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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...

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...

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