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In the beginning…there were the high-stakes / high-visibility crises events that are now part of corporate legend -- the ExxonValdez tanker oil spill in Alaskan waters (in resource-rich Prince William Sound) just as the fishing season got underway -- the deliberate poisoning of over-the-counter Tylenol pain relief pills, resulting in the tragic deaths of retail customers trusting in the product (the most recommended by physicians, it was said at the time).
News & Updates
February 27, 2015 Oil rebounds, with Brent set for biggest monthly gain since 2009Source: MarketWatch
Crude-oil futures rebounded Friday, with Brent crude set for its biggest monthly gain in nearly six years, ahead of U.S. rig-count data due later in the trading day, and Chinese official manufacturing numbers expected over the...
February 27, 2015 Czech tax on carbon permits incompatible with EU law: courtSource: Reuters
A Czech tax imposed in 2011 and 2012 on carbon emission allowances granted to companies for free breached a European Union directive, the European Union’s Court of Justice ruled on Thursday.
February 27, 2015 New ‘UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework’ is first comprehensive guidance for companies to report on human rights in line with UN Guiding PrinciplesSource: Boston Common Asset
(London and Boston) - A group of over 60 investors from Europe, North America and Australia, with $3.9 trillion of assets under management, have today urged leading companies to use new guidance to help them “know and show” their...
Research & Insights
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 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,...
Commentary & Opinion
February 27, 2015 Ethics and the environment - Eco-waverersSource: The Economist
“VIRTUE,” according to George Bernard Shaw, “is insufficient temptation.” But new research on the consumption patterns of the environmentally minded suggests that virtue and self-indulgence often go hand-in-hand.
February 26, 2015 A case against the environmentSource: The Daily Californian
We are in the midst of the worst drought on record in this state. In fact, in the month of January, the Bay Area received 0 inches of precipitation. Thanks, environment. The Northeastern part of this country has been getting so...
February 25, 2015 Keystone Solution Runs Through CanadaSource: Michael Bloomberg
The Keystone XL pipeline has become a perfect symbol of Washington’s dysfunction. Democrats exaggerate its environmental impact while Republicans exaggerate its economic benefits. In the debate, each side talks past the other,...
Video Interview - October 2007 - Cablevision System - New York
Governance & Accountability Chairman, Hank Boerner interviewed by host Dr. Harvey Passes - Comments on emergency preparedness, protecting your home and family, business and other topics and concerns.
30 Minutes: Click Here for Video
The "Wei Ji" -- The Chinese pictograph (word) for crisis and opportunity. It's often up to you which term should apply!
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