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Arctic heating up at twice as fast as rest of globe

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Arctic is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world -- triggering a "massive decline in sea ice and snow," according to a new federal report.<p>On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 11th annual Arctic Report Card, which compiles data from 61 …

Global Warming

MasterCard will invest up to $800 million in India by 2020

MasterCard plans to invest $700-800 million in India between now and 2020, according to MasterCard's Indian Country Head Porush Singh.<p>That's double the $400 million that the firm has invested in India since 2014, according to The Hindu Business Line. The funds will reportedly go into four areas: …

FinTech

Here are the important numbers that make up the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal has been struck between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim economies, marking the largest trade deal signed …

Economy

IMF critical of Portugal's waning fiscal, reform effort | Reuters

LISBON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday warned that Portugal’s fiscal consolidation was poised to pause next year and structural reforms were losing momentum following the country’s exit from an EU/IMF bailout in May this year.<p>Portugal's Finance Minister Maria Luis …

Brazil: Rich nations must reduce carbon emissions

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's environment minister said Wednesday that her nation will be a protagonist at an upcoming climate change conference in …

Enormous Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction In Texas

It'll trap tons of CO2 from a coal-fired power plant ... and then use it to mine for more fossil fuels.<p>What will eventually be the world's largest carbon capture facility has started construction near Houston, Texas.<p>The Petra Nova system will collect carbon dioxide leaving an existing coal plant by …

Carbon Dioxide

Apr 17, 2018<br>9:22 PM<p>IBM Corp. is not progressing fast enough for many investors in its quest to become more of a cloud/artificial intelligence company, as the reaction to its first quarter results demonstrated.<p>Apr 17, 2018<br>8:37 PM<p>The person who died on a terrifying Southwest flight after an engine …

Lego: how the signature brick is going green

Lego's director of environmental sustainability addresses circular economy challenges for product with no end-of-life and explores the toy's focus on eco-design<p>There are more than 90 Lego bricks for every person on the planet, according to Lego's senior director of environmental sustainability Tim …

Sustainability

China’s film market is going gangbusters, but it may not help Hollywood much

Like so many other industries, American film studios salivate at the numbers coming out of China. Unlike in North America, where box office revenues grew by only 1% last year, ticket sales in China jumped by 27%, according to new data from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPPA). But …

China

Tim Cook rejects NCPPR proposal to end environmental programs for increased profit, suggests group sell stock

Apple CEO Tim Cook rejected a propsal from a representative of the National Center for Public Policy Research during today’s shareholder meeting. The proposal would have required the tech company to disclose the cost of any environmental initiatives it engaged in and end those that could take away …

Compliance becomes hotter issue for U.S. firms in China: report

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. companies in China placed greater focus on compliance last year after several high profile probes into corruption and high pricing, but rising costs and a skills shortage remained their main concerns, the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai said in its annual …

Mexico to best Japan in car exports to U.S.

Nation is on track to overtake Japan and Canada as the biggest source of imported cars by end of 2015.<p>CELAYA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico is on track to overtake Japan and Canada and become the United States' No. 1 source of imported cars by the end of next year, part of a national manufacturing boom that …