ScienceDaily: Lightning reshapes rocks at the atomic level

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Lightning reshapes rocks at the atomic level   Posted: 05 Aug 2015 04:17 PM PDT A lightning strike can reshape a mineral’s crystal structure, according to a new study. Researchers once believed only meteorites could do so. From a million miles away, NASA camera …

China’s Trina Solar goes for a convertible solar bond: US$100m, 5yr, 4% coupon. It’s a challenging market environment for solar but the bonds keep coming.

China’s Trina Solar is issuing US$100m of convertible bonds with 5-year tenor and 4% annual coupon, with semi-annual payments. An extra US$15m could be raised, as Trina has given the underwriters a 1-month window to buy additional bonds. Guess they are waiting to gauge demand. Underwriters are Deutsche Bank, Barclays, and Credit Suisse, with Roth Capital Partners as …

PRI LAUNCHES MONTRÉAL CARBON PLEDGE

PRI LAUNCHES MONTRÉAL CARBON PLEDGE Fiona Reynolds, Christiana Figueres and Martin Skancke at PRI in Person in Montréal. This week, ahead of the UN Summit on Climate Change in New York, we saw strong support across the globe for more decisive initiatives to respond to climate change. To underscore the …

Sustainable Development Update – 18 September 2014 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

      A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Notice: IISD Reporting Services invites you to complete a brief survey (by 30 September 2014) that we have designed to ensure that our knowledgebases are as useful and informative as possible.Click here to …

Best Execution Accreditation: First-of-its-kind service combines qualitative and quantitative analysis to guarantee Best Execution

Best Execution Accreditation: Quantitative. Objective. Independent. Best Execution Accreditation First-of-its-kind service combines qualitative and quantitative analysis to guarantee Best Execution KOR Group is excited to announce our new Best Execution Accreditation service. KOR will perform comprehensive analysis for buy-side firms of all policies and procedures and quantitative analysis of order flow …

An All Local Grocery Store and Deli plus an Education and Distribution Hub

Greeti Greetings! Since Blessing the Hands that Feed Us came out in January, I’ve gone from author to activist with a passion for restoring regional food systems so we-the-eaters can have more fresh, local food and our food producers can have more fresh money in their pockets. Especially exciting is …

The World Future Council and the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung would like to invite you to an international workshop

The World Future Council and the EU Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung would like to invite you to an international workshop on   A Mandatory Approval of Financial Instruments (Finance TÜV[1])   September 22nd/23rd 2014   Venue: EU Office Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Rue du Taciturne 38 1000 Brussels.   Complex financial instruments increase …

Colonization by Bankruptcy: The High-stakes Chess Match for Argentina

Ethical Markets  agrees with Ellen Brown that Argentina is right  to  resist the US court decision which tried to  force an involuntary default , by transferring the trustee for payment  from Bank  of New York Mellon to  Argentina’s own central bank.  The idea of an  international bankruptcy court , under …

Better Markets: Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks

Why do almost all companies finance themselves mostly with equity, but Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail banks finance themselves almost 100 percent with borrowed money (debt), making them very unstable and at high risk of failure even if they only have tiny losses?  Because those handful of gigantic banks (only 9 banks in the …