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2008-12-11 10:00:00

Nike and Wal-Mart Post Highest Scores in Apparel and Retail Sectors BOSTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While progress is being made, consumer and technology companies still have more to do in confronting the business challenges posed by climate change, according to a report issued today by the Ceres investor coalition and authored by RiskMetrics Group that analyzes climate change governance practices at 63 of the world's largest retail, pharmaceutical, technology, apparel and other...

2008-12-09 09:33:00

Leaders, Laggards to be Listed for 11 Key Industry Categories, Including Retail, Pharma, Grocery, Tech, Restaurants and Travel; Business Choices May Be More Critical in Obama Era WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The climate change corporate governance practices of 63 of the world's leading technology and consumer products/services companies -- including Dell (Nasdaq: DELL), Intel, IBM, Sun, Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), Johnson & Johnson, Marriott International, Wal-Mart, Molson...

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2008-12-03 08:04:34

Organizations in the United States that are at the highest risk of sustaining damage from climate change are not adapting enough to the dangers posed by rising temperatures, according to a Yale report. "Despite a half century of climate change that has already significantly affected temperature and precipitation patterns and has already had widespread ecological and hydrological impacts, and despite a near certainty that the United States will experience at least as much climate change in the...

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2008-08-13 00:05:00

The mayor of New York City announced plans on Tuesday to launch a study of potential dangers imposed on the city due to climate change. Mayor Michael Bloomberg made the announcement just 506 days before his second and final term ends in hopes of leaving a legacy of devising long-term plans for the city's wellbeing. "There are costs to adapting to climate change ... By planning now, we can reduce our exposure to weather-related events," Bloomberg said. The process will start with an...

2006-02-09 10:30:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Global warming is already causing death and disease across the world through flooding, environmental destruction, heatwaves and other extreme weather events, scientists said on Thursday. And it is likely to get worse. In a review published in The Lancet medical journal, the scientists said there was now a near-unanimous scientific consensus that rising levels of greenhouse gases would cause global warming and other climate changes. "The advent of changes in global climate...

2006-02-09 08:10:00

LONDON -- Global warming is already causing death and disease across the world through flooding, environmental destruction, heatwaves and other extreme weather events, scientists said on Thursday. And it is likely to get worse. In a review published in The Lancet medical journal, the scientists said there was now a near-unanimous scientific consensus that rising levels of greenhouse gases would cause global warming and other climate changes. "The advent of changes in global climate signals...

2005-11-08 07:47:13

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Environment officials from around the world agreed in Beijing on Tuesday to work to increase reliance on renewable sources of energy, underscoring a commitment to renewables after oil prices hit record highs. The draft statement stopped short of setting a firm goal but it recommended the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development consider the launch of a 10-year framework to "substantially increase the use of renewable energy." The Beijing...

2005-11-08 07:45:00

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING -- Environment officials from around the world agreed in Beijing on Tuesday to work to increase reliance on renewable sources of energy, underscoring a commitment to renewables after oil prices hit record highs. The draft statement stopped short of setting a firm goal but it recommended the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development consider the launch of a 10-year framework to "substantially increase the use of renewable energy." The Beijing Declaration was the...

2005-11-01 18:20:00

By Timothy Gardner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Climate change may promote the spread of deadly diseases like malaria and asthma in both rich and poor countries by increasing the range of parasitic insects and whipping up dust from storms, a new report says. As climates warm, malaria is becoming more common in the traditionally cool mountains of Africa, Asia and Latin America where 10 percent of the world's people live, said Dr. Paul Epstein, the lead author of "Climate Change Futures." "Colonizers...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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