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September 16, 2015 US and Australian taxpayers pay billions a year to fund coal – report

Source: The Guardian

Coal subsidies are costing US and Australian taxpayers billions of dollars a year, according to a new report. The research examined the subsidies given to coal production in the US’s largest coal field, the Powder River Basin,...

September 15, 2015 Survey: 60% of Boards Want Increased Risk Management Oversight by Senior Management Teams

Source: Business Wire

The report, which included the results from a study of more than 1,300 executives worldwide, found that about 60 percent of organizations are facing increasing and more complex risk issues than they were five years ago.

September 15, 2015 California's Sierra Nevada snowpack is the lowest in 500 years

Source: USA Today

The snowpack in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains this year has fallen to its lowest level in at least the past 500 years, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change, a peer-reviewed British journal.

September 14, 2015 The 5 Most Dangerous Foodborne Pathogens

Source: Food Safety News

It can be tricky business to say that one foodborne pathogen is more dangerous than another. Are the criteria the number of illnesses, number of deaths, or percentage of victims who die? Do the severity of an illness or chronic...

September 14, 2015 Southern Ocean Carbon Sink Stronger Than Ever In Absorbing CO2

Source: Tech Times

According to recent reports, the Southern Ocean around Antarctica has begun soaking up more greenhouse gases, essentially helping limit climate change.

September 3, 2015 Citi report: slowing global warming would save tens of trillions of dollars

Source: The Guardian

Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions (GPS), a division within Citibank (America’s third-largest bank), recently published a report looking at the economic costs and benefits of a low-carbon future. The report considered two...

September 3, 2015 How History Shaped China's Water Crisis

Source: The Diplomat

Struggles over water are not new in China or around the world. But these struggles have their own unique historical and cultural contexts. Climate, geography, and social forces all combined to escalate tensions over water...

September 3, 2015 Three trillion trees on Earth - new study suggests - text/video

Source: BBC

There are about three trillion trees on Earth, according to a new estimate – eight times higher than previous estimates

September 2, 2015 90 Percent of Seabirds Have Plastic in Their Stomachs

Source: Newsweek

By 2050, nearly all seabirds will have plastic in their stomachs. Already, 9 out of 10 of the birds have some of the substance in their digestive tracts. Such are the sobering conclusions of a study published August 31 in the...

September 2, 2015 This video from NASA shows just how much garbage has filled up our oceans

The Business Insider - The î??World Economic Forumî?? Blog is an independent and neutral platform dedicated to generating debate around the key topics that shape global, regional and industry agendas. Read the...

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