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February 22, 2011 'Blue peace' needed to solve Middle East water crisis

Source: Ekklesia

Water shortages in the Middle East could lead to social unrest unless urgent action is taken to transform a potential crisis into an opportunity for a "new form of peace", according to a new report presented in Geneva. "You are...

February 21, 2011 Plastic bags less damaging to environment

Source: Telegraph - UK

Plastic bags may not be as bad for the environment as previously assumed, and may in fact be better than their “eco friendly” alternatives, government research suggests.

February 21, 2011 Harvard Economist and Greenpeace Take a Swing at Coal [VIDEOS]

Source: Ecopolitology

Dr. Paul Epstein, the Director of Harvard Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment, recently completed a study with eleven other researchers examining the full cost of coal over the course of its life cycle....

February 18, 2011 Want to Fight Global Warming? Don't Just Focus on CO2

Source: Science Now

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Carbon dioxide is the elephant in the room for any discussion of how to stem global warming. But a new report suggests that tackling emissions of two other short-lasting pollutants—methane and the black component...

February 18, 2011 Coca-Cola Releases 2009-10 Sustainability Report

Source: Triple Pundit

Coca-Cola just released their 2009-10 Sustainability Review calling it “Our commitment to making a positive difference in the world.” In many ways it’s an impressive document, laying out both strategy and accomplishments as well...

February 18, 2011 Sulfur Emissions on the Rise

Source: Environmental News Network

Sulfur dioxide is a major air pollutant and has significant impacts upon human health. In addition the concentration of sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere can influence ecosytems. Sulfur dioxide emissions are a precursor to acid...

February 17, 2011 Researchers Link Extreme Rains To Global Warming - audio

Source: National Public Radio

Scientists have been saying for years that as the planet heats up, we will have to deal with more severe weather. But pinning any particular event — such as a specific hurricane — to global warming is difficult at best. Now,...

February 15, 2011 Report says small companies need to better assess risk from climate change

Source: Boston Globe - Green Blog

Small companies are inadequately assessing business risks and opportunities from climate change, according to a new report by Pax World Management, a sustainable investment advisor and Clean Air-Cool Planet, an advocacy group....

February 15, 2011 Mercer advocates massive institutional shift to climate sensitive assets

Source: Responsible Investor

A major new study by consulting firm Mercer in collaboration with a group of 14 leading global investors with around $2trn (€1.37trn) in assets has recommended that institutional investors shift up to 40% of their assets into...

February 14, 2011 More Companies are Willing to Pay more for Green Office Spaces

Source: publics.bg

Companies that occupy office space around the world consider sustainability a key factor in their space occupancy plans, and half of corporate real estate executives say they will pay extra for space in green buildings, according...

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