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February 16, 2016 Inquiry backs plan to store world's nuclear waste in outback Australia

Source: The Guardian

Draft findings of royal commission in South Australia back nuclear fuel storage and expanded uranium mining, but rule out nuclear energy industry

February 16, 2016 US consumer confidence edges higher in January

Channel News Asia - WASHINGTON: US consumer confidence improved slightly in January, building on a gain in December, as the medium-term outlook improved, the Conference Board reported on Tuesday (Jan 26). The consumer confidence...

February 15, 2016 Water crisis could deepen in future as four billion people face water scarcity: Study

Source: Maine News OnLine

A new study has highlighted about the severity of water scarcity across the globe. Study researchers have said that the extreme water shortage affects around four billion around the world. Fresh water availability in many regions...

February 12, 2016 Study: Unsafe Levels of Metal in Well-Known Chocolate Brands

ABC 13 - An independent lab study found that lead and cadmium were present in the majority of chocolates. As You Sow conducted three rounds of lab testing with serving size samples of chocolate from 42 different chocolate...

February 12, 2016 Climate Change Confusion in the Classroom

Source: Scientific America

Climate scientists overwhelmingly agree that climate change is driven by human action, but middle- and high-school teachers seem to have missed that message. The majority of teachers are not aware of this consensus and teach...

February 10, 2016 FACT SHEET: Cybersecurity National Action Plan

The White House President Barack Obama - The National Institute of Standards and Technology will provide the Commission with support to allow it to carry out its mission. The Commission will report to the President with its...

February 10, 2016 Climate change 'to make transatlantic flights longer'

Source: BBC News

Flights from the UK to the US could take longer due to the changes in the climate, according to a new study.

February 9, 2016 Effects of carbon emissions could last 10,000 years, study finds

Source: CS Monitor

If humans don’t cut carbon emissions soon, the Earth could feel the catastrophic impact for tens of thousands of years, a new study has found.

February 9, 2016 Luxury Brands Can No Longer Ignore Sustainability

Source: Harvard Business Review

But according to a new report, 2016 Predictions for the Luxury Industry: Sustainability and Innovation, that sustainability gap is closing fast. Two organizations that work closely with high-end product companies, the Luxury...

February 8, 2016 Patagonia’s Circular Economy Strategy: A Case Study

Source: Ethical Corporation

Ethical Corp developed an exclusive case study of Patagonia’s circular economy strategy available as a complimentary download. Highlights include: 5 pages of exclusive insight into the responsible strategy of one of the most...

February 8, 2016 Last two centuries of “wrong tree” planting in Europe worsened climate change

Source: Tampa Bay Review

A new study has challenged the assumption of the positive impact of planting trees on climate change. In most cases, we all have learned that growing more trees would help reduce climate change, but growing the “wrong tree”...

February 8, 2016 Are drought conditions in the American Southwest here to stay?

Source: CS Monitor

A new study suggests that extremely dry conditions may now be standard in the central and western US, as precipitation and storms there have seen a marked decrease through the past decades.

February 5, 2016 A Comprehensive Guide to the Total Outrage That Is the Flint Water Crisis

Source: The Slatest

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a high-profile hearing Wednesday about the Flint water crisis. Below, your guide to what the hell is going on.

February 3, 2016 British opposition to fracking still outstrips support, survey finds

Source: The Guardian

Loss or destruction of the natural environment is most common concern for people opposed to hydraulic fracturing, long-running government poll finds

February 2, 2016 Climate change in charts: from record global temperatures to science denial

Source: The Guardian

The world’s hottest year on record has prompted much media coverage. But there haven’t been enough charts and graphs

February 2, 2016 ISS Publishes Updates To Its 2016 Executive Compensation Policies

Source: Mondaq

On January 22nd, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") updated its Frequently Asked Questions for US Executive Compensation Policies and US Equity Compensation Plans.1 The original FAQs were published on December 18,...

February 1, 2016 Lung Cancer Most Common Cancer In China: Air Pollution Taking Its Toll With Estimates Of 7,500 Deaths Per Day

Source: Medical Daily

How do we understand China, home to one-fifth of the world’s population, a nation in which conditions and complexities remain half-hidden from our Western gaze? A new report illuminates one aspect of this country’s current...

January 29, 2016 Ignored at COP21, sustainable agriculture is vital to climate mitigation

EurActiv.com - EurActiv France reports. "Three quarters of French methane emissions come from agriculture," said Jean Jouzel, the vice-president of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "But in spite of this,...

January 28, 2016 Four Graphics (And A Book) That Help Explain Climate Change

Source: Huff Post

Though blizzards and cold snaps may have made you forget the news from last week, 2015 was the warmest year in NASA’s global temperature record, which dates back to 1880. During a January 2016 press conference (see the slides...

January 28, 2016 Report: Strong governance key as $1 trillion passes to next generation within 10 years

CPI Financial - Covering an in-depth analysis and policy recommendations aimed at enhancing corporate governance within privately-held firms, listed companies and state-owned enterprises in the MENA Region, the report was...

January 28, 2016 Feed the World by Wasting Less Food

IEEE Spectrum - Food waste begins on the farm and doesn't stop on our dinner plates. But we can easily cut that waste in half.

January 27, 2016 Saudi Arabia, Shale & Iran: Everything You Need To Know About The Oil Crisis

Source: Forbes

In just 15 trading days, oil prices have managed to plunge another 20%, after a fall of 29% in 2015 and 44% in 2014. While markets took these drops in stride in the past few years, something seems different about the volatile...

January 27, 2016 Morgan Stanley Analyzed 43 Bear Markets and Here's What It Found

Source: Bloomberg

U.S. stocks may be looking a bit better after one of the worst starts to the year on record, but a number of markets, especially the emerging kind, have already entered or come within points of a bear market

January 27, 2016 Switch to Clean Energy Can Be Fast and Cheap

Source: Scientific America

Wind and sunshine could power most of the United States by 2030 without raising electricity prices, according to a new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado, Boulder

January 26, 2016 Study shows fracking leads to falling property value

Source: Duke Chronicle

The value of homes sharply declines when fracking takes place in neighborhoods, according to a new Duke study published in the American Economic Review.

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