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March 20, 2019 Kale joins list of ‘dirty dozen’ fruits and vegetables most likely to contain pesticides

Source: MarketWatch

Kale ranked as a third-worst fruit or vegetable behind strawberries and spinach when it comes to pesticide contamination, according to the Environmental Working Group’s annual “Dirty Dozen” report. Over 92% of kale samples were...

March 19, 2019 Sugary drinks linked to increased risk of death, study suggests

Source: USA Today

A study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found an association between people who consume sugary drinks and an increased risk of death. The observational study found adults who consumed more...

March 5, 2019 A study of 657,461 children shows that vaccines do not cause autism

Source: CNET

Danish researchers followed children born over a ten year period and found no link between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

March 5, 2019 Most US coal plants are contaminating groundwater with toxins, analysis finds

Source: The Guardian

Almost every coal-fired power plant in the US is contaminating groundwater with unsafe levels of toxic pollution, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of coal ash waste disposal.

March 4, 2019 Roundup: Birth Defects Caused By World's Top-Selling Weedkiller, Scientists Say

Source: HuffPost

The Earth Open Source report, "Roundup and birth defects: Is the public being kept in the ... are typically distorted or denied,” said Jeffrey Smith, of the Institute for Responsible Technology. “The regulators tend...

March 1, 2019 Most millennial homeowners have buyer's remorse, a new survey shows

Source: CNBC

Nearly two-thirds, or 63 percent, of millennial homeowners surveyed by Bankrate.com said they had regrets about buying. That is more than any other age group, defined in the survey as people aged 23 to 38, and nearly double the...

February 28, 2019 Sustainability For The Globe - And Your Portfolio

Source: Seeking Alpha

The US SIF Foundation’s 2018 biennial "Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends" found that “sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI) assets now account for ...

February 26, 2019 Three-fourths of business economists expect a recession by 2021, survey finds

Source: Yahoo Finance

A new survey from the National Association of Business Economics released Monday predicts that three-fourths of the association’s 281 members expect a recession by 2021. Although only 10% of the NABE expect a recession in 2019,...

February 25, 2019 Here’s one ranking of the 25 most overpaid CEOs in the S&P 500

Source: MarketWatch

Nonprofit shareholder advocate As You Sow is taking aim at rising CEO pay in a report published Thursday that ranked CEOs in order of most “overpaid,” while pointing out large American fund managers like BlackRock,...

February 13, 2019 THIS SCARY MAP SHOWS HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL TRANSFORM YOUR CITY

Source: Wired

THE CENTRAL CONTRADICTION of climate change is that it is at once the most epic problem that our species has ever faced yet it is largely invisible to the average human

February 13, 2019 NY Fed: Auto loan delinquencies at highest point since 2010

Source: Fox News

DETROIT – Borrowers are behind in their auto loan payments in numbers not seen since delinquencies peaked at the end of 2010, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

February 12, 2019 Environment in multiple crises - report

Source: BBC

Politicians and policymakers have failed to grasp the gravity of the environmental crisis facing the Earth, a report claims.

February 11, 2019 Doomsday prediction for surging tides was WRONG: Study claims ice-cliffs of Antarctica will be responsible for just a 6-inch boost in sea levels - SEVEN times less than previously thought (but it will still cause 'climate chaos')

Source: Daily Mail

Predictions of an imminent and catastrophic surge in sea levels were incorrect and overestimated, a new study has found.

February 8, 2019 Melting Ice Sheets Could Throw Earth's Climate Into Disarray, Alarming Models Predict

Source: Gizmodo

Models published Wednesday in Nature explore how all the water pouring off the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets could impact ocean currents, and how that, in turn, could affect the global climate.

February 7, 2019 Humans Are Eating Most of Earth's Largest Animals to Extinction

Source: Live Science

According to the authors, at least 200 species (70 percent) of the world's largest animals are seeing their populations dwindle, and more than 150 face the risk of outright extinction

February 4, 2019 Vaping may be more harmful to teens than we thought

Source: MarketWatch

Vaping is linked to at least trying a traditional cigarette, especially among “low-risk” youths, according to researchers at Boston University, University of Louisville and University of Southern California, Los Angeles

January 31, 2019 U.S. added 213,000 private-sector jobs in January, ADP says

Source: MarketWATCH

Companies in the U.S. added 213,000 jobs in January, ADP reported Wednesday, another strong reading that suggests little letdown in a steadily growing economy.

January 30, 2019 U.S. consumer morale at one-and-a-half year-low; house price gains slow

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON - U.S consumer confidence fell to a 1-1/2 year-low in January as a partial shutdown of the government and financial markets turmoil left households a bit nervous about the economy’s prospects.

January 29, 2019 Extreme storms could soon become more common as tropical oceans get warmer due to climate change, NASA study warns

Source: Daily Mail

Warming tropical oceans over the next few decades could give way to more extreme rain storms by the end of the century, according to a new study.

January 25, 2019 Poll: 56 percent of public supports 'Medicare for all'

Source: The Hill

A majority of the public supports a single-payer health insurance system, often called "Medicare for all," as the idea gains steam among Democrats, according to a new poll.

January 25, 2019 Worrying’ rise in global CO2 forecast for 2019

Source: The Guardian

The level of climate-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is forecast to rise by a near-record amount in 2019, according to the Met Office.

January 24, 2019 Climate Change May Be Creating a Groundwater 'Time Bomb,' Scientists Say

Source: Weather Channel

Researchers for a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change say more than half of the world’s groundwater systems — the largest source of usable freshwater in the world — could take more than 100 years to...

January 23, 2019 Del Monte Foods Releases 2018 Sustainability Report

Source: BusinessWire

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Del Monte Foods (U.S. subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited, Bloomberg: DELM SP, DELM PM), one of the nation’s largest producers, distributors, and marketers of premium quality, branded food products,...

January 23, 2019 The Most Sustainable Companies In 2019

Source: Forbes

The list, the Global 100, ranks large corporations across the globe on their performance reducing carbon and waste, their gender diversity among leadership, revenues derived from clean products, and overall sustainability.

January 22, 2019 Americans Have Lost Faith In Their Ability To Move From Poverty To Riches

Source: Huff Post

DAVOS, Switzerland – People in the United States and other developed countries are losing faith in the capitalist system to improve their lives, according to a new global poll commissioned by the World Economic Forum, published...

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