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December 4, 2014 Fed Beige Book Shows ‘Widespread’ Job Gains Across U.SSource: BusinessWeek
A Federal Reserve survey showed businesses across the country are hiring workers in industries from aerospace to finance, adding to evidence of labor-market strength ahead of key jobs data tomorrow.
Source: PBS NewsHour
Only communities that prepare for the unpredictable -- from health scares to cyber attacks -- can quickly bounce back. But how can we flip the paradigm for dealing with disaster? Author Judith Rodin joins Gwen Ifill for a...
December 2, 2014 Research confirms how global warming links to carbon emissionsSource: PHYS.org
Research by the University of Liverpool has identified, for the first time, how global warming is related to the amount of carbon emitted.
December 2, 2014 Do you eat for health or environmental sustainability? The Double Pyramid says you can do both.Source: Treehugger
The “Double Food-Environmental Pyramid” was designed and launched by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition in 2010. Researchers from Italy wanted to combine nutritional guidelines with environmental issues, such as greenhouse...
December 2, 2014 Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass ExtinctionSource: The Daily Beast
The potential losses of species are on a scale that is rivaled by only a few events in the last 500 million years of Earth’s history. Five times during that span, the majority of species on the planet vanished in a short interval...
December 1, 2014 Geoengineering Doesn’t Provide ‘Magic Bullet’ for Global WarmingSource: Bloomberg
Geoengineering, which includes spraying sea salt or sulphate aerosols into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight, won’t provide a “magic bullet” to combat climate change, a University of Oxford study shows.
The benefits of sustainability projects may extend even further than reduced material use or energy consumption. A new survey shows that employee retention and recruitment are boosted by sustainable practices as well.
November 25, 2014 What people think about climate change around the world, in one mapSource: Washington Post
This map, from Sophie Yeo at Responding to Climate Change, rounds up surveys and polls from around the world since 2009 that look at views on climate change from abroad. For example, some 84 percent of people in Argentina think...
November 25, 2014 Americans would rather adapt to extreme weather than curb climate changeSource: Christian Science Monitor
Scientists, policymakers, and activists been holding out hope that an increase in extreme weather events might prompt Americans to embrace policies that curb greenhouse-gas emissions. They may be waiting a long time, a new study...
November 25, 2014 Obamacare law means Americans will see calorie-counts on menus and menu boards everywhere next year, but studies show dramatic move might make us eat MORESource: Daily Mail (UK)
Restaurant companies with 20 or more U.S. locations will have to post calorie counts for everything they sell beginning next year because of a little-noticed line buried deep inside the Obamacare law that some studies suggest...
November 24, 2014 Global warming may heat up world conflict: World BankSource: Times Live
In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas and possibly set back efforts to bring populations out of poverty.
November 24, 2014 Modern slavery affects 35.8 million people - report
interaksyon.com - The îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) estimates profits from this forced labour are $150 billion (120 billion euros) a year. "From the Thai fisherman trawling fishmeal, to the Congolese boy...
November 21, 2014 Report: America could power itself 100 times over with solar energySource: Washington Post
It is widely known that among all the sources of alternative energy, the one with the greatest potential is solar. How could it be otherwise? Staggering amounts of solar radiation strike the Earth each day; the only trick is...
November 19, 2014 Consumer Watch: High Levels of Inorganic Arsenic Found in RiceSource: NBC Washington
Consumer Reports analyzed Food and Drug Administration data on more than 600 foods that contain rice and found some with worrisome levels of inorganic arsenic.
November 18, 2014 Chocolate: Can Science Save the World's Most Endangered Treat?Source: Bloomberg
Mark your calendar: January 1, 2020. As this future year unfolds, the gap between how much cocoa the world wants to consume and how much it can produce will swell to 1 million metric tons, according to Mars Inc. and Barry...
November 18, 2014 Farmers and scientists divided on climate changeSource: Agri-View
Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study by Purdue and Iowa State universities shows.
November 18, 2014 Study: Polar bears are disappearingSource: Daily Telegraph
A NEW US-Canada study says a key polar bear population fell by almost half in the past decade, with scientists seeing a dramatic increase in young cubs dying. Researchers chiefly blame shrinking sea ice from global warming.
November 17, 2014 This Map Shows All The Ways Climate Change Will Screw The Whole World
Yahoo Finance - The biggest climate-related risks vary across different regions of the world. The handy chart below, published by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî last Sunday, shows which regions should...
November 13, 2014 HR’s Crucial Role in Sustainability EffortsSource: Environmental Leader
Human resources should play a major role in company’s sustainability processes, practices and strategies, according to MIT Sloan Management Review. Read more:...
November 13, 2014 Good Corporate Governance Correlates to Higher CSR Performance and Shareholder WealthSource: NewsWise
Berkeley-Haas’ Center for Responsible Business has awarded its 2014 Moskowitz Prize to the authors of a study suggesting good corporate governance correlates with higher CSR initiatives. And in turn, these increased CSR...
November 12, 2014 Verdantix Says Sustainability Leaders at High-Revenue Firms Have Growing InfluenceSource: Herald Online
NEW YORK — According to a new global survey of 260 heads of sustainability conducted by independent analyst firm, Verdantix, sustainability leaders have increasing executive committee influence, decision-making authority and...
November 12, 2014 Investors, business leaders at odds on value of sustainability
Companies are struggling to effectively communicate with investors on sustainability as 88%, according to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
November 10, 2014 Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissionsSource: The Guardian (UK)
"This study is a crucial step forward in our understanding of the evolution of the climate crisis. The public and private sectors alike must do what is necessary to stop global warming," Gore told the Guardian. "Those who are...
Source: Business Green
The UK's coal power stations could operate into the 2030s and risk breaching mandatory emissions reduction targets unless the government acts, a report has found.
November 7, 2014 Man-made Global Warming is Worsening
politicalnews.me - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said the new report from the U.N. îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî is expected to make the strongest case yet for decisive action to curb greenhouse gas...
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