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Source: The Guardian
Five years ago the 2010 intergenerational report declared that “climate change is the largest and most significant challenge to Australia’s environment. If climate change is not addressed, the consequences for the economy, water...
March 5, 2015 Global flooding risk could triple by 2030
Wired - A study of the risks posed by river flooding over the next 15 years by the îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) has found that the number of people affected will rise substantially. Analysis of present-day risks...
March 5, 2015 Arctic Sea Ice Is Getting Thinner, FasterSource: Climate Central
While the steady disappearance of sea ice in the Arctic has been one of the hallmark effects of global warming, research shows it is not only covering less of the planet, but it’s also getting significantly thinner. That makes it...
Chronicling the politics that led to the creation of the twelve Reserve Banks and the pursuant legal and political consequences, this paper argues that the Federal Reserve’s quasi-private Reserve Banks are, at best, opaque and...
Boston-based Quantopian looked at how well Fortune 1000 companies led by women performed compared to the S&P 500 over a 12-year period
By now, it’s pretty clear that we’re starting to see visible manifestations of climate change beyond far-off melting ice sheets. One of the most terrifying implications is the increasingly real threat of wars sparked in part by...
March 4, 2015 How Climate Change Will Alter New York City’s SkylineSource: Wired
Last week, The New York City Panel on Climate Change released a new report detailing exactly how climate scientists expect New York City to change over over the next 100 years, focusing on projected increases in temperature and...
March 3, 2015 10 richest newcomers on Forbes’s billionaire listSource: MarketWatch
Falling oil prices and a weak euro have hurt the net worth of many of the world’s richest people, but those forces haven’t stopped a new crop of ultrawealthy contenders from joining Forbes magazine’s 2015 billionaire list. And in...
March 3, 2015 California drought likely a fixture, says Stanford studySource: San Jose Mercury News
Human-caused climate change is increasing drought risk in California -- boosting the odds that our current crisis will become a fixture of the future, according to a major report Stanford scientists released Monday morning.
March 3, 2015 Europe still off mark on sustainability goals: reportSource: Business Insider
Paris - Europe could miss several key targets for safeguarding its species, water, air and land, said a study Tuesday that warned economic recovery would add to the pressure on natural resources.
Source: Daily Caller
In the case of Antarctica, the climate models were dead wrong, according to a new study by Chinese scientists published in the journal Cryosphere. The study found that most climate models predicted Antarctic sea ice coverage...
March 2, 2015 BNEF publishes Sustainable Energy in America Factbook
Biomass Magazine - Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî recently released the 2015 edition of its Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. The report includes information on biomass, biogas, waste-to-energy, and a variety of...
March 2, 2015 Can We Fix Climate Change With Technology?Source: Oil Price
A report from the National Academy of Sciences concluded that experiments in blotting out the sun in order to reduce the amount of the sun’s rays that hit the Earth would be too risky. Spraying aerosols into the atmosphere – one...
A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found. The poll of 2,827 Americans was conducted in...
February 27, 2015 Retail Sustainability: Do Shoppers Even Care?Source: National Real Estate Investor
Owners of retail assets may be compelled to pursue sustainability initiatives in response to increasing energy disclosure regulations, investor pressure and even tenant demand. But until recently, there was scant data to help...
February 27, 2015 First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s SurfaceSource: Berkeley Lab
Scientists have observed an increase in carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface for the first time. The researchers, led by scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...
February 27, 2015 Cooler Pacific has slowed global warming, briefly - studySource: Reuters
OSLO - A natural cooling of the Pacific Ocean has contributed to slow global warming in the past decade but the pause is unlikely to last much longer, U.S. scientists said on Thursday.
February 26, 2015 Free Management Briefing on Sustainable & Ethical Cotton SourcingSource: Innovation Forum
Here is Innovation Forum’s new management briefing on Sustainable and ethical cotton sourcing –How to get it right, and make it pay for your business.
February 26, 2015 Socially Responsible Investing: An Overcrowded Trade [Part Two]Source: Valuewalk
Other studies have shown that socially responsible investments consistently underperform local benchmarks. A study entitled The Price of Ethics: Evidence from Socially Responsible Mutual Funds, by Renneboog, Luc and ter Horst,...
February 25, 2015 'Gerbils replace rats' as main cause of Black DeathSource: BBC
Black rats may not have been to blame for numerous outbreaks of the bubonic plague across Europe, a study suggests. Scientists believe repeat epidemics of the Black Death, which arrived in Europe in the mid-14th Century,...
February 25, 2015 Amnesty's report details 'devastating year of mass violence'Source: BBC News
Amnesty International's newly published annual report makes for decidedly sober reading. But that's to be expected given the atrocities committed in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Central African Republic and other countries
February 25, 2015 GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE ISSUES SECOND INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT LANDSCAPESource: GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE
WASHINGTON, DC —The global sustainable investment market has grown substantially in both absolute and relative terms, according to The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014, a report released by the Global Sustainable...
February 24, 2015 Companies turning to social media to communicate sustainabilitySource: Blue and Green Tomorrow
Global companies are increasingly turning to social media to communicate their sustainability initiatives to the public, according to a report from Sustainly. The trend comes as consumers are taking more factors into account when...
February 23, 2015 Caramel coloring in cola drinks raises risks of cancer – StudySource: Times Gazette
The chemical process generated while producing the caramel coloring used in most cola drinks has been found to raise the risks of cancer for one in every 100,000 people that consume the drink – a new research states.
February 23, 2015 Ancient cities grew pretty much like modern ones, say scientistsSource: CS Monitor
A study of archeological data from ancient Mexican settlements reveals remarkable similarities between pre-Colombian cities and modern ones, lending support to the idea that urban spaces are shaped by universal social behaviors....
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