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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 22, 2014 Why Climate 'Uncertainty' Is No Excuse For Doing NothingSource: Science 2.0
Former environment minister Owen Paterson has called for the UK to scrap its climate change targets. In a speech to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, he cited “considerable uncertainty” over the impact of carbon emissions on...
October 22, 2014 Experts Warn Corporate Boards Aren’t Protecting Us From HackersSource: Time
In the wake of hacks against Target, Home Depot and JPMorgan, analysts say companies' boards need to be more vigilant on cybersecurity
October 22, 2014 7 industries at greatest risk from climate changeSource: CNBC
Rising temperatures and sea levels, along with increased incidence of extreme weather events, pose a threat to the global economy. Global infrastructure spending, public food supply, health and surging demand for energy are among...
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 22, 2014 The best thing since sliced bread' A ban on sliced pan
The Irish Times - The high-profile American food writers Mark Bittman and îMichael Pollanî have both asserted that the first step towards better health is to get people to stop drinking what Americans call soda. It...
October 21, 2014 Why governments must lead on climate change
forumblog.org - and a senior fellow of the Global Green Growth Institute and the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî. Image: A small geothermal power plant is seen near the town of Laugarvatn in...
October 20, 2014 What if Climate Change is Worse Than We Thought?Source: Counterpunch.org
New studies about the warming of the planet and the risk of massive release of methane from the Arctic are “worse than we thought.” As it goes, the danger to human existence, i.e., to a nice long life on the planet, is obscured...
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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