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August 4, 2015 An unstoppable problem is making it increasingly difficult for the world to produce enough food

The Business Insider - The possibility of increased food shortages looms in a nearer future than we'd care to believe. Citing the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), the latest Grantham Mayo van...

August 4, 2015 Franchises affected by New York's new $15 minimum wage

Source: CNN Money

New York state is poised to force fast food brands with 30 or more locations nationwide to pay a $15 minimum wage.

August 3, 2015 Statistics says the long-term global warming trend continues

Source: The Guardian

A new study has just been prepared for an upcoming climate meeting of the US Climate Variability and Predictability Program. This group has an annual summit and this year will have a special science session with papers and...

July 30, 2015 How Pipelines Saved America’s Biggest Oil Basin From Shale Bust

Source: Bloomberg

To understand why U.S. oil production is so resilient, it helps to consider the maze of pipelines running out of Midland, Texas. New lines have relieved a chokepoint in America’s biggest oil-producing area. A massive supply glut...

July 29, 2015 Texas Facing Major Climate Change Impacts, Study Finds

Source: Texas Tribune

Texas probably will see a sharp increase in heat-related deaths and coastal storm-related losses in the coming decades if nothing is done to mitigate a changing climate, according to a new study commissioned by a bipartisan group...

July 29, 2015 Health Care Spending to Accelerate, US Report Says

Source: AP

Health care spending will outpace the nation's overall economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on Tuesday, highlighting a challenge for the next president, not to mention taxpayers, businesses and individual...

July 28, 2015 40 percent of adults on Earth have never heard of climate change

Source: Washington Post

A major concern for climate activists is figuring out what drives the public’s beliefs about climate change. This information can help scientists better engage with the public and help activists understand what factors are likely...

July 28, 2015 German 'wisemen' say euro zone states should be able to go bankrupt

Source: Today Online

BERLIN - The German government's panel of independent economic advisers favors the creation of a sovereign insolvency mechanism for euro zone states to prevent future crises and says countries should be able to leave the currency...

July 28, 2015 British economy grows 0.7 per cent in second quarter: Data

Source: The Economic Times

LONDON: Britain's economy accelerated in the second quarter of 2015, helped by a rebounding services sector, official data showed on Tuesday.

July 24, 2015 California's drought is 'a harbinger of the coming global water crisis'

Source: Business Insider

"We view the unprecedented drought in California as a harbinger of the coming global water crisis," BAML strategists wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday. "By 2050E, 45% of projected GDP is at risk, with as many as 50 countries...

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