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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
September 2, 2014 7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal
Greenpeace International - That someone must be YOU. Right now the most important event of the year on global water issues, îWorld Water Weekî, is happening in Stockholm, Sweden. More than 200 organisations from...
September 2, 2014 Tallying the environmental cost of meat
Japan Times - The îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî has also found that âat least 32,562 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents or at least 51 percent of all (greenhouse gas)...
September 2, 2014 Opportunity Costs: Evidence Suggests Variability, Not Scarcity, Primary Driver of Water Conflict
newsecuritybeat.org - While the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) forecasts an increase in total precipitation at the global level, regional patterns will vary significantly. Rainfall is projected to...
Research & Insights
September 2, 2014 Drinking or fracking' Report finds top shale plays globally are in places with scarce water
FORTUNE - A new study by the global research organization îWorld Resources Instituteî (WRI) found that the best shale deposits where the fracking would be done are in places like China, Mexico and South Africa,...
August 29, 2014 Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study SuggestsSource: Huff Post
Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, but a new report from the University of Hawaii's Sea Grant program states that islands in the Pacific might be unrecognizable in the coming years as climate change makes them hotter,...
August 29, 2014 Southwest's Risk of 35-Year 'Megadrought' Raised in New StudySource: NBC News
The U.S. Southwest faces a strong chance of a 35-year “megadrought” in this century, according to a new study that used paleoclimate and instrumental data to tweak climate models. The research, led by Toby Ault, a Cornell...
Commentary & Opinion
OregonLive - According to the latest report from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, climate change is happening and will continue to happen in the decades to come. Some extreme weather events have...
Source: NY Times
Steven Davis of the University of California, Irvine, and Robert Socolow of Princeton have written “Commitment accounting of CO2 emissions,” a valuable new paper in Environmental Research Letters showing the value of shifting...
August 22, 2014 Updating the rules of international financeSource: Reuters
Tuesday, August 19, was Earth Overshoot Day, the day when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services exceeded what Earth will regenerate this year. Moving a few days earlier on the calendar each year, Earth Overshoot...
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.
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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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