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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
Source: The Guardian
"Water is the giver of life," says the great-great-grandson of the engineer who revolutionised London's sewerage system. "That's why people always ask if there's water on Mars to support life. But it is also bringer of death, as...
July 23, 2014 New York State of Fracking: A ProPublica ExplainerSource: ProPublica
New York is one of a handful of states around the country that currently has at least temporarily halted fracking. Since 2008, when the state was first confronted with interest in gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing by energy...
July 23, 2014 Hackers bypass online security at 34 banksSource: MarketWatch
Cybercriminals are sneaking past security protections to access online accounts across 34 banks in Switzerland, Sweden, Austria and Japan. And in doing so, experts say, the hackers are defeating what’s often touted as one of the...
Research & Insights
Source: Science Magazine
A new look at the “vital signs” of Earth’s climate reveals a stark picture of declining health. As global temperatures rise, so do sea level and the amount of heat trapped in the ocean’s upper layers. Meanwhile, mountain glaciers...
July 15, 2014 Why Fracking And Other Disasters Are So Hard to Stop
OpEdNews - A new report offers compelling evidence that fracking for natural gas is killing domestic animals like horses, cattle, goats, and sheep. The dead animals provide a strong warning that fracking can harm humans --...
The oft-cited line that the top 1 percent of U.S. households lay claim to 30 percent of all wealth is probably an understatement, according to a European Central Bank working paper. Incorporating “missed” data on rich households...
Commentary & Opinion
July 23, 2014 Will 2014 be the hottest year on record?Source: The Guardian
After the hottest May and June ever recorded and with a looming El Niño predicted to cause global temperatures to spike, Karl Mathiesen, with your help, asks are we living through the hottest year since records began?
Live Science - Elliott Negin is the director of news and commentary at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS). UCS is a member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition, which includes nearly 400...
July 15, 2014 How Climate Change Changed MeSource: Politico
When I learned that the New York Times was planning to report on my time as an investor at Farallon Capital Management, I wanted to sit down with the reporter while I was in New York City to discuss the issue in person—and on the...
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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