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December 10, 2013 UN launches campaign on water conservation
nationmultimedia.com - To keep up with rising populations, affluence and demand, the îWorld Business Council for Sustainable Developmentî estimates that our world will need 30 per cent more water, 40 per cent more...
December 10, 2013 Sustainability in the spotlight keeps banks on guard against greenwash
Australian Financial Review - The bank did not comment on how investment decisions have changed. Within the finance industry, views on the îEquator Principlesî themselves are mixed. Modelled partly on the World...
December 10, 2013 These 11 Cities May Completely Run Out Of Water Sooner Than You ThinkSource: Huff Post
A recent report from NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences does not alleviate those fears. It showed that nearly one in 10 watersheds in the U.S. is "stressed," with demand for water exceeding...
The euro zone’s bailout fund should be allowed to lend to help finance the closure of banks in the bloc, a proposal prepared for euro zone finance ministers showed on Monday. European countries are seeking to reach a deal before...
December 10, 2013 Wall Street Braces For Volcker Pain, Final Rule Emerges TomorrowSource: Forbes
Wall Street (and its lawyers) brace for Tuesday when US regulators will vote on a final version of the much-awaited Volcker Rule. So, what’s the big deal? Banks and their lawyers have been waiting for the last three years for the...
December 10, 2013 Fracking and the environment: Cooling tensions out West - EditorialSource: Boston Globe
The emergence of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” as a major source of domestic oil and gas has often put energy companies and environmentalists at bitter odds. But two developments out West show that doesn’t always have to...
December 10, 2013 Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice Means Scorching US SummersSource: Live Science
Thirty years of shrinking Arctic sea ice has boosted extreme summer weather, including heat waves and drought, in the United States and elsewhere, according to a study published today (Dec. 8) in the journal Nature Climate...
December 9, 2013 Focus on the facts – wind energy worksSource: Guardian
Simon Jenkins' article on wind turbines (We trash the landscape for the benefit of billionaires, 6 December) suggests a lack of knowledge on the subject. At various points in the article Jenkins claims that wind energy is not...
December 9, 2013 Hong Kong confirms second case of H7N9 bird flu in a weekSource: Reuters
Hong Kong has confirmed its second case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, days after the first, as the virus spreads beyond mainland China, authorities said on Friday night. The victim, an 80-year-old man from the neighboring Chinese...
December 9, 2013 Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor in AquifersSource: Las Vegas Guardian Express
According to a recent press release from Flinders University, scientists have now discovered sizable freshwater reserves underneath the seabed on the continental shelves around the world. It is estimated that a staggering 500,000...
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