Economic Index rose 0.6 percent after an upwardly revised 0.8 percent increase in May. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the index...

August 13, 2015 Folks in these U.S. states don’t believe in global warming

Source: MarketWatch

The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication created a ‘climate opinion map’ — an interactive online tool supported by a peer-reviewed scientific article published in Nature Climate Change. The map provides estimates of what...

August 12, 2015 Ex Machina: No Techno-Fix For Irreversible Ocean Collapse From Carbon Pollution

Source: Climate Progress

A new study finds there is no “deus ex machina” way to prevent a catastrophic collapse of ocean life for centuries if not millennia — if we don’t start slashing carbon pollution ASAP

August 11, 2015 China 'exporting' ozone pollution across Pacific to the US: Study

Source: StraitsTimes

Progress slashing unhealthy ozone in the western United States has been largely undone by pollution wafting across the Pacific from China, according to a study published on Monday.

August 11, 2015 Most Americans say their children will be worse off

Source: MarketWatch

The next generation of Americans will be healthier, their parents say, all except for their finances. Barely more than one in 10 (13%) American adults believe their children will be better off financially than they were when...

August 11, 2015 Watch the Arctic get smaller via National Geographic maps

Source: Boston Globe

The polar ice cap has been melting for a while now, and National Geographic has been redrawing their maps to better reflect their size, the publication said.

August 10, 2015 The activist floodgates are open, JP Morgan says

Source: The Tally

“New entrants are pouring into shareholder activism,” and “the floodgates are open,” according to a new report from JP Morgan’s corporate defence team. This is good news for JP Morgan, which along with Goldman Sachs and Morgan...

August 10, 2015 How to embrace technology without dooming humanity to destruction - Hopes and fears To help us grasp the shape and scope of these challenges, the îMillennium Projectî â an international think tank â releases an annual State of the Future report, which...

August 7, 2015 2015 Proxy Season Review

Source: Value Walk

This Paper summarizes significant developments relating to shareholder proposals to date during the 2015 proxy season. Although shareholder activists pursuing strategic or management changes continue to dominate the headlines,...

August 5, 2015 Not a quick fix: A raise in fast-food hourly wages to $15 leads to 4% increase of product prices- study

Source: VC Post

A study by Purdue University researchers shows that minimum wage increase in quick service restaurants to $15 per hour will result in a 4.2% increase in product prices. According to Purdue's Richard Ghiselli, the study was lead...

August 5, 2015 Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' larger than usual this year

Source: USA Today

The annual Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" — a region of oxygen-depleted water off the Louisiana and Texas coasts that is harmful to sea life — is larger than average this summer, federal scientists reported Tuesday.

August 5, 2015 Climate change could give San Francisco the climate of San Diego, scientists say

Source: Washington Post

Having the best climate is a bold boast, and the sign got climate scientist Ken Caldeira of Stanford University’s Carnegie Institute of Science thinking about how he might test the town’s claim to fame. His research, published...

August 5, 2015 US says COOL impact overstated

Feedstuffs - The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) told the îWorld Trade Organizationî that Canada and Mexico have overstated their losses regarding the U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) laws by billions...

August 5, 2015 Can't we just remove carbon dioxide from the air to fix climate change? Not yet


The possible "carbon removal" techniques are very diverse. They include growing trees on land or algae in the sea and capturing and burying some of the carbon they have taken from the atmosphere.

August 4, 2015 Three charts explaining Obama's energy regulations

Source: CNBC

President Barack Obama on Monday debuted sweeping regulations meant to address the growing threat of climate change. The new rules would significantly reduce climate-changing emissions from U.S. power plants and push the nation's...

August 4, 2015 An unstoppable problem is making it increasingly difficult for the world to produce enough food

The Business Insider - The possibility of increased food shortages looms in a nearer future than we'd care to believe. Citing the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), the latest Grantham Mayo van...

August 4, 2015 Franchises affected by New York's new $15 minimum wage

Source: CNN Money

New York state is poised to force fast food brands with 30 or more locations nationwide to pay a $15 minimum wage.

August 3, 2015 Statistics says the long-term global warming trend continues

Source: The Guardian

A new study has just been prepared for an upcoming climate meeting of the US Climate Variability and Predictability Program. This group has an annual summit and this year will have a special science session with papers and...

July 30, 2015 Four charts that show why the euro isn't working for Germany or Greece

Source: The Telegraph

The IMF has released its latest healthcheck on the state of the eurozone economy - it makes for grim reading

July 30, 2015 How Pipelines Saved America’s Biggest Oil Basin From Shale Bust

Source: Bloomberg

To understand why U.S. oil production is so resilient, it helps to consider the maze of pipelines running out of Midland, Texas. New lines have relieved a chokepoint in America’s biggest oil-producing area. A massive supply glut...

July 29, 2015 Texas Facing Major Climate Change Impacts, Study Finds

Source: Texas Tribune

Texas probably will see a sharp increase in heat-related deaths and coastal storm-related losses in the coming decades if nothing is done to mitigate a changing climate, according to a new study commissioned by a bipartisan group...

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