Tag: sustainability

Scaling Up Water Sustainability

Written by | February 3rd, 2014

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As countries around the globe look to scale up water sustainability, Dr. Giulio Boccaletti argues that protecting natural infrastructure — lakes, aquifers and wetlands — is in many cases the most cost-effective option to provide clean water.

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2013

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We all know that energy demands are only increasing globally.  In today’s Green Buzz, learn about innovators that are helping to meet those demands in a sustainable way.

  1. In Hong Kong, they’re figuring out how to recycle your used shower water to create electricity.  (The New York Times)
  2. Meet New York City’s current leading environmental heroes.  (CBS New York)
  3. Nominees for the 2014 Green Car Technology Award were announced today at the Washington Auto Show.  (Reuters)
  4. Students compete for Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award with proposed solutions for the U.S.’s rising energy needs.  (USA Today)
  5. Falling demand for coal in China could make coal mining uneconomical.  (The Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Friday, October 18

Written by | October 18th, 2013

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We’ve got the perfect way to start your Friday: browse the Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners!

  1. The legendary Himalayan yeti may be a sub-species of this animal. (BBC)
  2. Meet the wildlife photographer of the year — elephant-lovers will enjoy his photo! (Washington Post)
  3. Kudos to Target for introducing a new sustainability standards for products. (Environmental News Service)
  4. See the first-ever footage of the aging pipeline beneath the Great Lakes. (EcoWatch)
  5. It’s official: air pollution and cancer are linked. (Mongabay)

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Jason Clay

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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“We are all farmers living on the edge of the planet’s resource base,” says World Wildlife Fund’s Jason Clay. Jason talks with our CEO Mark Tercek about producing more with less and transforming global sustainability practices.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 17

Written by | September 17th, 2012

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Surprise!

  1. A new baby panda! A new baby panda! (Washington Post)
  2. What can running teach us about sustainability? More than you’d probably think. (Grist)
  3. Some species at risk of extinction: zebras, giraffes, peacocks(?) and horses(??). (Treehugger)
  4. American voters! Please care more about freshwater issues. (Scientific American)
  5. In the market for a new-to-you bike? Here are some shopping tips. (The Daily Green)

Indonesian President Calls for a Green Economy

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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World leaders increasingly recognize that investing in nature is fundamentally necessary for a healthy, equitable and prosperous world.

A Conversation with Peter Kareiva: Rescaling Civilization

Written by | June 6th, 2012

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We sat down with Dr. Kareiva to discuss his new paper published in the journal Nature, and the hope he sees in the daunting task of “rescaling civilization.”

Feeding the World Through Smarter Agriculture

Written by | April 27th, 2012

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Will we be able to feed a global population of 10 billion people? Mark Tercek says we will if we rely on sound science, innovation and interesting partnerships.

Alligator Hunt: A Conservation Story

Written by | March 5th, 2012

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Is this man a hunter, a conservationist, or both? Ecologist Bryan Piazza explains how science and community action helped bring the alligator back and restore a cultural tradition in Louisiana.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 6

Written by | October 6th, 2011

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The legendary Steve Jobs passed away last night. We’re iSad about it, too.

  1. The world turns to the very devices Steve Jobs created to mourn his death. (Washington Post)
  2. Footballs and solar panels: two NFL teams green their stadiums. (Clean Technica)
  3. Mattel reveals their new sustainable packaging goals. Barbie and Ken celebrate! (Business Green)
  4. Heirloom-produce loving eaters now have a bigger say in what crops local farmers grow. (Grist)
  5. Americans love their blue jeans, so why not give sustainable denim a try? (The Daily Green)
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