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January 28, 2016 Feed the World by Wasting Less Food
IEEE Spectrum - Food waste begins on the farm and doesn't stop on our dinner plates. But we can easily cut that waste in half.
In just 15 trading days, oil prices have managed to plunge another 20%, after a fall of 29% in 2015 and 44% in 2014. While markets took these drops in stride in the past few years, something seems different about the volatile...
January 27, 2016 Morgan Stanley Analyzed 43 Bear Markets and Here's What It FoundSource: Bloomberg
U.S. stocks may be looking a bit better after one of the worst starts to the year on record, but a number of markets, especially the emerging kind, have already entered or come within points of a bear market
January 27, 2016 Switch to Clean Energy Can Be Fast and CheapSource: Scientific America
Wind and sunshine could power most of the United States by 2030 without raising electricity prices, according to a new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado, Boulder
January 26, 2016 Study shows fracking leads to falling property valueSource: Duke Chronicle
The value of homes sharply declines when fracking takes place in neighborhoods, according to a new Duke study published in the American Economic Review.
January 25, 2016 By 2050, our oceans will hold more plastic than fishSource: USA Today
Use of plastic has increased 20-fold in the past half-century; production of the ubiquitous material is expected to double again in the next 20 years (and nearly quadruple over the next 50). And, CNN Money reports, nearly a third...
Source: Washington Post
The bars in red on the graph below are the 20 hottest years on human record. There were hotter years, like when the Earth was still mostly molten rock. But since mankind has had the capability to actually measure temperatures...
Source: The Guardian
Over-regulation was listed as the biggest threat to business (by 79% of CEOs), followed by geopolitical uncertainty (74%) and other key threats including cyber attacks (61%).
Source: Press TV
The international group said in a Wednesday report that a total of 293 – or 80 percent – of the 366 cities whose data it analyzed did not meet China’s own air quality standards in 2015.
January 19, 2016 Global warming strikes deep into oceans – studySource: New Vision
The oceans have soaked up as much heat from global warming over the last two decades as during the preceding 130 years, according to a study published Monday.While this accelerated absorption has helped keep human habitats...
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