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January 15, 2016 Climate change 'made record UK rainfall in December more likely'

Source: The Guardian

Study finds global warming made Britain 50-75% more likely to receive catastrophic rainfall that caused floods, but natural variation also played a role

January 15, 2016 Study sees dramatic progress in greenhouse gas emissions from cattle production

Better Farming - A widely-published expert on ruminant nutrition judging by his Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada profile, McAllister was also a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and lead author...

January 15, 2016 Countries underestimate risk of cyber attack, says WEF

Computer Weekly - Most of the world's economies are underestimating the potential effect of cyber attacks on businesses and their economies, the World Economic Forum (WEF) warned. A major study by the WEF reveals that, with the...

January 15, 2016 Should big food follow Campbell Soup's GMO labeling lead'

Investment Underground - A December Mellman Group poll commissioned by Consumers Union and a coalition of consumer and environmental groups found that nine in 10 Americans support mandatory labeling of products with genetically...

January 15, 2016 The US just took a big step toward making your fish sustainable

techinsider.io - A World Resources Institute report predicted that aquaculture production will have to double globally by 2050 in order to feed the 9 billion people on the planet by then. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

January 14, 2016 USDA says pesticide levels in produce, other foods not a threat

Source: Food Safety News

The report again confirms that pesticide residues are not a food safety concern for the United States. The PDP report on data from samples collected in 2014 found our food is safe, with pesticide residue levels low enough to...

January 14, 2016 Science panel faults EPA fracking probe for excluding baseline water testing

Source: State Impact/NPR

The Environmental Protection Agency’s landmark investigation into the impact of fracking on drinking water lacked baseline testing that would have made its results more illuminating, according to a scientific panel that assessed...

January 14, 2016 Stinging Report On Pandemics Makes Louis Pasteur Look Like A Prophet

Source: NPR

But the report itself has a stinging message: We're not prepared for the next coming plague or pandemic — or HIV 2.0.

January 13, 2016 Scientists just found an unexpected factor that could be driving Greenland’s ice loss

Source: Washington Post

While changes in air temperature, water temperature and precipitation are known to influence melting events on the ice sheet, a new study has identified another, perhaps less obvious culprit: clouds.

January 12, 2016 How disruptive progress leads to sustainability

Source: GreenBiz

In the not-so-distant future, my Amazon package would have arrived courtesy of a drone, but today it was left in the porch by a UPS driver. A rip of the cardboard zip disgorged four books for the rapidly expanding Volans library...

January 11, 2016 Business Leaders Get an 'F' in Ethics, Yet Again

Source: Forbes

Each year, Gallup asks people to rate the honesty and ethics of a range of professionals. In 2015, nurses again topped the list, followed by pharmacists, physicians, and high school teachers. Journalists, bankers, and building...

January 7, 2016 Study Finds That Weather Disasters Took a Heavy Toll on Crops

Source: NY Times

Droughts and heat waves wiped out nearly a tenth of the rice, wheat, corn and other cereal crops in countries hit by extreme weather disasters between 1964 and 2007, according to a new study

January 7, 2016 EPA says pesticide harms bees in some cases

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

Washington • A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency found

January 5, 2016 These Are the Top 10 Risks to the World in 2016

Source: Time

At the beginning of each year Eurasia Group, the political risk consultancy I founded and oversee, publishes a list of the top 10 political risk stories for the 12 months ahead. These are the risks and trends we believe are most...

January 4, 2016 Why Some Respond To Crises with Altruism & Others with Fear

Psych Centra - Participants in the high-risk version group were told that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed two diagnosed cases of Ebola in the United States, whereas the low-risk version did not see...

December 31, 2015 Special Report: How to Get Rich by Saving the Planet: An Investor's Guide to Green Market Profits

Wealth Daily - Sustainable investors aim for strong financial performance ... It's that last sentence that should motivate all investors â?? not just tree-huggers like me. The iShares î??MSCIî?? USA ESG Select...

December 30, 2015 Researchers Warn of Potential for Swine Flu Pandemic

Source: US News

Flu viruses found among pigs in China appear able to spread in humans and have the potential to cause a pandemic, researchers say. Authors of a study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

December 29, 2015 13th annual Consumer report The State of Sustainability in America 2015: Trends & Opportunities

Source: PR Newswire

This report is the thirteenth annual U.S. report NMI has published on the state of the sustainability market. It is full of insights, data, and analysis to help you better understand the ever-evolving world of...

December 28, 2015 No Raise This Year? These Four Charts Explain Why

Source: American Prospect

It’s hard to find a clearer illustration of escalating economic inequality than the growing divide between worker pay and worker productivity. The Economic Policy Institute’s top charts of 2015 depict the problem in simple...

December 28, 2015 "Rare" Diseases Are Back

Source: Youth Health

Diseases that are considered rare or almost entirely wiped out, especially in developed countries, are surprising making a deadly comeback, according to a new London study.

December 24, 2015 Paris, a giant step in the right direction

Gulf News - Global investment in renewable energy hit $310 billion (Dh1.14 trillion) last year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. And major companies are pledging to go 100 per cent renewable, too. Much of that growth in...

December 23, 2015 Americans aware of Chipotle outbreak eat there less often: poll

Source: Reuters

Nearly a quarter of Americans who have heard of recent E. coli outbreaks at Chipotle Mexican Grill said they are eating less often at its restaurants, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday, while social media sentiment...

December 23, 2015 Proxy season and Form 10-K filings: a look back at 2015 and what to expect in 2016

Source: Lexology

This overview summarizes new disclosure requirements and other developments that will generally be applicable to SEC reporting companies in connection with their upcoming proxy statement and Form 10-K filings, including those...

December 23, 2015 Poll: Post Paris Deal, Most Republicans Back Action on Climate Change

Source: NewsWeek

A majority of U.S. Republicans who had heard of the international climate deal in Paris said they support working with other countries to curb global warming and were willing to take steps to do so, according to a Reuters/Ipsos...

December 23, 2015 Tracking What Cities Are Doing About Climate Change

Source: Next City

A historic accord was signed earlier this month at COP21, with world leaders signing on to slow climate change. In addition to promising to cut emissions, all signatories agreed to report their progress through newly established...

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