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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 1, 2015 Volkswagen CEO Will Brief Board Leaders on Diesel Scandal
Bloomberg - Poetschâ??s promotion sends â??a pretty bad signal to the market, the regulators and everyone whoâ??s bringing litigation now against VW,â?? Hans-Christoph Hirt, executive director at...
October 1, 2015 Could Hurricane Joaquin be another Superstorm Sandy?Source: CNN
It's October. A powerful hurricane is brewing in the Bahamas. The whole system is threatening to head straight north to the U.S. Forgive the people along the East Coast if they're having a bad case of Sandy deja vu when it comes...
October 1, 2015 Judge in Wyoming blocks fracking ruleSource: The Hill
A federal judge has issued an injunction against new Department of Interior regulations for hydraulic fracturing on federal land.
Research & Insights
A relentless deceleration in the economies of the developing world will cause global growth to slow this year and only pick up a bit more pace in 2016, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
September 29, 2015 Study: New York City could see major flooding every 25 yearsSource: The Week
A new study says that due to climate change, major flooding is likely to take place in New York City every 25 years rather than every 500 years
September 28, 2015 Study: Most Non-Climate Scientists Agree on Global Warming TooSource: Time
Nearly 92% of biophysical scientists surveyed believe that human activity has contributed to global warming
Commentary & Opinion
September 30, 2015 Can pledges to cut emissions save the world from climate change'
The Christian Science Monitor - "When every country's definition of fair and ambitious uses different metrics you won't easily get to a situation where you divide the carbon budget," Kelly Levin, of the î??World Resources...
September 29, 2015 Global Water Crisis Is Wrong, Tragic and UnnecessarySource: Huff Post
If you don't know about the water crisis, you should. About 2.5 billion people are affected. They lack clean water and a toilet. Each day, kids miss school, moms walk miles and families get sick from unsafe water. And too many...
September 29, 2015 The East and West Must Join Together to Fight Climate ChangeSource: World Post
BEIJING -- With the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, the international community has now adopted an even more expansive set of Sustainable Development Goals for the future. The SDGs aim not only to end...
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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