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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
January 28, 2015 What’s Behind U.S. Plan to Open Atlantic to Offshore Drilling?Source: National Geographic
The Atlantic coast of the United States could be opened up to oil and natural gas drilling for the first time, under a proposal the Obama administration announced Tuesday, although there's uncertainty about just how much energy...
January 28, 2015 California Water Shortage: $1 Billion Plant Will Make Seawater Drinkable By End Of 2015Source: International Business Times
While much of California remains in the grip of a three-year drought, a $1 billion desalination plant that will turn seawater to drinking water is on track to open later this year to serve residents of San Diego County. Once...
January 28, 2015 Study: Global warming 'doubles risk' of extreme weather
BBC - However, a review of research by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî concluded that the world has witnessed more hot days and heat waves since the 1950s and will see more changes to weather extremes...
Research & Insights
Source: The Guadian
Australia could be on track for a temperature rise of more than 5C by the end of the century, outstripping the rate of warming experienced by the rest of the world, unless drastic action is taken to slash greenhouse gas...
January 28, 2015 Yes, we can live well and avoid climate disaster, says UK governmentSource: The Guardian
We can fly, drive and prosper while avoiding dangerous global warming – but only if billions remain in poverty and huge changes are made in areas such as energy and agriculture, new analysis from Decc’s Global Calculator shows
January 27, 2015 La Niña Events May Spike with Climate ChangeSource: Live Science
The extremely strong La Niña events that can shake up global weather patterns may soon hit nearly twice as often as they did previously, due to global warming, researchers say in a new study.
Commentary & Opinion
January 28, 2015 Why Obama's Drilling Plan Ignores America's Changing Energy RoleSource: Forbes
A few years ago, President Obama outlined an “all-the-above” energy strategy. These days, his strategy seems to be “do no harm.” The plan outlined today, which would open parts of the eastern seaboard to offshore drilling while...
January 28, 2015 Here’s How We Know Global Warming Made the Blizzard WorseSource: Wired
Manhattan may have gotten the wimpy end of Juno, but the storm chin-checked New England. Boston is buried in snow. Hurricane-force winds buffeted Nantucket. The storm surge may have permanently altered shorelines from New Haven,...
January 28, 2015 Are Business Ethics at a Low Ebb?Source: Entrepreneur.com
"Our moral imagination will increase as distance decreases." In other words, the more technologically connected and closer people become, the more important values and principled behavior become.
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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