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February 6, 2014 Report: Fracking raising water supply worries

Source: USA Today

The USA's domestic energy boom is increasing demands on water supplies already under pressure from drought and growing populations, a new report says. The water-intensive process used to extract oil and gas from shale underground...

February 6, 2014 FACT CHECK: Anti-Obamacare chorus is off key

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — New estimates that President Barack Obama’s health care law will encourage millions of Americans to leave the workforce or reduce their work hours have touched off an I-told-you-so chorus from Republicans, who’ve...

February 5, 2014 Climate change threatens to cause trillions in damage to world's coastal regions

Source: TG Daily

New research predicts that coastal regions may face massive increases in damages from storm surge flooding over the course of the 21st century. According to the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

February 5, 2014 New Poll Finds Most Voters Want EPA To Limit Carbon Pollution From Power Plants

Source: Think Progress

According to the results of a Sierra Club national survey released Tuesday, seven-in-ten Americans favor the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) putting limits on the amount of carbon pollution that power plants can release....

January 28, 2014 Negative view of healthcare reform rollout eases, but troubles persist, poll finds

Source: Modern Health

Memo to the White House: The website may be fixed, but President Barack Obama's new health insurance markets have yet to win over most consumers. Negative perceptions of the healthcare rollout have eased, a new Associated...

January 27, 2014 Study links flooding to human activities, changing landscapes

Punch - A new report has blamed the rising occurrences of flooding all over the world on human activities in addition to climate change/global warming, MAUREEN AZUH writes Flooding has in recent years become a major problem that...

January 21, 2014 Investors Most Upbeat in 5 Years With Record 59% Bullish in Poll

Source: Bloomberg

On the eve of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, 59 percent of Bloomberg subscribers surveyed last week said the economic outlook is improving. That’s up from 33 percent in November and marks the...

January 21, 2014 China's exports linked to western U.S. air pollution

Source: CNN

Pollution doesn't respect national borders. Outsourcing manufacturing to China may have resulted in less pollution in some parts of the United States, but other regions have lesser air quality because of U.S.-bound Chinese...

January 21, 2014 The number of Americans who think global warming isn’t real just doubled

Source: AMPP3D

The study shows that in the last year, the number of Americans who believe global warming is not happening has soared. In September 2012, 12% of Americans said they thought global warming was not happening. By November 2013, that...

January 15, 2014 Mapping the American Carbon Footprint, Down to the Last Zip Code [INTERACTIVE MAPS]

Source: The Energy Collective

In the process of researching and writing our free eBook ’Emit This’ I mapped out the average American’s carbon footprint. The result was the tree map above which shows the typical spending of an American results in 19 t CO2e of...

January 13, 2014 Earth 'going downhill' as consumption rises, report says

CNN - Hong Kong (CNN)-- From high above the earth, an astronaut launched the latest report card on the health of the planet which once again paints an alarming image of over-consumption and exploitation. In a recorded message,...

January 8, 2014 Determining Executive Pay: Boards Need to Assess CEOs' Behavior, Not Only Their Performance

Source: PR Newswire

"Everyone expects boards to assess the performance of CEOs when determining their pay, but they must also assess the manner in which the CEO performs," says executive compensation expert Bruce R. Ellig, author of the...

December 31, 2013 The Corporate Social Responsibility Report and Effective Stakeholder Engagement

Source: Harvard Law School Forum

Companies today are being called upon by their shareholders and other stakeholders to not only boost the bottom line, but also to help address some of the country’s most challenging problems, including those concerning economic...

December 27, 2013 Study: Fracking saves water

Source: Daily Caller

Hydraulic fracturing conserves water compared to other energy-generation methods, according to a recent study that undermines claims by fracking opponents. Bridget Scanlon and a team of researchers at the Bureau of Economic...

December 26, 2013 World Climate Change- Moving from awareness to action - The reports which have been put forth by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, OECD, IMF, World Bank, and the International Renewable Energy Agency are credible enough to be accepted...

December 26, 2013 For crops, water shortage could double effect of climate change

Source: Futurity

Shortages of freshwater used for irrigation may double the detrimental effects of climate change on agriculture, according to a new analysis that combines climate, agricultural, and hydrological models. Researchers say a warmer...

December 19, 2013 Poll: Wealth gap, minimum wage top issues for Americans


Americans want more government intervention when it comes to addressing the wealth gap and minimum wage, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. In the December survey, 57 percent said the federal government should take...

December 19, 2013 21 Percent of Population Could Face Chronic Water Scarcity With Warming of 2 Degrees Celsius

Source: Ciccle of Blue

An increase in global temperatures by 2 degrees Celsius would likely result in chronic water scarcity—less than 1,000 cubic meters per person per year—for 21 percent of the global population, according to new climate models...

December 18, 2013 New Report On Global Corporate Sustainability Practices Shows Talkers Outnumber The Doers

Source: International Business Times

In their quest to pursue growth and profits, many companies focus on reputation management alone while ignoring sustainable practices, which, according to a new report, is one of the most vital aspects of surviving in a crowded...

December 17, 2013 Water Scarcity Seen Worsening as Climate Changes, Study Shows

Source: Bloomberg

Climate change will increase the number of people at risk of absolute water scarcity by 40 percent this century, according to a German institute. Ten in 100 will have less than 500 cubic meters (132,000 gallons) of water...

December 16, 2013 Gender Diversity Survey—2013 Proxy Season Results

Source: Mondaq

The Fenwick & West Gender Diversity Survey provides exclusive insight into women's participation in leadership positions of the companies included in the Standard & Poor's 100 Index (S&P 100) and the high-technology and life...

December 13, 2013 Survey reveals a surge in corporate sustainability reporting

Source: GreenBiz

For the past 20 years, international accounting firm KPMG has been tracking the evolution of corporate sustainability reports. Recently, it revealed that a large majority of the world's biggest companies now produce the reports....

December 12, 2013 Sustainability increasingly mainstream

Source: Business Day

Businesses must cater to Kiwis' growing sustainability concerns or be left behind, a survey shows. Colmar Brunton's sustainability survey of 1000 Kiwis found Gen Y, people aged 13 to 29, were driven by sustainability concerns....

December 11, 2013 Corporate Disclosures Ignore Financial Benefits of Board Diversity

Social Funds - A new report from îThe Corporate Libraryî finds that corporate compliance with disclosure requirements on diversity has been vague, while studies indicate a financial benefit. -- 2010...

December 5, 2013 Poll: Americans More Opposed to Intervening Abroad Than At Any Other Time In the Last Half Century

Reason - The Pew Research Center and the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî have released their periodic survey of American attitudes toward foreign policy. Here's how they ... after the fall of Saigon: While 52 percent...

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