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August 28, 2014 Deep Water Fracking Next Frontier for Offshore Drilling

Source: Bloomberg

Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.

August 28, 2014 2014 World Water Week

ReliefWeb - World Water Week is organised by the îStockholm International Water Instituteî (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been the annual focal point for the globeâs water issues since 1991....

August 28, 2014 Could Climate Change Cause Deadly Epidemics?

Source: Discovery

A newly-published study in BMC Public Health looked at Dengue fever, a virus spread by mosquitoes that sickens 50 million people and kills about 12,000 people worldwide, mostly in tropical areas each year. The researchers found...

August 28, 2014 Food additives on the rise as FDA scrutiny wanes

Washington Post - The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî also provided seed money this spring to create a research center at Michigan State University to deal with the rising concerns over additives. For new, novel...

August 28, 2014 Seven Reasons for Publicly-traded Companies to Proactively Consider a CSR Program

Source: Business Wire

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has transformed from business movement to business process. Individual and institutional investors not only want to know that your company is profitable; they also want to know that a company...

August 28, 2014 SEC Finalizes Rules Concerning ABS And Credit Rating Agencies


Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized two rules intended to address abuses in the securities markets that helped to trigger the 2008 financial crisis. One rule sets out new controls designed to improve...

August 28, 2014 More Quakes Jolt Iceland Overnight, Spread to Second Volcano

Source: NDTV

Stockholm: Two earthquakes measuring more than magnitude 5 hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano overnight and another quake shook a nearby volcano, with overall seismic activity staying high, the country's Meteorological Office...

August 28, 2014 4 Scenarios Show What Climate Change Will Do To The Earth, From Pretty Bad To Disaster

Co.EXIST - This graphic from the îWorld Resources Instituteî gives a sense of the dynamics at play. It presents four "emissions pathways," ranging from the very optimistic to the highly pessimistic. The first "Low...

August 27, 2014 Germany's Expensive Gamble on Renewable Energy

Source: Wall Street Journal

The Stromautobahn, as locals call it, won't carry Audis and BMW's BMW.XE -1.17% , but high-voltage electricity over hundreds of miles of aluminum and steel cables stretching from the North Sea to Germany's industrial...

August 27, 2014 Insurers pay more tax on executive compensation under Obamacare: study

Source: Yahoo News

When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law in 2013, it generated more than $72 million in additional tax...

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