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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.
Source: Washington Post
Having the best climate is a bold boast, and the sign got climate scientist Ken Caldeira of Stanford University’s Carnegie Institute of Science thinking about how he might test the town’s claim to fame. His research, published...
August 5, 2015 US says COOL impact overstated
Feedstuffs - The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) told the îWorld Trade Organizationî that Canada and Mexico have overstated their losses regarding the U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) laws by billions...
The possible "carbon removal" techniques are very diverse. They include growing trees on land or algae in the sea and capturing and burying some of the carbon they have taken from the atmosphere.
August 4, 2015 Three charts explaining Obama's energy regulationsSource: CNBC
President Barack Obama on Monday debuted sweeping regulations meant to address the growing threat of climate change. The new rules would significantly reduce climate-changing emissions from U.S. power plants and push the nation's...
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