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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....
February 20, 2015 Americans Support Action on Global WarmingSource: The Energy Collective
Reports showing that global warming and its worldwide effects on human lives have become more common in recent months and years. Here, we summarize the results of some polls of American public opinion on this subject.
February 20, 2015 Arsenic, nitrates among pollutants in California drinking water: reportSource: Reuters
California’s public drinking water systems violated safety levels for contaminants more than 1,000 times during the 2012-2013 fiscal year says a report that cites high levels in some water systems of arsenic, nitrates and other...
February 19, 2015 NASA Study Finds Increased Risk of U.S. Megadrought
Ecology - The Fifth Assessment Report, issued by the United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) in 2013, synthesized the available scientific studies and reported that increases in evaporation...
February 19, 2015 Miami is already sinking under rising sea levels
Grist - In 2014, the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî released its fifth Assessment Report, predicting that oceans would rise more than three feet by 2100. Those projections make for some alarming visions...
Source: Huff Post
Climate change is already impacting New York City with rising temperatures and sea levels, which will only worsen as the century continues, according to a report released Tuesday from a panel of scientific experts
February 18, 2015 Global Ocean Acidity Revealed in New MapsSource: Live Science
Ocean acidification can now be seen from space, highlighting an ongoing danger of climate change and revealing the regions most at risk.
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