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September 10, 2014 How we can make ethical shopping a changing force
Eco-business - Good For Us founder Chris Jensen calls for innovative ways to make ethical shopping - buying from brands that do right by workers and the environment - more widely and easily accessible. Ethical shopping is one of...
September 3, 2014 Where Will Europe Find Energy This Winter?Source: Wall Srteet Daily
Ukraine is a major conduit for Russian energy to Europe. It’s a country blessed with rich farmland – a regional breadbasket of sorts. Russian natural gas passes through pipelines in Ukraine to customers all over Europe.
September 3, 2014 A doomed Earth of science fiction may well become a realitySource: Guardian Environmental Blog
There’s a scene in the newly-restored science fiction classic The Day the Earth Caught Fire (premiered last week in the summer open air cinema at the British Museum) when The Daily Express’s fictional, bull-nosed science...
OregonLive - According to the latest report from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, climate change is happening and will continue to happen in the decades to come. Some extreme weather events have...
Source: NY Times
Steven Davis of the University of California, Irvine, and Robert Socolow of Princeton have written “Commitment accounting of CO2 emissions,” a valuable new paper in Environmental Research Letters showing the value of shifting...
August 22, 2014 Updating the rules of international financeSource: Reuters
Tuesday, August 19, was Earth Overshoot Day, the day when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services exceeded what Earth will regenerate this year. Moving a few days earlier on the calendar each year, Earth Overshoot...
August 20, 2014 Why Does Less Meat Mean Less Heat' (Op-Ed)
Live Science - According to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, global animal agriculture produces vast amounts of crops to feed billions of farm animals long before they are themselves...
August 11, 2014 We can't let agriculture destroy our environmentSource: Des Moines Register
Are we prepared to sit back and leave our quality of life, our natural resources and our health up to the goodwill of Iowa's agricultural producers? I ask because if you've read the news the past few days, you have learned that...
August 8, 2014 How a Global Economy Bankrupts Local BusinessSource: Wall Street Cheat Sheets
For better or for worse, globalization is here. That brings along with it all sorts of advantages in business and trade, as well as opening up new markets to labor, industrialization, and modernization. Giant multinational...
August 7, 2014 The Muddled Road to Overhauling Corporate TaxesSource: NY Times
Every loophole has its lover. That’s why, despite the furor that has erupted over American companies adopting foreign headquarters to reduce their taxes, it is proving so difficult to fix a corporate tax system that most everyone...
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