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August 10, 2015 The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here

Source: Rolling Stone

Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each killed more than 1,000 people. In Washington...

August 10, 2015 Grim China data keeps stimulus hopes alive

Source: Reuters

A deepening slowdown in demand in China took center-stage on Monday, boosting some stock markets on hopes of more policy stimulus even as it knocked commodity prices.

August 10, 2015 Three Phases of Sustainability: Where is Your Organization?

Source: Triple Pundit

Organizations usually go through phases when implementing sustainability practices. Understanding where your organization is in the process can help you foresee upcoming challenges and avoid overstating your progress (i.e.,...

August 10, 2015 Coke is bankrolling health researchers who play down sugar's role in obesity

Source: The Week

There are reputable researchers who argue that America's sedentary lifestyle is more to blame for its obesity epidemic than, say, America's skyrocketing rate of sugar consumption — and, reports Anahad O'Connor at The New York...

August 10, 2015 The U.K.’s Foreign Minister Says ‘Marauding’ Migrants Could Lower European Living Standards

Source: Time

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says that the quality of European life will fall if the E.U. is forced to absorb millions of African migrants.

August 7, 2015 Why the outdoor industry needs to climb Mount Sustainability

Source: GreenBiz

From a strictly business perspective, people in the outdoor industry are looking at a seriously worrying future scenario: fewer new customers and an aging, shrinking customer base.

August 7, 2015 American Airlines, Sabre Said to Be Hit in Hacks Backed by China

Source: Bloomberg

A group of China-linked hackers that has mowed through the databanks of major American health insurers and stolen personnel records of U.S. military and intelligence agencies has struck at the heart of the nation’s air-travel...

August 7, 2015 What to Expect From the July Jobs Report

Source: NY Times

Most economists are looking for a reasonably healthy report on employment growth in July, despite some wild cards. Before the announcement, the consensus of economists on Wall Street called for a gain of about 225,000 in...

August 7, 2015 The Shale Patch Faces Reality

Source: Bloomberg

Not long ago the oil industry looked like it had dodged a bullet. After the worst bust in a generation cut crude prices from $100 a barrel last summer to $43 in March, the oil market rallied. By June, prices were up 40 percent,...

August 6, 2015 10 Ways America Is Winning

Source: Time

Pessimism outsells optimism in the media, but missing out on what goes right is a bigger risk than people realize.

August 6, 2015 Companies Must Disclose Pay Gap Between CEOs and Workers

Source: Time

Companies will have to provide investors with a ratio showing how the median pay of their workforce squares with their chief executive officers’ compensation, according to new rules adopted by U.S. securities regulators on...

August 6, 2015 Why Netflix’s unlimited parental leave is likely a bad idea for your company

Source: Washington Post

In the race to load up tech industry employees with generous perks, Netflix just made a quantum leap ahead of most everyone else. Late Tuesday afternoon, the company announced in a blog post that it was introducing an unlimited...

August 6, 2015 Taking a Stance on Sustainability: Start Internally

Source: Triple Pundit

As COP21 approaches, countries continue to debate policies that foster a sustainable future. Should companies wait to align their climate targets with international goals? Or, should they take a stance now to drastically reduce...

August 5, 2015 Internet of Things: The Most Sustainable Business Model Ever?

Source: Triple Pundit

Is the Internet of Things (IoT) the most sustainable business model ever? Yes. And here’s why: At its core, the Internet of Things is a business model that reduces waste and streamlines processes, promising to deliver greater...

August 5, 2015 Will the Clean Power Plan make every state look more like California?

Source: CS Monitor

President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is about 1,500 pages long, but it can be summed up succinctly: Mr. Obama wants the United States to be more like California.

August 5, 2015 Dollar up on Fed rate bets, earnings lift shares

Source: Reuters

The dollar rose to its highest in more than three months and U.S. Treasury yields rebounded from two-month lows on Wednesday, after a Federal Reserve official said the central bank was close to raising interest rates.

August 5, 2015 Can't we just remove carbon dioxide from the air to fix climate change? Not yet


The possible "carbon removal" techniques are very diverse. They include growing trees on land or algae in the sea and capturing and burying some of the carbon they have taken from the atmosphere.

August 4, 2015 Obama’s Clean Power Plan Seen Wiping Out High-Cost Coal

Source: Bloomberg

Coal producers strapped with high costs and debt are headed for extinction under President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

August 4, 2015 Standard and Poor’s Rating Downgrades EU Outlook Amidst Sustainability Fears

Source: Daily FX

The Standard and Poor’s Rating Agency (S&P) downgraded the European Union’s outlook from “Stable” to “Negative” in what could result to a relegated credit rating (which currently stands at AA+). The outlook revision affects the...

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 4, 2015 California Has a Plan to End the Auto Industry as We Know It

Source: Bloomberg

Sergio Marchionne had a funny thing to say about the $32,500 battery-powered Fiat 500e that his company markets in California as “eco-chic.” “I hope you don’t buy it,” he told his audience at a think tank in Washington in May...

August 3, 2015 Obama's climate plan seeks to slash emissions from power plants

Source: Reuters

The White House said it will launch the first ever rule on Monday to cut carbon emissions from power plants, a plan that opponents in the coal industry and their political allies will fight in the courts. In a fact sheet issued...

August 3, 2015 California wildfires torch 134,000 acres -- and counting

Source: CNN

Wildfires engulfing parts of California could intensify Monday, with gusty winds potentially fanning fires caused by lightning strikes. More than 9,300 firefighters are now battling at least 21 wildfires, according to the...

August 3, 2015 Greek stock market tumbles after five-week shutdown

Greece's stock market plunged nearly 23 percent on Monday when it opened after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone. The main Athens stock index .ATG plunged in its worst...

July 31, 2015 The Real State of the Economy

Source: US News and World Report

As Mitt Romney and Barack Obama vied for the Oval Office back in 2012, the U.S. teetered on the edge of another recession. And no one knew about it until now. The Labor Department on Thursday released the country's gross domestic...

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