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September 23, 2016 100 countries push to phase out potentially disastrous greenhouse gasSource: The Guardian
A loose coalition of more than 100 countries, including the US and European nations, is pushing for an early phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a powerful greenhouse gas that if left unchecked is set to add a potentially...
September 23, 2016 The UN just categorized antibiotics in the food system as a crisis on par with AIDS and EbolaSource: Quartz
By pushing antibiotic resistance front-and-center as a global problem, the international body has acknowledged that some of the miracles of modern medicine—including the invention of penicillin and tetracyclines—are at risk of...
September 23, 2016 Harvard Endowment’s 2 Percent Loss Magnifies Decade of StruggleSource: Bloomberg
Harvard University’s endowment, searching for new leadership amid a year of turmoil, reported a 2 percent annual investment loss, magnifying a decade of lackluster returns compared with the school’s elite rivals.
September 23, 2016 European stocks pull back from 2-week high after mixed PMIsSource: MarketWatch
European stocks moved decisively lower on Friday, pulling back from the prior day’s rally after the latest round of economic data painted a mixed picture of the region’s recovery.
September 23, 2016 China Will Resume Limited Imports of U.S. Beef After a Ban Long Seen as PoliticalSource: Time
New regulations announced on Thursday mean that some American beef is welcome back in China, reversing a ban instituted after an outbreak of mad-cow disease in the U.S. in 2003.
September 23, 2016 Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts hacked in 2014Source: Reuters
Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) said on Thursday information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen from its network in 2014 by what it believed was a "state-sponsored actor."
September 22, 2016 Lawmakers grill Mylan CEO over EpiPen price hikesSource: Washington Post
Lawmakers chastised Mylan's chief executive for amassing an $18 million salary at a contentious congressional hearing Wednesday afternoon, as she evaded questions about how much profit the pharmaceutical company made off the...
September 22, 2016 Here's How Global Warming Could Trigger the Next Financial CrisisSource: Fortune
Move over mortgages. There’s now something much, much bigger to worry about, and harder to curtail, and far more likely to cause the next financial crisis: global warming
September 22, 2016 Every day’s a safety drill as Chipotle woos customers backSource: SF Gate
There isn’t much sexy about food safety, and that goes for regular reminders to scrub hands. But for the last year, Chipotle has been forced to focus on little else, after a string of illnesses among diners at the Mexican...
September 22, 2016 Major Banks Pledge to Go Carbon NeutralSource: Scientific America
Two American banks announced plans yesterday to become carbon neutral and power their branches and offices entirely with renewable energy in the next few years.
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