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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.
March 31, 2015 Volunteerism and Community Engagement Tops Climate Change in 3BL Media Study of Most-Read CSR Content
marketwired.com - 3BL Media, whose distribution network for îsustainabilityî and CSR news includes JustMeans ... websites and 320,000 subscribers of Bloomberg Professional, and 133,000 îThomson Reutersî...
Phys.org - Climate model simulations by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) showed similar results: as the climate warms, temperature differences in mid-latitudes decrease, and so does temperature...
Source: Science Magazine
Fracking doesn’t appear to be allowing methane to seriously contaminate drinking water in Pennsylvania, a new study finds—contrary to some earlier, much publicized research that suggested a stronger link. But the lead authors of...
March 27, 2015 Americans Continue to View Energy Situation as Less SeriousSource: Gallup
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Fewer than three in 10 Americans (28%) say the energy situation in the U.S. is "very serious," one of the lowest figures in Gallup's history of asking the question. While this figure has varied widely over the...
March 26, 2015 Investor Confusion Clouds ESG's FutureSource: Michael Shagrin, Fund Fire
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies were hit hard by outflows in 2013 and 2014, and new data suggests that may just be the tip of the iceberg.
March 26, 2015 The moral maze: How poor company ethics can cost investorsSource: Business Reporter
FTSE100 companies are failing to provide investors with clear measures of how they maintain robust ethical standards, according to a study by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors
March 26, 2015 Saints Beat Sinners Again for Best Stock PicksSource: The Guardian
New Morgan Stanley research shows that whatever sustainability is, it seems to be working
March 26, 2015 'Neonics Not Key Driver of Bee Deaths'--USDA Study May Clash With White House Poised to Restrict Pesticide
The Huffington Post - îJon Entineî, executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project, is a senior fellow at the World Food Center Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, University of California-Davis. Follow...
March 25, 2015 Socially Responsible Supply Chains Create Triple Advantage: Increased Revenue, Reduced Cost and Greater Brand Value
Exchange Magazine - Geneva, Switzerland â A new report from the îWorld Economic Forumî identifies 31 proven practices to help companies achieve a âtriple supply chain advantageâ of increased revenue,...
March 25, 2015 Corporate Sustainability: First Evidence on MaterialitySource: Working Knowledge, Harvard Business School
The relatively new class of corporate investments known as sustainability investments has attracted the attention of firms, institutional investors, academics, and societal advocacy groups. This paper examines in depth how such...
March 25, 2015 ESG Criteria Important for Majority of InvestorsSource: Plan Sponsor
A majority of institutional investors consider ESG criteria when making alternative investment allocations, according to research by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer.
March 24, 2015 World Water Day overshadowed by shortage crisisSource: The Weather Channel
A new U.N. report revealed that the world could suffer a 40 per cent shortfall in water by 2030 unless dramatic changes are made.
March 24, 2015 Cornell Study Finds Hotel Guests Participate in and Support Environmental Sustainability EffortsSource: Hospitality.net
Certain sustainability practices are nearly universal in the lodging industry, says a Cornell University study published by the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Water-conserving fixtures and linen-reuse programs, for...
March 24, 2015 Global Climate in 2014 marked by extreme heat and flooding
China - as highlighted by the Fifth Assessment Report of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî," said Jarraud. "The record-breaking temperatures, extreme precipitation and floods we witnessed in 2014 are...
March 24, 2015 Study: Gulf Stream slower than ever beforeSource: UPI
POTSDAM, Germany -- The Gulf Stream is the weakest it's been in the last 1,000 years. And as glacier melt in the Arctic continues to accelerate, the foot of the Atlantic's most powerful ocean current keeps pressing harder and...
Global water resources may soon meet only 60% of the world’s water demands, the United Nations warned in a dire new report. The World Water Development Report, issued ahead of World Water Day on Sunday, says demand for water...
March 20, 2015 Executive Compensation Disclosures a Wasted Effort?Source: National Law Review
The 2015 Investor Survey notes that only 38% of institutional investors “believe that information about executive compensation is clear and effectively disclosed” and 65% of them note that the “relation between compensation and...
March 20, 2015 The riskiest places in the world for natural disasters
Mother Nature Network MNN - Verisk îMaplecroftî, a London-based company specializing in risk assessments, compiled the list, naming Port Vila, Vanuatu as the riskiest place of all. And that was tragically prescient....
March 19, 2015 The moral maze: How poor company ethics can cost investors
The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors’ study shows that while 91 per cent of the FTSE100 refer in their annual reports to their high standards of business ethics and integrity, only 8 per cent provided a specific metric of...
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