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World’s first human rights investigation into corporate responsibility for climate change intensifies
World’s first human rights investigation into corporate responsibility for climate change intensifies
12/11/2017 6:44:43 AM
The world’s first ever national inquiry into the responsibility of the fossil fuel industry for the human rights impacts resulting from climate change hits and important milestone in the Philippines - after Human Rights Day.
A Solution to America’s Healthcare Problems
A Solution to America’s Healthcare Problems
12/6/2017 3:47:52 PM
For decades, the country has been pushing for better healthcare. To meet the demand of Americans, cooperation between the leaders in the government and the private sector is needed.
Threshold Editions to Publish Donald Rumsfeld’s Memoir of Gerald Ford
Threshold Editions to Publish Donald Rumsfeld’s Memoir of Gerald Ford
12/6/2017 11:12:01 AM
Threshold Editions will publish Donald Rumsfeld’s personal and political memoir of his time in President Gerald Ford’s administration,  When the Center Held: Gerald Ford and the Rescue of the American Presidency, it was announced today.
Jeremy Peters, NYT Political Reporter, to Write Definitive Account of the Battle for the Republican Party for Crown
Jeremy Peters, NYT Political Reporter, to Write Definitive Account of the Battle for the Republican Party for Crown
12/6/2017 10:43:00 AM
Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, has announced that it will publish a book of investigative nonfiction by  New York Times  political reporter  Jeremy Peters, tentatively titled INSURGENCY: The Inside Story of the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party.
US firms are the biggest losers from sanctions: Official
US firms are the biggest losers from sanctions: Official
12/6/2017 10:10:31 AM
Speaking at the OPEC meeting in Vienna Thursday, Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh, said the policy was both confusing and self-defeating. "I don’t understand why U.S.
Historic agreement reached to protect the Arctic
Historic agreement reached to protect the Arctic
12/4/2017 2:11:24 AM
An international agreement to protect the Central Arctic Ocean against all commercial fishing was reached in Washington DC. The United States, Canada, Norway, Russia, The Kingdom of Denmark, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, China and the European Union signed a 16 year moratorium on commercial fishing in international waters covering an area of 2.8 million square kilometers or …
Ocean Conservancy Welcomes Historic Agreement Reached to Protect Central Arctic Ocean
Ocean Conservancy Welcomes Historic Agreement Reached to Protect Central Arctic Ocean
12/1/2017 3:54:39 AM
Officials from 10 countries reached agreement today on an historic international accord that will protect 1.1 million square miles of the Central Arctic Ocean.
Discovering the Untold Patriotic Story in Modern American History
Discovering the Untold Patriotic Story in Modern American History
11/30/2017 3:29:41 PM
The end of the nineteenth century was marked by the fall of the Iron Curtain. Little is known about the role played by a group of ordinary American citizens who were one of the key factors in  the demise of the Soviet Union.
Industry MEPs vote to keep subsidising food-based biofuels until 2030
Industry MEPs vote to keep subsidising food-based biofuels until 2030
11/28/2017 12:02:06 PM
The industry committee of the European Parliament voted to reinstate a ‘renewable’ energy target for transport in 2030 [1]. Such a target would continue subsidising the use of high-emitting, food-based biofuels, green group Transport & Environment (T&E) and development NGO Oxfam said.
IOC Sanctions Five Russian Athletes and Publishes First Full Decision as Part of the Oswald Commission Findings
IOC Sanctions Five Russian Athletes and Publishes First Full Decision as Part of the Oswald Commission Findings
11/28/2017 11:26:06 AM
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic doping investigations.
Supreme Court Will Hear Major Whistleblower Case on Tuesday
11/27/2017 11:34:58 AM
Washington, D.C., November 27, 2017.  On Tuesday, Nov. 28th   the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in  Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, the first whistleblower case under the Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) to reach the Supreme Court.
Indonesia’s forests still under threat from palm oil industry, new research shows
Indonesia’s forests still under threat from palm oil industry, new research shows
11/27/2017 4:47:28 AM
As the industry gathers in Bali for the annual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil conference, a new report by Greenpeace International [1] reveals that suppliers to the world’s biggest consumer brands still cannot guarantee their palm oil is free from forest destruction.
What Are the Likely Effects of Brexit on UK Regions?
What Are the Likely Effects of Brexit on UK Regions?
11/24/2017 9:19:56 AM
The authors point out that there have been numerous differing forecasts at the national level concerning the impact of Brexit. They concentrate on the forecasts by Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT), the Cambridge Centre for Business Research, and the Economists for Brexit.
IFC Launches Performance Standards in Lao Language to Help Create More Sustainable Markets
IFC Launches Performance Standards in Lao Language to Help Create More Sustainable Markets
11/23/2017 3:25:36 AM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, launched IFC’s Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability in Lao language with support from the Australian government.
FIFA launches new series of strategic summits with member associations
FIFA launches new series of strategic summits with member associations
11/23/2017 3:00:39 AM
FIFA has launched a second round of summits to bring together its member associations and discuss strategic matters for the future of the game. Each summit will bring together presidents and secretary generals of around 20 member associations.
IATA Introduces I-ASC Survey to Enhance Safety through a Safety Culture
IATA Introduces I-ASC Survey to Enhance Safety through a Safety Culture
11/22/2017 3:18:51 AM
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the IATA Aviation Safety Culture (I-ASC) survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and building a strong safety culture in compliance with the recently upgraded standards and recommended practices (SARPS) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Strong leadership must emerge to drive Pacific COP climate ambition forward - Greenpeace
Strong leadership must emerge to drive Pacific COP climate ambition forward - Greenpeace
11/20/2017 2:29:22 AM
The Trump administration failed to stop the global climate talks from moving forward, despite its  announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, but the world is still in urgent need of action.
SEC’s Annual Report Confirms $50 Million Paid to Whistleblowers
11/17/2017 1:14:16 PM
Washington, DC, November 16, 2017.  The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Whistleblower issued its annual report today. The Commission confirmed that “whistleblowers have provided tremendous value to its enforcement efforts and significantly helped investors.” It also confirmed that whistleblower disclosures have “directly” contributed to “hundreds of …
Author Mike M. Joseph Writes about the Middle East Crisis
Author Mike M. Joseph Writes about the Middle East Crisis
11/16/2017 2:00:00 AM
The conflict in the Middle East started, literally, from Isaac’s wife – Rebekah. The Lord said to her that “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.” Her ’struggling’ twins have often engrossed in a love and hate situation.
New EMNID Poll: 3 out of 4 Germans support a coal phaseout
New EMNID Poll: 3 out of 4 Germans support a coal phaseout
11/15/2017 12:34:40 PM
An EMNID poll, commissioned by the global civic movement Avaaz, shows strong support for a German coal phaseout across all party preferences. More than 76% of Germans want a gradual coal phaseout in order to hit the German climate targets.