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January 30, 2015 Study: Climate change to bring more nasty La Ninas

Source: USA Today

Extreme La Niñas could become more frequent because of global warming, according to a study out this week in the British journal Nature Climate Change.

January 30, 2015 Survey Shows Scientists and Public at Odds Over Climate, GMOs and More

Source: NBC News

A newly published survey shows a significant opinion gap between professional scientists and the wider American public on issues in science ranging from climate change to genetically modified foods. But the results match up on at...

January 29, 2015 British belief in climate change on the rise, research finds

Source: The Guardian

Britons are more likely to agree the climate is changing than at any time in recent years, with nearly nine in 10 people saying climate change is happening and 84% attributing this somewhat or entirely to human activity, new...

January 29, 2015 What Do Farmers Think about Climate Change?

Source: Scientific America

As a sociologist, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. spends a lot of time studying what shapes farmers' views and responses to climate change. It's a subject that has not gotten much attention, even as more research focuses on how to reduce...

January 29, 2015 Climate models don't over-predict warming, Nature study shows

The Age - The researchers chose the 15- and 62-year intervals because they are the durations referenced most often by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, which focuses particularly on accelerated warming...

January 29, 2015 New-generation solar panels far cheaper, more efficient: scientists

Source: Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity more cheaply than ever before, according to a study...

January 28, 2015 Climate change will hit Australia harder than rest of world, study shows

Source: The Guadian

Australia could be on track for a temperature rise of more than 5C by the end of the century, outstripping the rate of warming experienced by the rest of the world, unless drastic action is taken to slash greenhouse gas...

January 28, 2015 Yes, we can live well and avoid climate disaster, says UK government

Source: The Guardian

We can fly, drive and prosper while avoiding dangerous global warming – but only if billions remain in poverty and huge changes are made in areas such as energy and agriculture, new analysis from Decc’s Global Calculator shows

January 27, 2015 La Niña Events May Spike with Climate Change

Source: Live Science

The extremely strong La Niña events that can shake up global weather patterns may soon hit nearly twice as often as they did previously, due to global warming, researchers say in a new study.

January 23, 2015 OPEC Will Blink in Battle With U.S. Shale Drillers, Poll Shows

Source: Bloomberg

U.S. shale drillers won’t scale back output quickly enough for OPEC to avoid production cuts this year, according to a quarterly poll of Bloomberg subscribers

January 22, 2015 The Fracking Fracas over Earthquakes

Source: National Review Online

Despite the sensationalistic headlines and opinion pieces, fracking can trigger earthquakes only in very rare, very specific conditions, say the authors of the highly publicized study in this month’s Bulletin of the Seismological...

January 20, 2015 Four Principles To Create A More Credible CSR Report

Source: CSRWire

Over several years now I have been analysing the external communication like websites and reports by some of the top 50 Global Fortune 500 companies regarding their CSR and sustainability efforts. Comparing their communication...

January 15, 2015 Oceana report: Offshore wind would reap twice the energy, jobs as offshore drilling

Source: Daily Press

As factions face off over how best to generate energy and jobs in the coming decades, the Washington-based global conservation group Oceana released a new report Wednesday that claims harnessing offshore wind in the Atlantic...

January 15, 2015 Specific animals are dying-off in massive groups, and no one can explain why

Source: Science Recorder

Rapid, catastrophic die-offs in which hundreds or even thousands of one particular species die all at once are eerie and disturbing to observe. Determining the cause or causes of such events can be difficult. A new report on the...

January 15, 2015 2014 Executive Compensation Survey of Privately-Held Companies

Source: Digital Journal

Compensation Resources, Inc. (CRI) recently released the results of its 2014 Executive Compensation Survey of Privately-Held Companies. The purpose of this study was to obtain compensation data of twelve key executive positions...

January 15, 2015 New Climate Change Study Just 400 Pages Of Scientists Telling Americans To Read Previous Climate Change Studies

Source: The Onion

Co-authored by several dozen of the nation’s top climatologists, a new climate change study released Wednesday by the U.S. Global Change Research Program reportedly consists of 400 pages in which scientists just tell Americans to...

January 14, 2015 New Study Identifies How Cities Can Cut Energy Use by 25% by 2050

Sustainable Cities Collective - At present, according to the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), urban areas consume between 67% and 76% of global energy and generate about three quarters of global...

January 14, 2015 Executives report pay increases, say incentives are good retention tool

Source: CGMA Magazine

More than 60% of executives who receive long-term incentives believe the incentives motivate them to remain at their current company, according to a new global survey. A majority of executives have seen pay increases in the past...

January 14, 2015 New Sustainability Research by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group, and the UN Global Compact Sees Collaboration and Board Engagement as Critical to Sustainability Success

Source: 3BLMedia

Ninety Percent of Executives Agree That Businesses Need to Collaborate to Address the Sustainability Challenges They Face. Eighty-Six Percent Say That the Board Should Play a Strong Role in a Company’s Sustainability Efforts.

January 14, 2015 BPA-free? Plastic alternative BPS may not be safer, after all

Source: CTV News

A University of Calgary study has found that a common ingredient in consumer products can cause hyperactivity in zebrafish. Bisphenol A, a chemical used to make household plastics and epoxy resins, is produced in large quantities...

January 13, 2015 Climate Change Could Cost Society 6 Times More Than We Expected

Source: Headlies & Global News

New research suggests the "social cost" of carbon could be up to six times higher than the value the U.S. uses to guide its energy regulations. A recent U.S. government study concluded an additional ton of carbon dioxide emitted...

January 13, 2015 Environment, not cash, encourages L.A. residents to save electricity

Source: LA Times

According to UCLA researchers, the least effective way to get a Los Angeles family to save electricity is by telling them how much they'll save in the process -- mostly because it's not a whole lot. Instead, researchers said it...

January 13, 2015 Small Volcanic Eruptions Could Be Responsible For Slowing Global Warming: Study

Source: International Business Times

Small volcanic eruptions may have been slowing global warming for over a decade, according to a new study with results that are in line with previous findings that vast quantities of ash and gases ejected from volcanoes can have...

January 13, 2015 Study: Climbing Tree in Guinea Village May Have Been Epicenter of Ebola Outbreak

DC Cbslocal - LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) â The epicenter of this yearâs Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the largest in history, may be a climbing tree popular with children in a southeastern Guinea village, according to a...

January 12, 2015 USGS: Fewer Large Earthquakes in 2014

Occupational Health&Safety - Earthquakes caused about 664 deaths in 2014, including 617 who died in the magnitude 6.1 quake in Ludian Xian, Yunnan, China, on Aug. 3, as reported by the îUnited Nationsî Office for...

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