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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...

January 22, 2019 Large earthquakes follow ‘silent slip,’ new OSU research shows

Source: Oregon Live

Large quakes appear to follow a short period of “shallow mantle creep” and “seismic swarms,” according to the study, which was published Monday in the the academic journal Nature Geosciences.

January 22, 2019 Flu season update: Which states are experiencing high influenza-like activity?

Source: Accuweather

Flu season is in full swing, and according to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity remains elevated in the United States as the flu is widespread in most of the country.

January 22, 2019 Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say

Source: NY Times

Greenland’s enormous ice sheet is melting at such an accelerated rate that it may have reached a “tipping point,” and could become a major factor in sea-level rise around the world within two decades, scientists said in a study...

January 18, 2019 The World Now Has Universal Health and Sustainability Targets

Source: FoorTank

he EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet, and Health released its scientific review on January 17, 2019, publishing the world’s first-ever scientific targets for healthy diets and sustainable food production. The report attempts...

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 THEM

Source: 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 rise

Source: 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.

January 11, 2019 Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds

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.

January 10, 2019 As death rates from cancer decline, why are some communities faring worse? - video

Source: PBS

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...

January 10, 2019 1 in 5 millennials with debt expect to die without ever paying it off

Source: CNBC

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 Companies

Source: 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 emerges

Source: 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.

January 9, 2019 How corporations are approaching sustainability and the Global Goals

Source: Brookings

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 Guide

Source: 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 2018

Source: 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 Report

Source: 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....

January 2, 2019 The Story of Sustainability in 2018: “We Have About 12 Years Left”

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...

January 2, 2019 Wealth gap between whites and blacks widened after Great Recession

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.

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