SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights June 7, 2012

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SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights June 7, 2012

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Expert: Climate Change Will Increasingly Become Global Health Issue
(Wednesday - June 06, 2012)
Source: US News and World Report - Previously just the worry of climate scientists, environmentalists, doomsday prognosticators, and gas-price watchers, climate change is starting to worry some others— public health specialists, who say that global warming could...

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UN Targets Committing 7,000 Business to Climate Pledges by Rio+20
(Wednesday - June 06, 2012) Associated Profiles : UN - Global Compact
Source: Business Green - Georg Kell, executive director of the UN Global Compact, told reporters that 6,985 companies were now committed to the initiative, and said the 7,000th member was expected to join "any day now." The milestone could be achieved...

Buffett: Odds of another US recession ‘very low,’ says both parties to blame for deficit
(Wednesday - June 06, 2012)
Source: Washington Post - WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy isn’t likely to slip back into a recession, despite recent economic reports signaling the recovery has lost momentum, Warren Buffett said. Speaking at the 25th anniversary dinner of the Economic Club...

World Environment Day - Looking Back Moving Forward - text/video
(Tuesday - June 05, 2012)
Source: Care2.com - June 5 is World Environment Day, begun by the United Nations 40 years ago to celebrate positive environmental action. This year’s host country for World Environment Day is Brazil, which is the site later this month for the...

Whites earn more then three-fourths of nation's income
(Monday - June 04, 2012)
Source: Salem News/Washington Post - WASHINGTON — Whites took home a disproportionate share of income through the recession and slow recovery, but minorities are slowly starting to catch up, a new analysis of census data shows.

Research

Climate Change Will Turn Off the Lights: New Study Finds Nuclear and Coal at Risk
(Tuesday - June 05, 2012)
Source: Cleantechnica.com - A new study by Michelle T. H. van Vliet, John R. Yearsley, Fulco Ludwig, Stefan Vögele, Dennis P. Lettenmaier, and Pavel Kabat released in Nature Climate Change finds that climate change will impact the 91% of US and 78% of...

Commentary

Success in Rio? That's for Us to Decide
(Tuesday - June 05, 2012)
Source: Bloomberg/Harvard Business Review - The Rio+20 Summit on sustainable development is still weeks away, and yet many already have proclaimed the event a failure. That verdict is based on outdated assumptions about the nature of change. In fact, a 21st century success...

This is just a sample of some of the articles from this weeks SustainabilityHQ Highlights.  You can view the full Highlights by using the following links.  Sustainability | ESG, Highlights for the Week of June 7, 2012