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August 16, 2018 China: Trade talks with the US are back on by Jethro Mullen @CNNMoney August 16, 2018: 2:50 AM ETSource: CNN
hina says new talks with the United States are set to take place amid the trade war between the two economic superpowers.
August 16, 2018 Scientists develop a system for trapping CO2 that could could slow the effects of global warmingSource: BGR
A group of scientists led by Ian Power of Trent University in Canada have announced the development of a system that can trap CO2 in a naturally occurring mineral at a much faster rate than it can on its own, potentially opening...
August 16, 2018 Sustainability And Disruption: Natural TwinsSource: Seeking Alpha
There is strong evidence that investment trends continue to favor those companies transforming the world for the better. We believe that only those firms committed to building a sustainable economy are likely to thrive in an...
August 16, 2018 SEC has reportedly served Tesla with a subpoena after Elon Musk's take-private tweetSource: CNBC
The Securities and Exchange Commisison has served Tesla with a subpoena after CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he was considering taking the company private and that he had the necessary funding lined up, according to reports from The...
August 15, 2018 Tesla Directors Do Damage Control After Elon Musk TweetsSource: NY Times
Members of Tesla’s board are scrambling to control a chief executive who some directors think is out of control.
In less than five months, the Trump administration has collected more than $1.4 billion in new revenue from steel and aluminum tariffs, according to a recent report prepared for members of Congress.
August 14, 2018 Jury Finds Monsanto Liable in the First Roundup Cancer Trial – Here’s What Could Happen NextSource: EcoWatch
In the first of many pending lawsuits to go to trial, a jury in San Francisco concluded on Aug. 10 that the plaintiff had developed cancer from exposure to Roundup, Monsanto's widely used herbicide, and ordered the company to pay...
August 14, 2018 Sustainability-reports.comSource: CPA Journal
The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) transitioned from issuing “guidelines” to more formal “standards” in October 2016. The new standards include the concepts and disclosures...
Source: Washington Post
If Saudi Arabia ultimately does provide the multibillion-dollar financing needed to take Elon Musk’s Tesla car company private, it would represent the boldest move yet in the kingdom’s campaign to build a post-oil future.
August 13, 2018 More than 100 large wildfires in US as new blazes eruptSource: CNBC
Six large new wildfires erupted in the United States, pushing the number of major active blazes nationwide to over 100, with more expected to break out sparked by lightning strikes on bone-dry terrain, authorities said on...
August 13, 2018 Euro wilts as Turkey rout sends investors into yen, francsSource: Reuters
LONDON - The euro slid to a fresh 13-month low and emerging market currencies slumped further on Monday, while the yen surged to a six-week high as the fallout from the Turkish lira’s crash pushed more investors into safe-haven...
Source: Investor's Business Daily
The devastating report — based on, yes, actual "science" — shows that the forced addition of ethanol to the nation's gasoline is making our air dirtier.
August 13, 2018 Walmart's 2018 CSR report: 20mn tonne reduction in emissions, sustainable sourcing and moreSource: Energy Digital
US grocery giant Walmart has managed to reduce emissions throughout its supply chain by 20mn tonnes in a year, according to its latest report.
August 13, 2018 Trump's trade war advantage: The US economy is 'firing on all cylinders,' says expertSource: CNBC
China's power may have been overrated and the U.S. economy is staying strong, meaning that U.S. President Donald Trump has an advantage in the trade war, according to one expert.
August 10, 2018 Chinese leadership is facing a rare backlash for its handling of the US trade disputeSource: CNBC
A growing trade war with the United States is causing rifts within China's Communist Party, with some critics saying that an overly nationalistic Chinese stance may have hardened the U.S. position, according to four sources close...
German astronaut Alexander Gerst said he is “shocked” by photos he captured from space that show a parched Earth — the result of this summer’s drastic heat.
Source: Information Age
Sustainability is now the cornerstone of any forward-thinking city. It is estimated that by 2050, the world’s population will have increased by 33%, with nearly 70% of those living in urban environments. Cities are under pressure...
August 10, 2018 Coroner sent letters to doctors whose patients died of opioid overdoses. Doctors' habits quickly changedSource: LA Times
Addressed directly to the doctor, the letter arrived in a plain business envelope with a return address of the San Diego County medical examiner’s office.
August 9, 2018 The US is tilting the global balance in oil and gasSource: Gulf News
The US is tilting the global balance in oil and gas A resurgent shale industry gives it sufficient ballast to influence supply and prices Published: 18:51 August 8, 2018 Gulf News By Mohammad Al Asoomi, Special to Gulf...
Mazda Motor, Suzuki Motor and Yamaha Motor conducted improper fuel economy and emissions tests on their vehicles, Japan's transport ministry said on Thursday.
Source: Environmental Leader
Sustainability initiatives often fail to achieve the expected results: 47% of sustainability programs are considered failures by companies. And that number has more than doubled from the percentage that were considered failures...
August 9, 2018 Australia's most populous state now entirely in droughtSource: CBS
CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's most populous state was declared entirely in drought on Wednesday and struggling farmers were given new authority to shoot kangaroos that compete with livestock for sparse pasture during the...
Yesterday, CCN reported that the volume of BTC and the rest of the crypto market have dropped substantially since late July, by more than 30 percent. Given the failed recovery of Bitcoin’s volume and the overly strong downtrend...
Source: Beckers Hospital Review
The healthcare industry lags other sectors when it comes to sustainability efforts, and few of the nation's 49 largest healthcare organizations are concerned about pollution, waste generation, disposal and water use, a new study...
August 8, 2018 WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE BUT NOT A DROP TO DRINKSource: The Outline
In early January, there was a crisis in Cape Town, South Africa. According to the city’s Department of Water and Sanitation, the coastal metropolis had access to enough water to last its population of 430,000 just 90 days.
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