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May 4, 2020 NY Governor says schools will remain closed for the rest of the year

Source: YouTube/ABC

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo says schools will "remain closed for the rest of the year," and asks schools "to start now developing a plan to reopen. And the plan has to have protocols in place that incorporate everything that we are now...

May 1, 2020 U.S. Stocks Have Their Best Month Since 1987: Live Updates

Source: NY Times

... the S&P 500 had its best month since January 1987, a gain that came even as it became increasingly clear that the coronavirus crisis was pushing the United States into a dire economic downturn.

May 1, 2020 Microplastics found in greater quantities than ever before on seabed

Source: The Guardian

Scientists have discovered microplastics in greater quantities than ever before on the seabed, and gathered clues as to how ocean currents and deep-sea circulation have carried them there.

May 1, 2020 Clever’s Green Glossary: 46 Sustainable Key Words to Help You Shop Smarter

Source: Architectural Digest

While we can’t be sure that everything is as good for the earth as it claims to be, we can educate ourselves a bit more on the green lexicon to help make sense of everything that’s out there.

May 1, 2020 Americans are hoarding cash: Savings rate hits its highest level since 1981

Source: CNN

Americans are so nervous about the state of the economy that they are stashing cash in the bank at a rate not seen since the first year of Ronald Reagan's presidency.

April 30, 2020 Fed commits to near-zero rates as US economy sees 'sharp declines'

Source: Yahoo Finance

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it will keep interest rates at near-zero until the policymakers are “confident that the economy has weathered recent events.”

April 30, 2020 Concrete Houses in Spain: Exploring Cement's Sustainability Potential

Source: Architecture Daily

It's no secret that concrete has one of the highest CO2 emissions of all building materials, making it a focal point for architects looking to innovate and experiment with it as a way to optimize its production and application in...

April 30, 2020 U.S. carbon dioxide emissions have dropped to unprecedented low during pandemic


As the demand for transportation fuels has plummeted in the last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Northern Arizona University scientist says the dramatic decrease in local air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels above...

April 30, 2020 What the 1918 flu pandemic tells us about whether social distancing works

Source: The Guardian

In 1918, influenza swept the globe in a series of waves. Probably emerging in the spring of 1918 in the American midwest, this new virus moved through the US largely unnoticed by a nation at war. S

April 29, 2020 Trump to order meat processing plants to stay open

Source: CNN

Washington - President Donald Trump is expected to sign a five-page executive order under the Defense Production Act to compel meat processing plants to remain open amid the coronavirus pandemic.

April 29, 2020 How Can Boards Successfully Guide a Transition to Sustainable Business?

Source: Sustainable Brands

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are set to unlock $12 trillion in new business opportunities by 2030. Yet many companies are still stuck in the past. Over the next decade, businesses can either adapt and thrive or deny and...

April 29, 2020 What New York's coronavirus pandemic reopening may look like

Source: CNN

With the coronavirus pandemic appearing to have passed its peak in New York, the gradual reopening of the epicenter of the national health crisis is starting to take shape.

April 29, 2020 Newsom: California to begin reopening in 'weeks,' may start school year in July

Source: Politico

OAKLAND, Calif. — California schools could welcome back students this summer and retail and manufacturing businesses could reopen in the coming weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday as he offered his most concrete glimpse yet of...

April 28, 2020 The Pandemic Will Change American Retail Forever

Source: The Atlantic

We are entering a new evolutionary stage of retail, in which big companies will get bigger, many mom-and-pop dreams will burst, chains will proliferate and flatten the idiosyncrasies of many neighborhoods, more economic activity...

April 28, 2020 COVID-19 crisis reinforces the importance of the sustainable energy transition


Around the world, the lockdown measures to contain COVID-19 have led to economic contraction and a significant drop in energy consumption including electricity, gas and oil. CEOs, experts and policymakers are still taking stock...

April 28, 2020 Boards must put sustainability at the top of their agenda to thrive

Source: GreenBiz

Amidst the global COVID-19 crisis, there have also been glimmers of hope. A significant one is its impact on climate change. It’s estimated that global carbon emissions from the fossil fuel industry could fall by 2.5 billion...

April 28, 2020 Cuomo remains resistant to reopening New York, says coronavirus restrictions will be extended in some parts

Source: Fox News

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signaled Monday that he plans to extend his state’s coronavirus prevention measures past May 15 for the hardest-hit regions, while others may be allowed to gradually start reopening.

April 27, 2020 This Is Why We Need To Build Back Better For A More Sustainable Future

Source: Forbes

A huge global stimulus is coming to rebuild the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It needs to be sustainable to stop climate change from running out of control.

April 27, 2020 Why CO2 Isn’t Falling More During a Global Lockdown

Source: Svientifuc America

About 4 billion people around the world are under lockdown to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. Given that huge number, the drop in global greenhouse gases seems almost paltry by comparison.

April 27, 2020 A flood of business bankruptcies likely in coming months

Source: AP News

NEW YORK — The billions of dollars in coronavirus relief targeted at small businesses may not prevent many of them from ending up in bankruptcy court.

April 24, 2020 How Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Affecting Climate Change?

Source: Wired

IT IS AN invisible, deadly menace. It’s causing almost unfathomable economic destruction. We knew it was coming, but were caught woefully unprepared. It tricked nations into blaming one another—the US being the primary...

April 24, 2020 Incoming 50 Million Barrel ‘Saudi Oil Bomb’ Could Send Prices Even Lower

Source: Oil Price

Shipping data showed the more than 20 supertankers - each capable of carrying 2 million barrels of oil - were sailing to key U.S. terminals, especially in the U.S. Gulf. Three separate tankers, also chartered by Saudi Arabia,...

April 24, 2020 The reality behind fashion’s sustainability certifications and coalitions

Source: Vogue Business

Fashion brands struggle to both measure their own sustainability efforts and communicate their progress to customers.

April 24, 2020 New York antibody study estimates 13.9% of residents have had the coronavirus, Gov. Cuomo says

Source: CNBC

An estimated 13.9% of the New Yorkers have likely had Covid-19, according to preliminary results of coronavirus antibody testing released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday.

April 23, 2020 UN food agency chief: World could see famines of "biblical proportions" within months

Source: CBS Mews

David Beasley, director of the UN World Food Program, warned that the world is on "the brink of a hunger pandemic" as it grapples with the global coronavirus crisis. He said that without action, the world could face "multiple...

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