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August 17, 2015 Extreme Weather May Lead To Severe Global Food Shortages: Report
Tech Times - Demand for food around the world will rise by 60 percent over today's levels by the year 2050, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the îUnited Nationsî. Greater wealth around the...
August 13, 2015 Folks in these U.S. states don’t believe in global warmingSource: MarketWatch
The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication created a ‘climate opinion map’ — an interactive online tool supported by a peer-reviewed scientific article published in Nature Climate Change. The map provides estimates of what...
Source: Climate Progress
A new study finds there is no “deus ex machina” way to prevent a catastrophic collapse of ocean life for centuries if not millennia — if we don’t start slashing carbon pollution ASAP
Progress slashing unhealthy ozone in the western United States has been largely undone by pollution wafting across the Pacific from China, according to a study published on Monday.
August 11, 2015 Watch the Arctic get smaller via National Geographic mapsSource: Boston Globe
The polar ice cap has been melting for a while now, and National Geographic has been redrawing their maps to better reflect their size, the publication said.
August 11, 2015 Most Americans say their children will be worse offSource: MarketWatch
The next generation of Americans will be healthier, their parents say, all except for their finances. Barely more than one in 10 (13%) American adults believe their children will be better off financially than they were when...
August 10, 2015 The activist floodgates are open, JP Morgan saysSource: The Tally
“New entrants are pouring into shareholder activism,” and “the floodgates are open,” according to a new report from JP Morgan’s corporate defence team. This is good news for JP Morgan, which along with Goldman Sachs and Morgan...
businesstech.co.za - Hopes and fears To help us grasp the shape and scope of these challenges, the îMillennium Projectî â an international think tank â releases an annual State of the Future report, which...
August 5, 2015 Not a quick fix: A raise in fast-food hourly wages to $15 leads to 4% increase of product prices- studySource: VC Post
A study by Purdue University researchers shows that minimum wage increase in quick service restaurants to $15 per hour will result in a 4.2% increase in product prices. According to Purdue's Richard Ghiselli, the study was lead...
August 5, 2015 Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' larger than usual this yearSource: USA Today
The annual Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" — a region of oxygen-depleted water off the Louisiana and Texas coasts that is harmful to sea life — is larger than average this summer, federal scientists reported Tuesday.
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