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Source: NY Times
Climate change could drive to extinction as many as one in six animal and plant species, according to a new analysis.
Source: The Guardian
Elizabeth Warren consistently ranks as a leader of the liberal left, but when it comes to climate change the Massachusetts senator and many other prominent Democrats are lagging behind, a new report claims, and are not taking the...
A research team compared ice cores from the northern and southern hemispheres, and found abrupt temperature changes in the North Pole had an influence on South Pole temperatures, Montana State University reported. Climate change...
Source: Washington Post
When we think about greenhouse gas emissions, a few obvious culprits — coal-fired power plants or automobiles — come to mind. But the burning of fossils fuels isn’t the only process spewing carbon into the atmosphere. A much less...
Source: National Science Foundation
In results published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), scientists assessed marine sustainability in the Baja California Sur region by applying a framework that accounts for both...
April 27, 2015 Study: Dirty City Air Can Damage BrainsSource: Biotech Wired
The dirty air in the city could damage brain, researchers suggested this week. According to the study published in the journal Stroke, brain scans showed that seniors exposed to higher levels of the kind of small particle...
Source: Science Daily
While climatologists are carefully watching carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, another group of scientists is exploring a massive storehouse of carbon that has the potential to significantly affect the climate change...
Source: Food Safety News
A new Consumer Reports (CR) study released Friday found that 60 percent of 342 samples of frozen shrimp it tested contained Salmonella, Vibrio, Listeria, or E. coli, and 2 percent tested positive for the superbug MRSA...
April 27, 2015 Earth Day Goes ViralSource: On Earth
Prince Ea is a musician on a mission. The St. Louis–based rapper uses spoken word to promote social change, and his latest video, Dear Future Generations: Sorry, written for Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, has struck a chord.
Coal-related jobs are going up in flames, but new ones will emerge from the ashes. That’s the conclusion of a new economic study that examines the Obama administration’s energy policy and its potential impact on the broader...
April 24, 2015 One Man Against the 1%Source: NY Times
For the past 50 years, liberals have gotten almost exactly the policies they’ve wanted. So why are they still complaining?
Following a quartet of weaker-than-expected economic data reports released this morning, Bloomberg's U.S. economic surprise index has fallen to levels seen only during the Great Recession.
Source: The Guardian
A group of energy and finance analysts has given companies targeted by the divestment movement – Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP and others – a blueprint for extricating themselves from fossil fuels.
April 24, 2015 Ocean output rivals big nations’ GDP, but resources erodingSource: Reuters
Economic output by the world’s oceans is worth $2.5 trillion a year, rivaling nations such as Britain or Brazil, but marine wealth is sinking fast because of over-fishing, pollution and climate change, a study said on Thursday.
April 24, 2015 U.S. Shale Fracklog Triples as Drillers Keep Oil From MarketSource: Bloomberg
Drillers in oil and gas fields from Texas to Pennsylvania have yet to turn on the spigots at 4,731 wells they’ve drilled, keeping 322,000 barrels a day underground, a Bloomberg Intelligence analysis shows. That’s almost as much...
April 22, 2015 Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism, Even in Kids at Higher RiskSource: Time
In the latest study on the vaccines, researchers find even more evidence that childhood immunizations aren’t linked to autism. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a group led by Dr. Anjali...
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...
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