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SEC says it doesn’t care how many followers your CEO has

The US Securities and Exchange Commission just ruled that public companies can, in fact, disclose new information on social media. But it said that investors can’t reasonably be expected to follow a CEO or other executives for news—no matter how many followers she has—without a heads-up from the …

Investing

Over Time, Nuclear Power Would Kill Fewer People Than Petroleum

James Hansen, climate change researcher and activist, is retiring from NASA, but not without making some new waves.<p>Using nuclear power for energy instead of coal has prevented almost 2 million pollution-related deaths around the world, and could save millions more lives in the future, according to …

Why Kraft Is Fighting To Keep Yellow Dye In Its Macaroni And Cheese

The bloggers, Lisa Leake and Vani Hari, point out that the artificial dyes — Yellow Dye 5 and Yellow Dye 6 — require a warning label in some other countries.<p>"These unnecessary — yet potentially harmful — dyes are not in Kraft Macaroni and Cheese in other countries, including the UK, because they …

University of Oxford

How Carbon Capture Technology Can Almost Turn CO2 Into Cash

But that algae needs its own power source — in the form of carbon dioxide, or CO2 — to produce the jet fuel.<p>That's where Columbia professors Graciela Chichilnisky and Peter Eisenberger come in.<p>Their company, Global Thermostat, has developed a technology Chichilnisky says can suck carbon dioxide out …

Carbon Dioxide

Japan's Great Economic Experiment Starts In Just A Few Hours — Here's What You Need To Know

Wednesday night, the Bank of Japan will conclude its first monetary policy meeting with new BoJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda at the helm.<p>So far, Japan's great "Abenomics" experiment - which seeks to employ bold policy tools to overcome more than a decade of deflation - has been mostly talk.<p>Now, the …

Bank of Japan

Global forest-protection plan depends on carbon credits

The forests of Kahuzi-Biega Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been pillaged for timber, minerals and wild game. But thanks to an ambitious environmental proposal, their most valuable resource may be the carbon in the trees.<p>The project, called REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from …

Forests

Now it gets scary: North Korea halts South Korean access to crucial factory near DMZ

<b>Updated at 05:48 GMT</b><p>Throughout the rise in tensions on the Korean peninsula, observers have been heartened by the fact that North Korea’s Kaesong factory complex, staffed by South Korean managers and the source of $2 billion a year in annual trade, has remained open.<p>Until today.<p>North Korea on …

North Korea