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November 25, 2015 CalPERS shared $3.4 bln in private equity profits over 25 years

Source: Reuters

The nation's largest public pension, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, said on Tuesday that it had paid $3.4 billion to private equity firms in profit-sharing over the past 25 years - a big step to opening the...

November 25, 2015 World leaders see global-warming deal at hand -- at last

Source: USA Today

After years of conflict and inaction, 196 nations are hoping to finally reach agreement on a plan to combat global warming when they convene outside Paris on Monday for 12 days of negotiations.

November 25, 2015 CDC says at least 19 E. coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad

Source: Reuters

At least 19 people in seven states may have been infected by E. coli after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's (COST.O) stores, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.

November 25, 2015 'Too quiet' electric and hybrid cars create headache for US regulators

Source: The Guardian

US regulators are grappling with new rules for electric and hybrid cars that are too quiet, leading to fears of collisions with cyclists and sight-impaired pedestrians unless the vehicles are fitted with artificial noise-making...

November 25, 2015 Fresh water crisis? Parched United Arab Emirates turns to desalinated seawater

Source: Mlive

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United Arab Emirates over the past two decades, the Gulf nation's thirst for water grew at an enormous rate — so much so...

November 25, 2015 Qatar-backed Volkswagen hit by tax evasion probe

Arabian Business - As is customary in Germany he did not name any of the suspects. Volkswagen, which is 17 percent owned by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), admitted in September that it installed software in up to 11...

November 25, 2015 How the Gold King Mine spill continues to affect Navajo life

Los Angeles Times - Some communities reopened their gates to water from the river. Others, including one of the largest Navajo chapters (similar to a county), voted to keep their gates closed for at least a year to avoid...

November 24, 2015 Oil Advances as Mideast Tensions Rise After Russian Plane Downed

Source: Bloomberg

Oil advanced after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the border with Syria, fanning concern that conflict in the region may intensify.

November 24, 2015 Solutions to California's Water Crisis Have Already Been Implemented Abroad

Source: NBC Bay Area

A three-month-long investigation by NBC Bay Area found several solutions to manage California’s drought, even without more rainfall, but experts say it’s a matter of putting those technologies to good use and streamlining...

November 24, 2015 The Carbon Reduction Efforts Of The World’s Major Cities

Source: Think Progress

More than half the world’s population lives in a city, which means reducing the carbon footprint of urban areas is critical to keeping global warming below 2°C.

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