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April 21, 2015 Sustainability challenges and opportunities for CFOsSource: CGMA Magazine
CFOs who embrace sustainability can help improve an organisation’s performance in several key areas: risk management, capital productivity, and innovation and growth.
April 21, 2015 Poll Shows We Need to Come Out on Climate ChangeSource: Huff Post
A new poll released this week by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reveals that Americans rarely--very rarely--hear people they know talk about climate change and surprisingly few hear about it on a weekly basis in...
Source: The Guardian
A record amount of electrical and electronic waste was discarded around the world in 2014, with the biggest per-capita tallies in countries that pride themselves on environmental consciousness, a report said.
April 20, 2015 Survey: US businesses expect sales rebound, more hiringSource: UT San Diego
U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday
April 16, 2015 Obama's EPA Rule Is Redrawing the U.S. Coal MapSource: Bloomberg
America’s oldest coal plants are retiring like they’re Baby Boomers, and some of them are the same age. About 17 percent of U.S. coal-fired power generation will vanish in the next few years — some 7.5 percent this year alone,...
Source: The Guardian
Emissions of toxic pollution by EnergyAustralia and Origin Energy have increased by more than 500% in the past financial year, and AGL has become the country’s biggest carbon polluter, a new study claims.
Insurance Journal - According to the report from the University of Oxford published at the start of the îWorld Water Forumî in Korea, South Asia has the largest concentration of water-related risks. East and Southeast...
April 13, 2015 California's New Era of Heat Destroys All Previous RecordsSource: Bloomberg
The California heat of the past 12 months is like nothing ever seen in records going back to 1895. The 12 months before that were similarly without precedent. And the 12 months before that? A freakishly hot year, too.
April 13, 2015 In U.S., Uninsured Rate Dips to 11.9% in First QuarterSource: Gallup
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The uninsured rate among U.S. adults declined to 11.9% for the first quarter of 2015 -- down one percentage point from the previous quarter and 5.2 points since the end of 2013, just before the Affordable Care...
April 13, 2015 How Much Americans Really Pay in TaxesSource: Bloomberg
A new report from the U.S. Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation shows that looking only at income taxes misses most of what we pay to the federal government each year.
April 10, 2015 3 Ways Brands Can Use Corporate Social Responsibility Principles To Create Better AdvertisingSource: Fastcoexist.com
In a new report, the firm BSR examines the idea that brands can use these principles to build trust and loyalty among customers. For the most part, they can. Eva Dienel, associate director of communications at BSR, cites a recent...
Younger wealthy investors have a greater interest in socially responsible investments than older investors.
America's oil boom has unearthed new supplies of crude so fast that the nation's system of pipelines hasn't been able to keep up. And so an industry is born: Crude by rail.
April 8, 2015 Superflu pandemic is biggest danger to UK apart from a terrorist attack – and could kill 80,000 peopleSource: Independent (UK)
As many as 80,000 people could be killed in an outbreak of a new kind of superbug and “much of modern medicine” could become unsafe because diseases are becoming resistant to modern drugs, according to a new Government report.
April 7, 2015 Fateful Harvest: A Reuters Special ReportSource: Reuters
The farmers of Brazil have become the world’s top exporters of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry and soybeans. They’ve also earned a more dubious distinction: In 2012, Brazil passed the United States as the largest buyer...
April 7, 2015 This Is How America Really Feels About Climate Change: New Model Breaks It Down To The County LevelSource: IB Times
There have been plenty of reports and coverage about global warming, or climate change, but how do Americans really feel about the phenomenon? Researchers from Yale University and Utah State University created a model that...
Source: World of Tech Today
A recent study conducted by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) holds packaged and processed foods as the main culprits behind the Americans’ consuming salt in excess of the daily recommended allowance....
April 6, 2015 Poll: Americans Starting to Worry About Climate Change Now That It Affects Their LawnsSource: The New Yorker
SACRAMENTO – A new poll shows that Americans who were unconcerned about climate change as it wreaked havoc around the world are beginning to worry, now that global warming is affecting the appearance of their lawns.
April 6, 2015 Report: Sea level will rise
carolinacoastonline.com - The draft also contains scenario-based global sea level rise projections, based on data from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. The panelâs scenarios on low and high...
Here are four charts that offer a glimpse at California's predicament, which by some measures has been the worst drought in at least 1200 years
April 2, 2015 How Much U.S. Oil and Gas Comes From Fracking?Source: Wall Street Journal
Hydraulic fracturing has unleashed vast new quantities of crude oil and natural gas. The percentage of fuel flowing from shale-rock compared with traditional oil and gas fields has been steadily rising. But lackluster energy...
Harvard University accepted a record-low 5.3 percent of hopefuls after attracting 37,307 applicants as it stepped up recruiting with a social-media campaign. The previous year, the figure was 5.9 percent. The admission rates for...
April 2, 2015 Here's America's New Minimum Wage MapSource: Bloomberg
The map shows up-to-date information of the minimum wage across the country.
Source: WCSH - TV
Rain and snowfall is up 28 percent in New England since the 1970s, according to a new Environment Maine report. The environmental advocacy organization gathered on the Maine State Pier Tuesday to explain the report's findings,...
Source: CS Monitor
Decades of climate change have taken a toll on ocean ecosystems – and it could take millennia for them to bounce back, according to new research.
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