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Can You Really Afford Mediocre Employees?

Hundreds of research studies have quantified the difference between an "A player" versus a "C player." Every one of them concludes that the difference in productivity and the impact on the bottom line is anywhere from 20 percent to over 1,000 percent greater return when...

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Sometimes solid ground isn't as solid as it seems. This can come as particularly bad news when you’ve just built a whopping great dam on what you thought were strong foundations. On average, 10 significant dam failures occur globally every decade, often with devastating...

source: The Guardian

There's not much that can stand in the way of a flood — a disaster that can put lives at risk, contaminate drinking water and sweep away animals' habitats. For many coastal cities, the risks of catastrophic floods are relatively low. But not for long. A group of scientists...

source: Smithsonian

A highly combustible form of energy locked deep in the ocean finally can be harvested using a new technique, but deploying that technique on a broad scale could spell trouble for the climate, experts say. The solid material, called methane...

source: Live Science

California regulators have approved rules designed to cut natural gas leaks from pipelines and pumping stations by 40 percent, as part of the state's far-ranging fight against global warming. The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to adopt the rules,...

source: San Francisco Chronicle

It's the end of an era for coal. Production of the fossil fuel dropped by a record amount in 2016, according to BP Plc's annual review of global energy trends. China, the world’s biggest energy consumer, burned the least coal in six years and use dropped in the U.S...

source: Bloomberg

Ten percent of all of the electricity generated in the U.S. in March came from wind and solar power, marking the first such milestone in U.S. history, according to a new U.S. Energy Information Administration report. The EIA estimates that wind and solar farms likely generated...

source: Scientific American


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