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December 12, 2012 Study says global warming not hurting plant growthSource: AG Professional.com
A new study by the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change—The State of Earth’s Terrestrial Biosphere: How is it Responding to Rising Atmospheric CO2 and Warmer Temperatures?—refutes claims by the United Nations’...
December 4, 2012 Global water crisis: too little, too much, or lack of a plan?Source: CS Monitor
The global water crisis – caused by drought, flood, and climate change – is less about supply than it is about recognizing water's true value, using it efficiently, and planning for a different future, say experts.
November 30, 2012 Antarctica, Greenland ice definitely melting into sea, and speeding up, experts warnSource: NBC News
"This improved certainty allows us to say definitively that both Antarctica and Greenland have been losing ice," lead author Andrew Shepherd of the University of Leeds in Britain, told reporters. Not only that, but the pace has...
Source: Business Insider
New York— GMI Ratings, the leading provider of research on environmental, social, governance (ESG) and accounting-related risks affecting the performance of public companies, today released its second “Black Swan Risk List”,...
November 20, 2012 World Bank warns of ‘4-degree’ threshold of global temperature increaseSource: Washington Post
The World Bank is urging stepped-up efforts to meet world carbon-reduction goals after looking at what it says would be the catastrophic consequences if average world temperatures rise more than 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees...
November 20, 2012 Carbon reductions generate positive return on investmentSource: Carbon Disclosure Project
Around two thirds of the emissions reduction projects reported by Global 500 companies to CDP this year exceeded a 30% return on investment and 88% of projects exceed firm level return on invested capital. These and other...
November 19, 2012 Study reveals Asian cities at highest risk to climate changeSource: Smart Planet
DELHI – Two Indian cities – Kolkata and Mumbai – are among the top ten facing the highest risk from climate change, according to a study released last week by Maplecroft, a British consultancy firm specializing in risk...
November 19, 2012 All nations will suffer effects of climate change, warns World Bank
The Guardian - These findings by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were recognized by the national science academies of all major industrialized nations in a joint statement in 2010. Kim said the World Bank plans...
November 15, 2012 Congressional Report Blames Corzine for MF Global’s CollapseSource: NY Times
Congressional investigators took aim on Wednesday at a former colleague, Jon S. Corzine, blaming the onetime senator’s risk-taking at MF Global for accelerating the brokerage firm’s demise.
Source: Alaska Dispatch
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and National Research Council (NRC) have released a reportcommissioned by the CIA and various other American intelligence agencies on the security threats posed by climate change. The...
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