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January 17, 2019 Most Americans Say U.S. Health Care Is in a 'State of Crisis'Source: Fortune
Ask Americans about the U.S. health care system and you’ll find a lot of agreement, as 70% say it has “major problems” or is “in a state of crisis,” according to a new Gallup poll.
January 16, 2019 STRONGEST OPPONENTS OF GM FOODS KNOW THE LEAST ABOUT THEMSource: Futurisn
Despite the scientific consensus that GM foods are safe, more than 90 percent of respondents said they were at least somewhat opposed to the foods. In general, the more opposed a person claimed to be, the lower they scored on the...
January 16, 2019 WHAT IF MOST AMERICANS DON'T CARE THAT DEEPLY ABOUT TRADE?Source: BBN Times
...recent public opinion polling uniformly reveals that, first, foreign trade and globalization are generally popular, and in fact more popular today than at any point in recent history; second, a substantial portion of the...
January 16, 2019 Antarctica's ice is melting faster, raising risk of sea level riseSource: CBS News
In the "the longest-ever assessment" of Antarctica's ice mass, scientists are reporting a rapid increase in melting — a six-fold increase in yearly Antarctic ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017.
Source: NY Times
Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change because almost all the excess heat absorbed by the planet ends up stored in their waters.
The death rate from cancer in the U.S. fell 27 percent between 1991 and 2016 due to earlier detection and a decline in smoking, according to a new study by the American Cancer Society. But obesity-related cancer deaths are...
The average millennial (aged 18 to 34) had about $32,000 in personal debt, excluding home mortgages, last year, according to Northwestern Mutual’s 2018 Planning & Progress Study. That debt can feel both crushing — and endless.
January 10, 2019 Survey Highlights Corporate Governance Trends of Silicon Valley 150, S&P 100 CompaniesSource: Law
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. Silicon Valley Technology Center in San Jose, California/photo by Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock The Standard & Poor’s 100 index and the Silicon Valley 150,...
January 9, 2019 As cancer mortality declines, gap between rich and poor emergesSource: Axios
American deaths from cancer dropped 27% overall from 1991 to 2016, and racial disparities are slowly narrowing, according to a major new report from the American Cancer Society.
Croporations are increasingly building sustainability into their business strategies, and linking outcomes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as seen in the 7,500 companies issuing annual sustainability or corporate...
January 7, 2019 United States: 2019 Proxy Season – Quick Reference GuideSource: Mondaq
This quick reference guide, which is intended to supplement Shearman & Sterling's 16th Annual Corporate Governance & Compensation Survey, identifies some of the things we think you should be thinking about as you turn to your...
January 4, 2019 10 Charts That Tell the Story of Energy in 2018Source: Forbes
From the impacts of climate change and the human costs of air pollution to the effects of fuel economy regulations, some of the most crucial topics in energy this year can best be illustrated through data presented in...
January 4, 2019 Electric Vehicle Sales Up 130% In 2018, 210% In Q4 2018 — US Electric Car Sales ReportSource: Clean Technica
The big electric vehicles sales stories these days are generally about the Tesla Model 3 walloping the competition. Nonetheless, we like to go back to our roots and explore overall electric vehicle growth at least once a quarter....
Source: Harvard Business School
We have about 12 years left. That’s the clear message from a monumental study from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). To avoid some of the most devastating impacts of climate change, the world must slash carbon...
Source: Atlantic Journal Constitution
While the current economy seems to be booming, the recession widened the already large wealth gap between white and black households, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center.
December 28, 2018 Collecting clean water from air, inspired by desert lifeSource: PHYS.org
Humans can get by in the most basic of shelters, can scratch together a meal from the most humble of ingredients. But we can't survive without clean water. And in places where water is scarce—the world's deserts, for...
December 19, 2018 The full story on climate change requires the long viewSource: Science Daily
Researchers offer a new calculation that provides the long view of what nine different world regions have contributed to climate change since 1900. They also show how that breakdown will likely look by 2100 under various emission...
December 18, 2018 Dow falls 508 points, Nasdaq turns negative for the yearSource: CNN
The Dow fell 508 points, or 2.1%. The S&P 500 lost 2.1% and retreated to its lowest level of the year. And the Nasdaq joined the Dow & S&P 500 in negative territory for 2018. All three indexes have plunged nearly 8% so far this...
December 18, 2018 Cybersecurity failures raise threat of 'deadly missile attacks,' Pentagon watchdog saysSource: NBC News
Cybersecurity lapses as basic as neglecting to encrypt classified flash drives and failing to put physical locks on critical computer servers leave the United States vulnerable to deadly missile attacks, the Defense Department's...
December 17, 2018 Business ethics passes latest test in court of public opinionSource: The Times
The Institute of Business Ethics, a non-profit organisation that was established in 1986 to encourage high standards of business behaviour, said that public opinion on business behaviour was at its highest since 2003, when it...
December 17, 2018 Gun-related deaths reached 40-year peak 2017, CDC study findsSource: Fox News
Gun-related deaths in the U.S. last year reached their highest point in 40 years, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s WONDER database.
The authors claimed that this is the largest study conducted using heart-attack data from a well-known registry, but they also cautioned that it is an “observational study,” so did not draw firm conclusions about cause and...
December 13, 2018 Nearly half of US CFOs fear a 2019 recessionSource: CNN
America's finance chiefs fear the economic expansion is nearly over. Almost half (48.6%) of US chief financial officers believe the United States will be in recession by the end of next year, according to the Duke...
December 12, 2018 NEW RESEARCH: SDG TARGETS & GRI INDICATORS MATERIALITY IN ESG / SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING RELEASED BY G&A INSTITUTESource: Governance & Accountability Institute
The results of the analysis of 1,387 corporate enterprises’ materiality decisions in their sustainability reports to examine sector trends on all 91 of the GRI G4 Specific Standard Disclosures and topics related to the 17...
December 12, 2018 Warming and melting Arctic has 'cascading effects' around the globe, 2018 Arctic Report Card saysSource: Accweather
The environmental changes in the Arctic underscore why NOAA continues to invest in Arctic research and activities, which improve the nation’s economic competitiveness, national security, and the sustainable management of natural...
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