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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
October 24, 2014 What Will Winter Hold for Drought-Plagued California?Source: Discovery News
California really needs this winter to be a wet one. The state is now at the beginning of the fourth year of one if its worst droughts on record. The drought has been fueled by a spate of disappointing winter rainy seasons that...
October 24, 2014 E.U. agrees to cut emissions by 40% by 2030Source: Fortune
European Union leaders patched over their differences to agree new long-term targets for emissions of greenhouse gases. At a summit meeting that dragged on until the early hours of Friday morning, heads of government from the...
October 24, 2014 EU set to allow car emissions into carbon trading marketSource: Reuters
The European Union is set to make it easier to bring road transport emissions into the carbon trading market, a move that critics say could empower carmakers to push back against more effective curbs on greenhouse gases.
Research & Insights
Source: Dallas Morning News
This report comes via the Washington Post, which in turn saw it in the American Journal of Public Health. But enough giving credit where it’s due. The important news is this: More soda = shorter telomeres = shortened life span.
October 21, 2014 Debris Mass in Huge Sinkhole Shows Hawaii's Tsunami Risk: StudySource: NBC News
A massive earthquake strikes Alaska’s Aleutian Chain, spawning a 30-foot-high tsunami that blasts onto Hawaii’s shore and fills a huge sinkhole with debris. Researchers sift through it 500 years later, find evidence of the...
October 21, 2014 Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study SaysSource: Triple Pundit
Compared to dirty coal, natural gas looks like a clean fuel. As fracking becomes more widespread, natural gas is becoming more abundant. It is often touted as a bridge fuel, serving our energy needs until technology advances in...
Commentary & Opinion
October 24, 2014 Food giants Cargill and General Mills believe in climate change. Will they defend themselves from it?Source: Grist.org
When I think about companies like Cargill and General Mills, I don’t exactly imagine a den of climate hawks. So I’ve been surprised to see a string of announcements from food industry giants about their environmental initiatives....
October 23, 2014 The Future of Energy: How to Transition to a Renewable EconomySource: GreenTech Media
We need to ride the waves already our way and do our best to start new waves...
October 23, 2014 How to Divest Your University from Fossil FuelsSource: The Seattle Globalist
Last week Glasgow University became the first academic institution in Europe to commit to pulling all investments out of fossil fuels. They will phase out $29 million in investments over the next ten years.
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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