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It’s impossible to live sustainably without tackling inequality, activists say. June 3, 2020 By Somini Sengupta This week, with the country convulsed by protests over the killing of a black man named George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, we decided we’d talk to leading black climate ...
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Tina Casey, May 20, 2020  Signs of a business consensus on a green COVID-19 recovery are continuing to grow. In the latest development, the We Mean Business group of 155 leading global corporations has joined with the UN Global Compact and the Science Based Targets initiative to advocate for e...
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Coronavirus has changed how our cities operate. People aren’t driving everywhere, flying frequently or using tons of electricity. As a result, global carbon emissions could fall as much as 2.5 billion tonnes in 2020. And city leaders are taking note. Amid the destruction of lives and the global econ...
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EarthDay.org, May 7, 2020  Coronavirus has changed how our cities operate. People aren’t driving everywhere, flying frequently or using tons of electricity. As a result, global carbon emissions could fall as much as 2.5 billion tonnes in 2020. And city leaders are taking note. Amid the destruc...
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In the coronavirus age, issues like paid sick leave and climate impact take on a new, urgent cast. By Alexandra Kirkman   The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the problems with how many businesses operate: from inadequate sick leave policies and poor working conditions to continued attempt...
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SB. Sustainable Business Updates, March 30, 2020 While the government stalls under pressure to provide necessary aid to the millions affected by COVID-19, a silver lining to this pandemic is being revealed as more and more businesses exemplify efforts to put people before profit. Businesses large ...
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Shared from the 3/27/2020 The Denver Post eEdition MOFFAT COUNTY By Sam Brasch
Colorado Public Radio CRAIG» (Making the most of your local assets to transition to a sustainable new economy) Walter the dinosaur doesn’t look like an economic savior. At the moment, he’s not even a fully ex...
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Shared from the 3/16/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Ellen Rosen © The New York Times Co. Welcome to the expanding sector of remanufacturing. The practice essentially involves taking products or components, whether in disrepair or at the end of their useful lives, to a like-new condition. Acc...
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Shared from the 9/6/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By William Mathis Bloomberg News   The global energy supply is turning greener. Investment in new renewable energy is on course to total $2.6 trillion in the years from 2010 through the end of 2019, according to a study by BloombergNEF ...
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According to recent data from the WHO, “9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.” The data also blames the alarming death toll of 7 million people every year on outdoor and household air pollution. It further states that “around 3 billion people – more than 40% of the w...
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Every April 22, those passionate about restoring and preserving the planet’s health commemorate Earth Day, which was first recognized in 1970. By late 1969, the United States had borne both the fruits and negative impacts of the industrial development and the Industrial Revolution, said Earth Day N...
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Open Access DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(17)30103-1 Exposure to environmental pollution remains a major source of hazard not only for our health but also for our planet. In 2012, WHO estimated that exposures to polluted soil, water, and air contributed to an estimated 8·9 million...
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In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama has signed over half a billion dollars to the United Nations Green Climate Fund. The Obama administration latest and final contribution, announced on Tuesday, will bring the total funds to date to $1 billion. However, this falls short of the $3 b...
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President Obama removed the majority of the Arctic Ocean and parts of the Atlantic from the federal government’s fossil fuel leasing program today, responding to widespread calls to preempt the incoming Trump administration from expanding offshore oil and gas drilling and worsening the climate crisi...
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By Patricia Espinosa Humanity will look back on Nov. 4, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster and set off with determination towards a sustainable future. The Paris climate change agreement—the result of the most complex, comprehensive a...
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Nearly 200 nations have reached a deal to limit the use of greenhouse gasses in a major effort to fight climate change. The agreement announced Saturday morning caps and reduces the use of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, in a gradual process beginning in 2019. Experts say cutting ...
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Are you looking for low-cost and lucrative small-business ideas? Starting a business in the waste management industry is a profitable opportunity that does not need any special skills. With increasing awareness to preserve the environment and protect it against global warming and hazardous wastes, t...
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President Obama tied climate change to soaring economic hope rather than damaging catastrophes in his final State of the Union address, delivered to a nation that remains gripped with partisan rancor over the basis for climbing temperatures. He only indirectly mentioned the global agreement reached...
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One of the biggest stories of 2015 was the sharp decline of oil prices, which fell this year to levels not seen in more than a decade. "After plunging from more than $100 a barrel to nearly $50 a barrel last year, U.S. oil prices fell 30 percent in 2015 to $37.04 a barrel," the Wall Street Jou...
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As the year draws to a close, Carbon Brief takes a look at 2015’s top climate stories through the medium of numbers. Here are our top 15. 1. 1.5 Degrees Celsius Limit Over the last 12 months, after years of taking the back seat, the idea of a 1.5C limit to global temperatures m...
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