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UBS to pay $1.4bn to settle fraud claims from 2008 crisis

Corp Watch

Image source, Getty ImagesSwiss bank UBS has agreed to pay $1.4bn (£1.1bn) to resolve fraud claims in the US stemming from the 2008 financial crisis.It brings to a close the last case brought by US prosecutors investigating banks' conduct in the run-up to the crash, which sparked a global downturn.

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Environmental Budget Cuts in NC: 2008-2018

Smith Enviorment

The report, The Thin Green Line, looks at staffing levels and funding for environmental programs between 2008 and 2018 in the lower 48 states. The report compares 2018 funding levels to both 2008 dollars and inflation-adjusted 2008 dollars. 2008 Funding. Inflation Adjusted 2008 Funding. 2018 Funding. $116

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Chicago’s 2008 Climate Action Plan came up short, new analysis shows

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from WTTW. Three mayors in the past 15 years — Richard M. Daley, Rahm Emanuel and Lori Lightfoot — have all promised to combat the effects of global climate change. But some critics and scientists, along with a new data analysis by the DePaul University Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence,… Read more →

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DHL Is Investing $7.5 Billion to Ensure Climate Goals Are Met

Environment + Energy Leader

When DHL first set its GoGreen target in 2007-2008, the goal was to become 30% more efficient by 2020. But it blew past that threshold in 2016, prompting the company to set even more ambitious targets — to reduce all transport-related emissions to zero by 2050. . The post DHL Is Investing $7.5

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What’s Been Killing U.S. Coal?

Legal Planet

It then tread water for a few years and began a steep decline in 2008, going from half of U.S. Since around 2008, natural gas use has been the mirror image of coal use. But the growth of f racking began in earnest around 2008, and it drove down the price of gas. electricity to about one-fifth today.

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How Bad Ballot Design Can Impact Election Outcomes—And What We Can Do 

Union of Concerned Scientists

Louis than occurred statewide in 2008 when election administrators there failed to clearly differentiate between contests. In 2008 and 2010, the county didn’t provide details on how voters could correct any errors they made on their ballots and instead told voters to refer to a separate instructional packet to learn how to fix their mistakes.

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DHL Is Investing $7.5 Billion to Ensure Climate Goals Are Met

Environment + Energy Leader

When DHL first set its GoGreen target in 2007-2008, the goal was to become 30% more efficient by 2020. But it blew past that threshold in 2016, prompting the company to set even more ambitious targets — to reduce all transport-related emissions to zero by 2050. . The post DHL Is Investing $7.5

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