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Insight: New bankruptcy ripples may emerge in tough economy →  October 11, 2011

By Tom Hals, Sue Zeidler and Caroline Humer Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:17am EDT (Reuters) – Three years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers touched off a tidal wave of bankruptcy filings, corporate failures may be about to pick up again, with some big-name companies among those struggling for survival.   Companies in a range […]

Insight: New bankruptcy ripples may emerge in tough economy →  October 11, 2011

By Tom Hals, Sue Zeidler and Caroline Humer Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:17am EDT (Reuters) – Three years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers touched off a tidal wave of bankruptcy filings, corporate failures may be about to pick up again, with some big-name companies among those struggling for survival.   Companies in a range […]

Shares rise after China bank move, euro firm →  October 11, 2011

By Alex Richardson SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares rose on Tuesday after China moved to support its stock market by buying shares of major banks, and the euro held the previous session’s big gains on hopes that European leaders are finally taking action to protect the continent’s lenders.   European stock index futures pointed to […]

Logistics sector going green – eco →  October 10, 2011

Logistics companies are making headway on saving fuel and emissions, but will sustainability efforts survive tough economic times? Photo: DHL A spate of sustainability-related announcements from some of the world’s largest logistics companies show these firms mean green business, Chen He reports. Running through the heart of Mexico City is Metrobus, a Bus Rapid Transit […]

EarthTalk: Computing can still leave carbon footprint →  October 10, 2011

Dear EarthTalk: What is the environmental impact of so many people now using sites like Facebook and spending so much time online? — Bob Yearling, Paris, Texas The environmental impact of so much online time really boils down to energy usage, which in turn affects the amount of greenhouse gases we pump into our atmosphere. […]

Duke Carbon Offsets Available For Purchase →  October 10, 2011

Durham, NC – Starting in October, Duke community members can lower the emissions they can’t reduce or avoid by supporting greenhouse gas emission reduction projects sponsored by Duke. Employees and students can buy “offsets” through the Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative to lower their own carbon footprint and support local projects. The offsets have been generated […]

Oil washes up on NZ beaches from stricken ship →  October 10, 2011

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Salvage experts were racing to secure a container ship which ran aground on a reef off New Zealand as oil started to wash up on Monday along beaches of a popular holiday resort. The 47,230-tonne Liberian-flagged Rena has been stuck on the reef, about 12 nautical miles from Tauranga on the east […]

Japanese Grand Prix 2011: Sebastian Vettel admits ‘winning is addictive’ →  October 10, 2011

Before he left Vettel tossed another specially-signed jacket into the audience, prompting a scramble among fans. Vettel, 24, became Formula One’s youngest double world champion with third place at Suzuka on Sunday. He needed only a point to guarantee becoming world champion. Over the season he won nine of 15 races, been on pole position 12 […]

Egypt ‘scrambling for security’ after deadly clashes →  October 10, 2011

Cairo (CNN) — Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf said Monday that clashes between army forces and pro-Coptic Christian protesters had “brought us back” to the tense, violent period at the onset of the recent revolution. “Instead of going forward, we found ourselves scrambling for security,” Sharaf said on state television in an early morning speech, […]

Candidate runs a green campaign →  October 9, 2011

– Victoria Coun. Philippe Lucas will run what he believes will be the first local carbon-neutral municipal campaign in his bid for re-election next month. Between lawn signs, brochures and travel, traditional election campaigns can create a pretty large environmental footprint, said Lucas, who ran under the Green Party banner in 2008. He considered and […]

2010 Amazon drought released more carbon than India’s annual emissions →  October 9, 2011

Amazon rainforest in Peru. Photo by Rhett A. Butler The 2010 drought that affected much of the Amazon rainforest triggered the release of nearly 500 million tons of carbon (1.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide) into the atmosphere, or more than the total emissions from deforestation in the region over the period, estimates a new […]