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November 2, 2015 Pew survey shows 68 percent of US adults now own a smartphone

Source: PC World

The percentage of US adults who own a smartphone or tablet has skyrocketed in recent years, while PC ownership has held more or less steady. That’s the takeaway of a new Pew Research Center survey that clearly illustrates the...

October 30, 2015 The most – and least – energy-intensive nations

Source: Pew Research Center

Next month, representatives of nearly 200 countries will meet in Paris to try to reach a universal, binding agreement to address global climate change. Two of the biggest obstacles to such an agreement have been the fact that...

October 28, 2015 Trust! – the magazine’s introductory “Showcase of Service Providers”

Source: Trust Across America

Trust! That’s the title digital magazine of the Trust Across America organization. The Fall 2015 issue is out with the introduction of TAA’s “Showcase of Services Providers.” This the first anniversary issue and Governance &...

October 28, 2015 Is freshwater supply more dependent on good governance than geography?

Source: Phys.org

Is freshwater supply more dependent on good governance than geography? Scientists have analysed 19 different characteristics critical to water supply management in 119 low per capita income countries and found that vulnerability...

October 26, 2015 Hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats cause cancer, World Health Organization declares

Source: Washington Post

A research division of the World Health Organization announced on Monday that bacon, sausage and other processed meats cause cancer, and that red meat probably does, too.

October 26, 2015 German business optimism resilient after VW scandal

Source: Washington Post

FRANKFURT, Germany — Germany’s Ifo index of business optimism fell by less than expected in October, as executives’ outlooks for Europe’s largest economy remained relatively strong despite worries about a scandal at Volkswagen...

October 26, 2015 Why 400 U.S. cities will one day be under water

The Star - Anders Levermann is a co-author of the study. He is also the lead author of the Sea Level Change chapter of the î??Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî??, and a professor at the Potsdam Institute for...

October 26, 2015 Only four per cent of world's ocean is protected: Study

Economic Times - In 2010, representatives from nearly 200 countries met in Nagoya, Japan, and adopted the î??United Nationsî??' Aichi Targets, in a bid to stem the rapid loss of biodiversity. The countries committed...

October 26, 2015 Non-GMO Foods: U.S. and Global Market Perspective, 2015 Report

prnewswire.com - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/drdm7t/nongmo_foods_u) has announced the addition of the "Non-GMO Foods: U.S. and Global Market Perspective, 2nd Edition" report to their offering....

October 23, 2015 How Is Sea Level Rise Affecting Your Region'

WRI - Coastal communities across the United States are already feeling the impacts of coastal flooding and sea level rise in the form of flooded businesses, overflowing sewers and crumbling infrastructure. These shoreline...

October 23, 2015 New book claims climate change is not being properly addressed by market based economies and business

ABC Online - "I think the science is clear and the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is actually a very conservative body. "There are many groups and businesses that are looking at the impact of climate change if...

October 22, 2015 2015 On Track To Be Earth's Warmest Year Since 600s

WFMY News 2 - Current temperatures are unprecedented for at least 1,400 years, according to the most recent United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which met last year. Climate scientists can tell that by...

October 22, 2015 Americans Want Better Food Policy, Survey

Kansas City infoZine - Pocantico Hills, NY - infoZine - The research was released by â??Plate of the Unionâ??, a new campaign by the î??Union of Concerned Scientistsî??, Food Policy Action, and the HEAL...

October 22, 2015 Sweeping study claims that rising temperatures will sharply cut economic productivity

Source: Washington Post

In a sweeping new study published Wednesday in Nature, a team of researchers say there is a strong relationship between a region’s average temperature and its economic productivity — adding another potential cost to a warming...

October 21, 2015 Majority of Texans support local control of fracking, UT poll shows

Source: Star-Telegram

A majority of Texans believe cities should be able to ban hydraulic fracturing even if state law otherwise permits it, according to a recent poll conducted by the University of Texas at Austin.

October 21, 2015 Fracking can cause nearby abandoned wells to leak methane: study

Source: Reuters

Hydraulic fracturing can cause nearby abandoned oil wells to leak methane, according to a study published on Tuesday in the peer-reviewed Water Resources Research journal, marking a potentially large source of unrecorded...

October 21, 2015 New Research Shows Americans Want Better Food Policy

Union of Concerned Scientists - The research was released by â??Plate of the Unionâ??, a new campaign by the Union of Concerned Scientists, Food Policy Action, and the HEAL Food Alliance. This diverse group of food...

October 21, 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals: Good For Business

Source: Forbes

Businesses today are expected to be part of the solution to our world’s greatest challenges – from climate and water crises, to inequality and poverty – as captured in the Sustainable Development Goals

October 21, 2015 UT Energy Poll: Three-quarters of Americans now believe climate change is real

Source: FuelFix.com

WASHINGTON — Three out of every four Americans believe climate change is occurring, according to a University of Texas survey released Tuesday that documents the country’s rapidly evolving views on the issue.

October 21, 2015 Top 10 Best-Performing CEOs in the World

Microfinance Monitor - While Sorensen was rated high in ESG, î??Sustainalyticsî?? defended the high rank saying Novo Nordisk benefits from its decision to offer insulin at a steep discount to consumers in developing...

October 21, 2015 25 jobs with the best work-life balance

Source: Chicago Tribune

A new analysis by the careers website Glassdoor finds that tech and engineering jobs are among the best-ranked careers for workers who want to find some kind of balance between their professional and personal lives.

October 20, 2015 Yale Study Finds No Water Contamination from Pennsylvania Fracking

Source: IWF.org

A new study by a Yale University professor further confirms what federal agencies have been reporting for years: Fracking hasn’t contaminated groundwater. Desiree Plata of the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science spent...

October 19, 2015 Rich nations lag in 'fair share' of climate action - study

Source: Reuters

The United States and other rich nations are doing less than their fair share to fight climate change under a U.N. accord due in December while China is outperforming, a report by 18 civil society groups said on Monday.

October 18, 2015 Scientists pinpoint 41 Global Warming tipping points

DelhiDailyNews - According to the 5th IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports, the scientists found evidence of 41 cases of regional abrupt changes in the sea ice, ocean, snow cover, permafrost and terrestrial...

October 15, 2015 Collaborator in Chief: How sustainability leaders are made

Source: Greenbiz

In developing the book, Schein interviewed 75 executives — 54 of them in senior-level sustainability positions at multinational companies — about their relationship to the natural world. He heard about what early experiences...

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